Bionic hand 'my pot of gold'

Mike Duke with his new bionic hand.

Mike Duke is looking forward to playing badminton with his children again after being fitted with a bionic hand.

Arrest following complaint

A photo supplied to Stuff by the Timaru woman of a needle in the bottom of a strawberry bought from a Timaru supermarket.

Timaru woman charged with making false complaint over needle found in supermarket strawberry.

Footage reviewed after penguin death

Forest and Bird launched a petition on Sunday to have the speed limit on Marine Pde reduced after the death of a little ...

Authorities review CCTV footage as they try to piece together events leading to death of little blue penguin.

Ratepayers not given a fair go, MP says

Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon says Timaru District Holdings Ltd's proposal to sell its shares in Alpine Energy should be ...

Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon urges Timaru District Council to abandon TDHL proposal to sell Alpine Energy shares.

Frank releases limestone book

Hermann Frank has released South Canterbury Limestone - Landscape of Dreams Nature's Treasure Chest.

Researcher, photographer and naturalist Hermann Frank has a deep fascination with South Canterbury's limestone landscapes.

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Alpine Fault quake unlikely to trigger tsunami

The Alpine Fault poses very little tsunami threat to the Timaru coastline, AF8 chief scientist, Dr Caroline Orchiston says

A quake on the Alpine Fault is unlikely to cause a tsunami threat for Timaru but the town is not off the hook for quakes off the Pacific Ocean coast.

Teacher shortage issue growing

The latest South Canterbury teaching graduates are, back row, from left, Aimee Hart-Belworthy, Rebecca Brookland, Char ...

South Canterbury has a new group of graduate teachers, but teacher shortage remains an ongoing issue.

New Heartland coach named

A delighted Nigel Walsh says it's a dream come to be put in charge of the South Canterbury team he played for on more ...

A former front rower has been appointed the South Canterbury Heartland rugby head coach.

Smoke alarm 'worth its weight in gold'

A smoke alarm going off in a house in Timaru was heard by a passerby. (File photo)

The value of working smoking alarms has been highlighted in a fire callout in Timaru.

Strong opposition to proposal

South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce chief executive Wendy Smith says there has been strong opposition among Chamber ...

Call for three month delay for decision on proposal by Timaru District Council's holdings company to sell its shares in Alpine Energy.

Channel widening work underway video

New Zealand's largest backhoe dredge, GPK, owned by Heron Construction, is being used as part of project to remove about ...

Timaru's port is expanding with a $2.5m project which aims to make easier for bigger vessels to come and go.

DOC appeals for witnesses video

Timaru Penguins co-ordinator Peter Bennett says he is an advocate of having a slower speed limit down Marine Pde which ...

An appeal for witnesses has been made by the Department of Conservation after a little blue penguin was hit and killed by a car at Timaru's Marine Pde on Saturday night.

Vandals target new Christmas tree

Waimate's new Christmas tree and the neighbouring Margaret Cruickshank memorial statue at Seddon Square. (FILE)

It has taken vandals just eight days to attack Waimate's new $30,000 Christmas tree.

Hey, radio head - James solo again

James Valentine has started his own radio station in Timaru.

After more than 20 years on air, Timaru radio stalwart James Valentine is going it alone - again.

Shoe box initiative steps out again video

Pleasant Point Primary School pupils have been getting into the spirit of giving with their Christmas shoe boxes, which ...

Shoe boxes are being filled with gifts in South Canterbury to go to those in need this Christmas.

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Facelift for Hydro Grand site

Volunteers hard at work in the beautification of the site where the Hydro Grand Hotel once stood.

A Timaru working group on a mission to spark the beautification of the town centre has the vacant Hydro Grand Hotel spot firmly in its sights and is calling on volunteers to pitch in.

Water supply will hold says council

Upgrades to Twizel's water supply will not be complete by Christmas.

Lilies showing in December

O Come, All Ye Faithful to Waimate

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Learning to stay in our lanes

Just because our 'lane' is an expansive freeway, doesn't entitle us to ride roughshod over others.

OPINION: It's time we learned the damage our opinions can do, and how to shut up and listen

Goodbye Harry, and thank you

World War II veteran and political activist Harry Leslie Smith speaking during the Labour Party annual conference in ...

OPINION: There were tears in my eyes on Wednesday night.

The calm before D-Day dawns

Derek Burrows has detailed instructions of where everything is to go in the house he and wife Jill will soon move into, ...

OPINION: According to a newspaper poll conducted a couple of years ago, moving to a new house is one of the most stressful and challenging events you will face in your lifetime.

Let's bring expressiveness back

A crapulon? At office Christmas parties, aren't most of us given to a touch of crapulosity?

OPINION: There was a time early in my journalistic career, when I occasionally worried I didn't know as many 'big' words as my peers.

Trivial knowledge astounds

A group of Year 13 students in Auckland said they were disadvantaged in a recent Level 3 NCEA history exam because they ...

Opinion: Amid the many important news items last week – the turmoil in the UK over Brexit, the horrific wildfires in California and, as viewed in some quarters, the capitulations of several of New Zealand's national sports teams – I could describe one story that made world headlines as relatively trivial.

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Bionic hand 'my pot of gold'

Mike Duke with his new bionic hand.

Mike Duke is looking forward to playing badminton with his children again after being fitted with a bionic hand.

Facelift for Hydro Grand site

Volunteers hard at work in the beautification of the site where the Hydro Grand Hotel once stood.

A Timaru working group on a mission to spark the beautification of the town centre has the vacant Hydro Grand Hotel spot firmly in its sights and is calling on volunteers to pitch in.

Frank releases limestone book

Hermann Frank has released South Canterbury Limestone - Landscape of Dreams Nature's Treasure Chest.

Researcher, photographer and naturalist Hermann Frank has a deep fascination with South Canterbury's limestone landscapes.

Water supply will hold says council

According to the Mackenzie District Council's 2018-28 Long Term Plan, the Twizel water supply has the greatest demand of ...

Upgrades to Twizel's water supply will not be complete by Christmas.

Lilies showing in December

Secretary of the South Canterbury Lily Society John Jackson with a variety of lilies, many which will be on display at ...

South Canterbury Lily Society have given lilies a new show to bloom in this weekend.

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Bionic hand 'my pot of gold'

Mike Duke is looking forward to playing badminton with his children again after being fitted with a bionic hand.

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