Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon checks out Lake Tekapo during a horse trek with Mackenzie Alpine Horse Trekking guide ...

Hollywood comes to Mackenzie

A major Hollywood blockbuster is understood to be filming on the shores of Lake Pukaki.

Development dumped

230914 News John Bisset/Timaru Herald. Aerial view showing the Showgrounds Hill  Harvey Norman

The development of Timaru's showgrounds has been scrapped.

Students bring in millions

About 120 students from across the world were welcomed into the Timaru district during a special ceremony.

Rider sets new target

A senior rider on the Central South Island Charity Bike Ride says there's no point dwelling on numbers.

Hitting the court for charity

A Timaru man is honouring his mother who died from melanoma with a basketball tournament.

Pill sales soon

Women may soon be able to buy the pill over-the-counter in Timaru.

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South Canterbury's 'new normal'

Timaru Community Link houses Work and Income, which has experienced a drop in benefits claimed in the past five years.

Working age benefits claimed has fallen across South Canterbury in the past five years, despite a recent rise.

His first show was a sellout

A Timaru man's first ever musical sold out all five shows

Crash victim named

Paddling for Pinc and Steel


Tamanivalu winging it at Crusaders

Seta Tamanivalu scores a try for the Crusaders during the Brisbane Tens.

No orders from Steve Hansen to play Crusaders' recruit on wing.

Crouser trumps Walsh

Ryan Crouser winds up at the Big Shot in Christchurch.

Not even a New Zealand residents record was enough for Tom Walsh to beat American Ryan Crouser.

Wright blasts century

Willie Wright smashed his first century in club cricket for Celtic in their demolition of Star.

A sublime century Celtic opener Willie Wright saw his team crush Star in the modified senior cricket competition.

'Perfect' conditions for archery comp

The South Island Archery Junior Championships was held on the weekend, picture is Grace Beatson, 17 who won the U20 ...

Perfect conditions for South Island champs in Timaru.

Timaru rowers impress at champs

Former Timaru rowers were to the fore at the New Zealand Rowing Championships. Emma Dyke, left, and Emma Weith were part ...

The Timaru Rowing Club punched above their weight at the New Zealand Rowing Championships, finishing eighth out of the 41 clubs competing.


Nothing sweet in closure video

The entrance to the Cadbury factory in Dunedin. Columnist Derek Burrows considers how a brand set to close its Dunedin ...

OPINION: Closing Cadbury's Dunedin factory shows the company couldn't be further from its roots.

Scratching my head over 'pilot whale'

A volunteer waters down a pilot whale stranded on Farewell Spit.

Opinion: If ever there was a classic misnomer, surely it is "pilot whale".

Caught in the weirdness of a 'Ginge-go-round'

Ginge has quickly taken to one of the favoured sleeping spots enjoyed by Stella, who disappeared last year.

OPINION: Have you ever had an experience that seemed, somehow, other-worldly?

America first in first call to NZ

US President Donald Trump speaks by phone with Russia's President Vladimir Putin last week. Columnist Derek Burrows ...

Derek Burrows imagines how the first phone call between US President Donald Trump and Kiwi PM Bill English panned out.

Another great gone too soon

Jonah Lomu is tackled by South African halfback Joost Van der Westhuizen during the 1995 Rugby World Cup final.

True sporting greatness is something that transcends national boundaries.

We Are Timaru

Paddling for Pinc and Steel

Mark Workman holds the paddleboard prize, while Susan Morton paddles around Caroline Bay ahead of this Saturday's event.

An annual event is raising money for cancer patients.

Rockets, rainbows and beach art

Waimataitai Kindergarten visited Caroline Bay Beach last week to make art and learn about the area.

Day of learning packed into trip to the beach for kindergarten pupils.

Big crowd for Bark Up

Tom Pepper and his dog Russ, 3, a huntaway from Geraldine, take their turn at the second annual Bark Up competition as ...

Barking dogs worked hard to do some fundraising in Geraldine on Saturday.

Museum's truck section to open

South Canterbury Traction Engine and Vintage Steam Club member Bob Mehrtens standing next to a couple of trucks in a new ...

Trucks which make a part of South Canterbury's history will be on display to the public.

Joshing around: The Tongan of Timaru

Thomson could have chosen almost any career. He was dux of his school, and achieved success in cricket, rugby, music and ...

From tomorrow, the pressure will be on Josh Thomson to provide laughs to New Zealand five nights a week.


Nothing sweet in closure

OPINION: Closing Cadbury's Dunedin factory shows the company couldn't be further from its roots.

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