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Thomas and the traction engine

Engine conductors are getting younger by the minute.

Anger at TAB betting cutback

By KATE GUDSELL - The Timaru Herald

Timaru TAB operators are concerned about their future after their governing body slashed their commissions.

Grey Power welcomes spot audits

By FLEUR COGLE - The Timaru Herald

Grey Power national president Les Howard has welcomed government moves to start spot audits of aged residential care facilities.

Killing of birds on shame list

The killing of 32 birds at the Temuka Domain aviary has made the 2009 SPCA List of Shame – a list the organisation is calling its "most appalling" to date.

Billy the Hunted One further remanded

William Alexander Stewart, accused of committing scores of crimes in rural Canterbury while allegedly on the run from police, was further remanded today.

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Wrong word gets Girls' High in trouble

A Timaru high school's inclusion on a roll of shame was the result of a wrong word appearing in school newsletters, Timaru Girls' High School principal Helen Vear says.

Agency to 'speed' consents

Environment Minister Nick Smith hopes the new Environment Protection Agency will speed up the process for large consents.

Visitors not put off by weather

Police notebook

Campaign off to a bad start

South Canterbury's Meads Cup campaign has had a shocking start.

SC U18s finish fifth in SI tournament

The South Canterbury under-18 rugby team finished fifth out of 12 teams at the South Island under-18 tournament held at the Lincoln Rugby Club over the weekend.

Boys' hockey team stronger against Bay

Young anglers boost local scene

Crunch time for young SC side

The South Canterbury under-18 rugby side face Southland in a quarterfinal at the Lincoln Rugby Club today.

Crafar Farms in receivership

The nation's biggest family-owned group of dairy farms, Crafar Farms, was today placed in receivership.

Export commodity prices surge

Export commodity prices posted their biggest monthly rise in 22 years last month, but most of the gain was offset by a much higher kiwi dollar.

Good news in unemployment stats

A new credit card landscape

Barfoot and Thompsonm sign

House sales back to normal

Barfoot & Thompson says Auckland house sales are returning to normal levels.

24 hours in the life of ...

sml Jacqui Fraser has been selling real estate for the past two years and loves the flexibility of the job.

Day of terror

When an earthquake and tsunami hit Samoa on Wednesday morning, Timaru Herald reporter Katarina Filipe found herself a lot closer to the disaster than she expected.

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Past Times: When Bruce's filled the biscuit tins


Behind the scenes of Hollywood

When the audience took their seats to watch the musical extravaganza Hollywood recently, they saw a polished performance, but what really went on behind the scenes in the three months of hard work before the show took to the Theatre Royal stage?

IAEA to inspect Iran site

UN experts will inspect Iran's newly disclosed uranium enrichment plant on October 25, the IAEA nuclear agency chief has said, praising a shift "from conspiracy to cooperation" between Tehran and the West.

Greek PM ousted

Greece's Socialists have won a landslide election victory on promises they would tax and spend to battle an economic crisis that the incumbent conservatives failed to get to grips with.

Samoa seeks closure

Aid push to quake villages

Parishioners leave the Congregational Church of Lalomanu

Samoans flock to churches

Lalomanu locals gather to mourn victims of the tsunami that obliterated entire communities.

Editorial: Spirit of the game

We have always known that Black Caps captain Daniel Vettori has a special magic.

Chicken Littles welcome

As the unspeakable horrors of the Pacific tsunami continue to unfold and the death toll rises, the thoughts and prayers of New Zealanders are with our island cousins.

Steaming ahead in adversity

A spirit to be admired

Editorial: Parenting plan deserves praise

When a woman discovers her first baby is on the way, her doctor or midwife will politely suggest that antenatal classes for her – and hopefully her partner – are a good idea.

24 hours in the life of ...

Jacqui Fraser has been selling real estate for the past two years and loves the flexibility of the job.

A helping family feline

The irony of how a cat helped Helen Brown complete her book about the family feline.

Film reviews

A look at the latest movies showing on the silver screen.

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