Ash has had several skin grafts and had to have his ears removed after being burnt in a fire last year.

No ears, but who cares? video

8:42 PM  He may not look like other cats, but don't feel sorry for him insists his owner.

Meat plant awash video

A heavy southerly swell on Wednesday made for some spectacular sights from the walkway past Timaru's Dashing Rocks.

Silver Fern Farms meat-processing plant at Pareora awash due to huge southerly swell.

Lakes for irrigation, say farmers

Federated Farmers suggests South Canterbury should use lakes for irrigation.

Mackie gave his all to boxing

The final bell has rung on Timaru boxing identity Gordon Mackie.

Service to wind up

The closure of Relationships Aotearoa in two weeks leaves Timaru contractor out of a job.

Indecent assault convictions

A Waimate man has been convicted of two charges of indecent assault.

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Timaru District Council makes cuts to plans to keep rates increase down

Timaru District Council

Timaru's council will cut budgets by millions to allow it to increase rates by less than 4 per cent a year for the next 10 years.

Lack of funding stopping violence prevention

The lack of funding for programmes preventing and stopping violence is a key issue in South Canterbury, workshop participants say.

Stolen goods returned - quad needs a home

Funding boost for South Canterbury Hospice

Sport

Old Boys thrash Craighead

Craighead's Maddie Lysaght fights for the ball in her side's 45-21 loss to Old Boys A at the Southern Trust Events Centre.

9:10 PM  Old Boys A continued their remarkable unbeaten run in South Canterbury premier netball with a 45-21 outclassing of Craighead.

Town looks to top Country

A strong looking Town team will be hunting three wins in a row over Country at the annual senior fixture on June 6.

South Canterbury Car Club's Karen Paddon (centre) received a Distinguished Service Award at the Motor Sport New Zealand annual awards. She is pictured with her children Cate and Mark.

Paddon shocked by award

Working hard behind the scenes for over 35 years saw South Canterbury Car Club's Karen Paddon recognised nationally.

Opinion

The great Kiwi flag debate

Do we really need a new flag?

Bare-faced cheek of pubs

OPINION: Punters are lining up for a pint and a paintbrush in London, but will it ever catch on here?

Most Kiwis happy with their lives

The data is out and it reveals Kiwis are a happy bunch. Well most of us.

Life

Home away from home

Oamaru family Mark and Kim Kennedy with Cooper 7, and Bennette, 5, said there's no prejudice at Ronald McDonald House - everyone is there for the same reason.

When Mark and Kim Kennedy stayed at Ronald McDonald House with their children last year, one thing caught their attention.

Facing up to the reality of miracle creams

The Old Chook is yet to be convinced about the effectiveness of miracle creams.

Year 11 St Kevin's College pupil Diane Vidallon studies Chinese via correspondence at the school.

Compulsory languages for Waitaki?

Waitaki principals back choice when it comes to offering children a second language.

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