Private swim instructor Kevin Hessell is 'over the moon' at the prospect of being able to hire a lane at CBay. Hessell is pictured with 4-year-old Kaitlyn Stark.

CBay about face from council

The Timaru District Council is considering doing a backflip over squad coaching access to CBay.

Debate splits council

CBay user and activist Ivan Stevenson has refused to swim at the timaru aquatic centre until a discount for those over 65 succeeds

Proposal for discount pool fee for over-65s divides Timaru District councillors.

Rooney claims Olympic quota spot

Natalie Rooney is rapt to have booked her trap shooting spot to the Rio Olympics.

Upgrade approved

An $875,000 upgrade of Timaru's airport has been given the go ahead by council.

Teen pleads guilty to raft of charges

A Timaru teenager has admitted a raft of drug and dishonesty charges.

Arrest over Waimate brawl

A Waimate teenager has been arrested in relation to a heated brawl in November.

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Warm night and warm day

Dry weather conditions continued in South Canterbury. Pictured is a file photo of fields near Lake Opuha, on Trentham Rd, Fairlie.

You could have been forgiven for struggling to cool down last Friday.

Water use project to cost $636,000

The Irrigation Acceleration fund and Environment Canterbury (ECan) are spending $636,000 on a water use model for South Canterbury.

Kaki chicks banded

Rural burglar sentenced


Aorangi side to focus on the basics

Aorangi men's golf team captain Dan Perham

Straight drives and a precise short game are the keys for the Aorangi men's golf team this week.

Mair produces second innings magic

Stanley Mair has recently moved to Timaru and made a successful Hawke Cup debut last weekend.

Stanley Mair will remember the first and second spells of his South Canterbury Hawke Cup debut in contrasting fashion.

Showjumpers have success in Waimate

Georgia Urquhart competes in the South Island showjumping event in Waimate at the weekend.

Athletes to compete against best

Anna Hayward will be hoping to reclaim her title she won last year in the junior girls' 400m.

The biggest stage for a number of Timaru's most promising athletes is approaching quickly.

Horsley credits cricket comeback

South Canterbury's Jack Harper looks to set off for a run after dabbing one into the leg side.

South Canterbury player-coach Nick Horsley was full of praises for his team after their come-from-behind victory over Mid Canterbury in their opening Southern Zone Hawke Cup match in Timaru.


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.

Reverend eyes retirement

Waiareka Weston and Enfield Presbyterian Church reverend Nancy Parker, who retires at the end of the year, in front of the Weston community church where she has worked for 15 years.

Reverend Nancy Parker is retiring, but won't be giving up her ministry completely.

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.


Climate of change as NZ marches

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

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