English woman Roz Naderer catches up with Temuka woman Sally Woodhead, on her first visit to New Zealand, after nearly ...

Penpal visits after 47 years

After nearly 50 years of letter writing, an English woman is at last visiting her Kiwi friend.

Talk over port access

Heavy traffic has increased on Timaru's Port Loop Rd.

An alternative route into Timaru's port could pay big dividends for the town centre, and discussions are under way.

Mixed fire ban messages 'insane'

There's a total fire ban in place in South Canterbury - but is the message getting through?

Mulcher sparks blaze

Spark from mulcher burns 25 hectares of land at Otematata Station.

Death trial begins

Manslaughter trial over the death of Ashburton man Arran Gairns begins in Timaru.

Students may lose support

Support staff could face job cuts if funding remains frozen, a Sth Canty principal says.

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News

Period costs hit pockets

Sanitary products are out of the financial reach of some Timaru females. Pharmac is considering whether it can subsidise ...

Some Timaru females cannot afford sanitary products and would benefit from them being subsidised either through dropping GST or through Pharmac.

Big crowd for Bark Up

Barking dogs worked hard to do some fundraising in Geraldine on Saturday.

Museum's truck section to open

Son's last moments 'haunt me'

Sport

Tamanivalu winging it at Crusaders

Seta Tamanivalu scores a try for the Crusaders during the Brisbane Tens.

No orders from Steve Hansen to play Crusaders' recruit on wing.

Crouser trumps Walsh

Ryan Crouser winds up at the Big Shot in Christchurch.

Not even a New Zealand residents record was enough for Tom Walsh to beat American Ryan Crouser.

Wright blasts century

Willie Wright smashed his first century in club cricket for Celtic in their demolition of Star.

A sublime century Celtic opener Willie Wright saw his team crush Star in the modified senior cricket competition.

'Perfect' conditions for archery comp

The South Island Archery Junior Championships was held on the weekend, picture is Grace Beatson, 17 who won the U20 ...

Perfect conditions for South Island champs in Timaru.

Timaru rowers impress at champs

Former Timaru rowers were to the fore at the New Zealand Rowing Championships. Emma Dyke, left, and Emma Weith were part ...

The Timaru Rowing Club punched above their weight at the New Zealand Rowing Championships, finishing eighth out of the 41 clubs competing.

Opinion

Scratching my head over 'pilot whale'

A volunteer waters down a pilot whale stranded on Farewell Spit.

Opinion: If ever there was a classic misnomer, surely it is "pilot whale".

Caught in the weirdness of a 'Ginge-go-round'

Ginge has quickly taken to one of the favoured sleeping spots enjoyed by Stella, who disappeared last year.

OPINION: Have you ever had an experience that seemed, somehow, other-worldly?

America first in first call to NZ

US President Donald Trump speaks by phone with Russia's President Vladimir Putin last week. Columnist Derek Burrows ...

Derek Burrows imagines how the first phone call between US President Donald Trump and Kiwi PM Bill English panned out.

Another great gone too soon

Jonah Lomu is tackled by South African halfback Joost Van der Westhuizen during the 1995 Rugby World Cup final.

True sporting greatness is something that transcends national boundaries.

Fed up that I went to bed

A delighted Roger Federer receives the Australian Open trophy from Australian tennis legend Rod Laver, while a pensive ...

'twas Monday morn, and I was torn ...

We Are Timaru

Big crowd for Bark Up

Tom Pepper and his dog Russ, 3, a huntaway from Geraldine, take their turn at the second annual Bark Up competition as ...

Barking dogs worked hard to do some fundraising in Geraldine on Saturday.

Museum's truck section to open

South Canterbury Traction Engine and Vintage Steam Club member Bob Mehrtens standing next to a couple of trucks in a new ...

Trucks which make a part of South Canterbury's history will be on display to the public.

Joshing around: The Tongan of Timaru

Thomson could have chosen almost any career. He was dux of his school, and achieved success in cricket, rugby, music and ...

From tomorrow, the pressure will be on Josh Thomson to provide laughs to New Zealand five nights a week.

Concert to go ahead

Val Hargraves standing at Josh Anderson's old work bench at the South Island Organ Company. Anderson will return to ...

Timaru's seventh Earthquake Memorial Organ Concert will go ahead despite plans to lay the tradition to rest.

What's on this weekend?

A High Tea this weekend hosted Altrusa International of Timaru will help the club raise money to cover swimming lessons ...

Enjoy a high tea with Timaru's Altrusa and help cover the cost of swimming lessons for 14 children.

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Crouser trumps Walsh

Not even a New Zealand residents record was enough for Tom Walsh to beat American Ryan Crouser.

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