Karaka Learning Centre pupil Macy Jones and The Croft rest home resident Betty May paint together.

The young, and young at heart

Education initiative brings children and the residents of a Timaru rest home together. 

'It's tough'

Principals are concerned over special education funding.

8:54 AM  South Canterbury principals call for special education funding boost.

Rare view for sale

Couple fought for 20 years for consent to build hotel, now the property is for sale.

'Go somewhere else'

Petition to close a Tekapo freedom camping zone sent to Mackenzie District Council.

'I don't blame them'

Leaky buildings and no Wifi blamed for students allegedly dropping out of CPIT Aoraki courses.

Smokefree policy pases

Timaru District Council has declared all its playgrounds, sportsgrounds and associated facilities smokefree.

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News

Celebrated sailor dies in glider crash

Murray John Philpott, 55, who is a celebrated Kiwi sailor, died in a glider crash near Twizel on Sunday.

Gliding crash victim Murray Philpott's son thought his father simply landed in a remote area. Then hope turned to despair.

Pool discount trial to start

Efforts to trial the effectiveness of a discount for over 65s at Timaru District pools have begun.

RSA to kick off centenary plans

'Really frustrating'

Sport

Bruce McLaren's widow dies

Wally Willmott (left) with Bruce McLaren and Patty McLaren in the early days.

NZ motor-racing great Bruce McLaren's widow Patty McLaren-Brickett has passed away.

Fowler cruises to Legends Tour win

Peter Fowler was happy with his form after winning the Pro-Am tournament at Gleniti.

Australian Peter Fowler birdied all the par fives on his way to victory at the Legends Pro-Am at Gleniti.

Simpson clubs a beauty to score an ace

Aorangi golf representative Garth Simpson is all smiles on the 13th green where he hit a hole-in-one at the Highfield Golf Club last weekend.

Fifteen years after first playing golf Garth Simpson scored a hole-in-one, something a number of professional golfers have yet to experience.

Paddon hopes high for Rally Sweden

Hayden Paddon is wanting to impress at Rally Sweden.

Hayden Paddon wants a good result in the snow and ice of Rally Sweden.

Walsh forced to pull out of Big Shot

Commonwealth Games shot put silver medallist Tom Walsh has hurt his hip and has pulled out of his Big Shot duel with Jacko Gill.

But an injured Tom Walsh expects to be fully fit for the world indoor shot put championships.

Opinion

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.

The 'new normal' of a rare condition video

Stella on the corner of the carport roof, where she loves to sit to survey the world

OPINION: It's amazing how quickly something completely unexpected becomes an accepted part of daily life.

Life

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.

What's on this long weekend?

Enjoy a Hangi meal at Opihi on Waitangi Day.

With a music festival, sports and cultural activities, South Canterbury has the long weekend covered.

Oamaru retirement village begins

Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher hands over the consent for the Oamaru retirement village to Observatory Village Trust chairman Ken Scott.

Building of the Observatory Retirement Village in Oamaru begins on Monday.

Video

Thrilling Timaru event gets rave reviews

The week-long razzmatazz of Timaru's first world championship sporting event reached a fitting crescendo.

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