David Thew will be attending the World Kung Fu Championships in China this November.

Timaru man eyeing Tai Chi gold video

A Timaru man has his eye on bringing home his third gold medal when he competes at the World Kung Fu Championships in China.

Hospital services key 

Timaru Hospital.

Services key to Timaru Hospital rebuild, observers and sector groups say.

Pye Group supreme winner

South Canterbury businesses recognised at gala awards function.

480 pieces of plan feedback

Instead of formal submissions to Timaru's long-term plan, residents were invited to answer an online survey entitled "Our Place, Our Future?"

Flava Festival attracts hundreds video

Hundreds of South & Mid Canterbury kids take to the stage for Flava Festival.

Clean air cash unspent

Timaru election candidate says ECan must spend clean air fund cash.

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Keeping culture alive in a new country

Raahil Hari, 4, prays at his family's Hindu temple at home in Timaru.

South Canterbury Indian Cultural Society members keep their culture alive in another country

Candidates at woodburner meeting

What could be Timaru's final woodburner meeting will be attended by ECan staff as well as election candidates, and follows months of unease around the rule.

Lagoon walkway mooted

Overwhelmed by generosity


TBHS knock over Christ's

Timaru Boys' captain Cullen Grace hits the ball up against Christchurch Boys' High School earlier this year. He was ...

Timaru Boys' showed too much class in their four tries to one Crusaders Secondary School's semifinal victory over Christ's College.

Hanifin after victory in his 100th match

Timaru City player-coach Ryan Hanifin is set to play his 100th match this weekend.

Timaru City's player-coach Ryan Hanifin is hoping for the perfect gift to celebrate his 100th game this weekend - a win.

Ex-Wallaby back at Crusaders

Crusaders wing Digby Ioane at the team's street parade in Christchurch last week.

He fell back in love with rugby playing for the Crusaders this year, so Digby Ioane returns.

Timaru Boys' after College scalp

Timaru Boys' will be hoping for a big performance from Maka Mafileo against Christ's College. Here he is in action ...

The Timaru Boys' High first XV are heading to Christchurch hoping to knock over Christ's College.

Aoraki Eels out to surprise Titans

Aoraki Eels players Nate Robinson, Tyrone Hill and Josh Craig-Bradley are ready to go ahead of their South Island ...

Newcomers Aoraki have taken a step up to the South Island competition.


How is the world back here?

Mayumi Asakawa, a former student at the Kings Education language college in the ill-fated CTV building, rings ...

I've felt the presence of my Dad deeply this week.

Council should adopt a living wage

Julian Maze believes the Timaru District Council can afford to pay its staff the living wage.

OPINION: There's a council by-election coming up and no candidate supports the one policy that would have sealed my vote

Let's rediscover strength together

The cast of Les Miserables performs "Do You Hear the People Sing" during the 2014 Tony Awards in New York

OPINION: The best way for us all to face an uncertain, scary future is together

Let's make the right 'choices' as a society

An emotional survivor of London's Grenfell Tower fire holds up her door key as she speaks at a Kensington and Chelsea ...

I was thinking this week of the kind of society we should be and I thought of a poem.

Nothing Fawlty about UK cuisine?

What, asks columnist Derek Burrows, would Andrew Sachs, the Fawlty Towers actor famed for his role as Spanish waiter ...

Derek Burrows is surprised so many (or perhaps so few) Spaniards enjoy British food.

We Are Timaru

What's on this weekend?

Rhian Wood-Hill, left, pictured with his father Lafaelae Aupa'au and younger brother Jacob Beullens.

A show, musical performances and a wedding dress display.

Quirky creative space

Untold business owner Ash Ronald and Timaru Civic Trust member Josh Newlove in front of a wall they believe would look ...

A container will give Timaru artists the opportunity to make street art, with the chance of them becoming mural artists.

Theatre group in regional finals

South Canterbury Drama League members, from left, Dave Mortimer, Wayne Doyle, Kim Rogers, Kirsty Burnett, Greg Davis and ...

South Canterbury Drama League members to compete in Christchurch for a shot at national finals.

Planning for lifestyle show ramps up

The Timaru Herald Home and Living Expo organiser Nick Symiste says time is almost up for those wanting to register for ...

A host of activities will be on offer at a new look lifestyle show in Timaru next month.

Travelling the world without a smartphone

The "Kiss and Ride" sign Esther Paddon spotted at a railway station in Italy.

In today's world of technology, travel demands a smart phone - or does it?


Timaru man eyeing Tai Chi gold

A Timaru man has his eye on bringing home his third gold medal when he competes at the World Kung Fu Championships in China.

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