South Canterbury Aero Club members, from left, Peter McCaskill, Ash Turner and Stewart Brown, paint an aircraft wing on ...

Aero Club members winging it

It was a working bee with a difference, requiring strippers and an aircraft wing.

Liquor ban divides

The lake town of Otematata has a temporary liquor ban in place but some Waitaki councillors want a ban all year round.

1:53 PM  The severity of drinking in the Otematata has Waitaki District Council councillors at odds with how to deal the issue.

Info move challenged

Former mayor challenges proposed Waimate Information Centre move.

Youth Parliament a 'privilege'

Getting to share her views at Parliament was an eye-opener for one Timaru teen.

Jail for domestic violence acts

A Timaru man has been sent to prison for domestic violence charges.

Coll loved his debut for Point

Kieran Coll made a perfectly timed return from injury to help Pleasant Point to a win.

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News

Mayoral forum an alternative to amalgamation

Timaru Mayor Damon Odey says the Canterbury Mayoral Forum is leading by example.

2:16 PM  Canterbury's Mayoral Forum has been touted as an alternative to what many councils see as a government push towards amalgamations.

400-page river report compiled

Submissions on proposed changes relating to nutrient management in Canterbury leads to "behemoth" report.

Canty set for air quality fail

Skifields get snow dump

Sport

Craighead go through pool play unbeaten

Geraldine's Laura Murphy tries to shoot under pressure from Craighead goal keep Steph Lysaght during the Aoraki ...

Craighead Diocesan are the only unbeaten team as the Aorki netball champs head to crunch time next weekend.

Coll loved his debut for Pleasant Point

Kieran Coll made a successful return from injury in Pleasant Point's thrilling Hamersley Cup semifinal against Waimate. ...

Kieran Coll made a perfectly timed return from injury to help Pleasant Point record a 24-23 win.

Discipline costs Hearts victory

Cambridge's Simon Small tries his best to stop Northern Hearts player Josh McArthur during their 4-4 draw at Aorangi Park.

Northern Hearts let a three goal lead slip in their encounter with Cambridge to see the points shared.

Timaru Boys' still a chance to make the top eight

Kaleb Hunt-Wheeler

A Kaleb-Hunt Wheeler double led Timaru Boys' High School to a 29-17 win over Waimea Combined.

End of era for Blackadder video

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder will soon relocate to English club Bath where he expected to work as the director of rugby.

Mistakes cost the Crusaders dearly in the loss to the Lions in their Super Rugby quarterfinal match.

Opinion

A legend in my own lunchtime

The most famous piece of toast in the country on Monday.

OPINION: It all started so innocently.

Solar levy has me all charged up

Solar power convert Derek Burrows is irked by a Hawke's Bay company's decision to charge a levy to those who use solar ...

OPINION: Surely solar power use should be encouraged, not penalised?

A cloak I'd love to don

Justin Leonard with the Claret Jug after his Open Championship victory in 1997.

OPINION: What's the greatest trophy there is?

Not exactly longing for Mother England

British Home Secretary Theresa May, the new leader of the Conservative Party, who will become prime minister on Thursday ...

OPINION: I've never been more pleased to live more than 20,000 kilometres from my homeland.

The extraordinary power of unity

Welsh players donned T-shirts bearing the Welsh and French words for "thank you" after losing to Portugal on Thursday.

OPINION: I read a good joke a few days ago. A new one.

Life

Fire crews fight for volunteers, water gallery video

The Oban volunteer fire brigade was still young when it the local Ferndale Guest House caught fire. At the time the ...

Rural volunteer brigades struggle to get the volunteers, hardware and even water they need to serve their communities.

Lights, action, sparkles

South Canterbury Drama League Mamma Mia! cast members in June, from left, Chicane Sandford, Cam Sutcliffe, Alex McCoid, ...

Over 1000 costumes arrived in Timaru a few weeks ago for Mamma Mia!

Shrek premieres on South Island stage

Roncalli College students taking part in Shrek are, back row from left, Keevah Donaldson, Jenna Still, Olivia-Rose ...

Roncalli's musical Shrek brings some film favourites to a South Island stage for the first time.

What's on this weekend?

People visiting the Timaru Farmers Market  at the Community house carpark.

Mamma Mia! Kick your weekend off with a spectacular start at the hottest musical in town.

Pageant 'made me more empathetic'

Erin Phillips, 20, gets her hair styled by Kelsey Howard, senior stylist at Headworkz Hair and Beauty, ahead of her trip ...

Timaru's Miss Universe NZ candidate says the competition given her "a lot of confidence".

Video

Hundreds oppose info centre move

Former mayor challenges proposed Waimate Information Centre move.

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