Timaru Courier

Dog's illness linked to river

Dog's illness linked to river

High levels of the potentially toxic cyanobacteria algae have left parts of another South Canterbury river a no-go-zone. People and animals, particularly dogs, are advised to avoid affected areas until health warnings are lifted. One couple explains what happened to their dog, which they suspect ran into one of the affected rivers. ALEXIA JOHNSTON reports

Extra! spelling quiz: Near-top marks for Geraldine High team

Extra! spelling quiz: Near-top marks for Geraldine High team

A team from Geraldine High School has proved it is the master of spelling.

Extra! spelling quiz: Triplets provide firsts all round

Extra! spelling quiz: Triplets provide firsts all round

Triplets have scored two firsts for Waitaki Valley School.

Entrepreneur turns afterbirth into food

Entrepreneur turns afterbirth into food

A Timaru woman's artworks are striking a ''cord'' with mothers. Jo Jackson works with placentas, or afterbirths, either processing them into capsules for mothers to eat, or making artworks.

Humble potato one to watch

Humble potato one to watch

The news is all good for potatoes.

Boilover: tomatoes pushed out of top spot

Boilover: tomatoes pushed out of top spot

New Zealanders have a new favourite.

Chance for young to explore rural option

Young people will get the chance to explore career opportunities in the rural sector next month.

Village Milk concept arrives in Timaru

Village Milk concept arrives in Timaru

When Village Milk chief executive Mark Houston moved from South Canterbury to Golden Bay in 2010, he was looking for a lifestyle change.

Herbert outdoes Henare

Herbert outdoes Henare

Te Awamutu woolhandler Keryn Herbert (34) beat the odds to win the New Zealand Woolhandler of the Year title at the Otago Shears.

Accolades for Hough in final season

Accolades for Hough in final season

The travelling road show dubbed the ''last stand'' is having a ball, with many youngsters coming forward to shake the hand of the master - master shearer John Hough, that is.

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