Missing climber Stephen Dowall pictured on the summit of Aoraki-Mt Cook in November 2011.

Search for climber called off

Chances for Stephen Dowall's survival on glacier after three days are "slim", police say.

Police hunt fraudsters

These two men are alleged to have used stolen Visa Paywave cards to buy items around Timaru over the weekend.

Police want public help identifying two men allegedly using stolen Visa payWave cards in Timaru.

One dead after crash

One person is dead after a crash involving four cars and a motorbike near Oamaru.

Lights ripped apart by grinches

A Christmas-loving Timaru woman's lights have been ripped to pieces by grinches.

Rose festival crowds in good spirit

Sunday lived up to its name, to the relief of Festival of Roses organisers.

Call for CBay discount for seniors

CBay is one of the most expensive pools for pensioners in the South Island.

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Temuka parade draws 2500

Santa was there with bells on at the Temuka Christmas Parade.

The brass band bellowed and the traction engines roared but Santa was the star of the day.

Man flashes women on Stafford St

A man refused to cover himself in front of three women while urinating on the corner of Woollcombe and Stafford St.

Temuka man punches policeman

Searchers attempt to reach climber


South Canterbury beat Mid Canterbury

South Canterbury's player-coach Nick Horsley looks back after chopping one on to his stumps against Mid Canterbury.

South Canterbury come from behind to beat Mid Canterbury in Hawke Cup match.

South Canterbury qualify at Southland's expense

South Canterbury's Pangi Iketau tries to wriggle through the tackle of Southland's Hayden Edgeley, left, and Scott Eade in their fifth and sixth playoff match.

The South Canterbury men's sevens side is on its way to Rotorua.

Town and Country triples bowl their way to title

27112015. News. Photo: Mytchall Bransgrove/Timaru Cathy Richards from the Timaru Town and Country Club bowls in the Women???s centre triples final held at the Timaru Town and Country Club.
Reporter: Brayden Lindsay

It was a successful 24-hour period for some of the Timaru Town and Country Clubs lawn bowlers.

Otago win regional sevens qualifiers

South Canterbury's Leone Nawalu on the attack as Southland's Scott Eade, left, approaches him in the Southern Regional Sevens Qualifiers in Timaru on Saturday.

A try after the final hooter propelled Otago to a 29-27 win over Tasman in the final of the Southern Regional Sevens Qualifiers.

Fifita loss a blow for South Canty

South Canterbury's Paula Fifita is out of the South Island sevens tournament with an injury.

An ankle injury to Paula Fifita has robbed South Canterbury of one of their most influential sevens players.


Time to tell Trump he's fired

Donald Trump preaching to the choir. There's no place for his bigotry in decisions affecting our children's future.

OPINION: A few days ago, a friend and former colleague put a message on Facebook to his American friends.

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.


Life experience gained before mission

Former Mountainview High School dux Dallin McLaughlin is going on a two year mission to the Philippines through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

The former dux of Mountainview High School is going on a mission to the Philippines.

What's on this weekend?

Roses on the Bay Market Day.

It's all roses around South Canterbury at the moment.

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.


Climate of change as NZ marches

Thirty five rallies nationwide demand the Government do more to prevent catastrophic climate change.

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