People who work with abused children in South Canterbury say the public would be shocked by the level of violence they are seeing.

Child abuse: our hidden shame

"He was going to cut Mum with an axe. He said, "I'm going to gut you".

Rain hampers search

Missing climber Steve Dowall pictured on the summit of Aoraki-Mt Cook in November 2011.

5:04 PM  Hope remains that searchers can bring missing climber Stephen Dowall off Mt Cook.

Climate change ramps up El Nino

Protesters say harsher droughts and extreme winds in Sth Canty are already here.

Second giraffe for Timaru a stretch

Hopes a second giraffe being shipped via Timaru appear to be a bit of a stretch.

Book chronicles gardens' history

A monkey called Bridget features in a surprising history of Timaru's Botanic Gardens.

Demand rises for housing aid

Help should be available for people to get emergency accommodation, the CAB says.

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Climate of change as NZ marches gallery video

The Wellington march heads to Parliament in the hope the Government will hear their calls for more action.

Thirty five rallies nationwide demand the Government do more to prevent catastrophic climate change.

LGBTI education needed

Timaru is more accepting of gender diversity than it was in the past, but there is still more work to be done.

Mum 'devastated' by 'junkie' son video

Farmers unconvinced about water quality decline


Fifita loss a blow for South Canty

South Canterbury's Paula Fifita is out of the South Island sevens tournament with an injury.

An ankle injury to Paula Fifita has robbed South Canterbury of one of their most influential sevens players.

Shearer looking to chip in with wins

Jessica Shearer.

Roncalli College pupil Jessica Shearer has just been picked for her biggest golf assignment yet.

Lill hoping to fill hole

Phill Lill

Temuka top-order batsman Phill Lill is looking forward to donning the whites for his first appearance for South Canterbury at Hawke Cup level.

Dorgan continues to impress on the court

Roncalli's Laura Dorgan has been named in the 16-strong Mainland Netball National League Squad for 2016.

Roncalli College netballer Laura Dorgan is one step away from mixing it with the best netballers in the country.

Rugby is a way of life in Waimate

Hard workers Gordon Scott (left) and Tony Stevenson have been made life members of the Waimate Rugby Club,

Two of the hardest workers at the Waimate Rugby Club have been honoured with life memberships.


Time to tell Trump he's fired

Donald Trump preaching to the choir. There's no place for his bigotry in decisions affecting our children's future.

OPINION: A few days ago, a friend and former colleague put a message on Facebook to his American friends.

Jonah's words to Joost prompt a new sadness

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu died on Wednesday, aged 40.

OPINION: It was one of the first things I thought of when I heard the news.

Lomu remains larger than life

Jonah Lomu is mourned around the world by fans, fellow sporting greats, and media.

OPINION: Stories of Lomu's selflessness show us what we've lost.

Hateful posts compound grief

OPINION: There is nothing more aggravating than reading comments on social media sites from ignorant, rude people.

Restricting myself to 800 words

Melina Vidler, Erik Thomson and Benson Jack Anthony play the Turner family in 800 Words.

OPINION: This is not so much a homage, or a review, as an exercise.


Life experience gained before mission

Former Mountainview High School dux Dallin McLaughlin is going on a two year mission to the Philippines through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

The former dux of Mountainview High School is going on a mission to the Philippines.

What's on this weekend?

Roses on the Bay Market Day.

It's all roses around South Canterbury at the moment.

Love of roses blooms

Oamaru rose judge and steward Alison Ludemann helps set up for the Alpine Energy National Spring Rose Show and Convention.

After 25 years, Oamaru's Alison Ludemann is still enamoured with roses.

Young shepherds take to the hills

Sarah Scott of the Upper Waitaki young farmers' club.

The number of young people choosing to take up a career as a shepherd in the Waitaki District is increasing.

Second volunteer trip for Laura

Former Craighead Diocesan School student Laura Robinson in Uganda while on her first volunteer trip. She loved it so much she is going again.

Timaru teenager Laura Robinson loved her first volunteer trip to Uganda so much, she's going again.


Climate of change as NZ marches

Thirty five rallies nationwide demand the Government do more to prevent catastrophic climate change.

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