Rob Young in the cockpit of one of his L29 jet aircraft.

'It's like having two wives' gallery video

Having two L29 jets is a bit of a mission according to Timaru seller.

Jury find woman guilty

A Timaru woman has been found guilty of assaulting a pregnant woman.

A Timaru woman has been found guilty of assaulting a pregnant woman.

Spud king sprouts $150m

South Island's biggest fortunes revealed in "bible of wealth".

Guilty plea on tax charges

Former Timaru shipping company director pleads guilty to more than 50 tax charges.

Jeweller re-opens

Timaru's newest main street shop opened its doors today.

'Fish' smell complaints continue

Some locals still think there's something fishy about the town's air.

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Air pollution standards breached again

A smoky chimney in Timaru.

Timaru breaches air quality standards for the ninth time this month.

Speeding offences drop

Police have recorded a significant drop in the number of South Canterbury motorists caught speeding.

Day two of trial for woman accused of assault

Concerns over community policing


Matthews delighted to be NZ Heartland coach

Barry Matthews has been appointed NZ Heartland coach for two years.

South Canterbury coach Barry Matthews is delighted to have been appointed the new head coach of the New Zealand Heartland XV.

Strangles found at racing stable

A racing stable has been placed in quarantine following suspected cases of the highly contagious strangles.

Suspected cases of the highly contagious disease found in Canterbury stable.

Harlequins too strong for Pareora

Harlequin's Macie Austin tries to defend against Pareora's Katrina Hill.

Mackenzie had to work hard for their 29-20 victory against Roncalli to remain unbeaten.

Matthews to coach NZ Heartland

Barry Matthews gets nod for NZ Heartland coaching position.

South Canterbury coach Barry Matthews has been appointed the new head coach of the New Zealand Heartland XV.

Terrific trio going for eight

26072016  News John Bisset /FairfaxNZ.   Celtic rugby players from left are Matt Fetu, Nick Strachan and Kali Latu

As Celtic hunt for their eighth successive Hamersley Cup rugby title against Pleasant Point on Saturday, three players have been their from the start.


The unthinkable becomes reality

Even Donald Trump looks perplexed at his own nomination for the presidency.

OPINION: Incredibly, Donald Trump is now the certified Republican candidate for the presidency of the United States.

A legend in my own lunchtime

The most famous piece of toast in the country on Monday.

OPINION: It all started so innocently.

Solar levy has me all charged up

Solar power convert Derek Burrows is irked by a Hawke's Bay company's decision to charge a levy to those who use solar ...

OPINION: Surely solar power use should be encouraged, not penalised?

A cloak I'd love to don

Justin Leonard with the Claret Jug after his Open Championship victory in 1997.

OPINION: What's the greatest trophy there is?

Not exactly longing for Mother England

British Home Secretary Theresa May, the new leader of the Conservative Party, who will become prime minister on Thursday ...

OPINION: I've never been more pleased to live more than 20,000 kilometres from my homeland.


Jordan Luck reunites with first band

Guitarist Steve Jones will be one of the Basement band members, along with Jordan Luck from the Exponents, reuniting for ...

Dates have been confirmed for Basement's reunion gigs which will feature Jordan Luck from The Exponents.

'Life-changing' operation ahead for girl with cerebral palsy

Meet the McLachlans: Alex, 12, dad Duncan, Charlee, 4, mum Anna, Jorja, 4, and Lane, 16.

Charlee McLachlan, 4, wants to be able to walk and play just like her twin sister.

First exhibition for students

Ara Institute of Canterbury photography students with some of the works they're exhibiting at the Timaru Library this ...

Students set up their first exhibition.

Fire crews fight for volunteers, water gallery video

The Oban volunteer fire brigade was still young when it the local Ferndale Guest House caught fire. At the time the ...

Rural volunteer brigades struggle to get the volunteers, hardware and even water they need to serve their communities.

Lights, action, sparkles

South Canterbury Drama League Mamma Mia! cast members in June, from left, Chicane Sandford, Cam Sutcliffe, Alex McCoid, ...

Over 1000 costumes arrived in Timaru a few weeks ago for Mamma Mia!


'It's like having two wives'

Rob Young says he doesn't need two jet planes, but selling one of them is harder than he expected.

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