The elephant seal stays close to its three-week-old pup which has died.

Baby elephant seal dies video

The elephant seal pup born on Timaru's Caroline Bay beach has died.

Spitter convicted

Timaru District Court

A man who spat in a police officer's eye has been sentenced to community work.

Going the distance for charity

Michelle Greer is driving her Dodge Challenger to Auckland to be part of the Variety Trillian Mini Bash.

'Broken' by fatal crash

A woman whose careless driving caused her friend's death near Lake Pukaki has been disqualified from driving.

Kayaking victims to be returned

The bodies of two men who died while kayaking Lake Tekapo will soon be home.

One treated for smoke inhalation

A person was treated for smoke inhalation after smoke filled a Timaru house on Thursday night.

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Pilots brace wind for record

South Canterbury Microlight Club member Richmond Gualter, 85, and the plane he built 20 years ago.

5:07 PM  Members of the South Canterbury Microlight Club took part in the world's first Open-Air Fly-In.

'Netballers' fit to play on

For the first time in 20 years an opening night performance of a South Canterbury Drama League production had to be cancelled.

Bank staff threatened

Young writers win Timaru prizes


Roncalli play-off for 15th

Roncalli's Libby Davenport is a picture of total concentration as she shoots for goal at the NZ Secondary Schools netball champs in Ashburton.

Roncalli College had a better day at the New Zealand Schools Netball Championships but still could not pull off an elusive win.

Kids keep Doudle in sport

Kyokushin karate sensei Mark Doudle has loved his two decades training young exponents of the sport.

 Timaru's Mark Doudle never expected to be a karate instructor for 20 years after a nervous start into the lifestyle sport.

Roncalli outclassed against NZ's best

Roncalli goal attack Sonnie Katene shoots against Baradene at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Netball Championships in Ashburton.

Roncalli College is finding things tough against the big guns at the NZ Secondary Schools Netball Championships in Ashburton.

Roncalli looking to take down Baradene

Sonnie Katene

Roncalli College will aiming to tip Baradene College over at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Netball Championships in Ashburton on Tuesday.

Spirited showing by SC junior footballers


South Canterbury's 16th grade football side produced some spirited showings despite finishing sixth out of seven sides that competed in a South Island tournament at Sir Arthur Basil Park in Timaru recently.


Spare me the buzzing

Mozzie at midnight? Goodbye sleep.

OPINION: It didn’t take too long to reacquaint myself with one of the sounds of my youth.

A lesson in perspective from nature

Were those eyes sending me a message?

All week it's been bubbling away under the surface.

Opportunity knocks

Debbie Doudle, owner of the Paws N' Claws Op Shop in Temuka, that contains many objects of desire for Bob Irvine.

"I'm not ready to play the cripple card just yet."

Japan win 'beyond miraculous'

Ayumu Goromaru of Japan celebrates scoring the second try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Japan.

OPINION: Japan's win against South Africa must surely rank as the biggest upset in sporting history.

Why kill thy fearful symmetry?

Oz growls at the camera in his enclosure at Hamilton Zoo.

OPINION: Hamilton City Council made a blunder by refusing to rule out euthanising Oz.


Help for addictions in racing industry

Andrew McKerrow is New Zealand's first racing industry chaplain and is working with New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing on a Salvation Army pilot drug and alcohol program for jockeys.

The first official New Zealand horse race track chaplain who is leading a pilot programme for addictions, used to have a gambling problem himself.

What's on this weekend

Watch the action at the Waimate Shears competition in the Waimate Stadium.

The last Waimate Shears competition at the Waimate Stadium takes place on Saturday.

Timaru's nightlife in transition

Nigel Bowen says Timaru's Speight's Ale House has weathered changes in locals' changing tastes by pushing its food as much as its drink.

Something is changing in Timaru’s nightlife.

Time to be a morning person

Getting up earlier in the morning could be key to good health.

OPINION: Now that the mornings are getting lighter, it's time to practise rising earlier.

What's on this weekend?

Shoppers check out the produce at a farmers market.

To a market or fair, and other activities a plenty in South Canterbury.


Baby elephant seal dies

The elephant seal pup born on Timaru's Caroline Bay beach has died.

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