Lobbyist planned confrontation with police

The military style semi-automatic rifle as it was transported in Richard Lincoln's vehicle in September 2015.

Would-be lawyer Richard Lincoln deliberately got arrested so he could sue police and promote his views on firearms law, court says.

Foodbank continues with donations

A $19,000 cheque handover from Rotary to Family Works for its foodbank was gratefully received on Friday. From left,  ...

Family Works is “extremely grateful” for a $19,000 Rotary clubs donation for its busy foodbank.

Fishermen's behaviour 'incredibly' disappointing

Fishing vessel San Aspiring next to the San Aotea in the South Atlantic in December last year.

Sanford “incredibly disappointed’’ at the behaviour of three NZ fishermen arrested in the remote Falkland Islands.

Tahr cull plan draws flak

Himalayan tahr are known to cause damage to native plants on conservation land. (File pic)

Hunting group claims a proposed tahr cull will "wipe out" a multi-million dollar tourism industry.

Deliberate fire felt good

Jeremy Alexander Coutts admitted charges of arson, theft, failing to stop and driving in a dangerous manner in the ...

A Timaru man caused close to $7000 in damage when he set fire to trees and shrubs around Caroline Bay.

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Kiwi fishermen arrested

Fishing vessel San Aspiring next to the San Aotea in the South Atlantic in December last year.

Three Kiwi fishermen working in the Falklands have been arrested after a bar fight.

Crash blocks SH1

A crash on State Highway 1 South of Timaru closed the road on Thursday afternoon.

A three-car crash blocked both lanes south out of Timaru on Thursday afternoon.

Family photo mystery

Jo Walker with her “concrete evidence” that her great grandfather is the man in the museum photograph.

Two unrelated families believe a photograph from the 1800s depicts their ancestor.

Girlfriend assault ends up in court

Nathan James Hayden Weir has been sentenced in the Timaru District Court on two counts of assault within a family ...

A fist fight between a couple culminated in a Timaru man wrestling his girlfriend into a headlock as she tried to snatch his cannabis.

More Christmas lights proposed

Temuka’s Christmas lights, installed for the first time last year.

Christmas may not quite be just around the corner but it is on the Temuka Community Board's agenda.

Dark Sky Project reopens

The Dark Sky Project in Tekapo partially reopens on Friday after three months of hibernation. (file photo)

The Dark Sky Project will partially open on Friday after months of closure due to Covid-19.

Blood donation number 122

Pat Smolenski, 74, donated blood for the 122nd time on Wednesday.

Pat Smolenski has potentially saved up to 363 lives in her 55 years giving blood.

'Gloomy' weather attributed to easterlies

Timaru Drycleaners owner Ralph Moerhuis says the clothes dryers have been working at full capacity during the wet spell.

Forecaster predicts gloomy weather set to stick around.

Demand for meals heats up

Debra Whiting packs fresh food into containers.

Demand for a South Canterbury charity's frozen meals doubled in lockdown and remains high.

Teen ref ready for seniors

Toby Scannell, 16, referees a preseason match in March, just bvefore lockdown, between Temuka seniors and Belfast ...

Toby Scannell is ready to blow the whistle on his first senior A club rugby match just a day after his 17th birthday.

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Daffodils to brighten the community

Daffodils.

Covid-19 won't stop the South Canterbury Cancer Society’s 30th annual Daffodil Day Appeal.

Bellyful meals ready for delivery

Lockdown was quiet for Geraldine Bellyful so it has been proactively promoting what it offers to ensure those who could benefit from its free meals don’t miss out.

'Resounding cheer' to school rebuild news

'Amazing' technology enhances life

Opinion

It would have been so easy video

Tone-deaf allegation? Michael Woodhouse at Wellington airport this week.

OPINION: No luggage except that backpack over the shoulder? No problem. Travelling light. From overseas. Just walk in like you own the place.

A quick swing of the pendulum video

A slightly beleagured Ashley Bloomfield answers questions on Thursday.

OPINION: Somewhere out there, between smugness and heads will roll, it seems to our team like another staple of the national mood - she'll be right - has got a look-in.

This battle starts at home video

Demonstrators opposite the statue of imperialist Cecil John Rhodes, outside Oxford University's Oriel College, during a ...

OPINION: We can talk all we like about the dangers of "rewriting history", but we need to avoid whitewashing history too.

Time to listen and learn video

A massive crowd turned out in the pouring rain for the Black Lives Matter March for Solidarity in Christchurch's ...

OPINION: We need to listen to the lived experience of people for whom racism and fear are daily realities.

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.

We Are Timaru

Foodbank continues with donations

A $19,000 cheque handover from Rotary to Family Works for its foodbank was gratefully received on Friday. From left,  ...

Family Works is “extremely grateful” for a $19,000 Rotary clubs donation for its busy foodbank.

Daffodils to brighten the community

Daffodils.

Covid-19 won't stop the South Canterbury Cancer Society’s 30th annual Daffodil Day Appeal.

Bellyful meals ready for delivery

Bellyful Geraldine volunteers at a fundraiser, from left, Rachel Snow, Amanda Cleverley, Lottie Cleverley, Sarah ...

Lockdown was quiet for Geraldine Bellyful so it has been proactively promoting what it offers to ensure those who could benefit from its free meals don’t miss out.

'Amazing' technology enhances life

Phyllis Watson's life has been revolutionised through her virtual assistant Alexa smart-speaker.

Phyllis Watson’s life has changed dramatically since she purchased a voice-controlled virtual assistant.

Family photo mystery

Jo Walker with her “concrete evidence” that her great grandfather is the man in the museum photograph.

Two unrelated families believe a photograph from the 1800s depicts their ancestor.

Video

Thieves target Timaru food outlets

Thieves have left Timaru food outlets out of pocket after recent break-ins.

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