Nigel Bowen says Timaru's Speight's Ale House has weathered changes in locals' changing tastes by pushing its food as much as its drink.

Timaru's nightlife in transition

Something is changing in Timaru’s nightlife.

One dead in crash

St John Ambulance

One person has died and two others are being flown to hospital after a car rolled near Lake Pukaki. 

Flying pet chook

A Weston woman thought it was tumbleweed flying past her window on Sunday afternoon but it was her pet chook.

More northwest gales 

Severe gales could affect South Canterbury on Monday night, MetService says.

Woman complains after leg op

Waimate woman Marie McKay fears she may never walk properly again.

Lucky escape after fire

Firefighters say they could have been pulling a body from a smoke-logged Timaru house.

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Historical allegations denied

Timaru District Court.

A 57-year-old Central Otago man facing historical sex and assault allegations has pleaded not guilty to all 25 charges on Monday.

Church title remains undivided

Chalmers Church remains in a single title despite its owner's efforts to have it divided into three.

Women of Influence finalist made career on own terms

Elephant seal to fend for self


Under 15 hockey girls finish third

South Canterbury under 15 girls' made the podium at their national tournament. (Back row, from left) Tori Simpson (manager) Ash Mortimer, Anna Hayward, Tyla Smith, Kate Harvey, Mieka Taylor, Emily Bell, Abby Lennon, Meg Simpson, Joy Hayward (manager); (front row, from left)  Molly Richardson, Tara Marshall, Kaitlin Watson, Connie McFarlane, Tayla Cvitanich, Jenna Rae McIntyre, Caitlin Poole, Tori Stonehouse, Janelle Amalfitano (coach)

The South Canterbury under 15 girls hockey have returned from their national championship tournament in Christchurch bronze medalists.

National champions for the first time

South Canterbury won the New Zealand under 15 boys hockey championship tournament Back row (L to R): Shaun Coles (Coach), Andrew Kirkcaldie, Ben Sands, Ben Stayt, James Robertson, Cody Crawshaw, Duncan Rollinson, Jacob Hall, Elliott Barrett, Liam Parker, Laurie Carter, Ben Grant (Coach). 
Front row (L to R): Oli Anderson, Jack Sands, William Sharp, Tim Sheed, Ethan Tyree, Reagan Ashley

South Canterbury is proving a handful when it comes to age-group hockey with a second national title.

Paddon finishes fifth in WRC

Hayden Paddon charged home in the Rally of Corsica for a top-five finish.

Kiwi rally driver records his fifth top-five finish of the season in the World Rally Championship.

South Canterbury simply superb

South Canterbury fullback Paula Fifita makes a break against North Otago.

South Canterbury's record breaking sixth win of the season sees them sit on top of the Heartland Championships.

Horowhenua-Kapiti upset Mid Canterbury

South Canterbury blindside Sam Vea on his way to scoring against North Otago in their resounding victory.

A superb final quarter from Horowhenua-Kapiti earned them the upset of the Heartland Championship season.


Spare me the buzzing

Mozzie at midnight? Goodbye sleep.

OPINION: It didn’t take too long to reacquaint myself with one of the sounds of my youth.

A lesson in perspective from nature

Were those eyes sending me a message?

All week it's been bubbling away under the surface.

Opportunity knocks

Debbie Doudle, owner of the Paws N' Claws Op Shop in Temuka, that contains many objects of desire for Bob Irvine.

"I'm not ready to play the cripple card just yet."

Japan win 'beyond miraculous'

Ayumu Goromaru of Japan celebrates scoring the second try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Japan.

OPINION: Japan's win against South Africa must surely rank as the biggest upset in sporting history.

Why kill thy fearful symmetry?

Oz growls at the camera in his enclosure at Hamilton Zoo.

OPINION: Hamilton City Council made a blunder by refusing to rule out euthanising Oz.


Timaru's nightlife in transition

Nigel Bowen says Timaru's Speight's Ale House has weathered changes in locals' changing tastes by pushing its food as much as its drink.

Something is changing in Timaru’s nightlife.

What's on this weekend?

Shoppers check out the produce at a farmers market.

To a market or fair, and other activities a plenty in South Canterbury.

Too Much Punch for Judy review

Actors during a performance of the play Too Much Punch For Judy currently on at Mountainview High School.

REVIEW: Mountainview High School students are flexing their acting muscles, under the direction of Kimble Henderson.

Support for injured sister

Chantal Mackle, left, and Sueann Jones are running a half marathon to raise money for Chantal's sister Nadia who was paralysed in a car accident.

Two Kaikoura women running a half marathon in November have one great motivating factor - they are doing it to raise money for Nadia Mackle who was paralysed in a car accident in July.

Ross retires after 42 years

Stuart Ross is retiring after 42 years enforcing the law.

"I'm glad you stopped me not that other bastard," Stuart Ross was told by a truckie after pulling him over.


Power restored across South Island

Power has been restored to most homes hit by Sunday's gales, but more winds are to come.

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