Just an example of the yummy custard squares which will be devoured on May 31 at the Legends Cafe as they prepare
for the Custard Square Day in Pleasant Point. Pictured are manager Anna Cook with owner Steve Casey. This is their third year running the event and funds raised will go to the Pleasant Point Football club.

Get your sugar high

It will be a custard filled feast as 20 people sacrifice their waistlines by entering into a custard square off.

Canterbury pot mad

A portion of the cannabis plants Tokoroa Police seized from an address on Manaia St.

Police founds lots of cannabis in South Canterbury over the summer.

Hi-tech medication distribution

Timaru Hospital staff push cows around the wards but it is medication these technical bovines are used for.  

Tekapo man wants museum

A Lake Tekapo man says locals must act now to preserve the area's history.

Hospital Radio signal blocked

A Hospital Radio volunteer accuses a Timaru businessman of trying to shut down the non-profit station.

Quieter months for Timaru retailers

Lower dairy price forecasts might already be affecting some South Canterbury tills.

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Quieter months for Timaru retailers

Timaru jeweller The Ringmaker's co-owner Chris Castle says is one of several local businesses who have noticed slower sales in recent months.

Lower dairy price forecasts might already be affecting some South Canterbury tills.

Riverstone castle takes shape video

Every nook and cranny in the Riverstone Castle will be personalised to its owners.

Hospital Radio signal blocked

Boat firm rides wave of success


Origin in a stale state

NSW's Josh Dugan misses a field goal attempt during game one of the State of Origin series on Wednesday.

OPINION: If ever there was a game to show that State of Origin needs a break, this was it.

Collins has season to remember

Pareora's Brent Collins is sitting back with a barbecue and enjoying a motorsport season to remember.

St Josephs Timaru and Sacred Heart  clashed in their cross country at the Scenic Reserve. There was plenty of competition in the boys' Year 3 and 4 race.

Annual cross country clash a winner

There was plenty of support when Sacred Heart took on St Joesph's Timaru in the their annual cross country clash at the Scenic Reserve.


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.


Mackie gave his all to boxing

Gordon (Smillie) Mackie died on May 18, aged 65, after a long illness.

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

Compulsory languages for Waitaki?

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

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.

Home away from home

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

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