Twins Laura and Emily Mercer are now back at home in Timaru with mum Aimee Bennett.

Timaru mum's emotional journey video

4:56 PM  Timaru woman Aimee Bennett had a rough road to parenthood.

Shot cat put down video

John Burgess pictured with his neighbour's cat, which looks similar to his own cat, George, who was shot on Saturday and ...

6:16 PM  George the rescue cat was just about to move to the country.

Baby snatch attempt

A mother clutched her baby and screamed loudly as a man tried to grab the child out of her arms.

Heartland takes top honour

It's been back-to-back wins for Timaru's Heartland Technology.

Rapper grants wish

Eminem tells Canterbury's wheelchair rapper to "keep on going, you got it".

'Save our bank'

The chant 'save our bank' rang out around Fairlie as residents protested the potential closure of the town's bank.

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Charity rally a roaring success

Pictured in a 1951 Bradford are Allan Averis and Helen Cholmondeley. The pair were taking part in the South Canterbury ...

6:20 PM  Vintage Car Club's first charity rally was 'worthwhile'.

Roncalli College holds enterprise market

5:31 PM  An innovative school market day, which started as a class activity, could become an inter-school event.

Responding to needs of older people

Figures 'too late' for the homeless


TBHS leave it late to beat Thistle

West End's Connor Burke, right, had a strong game against Meadowbank United. He scored a goal in the 8-1 win.

Timaru Boys' High School have finally ended their losing streak against Thistle with a hard fought 3-2 victory at Sir Basil Arthur Park.

Super subs save South Canterbury

South Canterbury's Maxx Morris went in untouched under the uprights to start his side's revival against Buller.

South Canterbury pulled off an escape act Harry Houdini would have been proud of in the Heartland Championship opener in Timaru.

Wanganui sound warning

South Canterbury wing Maxx Miller goes in untouched, under the uprights, in his side's comeback 28-26 win over Buller.

 Tries were boosted to six points and Wanganui gorged on 10 of them in Heartland opener.

Cambridge dominate men's side

23072016  News John Bisset /FairfaxNZ.  Hockey Northern Hearts vs Cambridge. Pictured are Simon Small and Josh McArthur

Which South Canterbury players have made Brayden Lindsay's hockey dream XI?

Guildford cleared to play

Zac Guildford wearing his new team's strip outside the Sir Brian Lochore stand..

From professional rugby to Wairarapa Bush, Zac Guildford is happy to be back on the field.


The satisfaction of their success

Natalie Rooney on her way to winning silver in Rio. I think I know how her Dad must have felt watching her.

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Why give a shock jock oxygen?

Mark Richardson, left, and fellow The Crowd Goes Wild host Andrew Mulligan.

OPINION: So is it offensive to refer to someone as a "Pommy git"?

Let's have the Olympics in Timaru

Wouldn't it be great to see Natalie Rooney presented with an Olympic medal on Timaru's piazza, with Caroline Bay as a ...

So, the Rio Olympics are finally over.

I 'know' how injured athletes feel

I can imagine London Olympic silver medallist Sarah Walker's frustration at injury keeping her from trying to go one ...

OPINION: How frustrating is it for an athlete to be laid up by a long-term injury?

How about these new laws?

It's something that happens every year, and Derek Burrows thinks there should therefore be a law to prevent people ...

Opinion: If you've travelled by air recently and your luggage has gone astray, don't worry.


What's on this weekend?

The Friendly meetup takes place each Friday at the Harlequins building on Church St, Timaru.

Learn more about looking after your fruit trees at the Leckie St Community Orchard demonstration on Sunday.

Donation 'quite marvelous'

South Canterbury Cancer Society centre manager Leola Smith, Bidwill Trust Hospital manager Val Flynn and Salvation Army ...

Hospital donates $20,000 to Cancer Society and Salvation Army.

Timaru man on two new shows

One of the Ministry of Ground's projects.

Dan MacKay will feature on a DIY segment and a renovation show from September.

Performers 'stepping it up' each year

Highfield School competes at the Flava Festival on Friday.

Schools delivered some 'sharp' performances at the Flava Festival in Timaru on Friday.

What's on this weekend?

Roncalli College's Shrek the Musical Jr Fairytale Classic dress rehearsal last week. Donkey played by Luke Robb, Shrek ...

The Aigantighe Art Gallery hopes to enchant you at its Winter Lights Night on Saturday.


Shot cat put down

John Burgess says the loss of his tabby cat was ''devastating''.

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