John Gridgeman calls for better working conditions for support staff.

'Negotiate or face another strike'

Protesting support staff give employer two options - start bargaining, or face another strike.

Westpac admits issues

The Westpac ATM, the ony one in Fairlie, which has broken down again this week.

Westpac admits service in Fairlie not up to scratch following complaints over ATM.

SCDHB emergency plans tested

DHB staff put through paces in plane crash scenario involving large influx of patients.

'Mindless acts of damage' costly

Vandalism at Twizel Area School could cost thousands to repair.

Not just a 'little church committee'

The National Council of Women SC is determined to keep an eye on council business.

Hunter praises inquiry into firearms

A hunter is welcoming a police inquiry into the reclassification firearms.

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Show supports important community service

The annual RSM Law Plunket Art Show generates a significant amount of funding for Plunket each year. Pictured, from ...

Show continues to provide 'valuable' funding for family service.

Extension to park considered

Discussions are under way to consider expanding the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park boundary.

Drama community to air concerns

Show to help an arts student


Timaru Boys' High School First XV aiming for top four

Cullen Grace (left) will lead the Timaru Boys' High School First XV in the Crusaders Schools UC Championship while Gerry ...

Timaru's two First XVs in the Crusaders Schools Championships have distinctly different goals.

Nominations needed for SC Sports Awards

Sport Canterbury, South Canterbury regional manager Shaun Campbell with some of the trophies up for grabs at the annual ...

More nominations are needed in all 10 categories for the South Canterbury Sports Awards

Rams sign reinforcments

Canterbury Rams guard McKenzie Moore will arrive back in Christchurch next week.

Last year's league MVP McKenzie Moore is one of two players set to boost the Canterbury Rams.

Harlequins and Old Boys impress

Harlequins' Kaylee Dawson and Timaru Girls' Ella Broomhall battling it out in the opening round of the South Canterbury ...

Harlequins and Old Boys looked impressive early in their wins over Timaru Girls' High and Geraldine High School.

Eagles tournament set for St Andrews Golf Club

St Andrews Golf Club will host an Aorangi Golf Eagles Society fundraising tournament on Thursday.

There will be plenty of golfers on display at the St Andrews Golf Club on Thursday.


Seeing my new home for the first time

A sunrise Lewis Taylor's boarding house.

It was a sleepy afternoon at Christchurch Airport.

Taking a canal on Capone's boat

Vessels large and small take advantage of the canal passage. Here a small yacht is dwarfed by a large freighter as they ...

 I've just returned from an overseas trip and I didn't attempt to smuggle illicit substances into the countries I visited.

Recognising the value of the vital

Teaching is on one of those highly skilled roles vital to our society which I believe are undervalued.

It seems to me that as a species we have a real problem in assigning value appropriately.

Is a Sunday without shopping so hard?

Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick, McLeods Booksellers' Michael Byrne and MP Todd McClay in celebratory mood ahead of the ...

It's a gripe of mine that comes around as regularly as Easter.

Kids pay price for our stupidity

Grantlea Downs primary school has defended its decision to prevent the HPV vaccine being given to pupils on school grounds.

OPINION: Truth was abandoned as a Timaru school revealed it was withdrawing from an immunisation programme.

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Show supports important community service

The annual RSM Law Plunket Art Show generates a significant amount of funding for Plunket each year. Pictured, from ...

Show continues to provide 'valuable' funding for family service.

Show to help an arts student

Actress Helen Moulder will star as Gloria in upcoming show Gloria's Handbag.

A show will help fund a scholarship for an up and coming Timaru artist.

First Autumn Festival in Twizel

Twizel Promotions and Development Association events coordinator Debra Hunter ahead of the first Twizel Autumn Festival ...

A new festival for Twizel will celebrate the Mackenzie's "stunning" scenery.

What's on this weekend?

Justice's of the Peace are available to sign documents at the Timaru Library on Saturday mornings.

Find a bargain at one of the many markets taking place around South Canterbury this weekend.

Food stall helps fund trip

Lily Shields and Abby Meynell sold food at the Southern Alps Country Music Awards to help fund their trip to New York.

 Selling savouries to help fund trip to New York.


'Swimmability' only part of story

ANALYSIS: The longfin eel, whitebait and lamprey. All are threatened, and it is our fault.

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