Hayden Paddon sits second in WRC Rally Sweden in his high flying Hyundai i-20.

Paddon sits in second

Hayden Paddon is in second place after rocketing up the leader board at Rally Sweden.

Braced for fee fight

Aoraki Mt Cook residents and business owners, Charlie and Mary Hobbs, owners of the Old Mountaineers Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, and permit holders for a planned hotel and spa in the area.

Couple selling rights to build hotel at Mt Cook say DOC should drop a $20,000 fee.

Long wait for phone

A Geraldine resident has waited since last year to get his landline connected. 

Sale questioned

Group opposed to "foreign control" questions sale of Campbell Park Estate.

Hot dogs reported

Increased awareness sees more people reporting dogs left in hot cars.

Hitch-hiker's gear stolen video

A hitch-hiker who had his gear stolen no longer believes New Zealand is a safe country.

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News

Concrete down and on time

The building of the new Waimate Event Centre is on schedule for the stage one June/July completion date.

The Waimate Event Centre is on schedule for its June/July completion date.

Eating our landscapes

 The English co-founder of the original Incredible Edible project will see how the other side of the world has embraced the concept, when she arrives in Geraldine on Tuesday.

Barclay finds stolen Formula Ford

Pitching in for Connor Farrell video

Sport

Paddon sits second in Sweden

Hayden Paddon sits second in WRC Rally Sweden in his high flying Hyundai i-20.

Kiwi Hayden Paddon is in second place after rocketing up the leader board at Rally Sweden.

Bromley to umpire at New Zealand's home of cricket

South Canterbury cricket umpire John Bromley is set to umpire an international fixture on February 28.

John Bromley will umpire an international women's match at the Basin Reserve.

Faye joins husband in hole in one club

Temuka golfer Faye Mulvey scored a hole in one on the 9th hole at the Temuka Golf Course.

Faye Mulvey now can match her husband's hole in one story

Bowlers in form but batsmen struggling

Supeshala Jayathilake in action for Timaru in the Twenty20 final. He has been performing well for them all season.

A form XI struggles to find many batsmen who qualify.

Paddon ready for Rally of Sweden

Hayden Paddon competes in WRC Rally Sweden for Hyundai in 2015.

Lack of ice delays start of Rally of Sweden.

Opinion

Confronting a winged tormentor

My nemesis is a black-billed gull like this one

OPINION: I've found myself contemplating violence several times in recent weeks.

A bit rich coming from Key

06022016 Feature Photo: Jason Dorday/ Fairfax NZ Prime Minister John Key talks to media about Waitangi Day celebrations before heading out to the Nines

It might be time for one of John Key's confidantes to ask him an important question.

Are our Aussie neighbours tougher?

A tough little Aussie blue penguin swims into Timaru.

OPINION: Are Aussies just harder than Kiwis? Please, don't shout.

Vivid visions of the war horrors

Visitors to the Gallipoli, The Scale of our War Exhibition at Te Papa place poppies on an exhibit.

OPINION: Derek Burrows was moved by a war exhibition that hinted at the horrors his grandfather faced a century ago.

Free education 'social investment'

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EDITORIAL: Encouraging more people into more study will improve the chances New Zealand can further diversify its economy.

Life

Two drivers caught drink driving

Timaru police station

Two men were caught drink driving in Timaru overnight on Friday.

Dey adjourns after decades of service

Kevin Dey is standing down as a judicial justice of the peace after 28 years' service in Timaru.

After 28 years of seeing South Canterbury's dark side, Kevin Dey is calling it quits.

Our Australian penguins

A little blue penguin at the Oamaru colony.

The truth is out. Oamaru's little blue penguins are Australian.

Bride-to-be flour bombed

South Canterbury Toyota service adviser Danielle Steele undergoes a pre-wedding work tradition.

Grabbed, tied to a chair and flour bombed on the street corner - welcome to workplace traditions.

Geraldine retailer gets creative

Country Scenario co-owner Dave Lapthorne stands behind a 1900s metal saw bench while holding an old wind up telephone and talks about the 'ugly' pineapple vase on display behind his left ear.

Dealing in second-hand goods has provided its fair share of brow-raising moments, but trying to on-sell 16 urinal jugs has been one of the more entertaining for one Geraldine shop owner.

Video

Hitch-hiker's gear stolen

A German hitch-hiker who had his belongings stolen no longer believes New Zealand is a safe country.

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