The White Ribbon Riders make their way down Stafford St on Wednesday to show their support for the anti-violence campaign.

Riding against violence

4:20 PM  Members of the public came together in Timaru on Wednesday to mark White Ribbon Day.

Greazy Dogs stopped

Police stopped about 40 patched riders as they headed through Timaru on Wednesday afternoon.

Police stopped up to 40 gang members on their way through Timaru on Wednesday.

EBAs 'concerning'

Two Timaru drink drivers have blown over 1000mcg in the past six days.

Suspicious fire at Marchwiel Park

A suspicious vegetation fire in Timaru is being investigated by police.

Students design own furniture

Cannington School has won $5000 worth of materials from a Caltex Fuel Your School grant.

New bridge closed

As quickly as it opened, the $2 million Lake Tekapo Footbridge has closed.

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Repeat partner-beater jailed

Timaru District Court.

17 min ago  A Timaru man who beat his pregnant partner then choked her while on bail has been sent to prison.

Bouncers onto drugged patrons

5:48 PM  South Canterbury bouncers have spoken of their experiences dealing with drugged patrons.

Sky becomes classroom for a day

Healthy food at a glance


South Canterbury in the swing

Tennis South Canterbury's southern region  reps (from left) Ryan McNulty, George McAleer, Kate Crawford, Matilda Hayman and Josh Cameron. James Watt also made the team.

Tennis South Canterbury is again well represented in the Southern region's junior teams for the national teams' competition in Auckland.

Pilcher wins national skeet doubles

Brittany Pilcher won the women's New Zealand Skeet Doubles Championship in Christchurch

Timaru's Brittany Pilcher held her nerve to win the women's double skeet title at the New Zealand Skeet Championships in Christchurch.

SC sevens hoping to qualify for nationals

South Canterbury sevens co-captain George Lott

The South Canterbury sevens side is confident of qualifying for the national tournament after an excellent build-up.

Speed skating clubrooms underway

South Canterbury Roller Skating Club's Mark Lowen is happy with the early progress on their new clubrooms on Caroline Bay which should be finished by April.

Stage two of a plan to bring the speed skating world championships to Timaru is underway with the building of new clubrooms.

Players take opportunities with both hands

Craig Hinton, who bowled well for South Canterbury on Sunday.

South Canterbury player-coach Nick Horsley was full of praise for his side following Sunday's warmup match against Christchurch Metro in at Edgar MacIntosh Park in Christchurch.


Jonah's words to Joost prompt a new sadness

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu died on Wednesday, aged 40.

OPINION: It was one of the first things I thought of when I heard the news.

Lomu remains larger than life

Jonah Lomu is mourned around the world by fans, fellow sporting greats, and media.

OPINION: Stories of Lomu's selflessness show us what we've lost.

Hateful posts compound grief

OPINION: There is nothing more aggravating than reading comments on social media sites from ignorant, rude people.

Restricting myself to 800 words

Melina Vidler, Erik Thomson and Benson Jack Anthony play the Turner family in 800 Words.

OPINION: This is not so much a homage, or a review, as an exercise.

AED campaign pays off

Geraldine High School Principal Simon Coleman with the defibrillator that was used to help save a staff member who suffered a heart attack on Monday.

OPINION: Worth every minute, and every last cent.


Love of roses blooms

Oamaru rose judge and steward Alison Ludemann helps set up for the Alpine Energy National Spring Rose Show and Convention.

After 25 years, Oamaru's Alison Ludemann is still enamoured with roses.

Young shepherds take to the hills

Sarah Scott of the Upper Waitaki young farmers' club.

The number of young people choosing to take up a career as a shepherd in the Waitaki District is increasing.

Second volunteer trip for Laura

Former Craighead Diocesan School student Laura Robinson in Uganda while on her first volunteer trip. She loved it so much she is going again.

Timaru teenager Laura Robinson loved her first volunteer trip to Uganda so much, she's going again.

Fifty years fighting fires

Fairlie chief fire officer Jim Irving is hanging up his hat at the end of the month, 50 years after he started at the station.

The sound of the Fairlie Fire Station bell means one thing to Jim Irving. That someone needs his help.

Steampunk shakes up Wellington

Paula Lester-Garcia of Wellington's Steampunk Emporium

Why does steampunk attract more haters than your average nerdy niche subculture?


Twizel boy the best in the world

Twizel's Joshua Toon can make a claim to being the smartest 8-year-old in the world.

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