Latest Timaru Stories

2008-10-01 15:00:27

By COMER, Rachael SOUTH CANTERBURY will serve as the backdrop for a romantic movie being produced by a Geraldine man. Peter Frahm will begin production on Monday of The China Cup, a screenplay he has written and will also star in. The movie, which will be filmed in Temuka, Orari, Woodbury and Te Moana Gorge, has been more than a year in the making and will fulfil a long-time dream for Frahm. "This is something I have always wanted to do," he said. The story follows an old...

2008-09-01 15:00:14

By MOORE, Christopher Timaru poet Rhian Gallagher is the recipient of the 2008 Janet Frame Literary Trust Award. Gallagher will receive a $10,000 grant from a fund established by Janet Frame to benefit New Zealand writers. Gallagher was born in Timaru in 1961. After completing Bill Manhire's composition course at Victoria University in 1985, she moved to London in 1987. Her first poetry collection, Salt Water Creek, was published in Britain in 2003, and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize...

2008-08-01 18:00:17

By KEAST, John Residents of the South Canterbury coastal settlement of Milford Huts have been placed on alert in case surging waters in the nearby lagoon threaten a stopbank. The 40 residents were told by telephone yesterday afternoon that there was a minor risk of the lagoon overtopping a stopbank and that they could leave or stay. High tide passed without incident, although the lagoon was filled with filthy water from the Opihi, Temuka and Waihi rivers and other tributaries. The...

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