The wreckage of the caravan is lifted on to a truck for removal.

Winds obliterate caravan

An Oamaru man is angry after the wreckage of his caravan was struck by thieves.

60,000 smolt released

Lake Tekapo now has a fresh boost of smolt from commercial salmon farm operations.

A smolt donation has boosted Lake Tekapo's salmon population by 60,000.

Dry December on the cards

Warm weather has kicked off South Canterbury's summer, but expect cooler temperatures next week.

Council investigates dark angels

Outages of Timaru's municipal Christmas lights are under investigation.

Course helps student launch cafe

Timaru's newest cafe owner says polytechnic course kick-started business plan.

Fonterra breach

Fonterra wrong to put 20 South Canty farmers on less attractive contracts, High Court says.

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Locals wanted for buskers festival

Timaru District Councillor Steve Wills, left, and World Buskers Festival director Glen Pickering try their hand at juggling in front of performer David Ladderman. The festival organisers are on the hunt for local talent to perform with the Road Show in January, 2016.

7:19 PM  Local talent will have the chance to take part in the World Buskers Festival as it stops by Timaru.

Meth habit funded by crime spree

7:09 PM  A Timaru man who stole to fund his drug habit has pleaded guilty to a raft of charges in court.

CBay working party to start in February

Council exempt from own watering ban


Green impresses at interprovincials in Invercargill

Waikato No.1 golfer Luke Toomey (pictured) went down to Aorangi's Jordan Green a tthe national interprovincials in Invercargill.

Aorangi's Jordan Green notched up one of the biggest scalps of his golfing career with a 1-up win over Waikato's Luke Toomey at the interprovincial championships at the Invercargill Golf Club.

Pelser wins world goju title

Timaru's Lizelle Pelser on the top step of the podium at the Goju World Championships in Auckland.

Timaru karate exponent Lizelle Pelser is on top of the world after dominating her final.

Anderson in Black Ferns squad

Former Mackenzie junior rugby player Lucy Anderson has made the Black Ferns training squad.

Midfielder Lucy Anderson is determined to make the most of her opportunity after being named in the Black Ferns squad.

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.


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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