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Students to share attitudes to war

honor mills

Two Timaru teenagers will be sharing their perspectives on war through the eyes of others at South Canterbury Anzac Day services.

Wattie's lucky escapes

wattie willmott

A man who survives one plane crash is considered lucky. But a man who survives six plane crashes with only minor scratches is considered a legend.

Boys keep tradition alive

philip turnbull

Over the years, the buildings have changed, subjects are different but one tradition remains the same.

Soldiers, families affected during war

david keys

War affects not just the soldiers out there in the field, but their families and friends back home as well.

Lucky swap saved father's life

cigarette case

Rifleman Harold George Traves was only 22 and had been fighting for just two days when he swapped some Woodbine cigarettes for a cigarette case - a swap that was to save his life.

Breen stopped bullets

pat sutherland

Six weeks was all it took for Leslie Robert Breen to enlist in the army and become Private Leslie Breen for the machine-gun section of the Otago Infantry Regiment in World War I.

Family escapes caravan fire

Fire destroys caravans, but occupants unharmed

Caravan fire

A grandmother, grandfather and their pre-school granddaughter had a miraculous escape when their caravan was destroyed by fire.

'Tasty' tomato cropping up everywhere

Summer Tomato Tart.

Tomato seeds brought back from World War II have been distributed around the Timaru district and are enjoying great success - thanks to one man.

New delivery system for Timaru Herald

Timary Herald paper delivery

Tomorrow will be the last day the Timaru Herald will be delivered by paper carriers.

Drinking raw milk lifts disease stats

Raw milk was partly to blame for the most prevalent notifiable disease in South Canterbury last month.

ECan's appeal cost tipped at $600K

Environment Canterbury could face legal bills of more than $600,000 as parties challenge its new rules for water use.

No dawn service for Scott Kiwis

Antarctica ice generic

There is no dawn on Antarctica for a dawn service, but that won't stop Scott Base colleagues gathering to pay their respects.

Rebuild friction rises to surface

Christchurch construction

Earthquake recovery minister hits out at claims the Government is holding back the rebuild.

Severed hand nearly left behind

Justin Maclean

One minute, Gore man Justin Maclean was working the end of a firewood processing machine; the next, he was looking at where his left hand used to be.

Legal fees soak up bequest to nurse

elderly

A nurse bequeathed $315,000 spent almost all of it on legal fees to clear her name.

Council to act on woman's 37 cats

Microchip cat

The Invercargill City Council plans to launch legal action on Monday against a woman with more than three dozen cats.

Chimney fire sparks warning

Smoke from chimney

Firefighters are urging South Canterbury residents to clean their chimneys following a fire in Waimate this week.

Sunny weather great for show

timaru mackenzie show

Mackenzie Highland A&P Show organisers have plenty of reason to smile thanks to another successful event.

In the name of a little thingy

Flag poles

If in doubt, run your idea up a flagpole and see if anyone salutes it - but what do you do if you don't have a flagpole?

Freemasons mark Anzac Day

timaru masonic lodge anzac

Anzac commemorations took place at the Masonic Lodge in Timaru on Monday.

Rain slows sewerage upgrade job

 	 timaru sewerage ponds

Rain has delayed work on Timaru's multimillion-dollar wastewater treatment plant upgrade.

Fishing licences are to go online

fishing

South Canterbury anglers will have to purchase their licences online from next year.

Weather taking a shine to Anzac

tbhs anzac

Cloudy with a chance of sunshine and warm is the forecast for Anzac Day in Timaru.

Good samaritan despairs over litterers

timaru tekapo litter

The dumping of litter near Tekapo's Church of the Good Shepherd is still an issue, a concerned resident says.

No alarm as lake levels fall

lake tekapo snow landscape

Lake levels in the South Island are below average but there is no worry as the risk of shortage in the next two months is assessed to be low.

Coastal walkway opened

Breath of fresh air and leisurely walk

Timaru coastal walkway

A new walkway is open for business in Timaru.

WD rolls over edge and flips 12 times

Hospital corridor, generic

Two Christchurch men escaped with only injuries after their four-wheel-drive flipped 12 times, rolling 80 metres down a hill.

Traffic delays force commuter rail services probe

Railway tracks

Commuter rail services between Christchurch and North Canterbury is on the cards after pressure from frustrated drivers.

Arts precinct plans may need a rethink and shrink

Court Theatre

The performing arts precinct is in serious doubt, but earthquake recovery minister insists it may still happen "in some form".

Storm throws up a memorial to tragedy

Easy Rider memorial

A memorial for the eight people who died when the Easy Rider sank in Southland in 2012 has washed ashore on a Timaru beach.

South Canterbury has no copy-kates

timaru duchess of cambridge dress

Local retailers say they have not had anyone coming in looking to replicate the Duchess of Cambridge's style.

Safety first, even when dodging sirens

timaru ambulance safety alert

Safety comes first - even if motorists are being followed by an ambulance with sirens and lights blazing, a St John representative says.

Nurse takes step back to caring

Timaru woman claims New Zealand first for nursing

Anah Aikman

For Timaru registered nurse Anah Aikman, becoming an integrative nurse coach - the first to be certified outside the United States - has renewed her pride in being a nurse.

Top-hat venue as show leaves town for Cardboard Cathedral

hats

The Hat and Hair show, which started in Timaru, enters another phase in its history with a new venue - the Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch.

Scoping-out plan is a winner for a Young Farmer finalist

James Davidson

James Davidson is one step closer to claiming the coveted Young Farmer of the Year title.

Easter was a boomer

Wallet, cash

Easter in Timaru was wet, and it seems the money was raining down too.

Have your say on digital strategy

wendy smith strap

People are being urged to fill out a survey so a digital strategy can be drawn up to benefit the region.

High country station for sale

bendrose station

Bendrose Station, a large pastoral property near Twizel is for sale for the first time in its 94-year history. Owned by the Allan family, Bendrose covers 3580 hectares of partially irrigated flat land.

Bus firms urged to fix blind spot

school bus route

Rural Women NZ has urged bus companies to follow the lead of Ritchies Transport, and install extra mirrors on all buses.

Express shipment in port

garando express

A state-of-the-art livestock carrier caught the eyes of many Port of Timaru visitors in the weekend.

Help always at hand

St John's Ambulance

No two nights are the same for the team of staff and volunteers who crew the Order of St John's ambulances in Timaru.

Some Coasters face week without power

Power, electricity, power lines, power pole

Some storm-hit West Coast residents could be without power for up to 10 days, with repair crews getting airborne to reconnect damaged networks.

Wife had head injuries

Police

The victim of an apparent murder-suicide was found dead in her North Otago home.

Flicker of light saves tired kayaker

Philipp Cartier

A German kayaker battling treacherous seas lost his light and with it, nearly his chances of being rescued.

Residents tired of inaction

Cameron Gordon from the Little River store

Frustrated and water-logged Banks Peninsula residents want solutions to their flooding issues.

Plans put arts precinct in doubt

Chch Arts Centre

The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra has developed plans for a suburban concert hall.

Pike River tragedy inspires safety DVD

Pike River mine

Sobbing widows, partners and parents jointly grieve the devastating loss of their 29 men.

Road deaths 'same errors'

Police

Four deaths on the road this long weekend show Kiwi drivers are still making the same mistakes.

Driver behaviour was generally good

Police

South Canterbury drivers were well behaved this Easter break despite the busy roads.

Weather blesses highland revelry

Sun comes out for Highland show

Hayley Nolan

Gumboots were the order of the day as people flocked to the 116th Mackenzie Highland Show.
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