Sheyna Huband credits midwife Jacqui Anderson, left, with giving her support and confidence ahead of the birth of her third son, Oliver.

Midwives drop pay bombshell

A High Court action on Monday will have 'global ramifications' for women's pay.

Heartland tops awards

Employees from Heartland Design and Print, named supreme business at the South Canterbury Business Excellence Awards, and Heartland Ricoh, at the awards dinner on Friday.

Timaru-based firm wins South Canty Business Excellence Awards supreme award.

More flights welcome

New China Southern Airlines service brings significant benefit to South Canterbury.

Migrants to boost southern towns

A new plan aims to rejuvenate South Island towns facing aging populations and economic decline.

Driver tried to avoid crash

A Fairlie woman killed when her car hit a house-trailer pulled left moments before impact.

Alps 2 Ocean boost announced

The tracks of the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail will be completed, with a $935,000 cash injection.

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Drunken confessions secure conviction

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Timaru district courthouse court building law judge building guilty justice prosecute, AD 1877. local

Four drunken confessions have been the downfall of a Wellington man who has been convicted on driving charges.

Well-known hairdresser dies

Vivienne Smith worked in hairdressing in Timaru for 51 years before her retirement last year.

Timaru waits for an ophthalmologist

Timaru patients rejected - not bad enough


Pleasant Point beat West End to seal semi spot

Pleasant Point's Michael Heremaia and West End's Connor Bourke fight for control in their South Canterbury Cup quarterfinal at Mountainview High School. Bourke was red carded soon after as Point won 1-0.

West End's football season is over after a 1-0 loss to Pleasant Point in the South Canterbury Cup quarterfinals.

Hyde: Sayonara from me - sort of

Hayden Paddon on his way to a historic second place in Rally Italy in Sardinia. Paddon is currently South Canterbury's top sportsperson according to Chris Hyde.

I've been told my Saturday column this week has to be a farewell. Light-hearted, nothing too deep.

Bonus point win needed over East Coast

South Canterbury need five points when they take on East Coast.

The pressure is on South Canterbury to deliver a bonus point win in their first home game of the season.

Walsh's bomb in golden territory gallery

Tomas Walsh of New Zealand competes in the men's shot put final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China, August 23, 2015. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Tom Walsh's Oceania record throw good enough for a medal at almost every other world champs in history.

Football and hockey have field day

23052015  News, John Bisset/FairfaxNZ.  Mountainview vs Timaru Boys High school football at Ashbury park.  Cam Anderson from TBHS takes a shot at the goal

Football and hockey were the saving grace for TBHS at their long-running winter exchange with Waitaki.


I like to think I'm pun-ching above my weight

Peter Sellers

Grant Shimmin stands shoulder-to-shoulder with other dads, continuing a fine tradition that likely began in prehistoric times.

Missing the boat this cruise season

Tourist operators up and down the country will be rubbing their hands with glee, but Timaru appears to have missed the boat.

No rest for the guest in the spare room bed

Slat attack

It was a hard day's night for Derek Burrows' guest, when the slat bed attacked.

Is a liking for puddings adding to the podge?

As the days get colder, there's nothing like a proper old-fashioned steamed pudding to warm you up.

The Old Chook confesses to a sweet tooth, but wonders whether puddings might contribute to excess podge.

When is a taxi not a taxi?

071211 NEWS Photo:Jason Oxenham/FAIRFAX MEDIA. Andrew Auld, a taxi driver who is working on Christmas Day.

OPINION: It's one of the most bizarre scenarios to have played out in South Canterbury in recent memory.


Chinese air service welcomed

030214 Business Photo:Dean Kozanic FairfaxNZ. A Boeing 787 Dreamliner made a first visit to Christchurch with the arrival of a  China Southern Airlines charter flight. Passengers were greeted with Maori song and dance.

 New China Southern Airlines service brings significant benefit to South Canterbury

The good ship Rangatira

The Rangatira.

The Rangatira has sailed its final voyage between Timaru and the Chatham Islands, and will now be sold. Fergus Blakiston pays tribute to 'the good old boat'.

Visitors coming to town to shop

Hallensteins manager Jan Hogg has noticed out of towners coming to Timaru to do their shopping. PHOTO: John Bisset/FairfaxNZ.

Timaru is enjoying a retail boom with shoppers coming from Oamaru and Ashburton.

Near record return for Community Trust of Mid and South Canterbury

The Community Trust of Mid and South Canterbury trustees, back, from left, Rob Smith, Michele Keggenhoff, Raeleen De Joux, Michelle Brett, Karen Simpson, Maarten Dirkzwager. 
Front, chief executive  Liz Shea, Jan Hide, chair Peter O'Leary, Jenifer Strauss, Rex Whiting. PHOTO: Supplied

The Community Trust of Mid and South Canterbury has returned a near record return of $7.248million.

No rest for the guest in the spare room bed

Slat attack

It was a hard day's night for Derek Burrows' guest, when the slat bed attacked.

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