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Guinness link leads to new history book

by Greta Yeoman A South Canterbury connection to the Irish brewery clan, the Guinnesses, has been revealed through a new book. Author Rod Smith, whose wife...

Family’s extraordinary sacrifice for war effort

Early in 1914 a deputation of citizens called on Timaru businessman Edwin Guinness urging him to stand as a candidate for the town’s mayoralty...

Tai chi record bid abandoned

by Chris Tobin Dave Thew's hopes of having his name added to the Guinness Book of Records have been shattered. Last year, Mr Thew broke the...

Jimmy and his junk-mail throne

by Chris Tobin Jimmy McGuinness (73) is an Irishman with a twinkle in his eye and an impish sense of humour. It explains why he has...

Temuka man sets sights on t’ai chi record

by Chris Tobin A lucky few make the Guinness World Records and Temuka man Dave Thew might soon join them. Mr Thew is planning an attempt...

Age not holding sportsman back

by Chris Tobin Barry Gardiner, a sportsman well known around South Canterbury, turned 81 last month but he's showing no signs of slowing down. When chatting...

Library display ties two novels quite literally

STAFF REPORTER One has to wonder – what do ties have to do with literacy? Take two classics– one recent and one a bit older –...

Audience entertained and moved

by Alexia Johnston Billie Jordan knows how to get a crowd's attention. Her quick wit stole the show when she addressed the audience at the South Canterbury...
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