Timaru schools under level 2

Gleniti School pupils Eli Lyons, left and Maslin Brook, both 5, wash their hands before entering their classroom.

No parents at assemblies and quarantining books are just some ways schools are functioning under alert level 2.

Company to pay $132,000

Felyx Hatherley, 3, died after he was struck by a falling log on March 6, 2016.

A judge held a moment of silence for Pleasant Point toddler Felyx Hatherley after sentencing the lumber yard which admitted responsibility for his death.

'It's been quite sad losing them'

Denheath Desserts co-owner Lisa Templeton is sad to lose a number of her café customers. (File)

A South Canterbury business which ships its famous custard squares around the country has lost about a third of its café custom due to Covid-19.

'We need to get them home'

The San Aspiring, left, pictured next to the San Aotea in the South Atlantic in December, 2019.

A 50-day voyage to retrieve a group of Kiwi fishermen from a deep water trawler off the South Georgia Islands will depart Timaru on Friday.

'Not just an old person's disease'

Emma Steven has raised $3859.76 so far for Move for Butt.

A Timaru 37-year-old being treated for stage 4 bowel cancer warns others it's ''not just an old person's disease''.

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'Already so far behind'

An alleged shoplifter was caught on security footage at Kidstuff Timaru on Thursday.

A Timaru retailer hit hard by Covid-19 is "gutted" after an alleged shoplifter stole hundreds of dollars worth of clothing on Thursday.

Strong ski season anticipated

Mt Dobson mountain manager Bruce Foote packs down and retains the snow on the beginner's slope.

Heavy snowfall on Thursday will be the icing on the cake for South Canterbury's ski area operators.

'Wait and see' for event organisers

Caroline Bay Association president Allen Martin at Timaru's annual carnival in late 2018.

It's still a case of “wait and see” for organisers of two of Timaru's biggest annual summer events.

Sports awards to be announced online

The South Canterbury Sports Awards at the Southern Trust Events Centre in Timaru in 2018, with a full house.

After being postponed due to Covid-19, the 2020 South Canterbury Sports Awards will be held virtually next week.

Spending jumps in Timaru

Consumer spending in the Timaru District jumped to more than $9 million for the first time since late March.

Consumer spending in the Timaru District has jumped to more than $9 million in a week for the first time since late March.

Extra credits 'really beneficial'

George Duncan, 16, left, and Josh Lovely, 16, of Mountainview High School.

High school students who have fallen behind their studies through Covid-19 disruptions can gain extra NCEA credits, but one teacher thinks more needs to be done.

Soundsplash on cards

Soundsplash Timaru promoter Mitch Lowe was hopeful it would return next year (File).

The promoters of Soundsplash festival are confident they will be able to stage the event in Timaru again in 2021.

Countdown to Level 1

Mary and Colin Chittock of Mrs M's Café in Timaru are looking forward to the country moving to Level 1.

The owner-operators of a central Timaru café are hoping level 1 restrictions will be announced "sooner rather than later".

Couple's enthusiasm for community

Geraldine Orchard, Farm Shop and Cafe owner Peter McColl says his business is back to 100 per cent.

During alert level 4 lockdown, one Geraldine business decided to expand, and will develop its property over the next five years.

Carbon credits to cost council $913,475

The Timaru District Council has to purchase more than $900,000 in carbon credits to offset emissions from its landfill. ...

Higher emissions at Redruth landfill to cost council more than $900,000 in carbon credits.

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Kiwi fishermen forced to wait longer

The start of 50 day trip for the San Aotea II as it leaves the Port of Timaru  at midday on Saturday.

14 min ago  A 50-day boat journey to retrieve15 Kiwi fishermen from the Atlantic Ocean has been delayed.

Toxic algae found near Opuha Dam

Toxic algal blooms have developed in Lake Opuha, near the dam, prompting a health warning from the region's medical officer of health.

Scholarships driven by community group

Boost for whānau businesses

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Much more than just a haircut

Conrad Fitzgerald reopened Cathedral Junction Barbers in Christchurch the moment the country hit Covid Alert Level 2.

OPINION: OPINION: I had no idea a long overdue haircut would be such a mental boost.

Could Orwell have imagined Trump? video

US President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus during a press briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House.

OPINION: OPINION: New Zealand seems almost utopian compared to Donald Trump's USA.

Be grateful but don't say 'only'

Businesses wil need to play it safe, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

OPINION: OPINION: Downplaying our death toll dishonours those who've died

Back in the kayak and making no judgments

No fast food or coffee: There's no judgment about what others did in early level 3. I was doing what I absolutely had to do.

​OPINION: Let's cut each other a little slack.

We Are Timaru

Timaru schools under level 2

Gleniti School pupils Eli Lyons, left and Maslin Brook, both 5, wash their hands before entering their classroom.

No parents at assemblies and quarantining books are just some ways schools are functioning under alert level 2.

Toxic algae found near Opuha Dam

Toxic algae (cyanobacteria) has been found in Lake Opuha near the dam. (file photo)

Toxic algal blooms have developed in Lake Opuha, near the dam, prompting a health warning from the region's medical officer of health.

Scholarships driven by community group

The YMCA's Y Drive Community Driving Scholarship is launched in partnership with the Rotary Club of Timaru this week, ...

Driver's licence scholarships are now available in Timaru thanks to a Rotary grant.

'Not just an old person's disease'

Emma Steven has raised $3859.76 so far for Move for Butt.

A Timaru 37-year-old being treated for stage 4 bowel cancer warns others it's ''not just an old person's disease''.

A painful upbringing put to good use

Aoraki Alternative Education manager Rob Emerson.

The manager of Aoraki Alternative Education has his own story to tell.

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