New South Canterbury fire risk management officer Craig Chambers.

Big shoes to fill for fire officer

South Canterbury's newest fire risk management officer is looking forward to his new challenge.

Council tops survey

CBay recreation facilities manager Craig Motley, with the Orca Learn2Swim group, is pleased the pool was rated highly in ...

TDC rated highest in country. Many feel not having much influence on council's decision-making process.

CBD future 'not an election issue'

The future of Timaru's CBD is not an election issue, the district's mayor says.

Businessman says bank should stay

One of Fairlie's most successful businessmen thinks the town's bank should stay.

Breach leads to prison

Holman sentenced to six months in prison for breaching release conditions.

E.coli found 8 times

E.coli detected in South Canterbury water supplies eight times in past 12 months.

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News

Rollout boosts 4G coverage

A cellphone tower towers above farmland.

A fast-tracked rollout means many South Canterbury rural residents will have better access to 4G by Christmas.

Half of SCDHB targets met

South Canterbury District Health Board commended for reaching half its targets.

Alcohol rules need to be tightened

Council audit requires urgent action

Sport

TBHS produces perfect finish

Timaru Boys' High School captain Cullen Grace gets past Waitaki prop Peter Armstrong.

A superb game from TBHS First XV captain Cullen Grace helped his side regain the O'Neill Shield off their Waitaki counterparts.

Old Boys produce clinical showing

Kate Tiffen from Mackenzie and Old Boys player Ellen Davey jump for the ball.

Old Boys claimed the Netball South Canterbury trophy for the second time in three years with a hard fought 28-21 win over Mackenzie.

Waitaki claim Foxcroft Cup

Timaru Boys' Cam Anderson and Waitaki's Caleb Roberts contest a header in Waitaki's 3-1 victory at School Park.

The Foxcroft trophy is heading to Oamaru after a 30 year absence following Waitaki's 3-1 win over Timaru Boys' High School.

Aspect Trust a winner

Aspect Trust chairman Peter Burt (left)  thanks John Ward  and Alan Olds for their donation.

The Aoraki Sports Persons Charitable Trust (Aspect) funds have been significantly boosted by a generous donation and a successful fund raising event

Canterbury's Rio report card

New Zealand's Natalie Rooney on the podium after winning silver in the womens trap shooting.

How Canterbury's athletes fared at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Opinion

Why give a shock jock oxygen?

Mark Richardson, left, and fellow The Crowd Goes Wild host Andrew Mulligan.

OPINION: So is it offensive to refer to someone as a "Pommy git"?

Let's have the Olympics in Timaru

Wouldn't it be great to see Natalie Rooney presented with an Olympic medal on Timaru's piazza, with Caroline Bay as a ...

So, the Rio Olympics are finally over.

I 'know' how injured athletes feel

I can imagine London Olympic silver medallist Sarah Walker's frustration at injury keeping her from trying to go one ...

OPINION: How frustrating is it for an athlete to be laid up by a long-term injury?

How about these new laws?

It's something that happens every year, and Derek Burrows thinks there should therefore be a law to prevent people ...

Opinion: If you've travelled by air recently and your luggage has gone astray, don't worry.

Triumph in a 'true' Olympic sport

New Zealand's Hamish Bond and Eric Murray celebrate winning gold in the men's pairs in Rio.

OPINION: Thank heavens for that.

Life

Donation 'quite marvelous'

South Canterbury Cancer Society centre manager Leola Smith, Bidwill Trust Hospital manager Val Flynn and Salvation Army ...

Hospital donates $20,000 to Cancer Society and Salvation Army.

Timaru man on two new shows

One of the Ministry of Ground's projects.

Dan MacKay will feature on a DIY segment and a renovation show from September.

Performers 'stepping it up' each year

Highfield School competes at the Flava Festival on Friday.

Schools delivered some 'sharp' performances at the Flava Festival in Timaru on Friday.

What's on this weekend?

Roncalli College's Shrek the Musical Jr Fairytale Classic dress rehearsal last week. Donkey played by Luke Robb, Shrek ...

The Aigantighe Art Gallery hopes to enchant you at its Winter Lights Night on Saturday.

Caroline Bay set for trade wars

The Workplace Challenge will take place at Caroline Bay from the end of September, and Timaru businesses are invited to ...

The fight won't be about trade when Timaru businesses meet in spring. This time it's a trophy on the line.

Video

Record growth for containers

Timaru container terminal hits new record for number of containers handled in a financial year.

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