Geraldine woman Rebecca Lees has been keeping her own beehives since March last year.

Bee prepared for more hives

Hobby beekeepers are keeping the bee industry buzzing.

Glider pilot killed

The Canterbury Gliding Club's flagship glider, a Janus C, flying along the Craigieburn Range.

Glider pilot killed in North Otago was Canterbury Gliding Club member.

Timaru event gets rave reviews video

Timaru's first world championship sporting event reached a fitting crescendo.

Parks smokefree?

Smokefree zones in Timaru could extend to parks,council carparks and the botanic gardens.

Champs decided in extra time video

Defending champs go down to golden goal at  bike polo world championships.

Festival's last hurrah

It ends this weekend for the Waihi Bush Music Festival in Woodbury after 20 years.

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School lowers class sizes

New Waimate Centennial School teacher Melissa Robins and her year 2/3 class are excited to start the new school year.

3:26 PM  Waimate Centennial School has dropped class sizes by nearly a third to aid student achievement this year.

Backfiring infringement

The deliberate backfiring of a car saw a Timaru man issued with an infringement notice.

Golf tournament raises charity funds

Not too young for Waitangi understanding

Sport

Nuttall in fine nick in Canterbury clash

Canterbury quick Ed Nuttall continued his fine bowling form against Auckland with a five wicket haul in the first innings and two early wickets in the second innings.

Strike bowler Ed Nuttall struck with two early wickets to give Canterbury a fighting chance of toppling Auckland in their Plunket Shield clash at Christchurch's Hagley Oval.

Begg blows opposition away

South Canterbury Speed Skating Club dominated the New Zealand Bank Track The South Canterbury Speed Skating Club dominated the New Zealand Bank Track Championships in Timaru. Local individual title holders were (from left) Ella Benson, Jazmyn McAuley, Nick Frame, Nicole Begg, Jan Kuepper, Charli Nevin, Leah McDonald, Dale Christoffersen, Tash McAuley and Kaylum McAuley.

Timaru impressive speed skater Nicole Begg kept her unbeaten 12-year-old record intact at the New Zealand Bank Track Championships.

Crusaders hail rookies' win over Reds

Codie Taylor of the Crusaders is tackled during the Super Rugby pre-season match against the Reds in Brisbane.

The Crusaders will introduce more of their All Blacks for Thursday's game against the Highlanders near Gore after a rousing first-up pre-season win over the Reds in Brisbane.

Bike polo world champs decided in extra time video

Outlaw Birdz beat Call Me Daddy in extra time to win the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships held at Aorangi Park. (From left) Call Me Daddy (Luca Semeraro, Paul Vergnaud and William Jenneret), Outlawz Birds (Brun-Pierre Yves, Morgan Hidalgo, Jozsef Hageman) and third placed Control Staff (Eric Stahl-David, Andrew Weyland and Forrest Timonere).

The defending champions went down to a golden goal at the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships in Timaru.

Bike polo taking off in Timaru

Marc Maskery brought bike polo to Timaru.

Marc Maskery brought bike polo to Timaru from Christchurch.

Opinion

A bit rich coming from Key

06022016 Feature Photo: Jason Dorday/ Fairfax NZ Prime Minister John Key talks to media about Waitangi Day celebrations before heading out to the Nines

It might be time for one of John Key's confidantes to ask him an important question.

Are our Aussie neighbours tougher?

A tough little Aussie blue penguin swims into Timaru.

OPINION: Are Aussies just harder than Kiwis? Please, don't shout.

Vivid visions of the war horrors

Visitors to the Gallipoli, The Scale of our War Exhibition at Te Papa place poppies on an exhibit.

OPINION: Derek Burrows was moved by a war exhibition that hinted at the horrors his grandfather faced a century ago.

Free education 'social investment'

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EDITORIAL: Encouraging more people into more study will improve the chances New Zealand can further diversify its economy.

The 'new normal' of a rare condition video

Stella on the corner of the carport roof, where she loves to sit to survey the world

OPINION: It's amazing how quickly something completely unexpected becomes an accepted part of daily life.

Life

Our Australian penguins

A little blue penguin at the Oamaru colony.

The truth is out. Oamaru's little blue penguins are Australian.

Bride-to-be flour bombed

South Canterbury Toyota service adviser Danielle Steele undergoes a pre-wedding work tradition.

Grabbed, tied to a chair and flour bombed on the street corner - welcome to workplace traditions.

Geraldine retailer gets creative

Country Scenario co-owner Dave Lapthorne stands behind a 1900s metal saw bench while holding an old wind up telephone and talks about the 'ugly' pineapple vase on display behind his left ear.

Dealing in second-hand goods has provided its fair share of brow-raising moments, but trying to on-sell 16 urinal jugs has been one of the more entertaining for one Geraldine shop owner.

What's on this long weekend?

Enjoy a Hangi meal at Opihi on Waitangi Day.

With a music festival, sports and cultural activities, South Canterbury has the long weekend covered.

Oamaru retirement village begins

Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher hands over the consent for the Oamaru retirement village to Observatory Village Trust chairman Ken Scott.

Building of the Observatory Retirement Village in Oamaru begins on Monday.

Video

Thrilling Timaru event gets rave reviews

The week-long razzmatazz of Timaru's first world championship sporting event reached a fitting crescendo.

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