Christene Fridd, left, and Lisa Carter check out some of the items donated ahead of a massive garage sale to raise money ...

Community rallies to help victim video

 Support floods in ahead of fundraiser for 80-year-old Oamaru scam victim.

Methods need changes

Labour MP Jacinda Ardern says Child, Youth and Family have an antiquated way of recording information about some of New ...

MSD lacks the technology to say how many children are removed from Sth Canty and where they go.

Dairy armed robbery 

Hammer-wielding teens punched dairy owner in face during Timaru armed robbery.

Caravan goes up in flames

A caravan at Temuka Holiday Park was set alight on Thursday morning.

Injured owl off to Christchurch video

An injured owl found in a chicken coop in St Andrews will find a new home in Christchurch.

Timaru's 13th high pollution night

Timaru's air pollution levels have exceeded environment standards for the 13th time this year.

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Family escape house fire

Emergency services were called to a bedroom on fire in a home on Peel St about 4.50am Thursday.

Yesterday, Steve McLaughlan lost his job when the West Coast factory he worked at closed. Today, a fire gutted his rented home.

A dance to keep a hall alive

One generation raised the funds to build the hall, this generation is tasked with keeping it alive.

Safety device trips power

Kiwis leading Peking to Paris endurance rally

Sport

Aoraki footballers off to Australia

The Aorangi 13th grade football team off to Kanga Cup. pictured from left at back, Jamie Linton (coach), Josh Goodwin, ...

South Canterbury's most promising junior footballers will gain some experience in Australia.

Lane off to junior world championships

Timaru's Sam Lane has made the Junior Black Sticks hockey team.

Timaru hockey product Sam Lane will represent New Zealand at the junior world championships.

Fiji venture for Crusaders

Crusaders CEO Hamish Riach wanted to transfer a Super Rugby match against the Hurricanes to Fiji last year, but the ...

The Chiefs meet the Crusaders in Suva on Friday night. What's in it for them?

Chasing Hunt into UFC video

New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker, left, and former sparring partner turned MMA fighter Brice Ritani-Coe ...

Kiwi boxer who stepped in the ring with Joseph Parker wants to emulate NZ UFC star Mark Hunt.

Country teams tied on top

Timaru Girls' High School's goal defence Lucy Stephens tries desperately to stop the ball getting to Craighead shooter ...

Pleasant Point pulled off a big upset beating Old Boys 32-31 in premier netball on Wednesday night to stay on top with Mackenzie.

Opinion

Stoned by Timaru Hospital service

Timaru Hospital with the sea in the background, close enough for Derek Burrows to hear it from his bed.

OPINION: I'm lying on a comfortable bed. Through a window I hear the sound of waves on a nearby beach.

Phew, I'm off the hook!

Robert Plant and Jimmy Page perform with Led Zeppelin. Their song Stairway to Heaven was released in 1971, two months ...

OPINION: I have to say I'm mightily relieved.

For your sanity avoid this gig

I didn't quite go this far to find my missing key at Caroline Bay.

OPINION: I have a recommendation for you, a strong one.

Could you say that again, please?

If you spot me on the beach, I may look something like this bloke.

OPINION: Chances are that by the time you read this, I'll be bonking on the beach.

Battered by Timaru's winter

A new battery would be a sensible idea, but where's the fun in that?

OPINION: Ah, winter.

Life

Japanese art to inspire Timaru

Arranging works from the Japanese Pottery exhibition at the Aigantighe Art Gallery is exhibition curator Kate ...

A collection of contemporary pottery will inspire artists in Timaru.

Dog show focuses on fun

Retired show dog Judge, 10, and his owner Phil Edwards could have given other entrants some serious competition at the ...

The organisers of this weekend's Scruffs' Dog Show, near Timaru, expect a good line up.

What's on this weekend

A model Spitfire at the South Canterbury Aviation Heritage Centre.

Fancy a talent show? Or is a roller derby more your thing?

Jump Jam organisers 'thrilled' video

Highfield School's Highfield Magic team took out the Year 7 and 8 open category at the Jump Jam Extravaganza 2016.

Three schools took home trophies for the first time at the annual Jump Jam Extravaganza.

Mayor takes the volunteer wheel

Community Vehicle Trust chairwoman Cheryl Vaughan lets Waimate District mayor Craig Rowley take the wheel of the ...

"Without volunteers, we wouldn't have the services we do," Waimate District mayor Craig Rowley says.

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Injured owl off to Christchurch

An injured owl found in a chicken coop in St Andrews will find a new home in Christchurch.

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