Timaru resident Terry Kennedy is concerned pods from the silver birch trees near his property are making him sick.

Silver birches irritate resident

Timaru resident Terry Kennedy believes a silver birch tree outside his home is making him ill.

Blackspots covered

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2:50 PM  Notorious blackspots on key tourist routes may soon get long-awaited cell coverage.

Paddon picks Gibbs 

Roncalli student Jack Gibbs given chance to build his strength thanks to rally ace.

'It nearly scalped me'

Tragedy at Dreamworld brings back painful memories for Timaru man.

Coll, Tafa in NZ side

South Canterbury rugby players Kieran Coll and Timaru Tafa make Heartland side.

Schools arson-struck fort rebuilt

Temuka pupils delighted with second new playground this year, after first was burnt down.

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Assault charges dropped

A man accused of assaulting two men at a Timaru night club has walked away free.

A man accused of assaulting two men at a Timaru night club has walked away free.

Popular turtle stolen

The owner of a Timaru cafe has been left "devastated" after the cafe's much-loved reptilian mascot was stolen.

Last council meeting for CEO

SC Museum receives funding


Age no barrier for Beveridge

Phil Beveridge belies his age in the front row for Buller.

Buller's colourful character Phil Beveridge is the ultimate team man.

Paddon picks Gibbs for CBay prize

Roncalli College's Jack Gibbs will be busy at the CBay gym after receiving Hayden Paddon's prize.

Roncalli student Jack Gibbs will get a chance to build his strength thanks to rally ace Hayden Paddon.

Claremont Tennis Club's big task

The Claremont Tennis Club's courts will be re-surfaced with the help of a mountain bike fundraiser (from left) Ryan ...

The small Claremont Tennis Club is hoping to raise $55,000 for a court upgrade. 

Coll and Tafa in NZ Heartland side

GREYMOUTH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Kieran Coll of South Canterbury poses with the Coalpit trophy during the round ...

South Canterbury captain Kieran Coll and prop Timaru Tafa have made the NZ Heartland side.

Fresh faces for Heartland XV

TIMARU, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 22: James Lash of Buller looks to pass the ball during the Heartland Meads Cup match ...

New Zealand Heartland XV coach Barry Matthews has selected 15 new caps to tour Fiji.


Desperately seeking insight from a presidential debate

A banner hangs at the University of Las Vegas, site of the last 2016 U.S. presidential debate.

OPINION: And now, the third and final presidential debate.

Time to surface my anger

The discovery of the entry of 'surface' into business-speak made me wonder about the meaning of Bob Geldof and the ...

OPINION: It came up, as so much does these days, on social media.

Dark, doorless pub prompts retreat

Derek Burrows thinks one of the best-known songs of legendary Australian country singer Slim Dusty, here immortalised in ...

OPINION: It was a classic case of: "Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time."

My activism in a nutshell

The press release announcing our intention to demonstrate against media hotel beer prices at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.

OPINION: Sick of reading about politics?

Time for councillors to step up

Voter turnout was disappointingly low in South Canterbury this year.

OPINION: Disappointing voter turnout in parts of South Canterbury should spur successful council candidates into working much harder to engage the people they represent.

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Strassman on tour

240913 NEWS PHOTO. SUPPLIED NOT FOR SALE. SUBURBAN NEWSPAPERS COMPETITION International ventriloquist David Strassman is ...

"I've turned this piece of s**t art form and made it into something cool."

A royal refurbishment

Timaru's Theatre Royal will be shut from mid 2017 while renovations are carried out.

Plans are afoot for a refurbishment of the Theatre Royal in Timaru next year.

Foodie's fluke find saves lost prize video

Timaru's Mark McDonald of Burger's Butchery, back, was surprised when one of his customers visiting Auckland Iain Bamber ...

Picking up a discarded piece of paper in Auckland has revealed an almost impossible set of coincidences for a Timaru man.

What's on this weekend?

The Aviemore Classic yacht race.

Take to the lakes over the long weekend for the Aviemore Classic.

Music magic from Basement video

Jordan Luck returns to his roots with his old band mates from Basement, his first band formed in Geraldine. Support ...

Musician Jordan Luck went back to his roots with a Basement reunion in South Canterbury on Tuesday.


Strassman on tour

"I've turned this piece of s**t art form and made it into something cool."

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