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13 hours ago

6000 tahr to be culled in just four weeks

Doug Sail Reporter from The Timaru Herald

Agreement reached on DOC's operational plan gives green light for controversial tahr cull to begin on Thursday.

stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/107876486/controversial-himalayan-tahr-cull-start-confirmed

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4 days ago

Have you been bothered by magpies this spring?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Hundreds of Kiwis have been attacked by magpies since they were first introduced to New Zealand from Australia in the 1860s.

Each spring, aggressive male magpies defend their nests by swooping down and attacking pedestrians and cyclists.

Click the link below to read more.

stuff.co.nz/environment/107711474/australias-feathered-gift-quickly-turned-into-a-swooping-curse

3 hours ago

Roger Halls Sparkling Comedy Social Climbers

Roger Halls Sparkling Comedy Social Climbers

What do you call six women stranded on a mountain in the rain: ridiculous! Or you could call them social climbers … but just not to their faces! Once at the hut, not only do they unload their packs full of food, wine, and a souvenir rock; their hang-ups get unloaded as well.

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What do you call six women stranded on a mountain in the rain: ridiculous! Or you could call them social climbers … but just not to their faces! Once at the hut, not only do they unload their packs full of food, wine, and a souvenir rock; their hang-ups get unloaded as well.

Torrential rain and a flooded bridge keep them stranded for three days. What they get up to, to help pass the time, raises a few eyebrows and will have you laughing, tearing up and applauding enthusiastically as they bare all.

Of course, it’s not just souls that are exposed, there’s a little nudity, a cracking thunderstorm, explosions, screaming bloody murder, ghostly stories, a birthday celebration, a séance, a drunken party, confessions, meltdowns and revelations that will keep you and your friends entertained throughout.

Perfectly timed for your own social group’s ascent into summer, don’t miss this hilarious play when it comes to a town near you in November.

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6 days ago

Faulty smart meter to blame for $1100 power bill

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Genesis Energy has admitted a faulty power meter is to blame for a Christchurch man receiving exorbitant electricity bills for 12 months.

Have you experienced any problems with smart meters or your power bill?

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Genesis Energy has admitted a faulty power meter is to blame for a Christchurch man receiving exorbitant electricity bills for 12 months.

Have you experienced any problems with smart meters or your power bill?

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stuff.co.nz/national/107733440/faulty-smart-meter-to-blame-for-1100-power-bill

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13 days ago

Has your hot water cylinder been damaged by chlorine?

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Chlorination is to blame for damaged hot water cylinders in Christchurch and could cause further problems to pipes and foundations, according to a University of Canterbury study. Have you been affected by this?

stuff.co.nz/national/107576592/chlorine-to-blame-for-damaged-hot-water-cylinders-in-christchurch-new-study-finds

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14 hours ago

Apology after water review

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Christchurch City Council's chief executive Karleen Edwards has apologised after a review into the chlorination of the city's water supply found a "lack of a cohesive system" in how the council managed compliance.

stuff.co.nz/environment/107869548/apology-to-christchurch-residents-after-report-uncovers-failings-in-management-led-to-chlorination

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18 hours ago

Do we waste water?

Doug Sail Reporter from The Timaru Herald

Timaru Boys' High School student Bailey Lissington thinks we do and his bright invention, which manages water use, has been named as a finalist in a national young inventors' competition.

stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/107843526/baileys-water-management-system-a-bright-invention

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21 hours ago

Save them or knock them down? More Timaru District Council buildings identified as earthquake prone.

Doug Sail Reporter from The Timaru Herald

Another four TDC-owned buildings have been identified as being earthquake prone including one which would be used as a Civil Defence headquarters in the event of an emergency.

stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/107850925/temuka-civil-defence-headquarters-declared-earthquake-prone

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1 day ago

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1 day ago

Two dead in SH1 crash north of Rangitata

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Two people are dead following a two-vehicle crash north of Rangitata between Ashburton and Timaru. Police say State Highway 1 is closed at the intersection of Ealing Rd, just north of the Rangitata Bridge.

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Two people are dead following a two-vehicle crash north of Rangitata between Ashburton and Timaru. Police say State Highway 1 is closed at the intersection of Ealing Rd, just north of the Rangitata Bridge.

A police communications team member said two vehicles were involved and the crash is reported to have occurred about 1.40pm.

The Serious Crash Unit will be attending and diversions are in place at Delmaine Rd, Hinds to the north of the crash scene and at State Highway 79 to the south.

Northbound traffic should turn onto SH79 at Rangitata, on to Route 72 at Geraldine Arundel Road and right onto Hinds Arundel Rd.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible and expect delays, and to follow the directions of emergency services onsite. This detour is not suitable from HPMV's but is suitable for 50Max traffic.

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1 day ago

Red Rack is here!

The Warehouse Timaru

Shh no more - the secret is out! Find out more about #RedRack, where little ol' New Zealand can get its big brand fix at prices 20-60% less than current NZ prices ??

bit.ly/2QPBArN

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1 day ago

Do you agree with oil exploration?

Doug Sail Reporter from The Timaru Herald

Do you agree with South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce's call for the Government to rethink a proposed oil exploration ban? The chamber has made a submission to the Environment Select Committee on the Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill. Read more about the plans here.

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1 day ago

Will you accept the soapbox racing challenge?

Doug Sail Reporter from The Timaru Herald

A Timaru businessman is challenging other businesses to put the pedal to the metal and get involved in a community fundraising effort.

stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/107756434/timaru-business-challenges-others-to-step-up-for-fundraising-effort

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