Making em and flying em are Waimataitai School students making Maori kites for Puaka/Matariki celebrations from left Temeihana Williams, 10, Kieren Bumbra, 10, and Daniel Anngow, 10.

Kites capture new year spirit

Waimataitai School pupils painstakingly made kites to celebrate Puaka/Matariki.

60 jobs under review

Timaru tannery New Zealand Light Leathers has announced a proposal to make about 60 workers redundant.

Timaru's tannery Light Leathers might make 60 workers redundant after a drop in deer leather sales.

Barker's fund recipient

South Canterbury fruit processor Barker's may claim a $100,000 govt export grant.

Forestry block sale ruled out

One South Canterbury council will keep its forest, but another is considering plans to sell.

Timaru man recognised by AFSĀ 

Country's longest-serving AFS volunteer has devoted more than 40 years.

Bennett ousted after 30 years

Peter Bennett misses out on chairperson of the Aorangi Park Association after 30 years in the job.

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Attempts made to end dispute 'face to face'

Waimate businessman Keith Williams.

Businessman calls long-running dispute "stupid", while local council remains "comfortable" with its course of action .

Police Notebook: 23 May

Police are asking for anybody who was in the Miro St and Pukatea St area at 3.30pm on Thursday who might be able to shed light on a complaint.

Inter-school winter games a success

Archbold scoops top award


Hadlee: This summer the kids come back

Sir Richard Hadlee says this summer will be key for bringing kids of all levels back to cricket.

Cricket drop out rates in regions like South Canterbury can be halted, Sir Richard Hadlee says.

Spawning race like nothing in New Zealand

OPINION: From its effects upon the river to its role within the community, no questions about the Rangitata South Irrigation scheme went unanswered.

Christine Shand was the top indoor bowler i at the Southern regional tournament.

Shand shines at indoor bowls

Christine Shand was the top indoor bowler at the Southern Zone tournament.


Beneficiaries are the winners

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 22:  Finance Minister Bill English speaks during a post-budget breakfast at Queen's Wharf on May 22, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand. The National party government yesterday delivered the budget, unveiling a $790 million child poverty package, the axing of Kiwisaver $1000 kickstart payments and $52m allocated for developing spare Crown land in Auckland for residential housing.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

OPINION: A give and take budget - with beneficiaries coming out winners.

An emotional toll as well as costly

The act of vandalism not only lightens the wallet but can have an emotional cost.

The Relationships Aotearoa office on Beswick St, Timaru

Uncertain time for counselling service

OPINION: Another national non-government agency with a Timaru branch is in the spotlight due to a last-ditch effort to keep its doors open.


Ignorance a headache for migraine sufferers

Migraines aren't just a bad headache.

0 min ago  OPINION: Warning: This column has some graphic content, so if you're eating, you may want to finish before reading it.

Stage show set to enchant

Oamaru's St Kevin's College is set to enchant its guests this week when Beauty and the Beast opens on Thursday.

Geoff McCrostie is back from his travels in Nepal.

An unexpected holiday

Timaru man Geoff McCrostie went to Nepal to experience history - he did not expect to be part of it.

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