Preparing for the All British Car Day this weekend are, from left, Ross Luscombe, Dave Ross, Ron Hammer and organiser ...

Rally testament to Brit cars

There's plenty of enthusiasm for old British cars in South Canterbury, drivers say.

Growth near standstill

Economic activity grew less quickly in Timaru District than in previous quarters, new estimates indicate.

Economic growth in Timaru District has slowed again, new estimates suggest.

Former helper stabbed amputee

Wounding her partner's bowel ended Talya​ Lough's relationship with the amputee whose house she used to clean.

Cavalcade for Twizel?

Hosting the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust Cavalcade could bring big benefits to Twizel.

Cafe leads smokefree charge

Smoking ban at first South Canterbury cafe to make its outdoor area smokefree.

Admissions halted for a few weeks

 Stressed staff stop taking on more residents at Talbot Park temporarily.

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Mother and son both honoured

Son and mother Bruce and Greta Clarke of Timaru were both nominated for lifetime achievement awards by their sports at ...

Greta Clark was surprised when nominated for an award, and more surprised to find her son nominated too.

Waimate community grant in review

Waimate community grant eligibility is under review to provide clear guidelines for applicants.

Gun threats lead to cannabis bust

Barker heads Bay Association anew

Sport

Park proving unstoppable

Jeff Allan (right) produced a strong ride in Cycling Timaru's senior race on Saturday but it was Reon Park (left) who ...

Reon Park proved to be the hardiest of souls that ignored Saturday's poor weather to again dominate Cycling Timaru's winter programme.

Christ's cruise past Roncalli

Roncalli centre PJ Latu is pulled down by Christ College's Joe Wilkson.

Christ's College First XV continued their unbeaten run in the Crusaders Schools Championship with a 36-0 win over Roncalli College.

Waimate hammers Harlequins

Waimate midfielder Jared Matthews almost catches out referee Chris Paul in their thrashing of Harlequins.

Waimate was the place to be on Saturday night after their side pulled off a stunning 41-0 upset against Harlequins in the Hamersley Cup senior rugby championships.

Hampstead remain top with victory

Tash Dockrill, of Cambridge, and Hampstead's Karen McAuley battle for the ball in last season's women's division one ...

Hampstead won the battle in the wet against Cambridge on Saturday.

Celtic punish Temuka

Raitube Matanabua was outstanding for Mackenzie in the 20-10 loss to Pleasant Point.

Hamersley Cup favourites show their class with drubbing of second-placed Temuka.

Opinion

Who came up with this idea?

Jose Mourinho leaving his London home on Monday, not in a black suit this time. There are agency pictures available of ...

OPINION: Whoever it was must have been a genius.

Learned Facebook users bag Blenheim

Should Blenheim doff its name, would other beleaguered towns dare to follow suit?

OPINION: Should Blenheim decide to doff its name, would other beleaguered towns follow suit?

Got a title for your autobiography?

I see some rare sunrises on my weekend beach runs at this time of year

OPINION: Finally, I've settled on it. The title of my autobiography will be ...

Burrowing into old travel stash

A $50 trillion note from Zimbabwe might be worth something these days.

OPINION: I was reading a newspaper report online this morning when I suddenly realised I could be sitting on a small fortune.

An unfathomable decision from a brutal death

110516 news. Moko Rangitoheriri has been remembered as boy with a cheeky grin.

EDITORIAL: The lesser charge of manslaughter is no way to find justice for the death of a Taupo toddler.

Life

Mother and son both honoured

Son and mother Bruce and Greta Clarke of Timaru were both nominated for lifetime achievement awards by their sports at ...

Greta Clark was surprised when nominated for an award, and more surprised to find her son nominated too.

Lip sync will help students with trip video

Mark Lowen sings The Proclaimers 'I'm gonna be' at Roncalli College lip sync competition.

A lip sync fundraiser at Roncalli college on Saturday has helped raise $10,000 for students hoping to go to Vietnam and Cambodia.

What's on this weekend

Boars shot at the annual Pest Quest in Waimate.

Shooters are gearing up for the Waimate Shooters Club's annual pest quest challenge.

Visitor nights climb

The Alps2Ocean trail at Lake Tekapo. The trail has contributed to a record year for commercial guest nights in the ...

Mackenzie and Waitaki have had a record-setting year for tourism.

Performer's unusual bottletop trick

Circus performer Mary Weir practices her walking on bottles act ahead of the opening night on Thursday.

When Mary Weir steps up to the ringside barrier, her audience is in for a balancing feat.

Video

Lip sync will help students with trip

A lip sync fundraiser at Roncalli college on Saturday has helped raise $10,000 for students hoping to go to Vietnam and Cambodia.

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