Some of the cut Matagouri bushes can be seen on the left of the toilet.

Vandals wreck DOC hut, furniture

Police investigate after vandals take to hunting hut and native bush with chainsaw.

Cyclist 'sore' but OK

Selwyn Prattley has been left with minor injuries and a busted bike after he was knocked down by a car while cycling.

Cyclist says backpack saved him from more injuries after car knocked him off bike.

Sunniest winter since 1930

Timaru is on track to reach more than 530 sunshine hours this winter.

Councils back Easter Trading bill

A regional approach may be taken by local councils if new legislation is passed.

New home for early learning centre

The new Twizel Early Learning Centre will be built on land owned by the Mackenzie District Council.

Water race users face big repair bill

The cost of repairing an irrigation scheme is causing uncertainty for Waitaki Valley farmers.

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News

Meeting with school commissioner

Fairlie Primary School is under statutory management.

Fairlie Primary School parents will meet with the school's commissioner to discuss challenges facing the school.

Power restored in St Canty

Power has been restored after a powerline came down affecting power in parts of South Canterbury.

Planned water shutdown

'Treasure' bows out after 59 years

Sport

Saunders makes young Heartland side

South Canterbury development fullback Zac Saunders is looking forward to playing the Heartland under 19 team.

Celtic fullback Zac Saunders has made the New Zealand Heartland side.

Early's last second strike sees TBHS home

Geraldine's Andrew Tweed(in orange) tries to evade by Gisborne's Jarom Brouwer at Sir Basil Arthur Park on Wednesday.

Sam Early scored a last second goal to keep Timaru Boys' High India Shield chances alive.

Craighead aiming for 13th spot

Craighead Diocesan's Rose Mcleod looks for a team-mate in their match on Tuesday.

Timaru Girls' High are the only South Canterbury side to feature in top eight quarterfinals after they won their B grade clash against Mackenzie College to progress through.

Kumwenda leaves Tactix

Mwai Kumwenda is leaving the Tactix.

Mwai Kumwenda confirms she's leaving the Tactix ahead of likely move to Australia.

Fahey reflects on Rio

A rare break for Olympic triathlon organiser Juliet Fahey.

There was only one person probably more nervous than the Olympian lined up at the start of the triathlon in Rio - organiser Juliet Fahey.

Opinion

Foolhardy adventures end up on TV

Czech tramper Pavlina Pizova talks about her experience during press conference.

OPINION: A couple of years or so ago there was a series on New Zealand television entitled I Shouldn't Be Alive.

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.

OPINION: Have you ever felt a deep connection with someone you didn't know?

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?

Life

'Treasure' bows out after 59 years

Hazel Trent and her husband Olaf who has retired as treasurer from the Timaru Scottish Society after 60 years in the role.

Housie, free music lessons and the pipe band - Olaf Trent's legacy for the Scottish Society is priceless.

Whitebaiting more than frittering away a day video

Brian Bennett, 81, scoops for whitebait on the Opihi River for the 70th consecutive season.

Brian Bennett has been keen on whitebaiting for 70 years and has no plans to give up just yet.

Sea2Sea kicking off in September

Sea2Sea coordinator Caro Rhodes.

A six week long sports challenge aims to get South Cantabrians moving daily.

Nappy Lady to come to Timaru

Kate Meads, known as The Nappy Lady, will be presenting Waste Free Parenting workshops in Timaru on September 12.

The Nappy Lady is coming to Timaru in September.

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.

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Whitebaiting more than frittering away a day

Brian Bennett has been keen on whitebaiting for 70 years and has no plans to give up just yet.

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