Grasmere St resident Don Boot gives one of the remaining condemned pin oaks a final hug before it is cut down on Tuesday.

Tears, relief on Grasmere St video

Some residents watched in horror as condemned pin oaks were cut down on Grasmere St.

Vets support proposals

Dr Dries Meyer at Vetlife Timaru with a stray cat, found injured.

Proposed changes to cat ownership bylaws supported by Timaru vets.

Sugar policy difficult

Councillors unimpressed by proposed national sweet drinks policy.

Timaru's annual plan adopted

Rates for an average Timaru household are expected to be in the region of $2000.

Gearing up for Jump Jam

More than 500 South Canterbury pupils are preparing to show off their moves on the big stage.

Police morale high

Despite reports of stress, Senior Sergeant says police culture in SC is "excellent".

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Business changes on Timaru's main st

Replenish Wholefoods Cafe owners Stephen and Bridget Booth have closed the cafe and are looking for someone to take it over.

After nearly four decades, Timaru insurance branch moves into main street office.

Farmer calls for investigation into water company

A concerned Waimate farmer is calling the Waimate council to investigate a water company in order to "protect ratepayers".

$45k grant for pool

Increase in ESOL students


Weepu set to go Bush

Former All Black Piri Weepu could be another coup for Wairarapa Bush.

After a successful experiment signing Zac Guildford, Wairarapa Bush have their eye on Piri Weepu.

Inform players added to Heartland squad

Celtic midfielder Steve Burt has the chance of a recall into the South Canterbury Heartland team.

Three inform players make Heartland squad with a 'player of origin' in the wings.

All six sides remain in playoff picture

Excelsior moved up into third place with an upset 23-13 win over Kurow.

The race remains wide open for the Citizens Shield semi-finals.

Karton on top in time trial

Chris Karton was too fast for allcomers in Cycling Timaru's individual time trial event. (File photo).

Chris Karton upstaged the younger brigade to steal overall honours in Cycling Timaru's individual time trial competition on Saturday.

Bleeker shows age no barrier

It may have taken 54 years but the tenacious Rana Bleeker is a national indoor bowls champion.

After 54 years of trying Rana Bleeker finally has a New Zealand indoor bowls title.


Reid's prison marriage beyond distasteful

Henry and Louise Agnew, the parents of Emma, embrace outside the Christchurch High Court after Liam Reid was convicted ...

OPINION: Liam Reid got married in Auckland's Paremoremo Prison on Tuesday morning. Let that sink in for a while.

Chasing down a refund gone wrong

Derek Burrows has yet to get his hands on the cash returned to him by the IRD.

I've just received news of a tax refund from the IRD. That's good news, isn't it?

Holding thumbs you don't have clunkies

No prizes for guessing which of these little guys is the wallydrag.

It was an icy morning and the bed was all too cosy, but I had to wallydrag myself from its captivatingly comforting grip.

Common themes to global challenge

Nuffield scholars Mat Hocken (left) and Ryan O'Sullivan examine agricultural products as part of their visit to Brazil.

Nuffield scholar Ryan O'Sullivan shares his observations after exploring the state of global agriculture.

Seven-second rule is a myth

Derek Burrows writes that according to a new study, the high cost of Auckland property does not seem to have dampened ...

OPINION: Today's subject is something else high on many people's priority list – sex.

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From Nicaragua to Geraldine

Survivor contestant Shannon Quinn said the first thing she did when she was voted off the reality television show was to ...

Former Survivor contestant sought solace at home in Geraldine after Nicaragua competition.

Drama league hits big milestone

Looking after the South Canterbury Drama League's wardrobe and costume hire are Jeananne McInnes and Diane Grant-Ussher.

There's a big weekend ahead for members of the South Canterbury Drama League.

Marking Matariki in Waimate video

Waimate Main School kapa haka group members are, from left, Summer Pay, 8, Maddison Longman, 8, and Ashley Guy, 7.

Attendee numbers have grown, and performances have improved, since Matariki celebrations began in Waimate six years ago.

Schools press ahead with zones

Gleniti School principal Steve Zonnevylle

Gleniti and Highfield schools look to school zones in attempt to tackle roll growth.

Clone sought for vet practice video

Stepping back after 40 years at the Veterinary Centre Waimate is vet Dougall McLachlan.

Dougall McLachlan's colleagues want his last pair of work gumboots to last a very long time.


Tears, relief on Grasmere St

Some residents watched in horror as condemned pin oaks were cut down on Grasmere St.

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