Olivia Odey can now walk after being unable to for more than a year.

Olivia overcomes ordeal gallery video

Timaru teenager Olivia Odey's story of overcoming a mystery illness has gone viral.

Rare cars hit the road video

Nelson's Ruth and Kevin Mercer stopped by Bushtown in Waimate in their 1923 Mercer to look at the home of Kevin's great-grandparents. They were part of the Waimate Vintage Car Club's 35th Annual Wallaby Rally and were accompanied by Andre and Christina Kraenzlin, of Christchurch.

Vintage car lenthusiasts were treated to some rare cars at annual Wallaby Rally.

Residents 'furious'

The removal of trees on Timaru's Hewlings St has residents demanding answers.

Disorder and fighting in Timaru

Busy weekend for police with incidents of disorder, fighting and offensive behaviour.

Paddon still secondĀ 

Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon on track to match his best ever result in a WRC rally.

Braced for fee fight

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

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Timaru loves drummers

Drumming to Japanese beats and attracting a crowd The Piazza are O-Taiko, Dunedin's Taiko ensemble. Pictured, from left, are Balazs Kiglics, Sabrina Goh, Julia Fruean, Henry Johnson, Victoria Pryde.

A Dunedin-based Japanese drumming ensemble enjoyed their first visit to Timaru so much they intend to return.

Concrete down and on time

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

Still awaiting a land line

CAFCA questions Campbell sale


Roulston struggling on track bike

Hayden Roulston, left, has struggled to find form on the track.

Hayden Roulston may not gain selection for the world track cycling championships.

Kennett and Ryan and Ryan lead from front to bring title home

Mid South Canterbury men's team pursuit, from left, Jason Allen, Dylan Kennett, Marc Ryan and Hayden Roulston at the national track championships in Cambridge.

South Canterbury track cyclists Marc Ryan and Dylan Kennett are pleased to have gained revenge on Southland.

Celtic claim solid win to maintain top spot

Celtic's Tom Pavletich sweeps a ball around the corner as Timaru's Prabodha Arthavidu looks on.

Celtic captain Sam Carlaw led from the front with the ball to propel Celtic to a 48-run win over Timaru at Celtic Sports Ground.

Paddon still second in Sweden

Hayden Paddon sits second in WRC Rally Sweden.

Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon on track to match his best ever result in a WRC rally.

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.


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.


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.


Vintage car bonanza

Vintage car lovers treated to the rare and the expensive during the Waimate Vintage Car Club's 35th annual rally.

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