Arjan Van't Klooster, right, and John Mehrtens are pleased with the regional results for the FMG Young Farmer of the Year.

Aorangi eyes Young Farmer glory

The Aorangi region is seeking Young Farmer of the Year glory for the third time in a row.

New plant creates jobs

Jacqui Dean and Rob Hewitt inspect the final product at the new venison plant at the Pareora Freezing Works.

New venison plant at Pareora will help boost South Canterbury economy.

'Beer bottles scattered all over'

8:52 PM  Being in the country doesn't make you immune to drink-driving laws, police say.

Guilty of manslaughter

Guilty verdicts reached in trial over death of Ashburton man Arran Gairns.

Concerns about retro spending

The blurring of boundaries is an "inherent problem" at the WDC, an angry resident claims.

Fire ban to be lifted

South Canterbury's total fire ban will be lifted, but some restrictions will remain in place.

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Hopeful beneficiaries forced to travel

Waimate Community Link and Heartlands Service coordinator Jakki Guilford says not being able to verify your identity in ...

RealMe accounts cannot be verified in two of the three South Canterbury districts, despite more government services moving online.

Online house asking prices up

Average asking prices across South Canterbury have rocketed up according to TradeMe's property price index.

Crash 'could have been fatal'

Quirky job ad was 'honest' video


Willetts turns down chance for back-to-back crowns

Meadowbank United coach Simon Willetts has decided not to take the reigns again in 2017.

He constructed a double-winning football team, now Meadowbank coach Simon Willetts is off to build a house.

Fakahokotau eager to rediscover past form

Temalisi Fakahokotau played for the Northern Mystics from 2014-16.

 Defender, who enjoyed meteoric rise and then a quiet lull, wants to regain black dress.

Richards cracks 30 centre titles

Timaru Town and Country Club's champion of champion fours have done it before (from left) Mary Lemon, Shirley Whyte, Pat ...

With 70 years bowling experience between them the Town and Country Club's women's four are a formidable line-up.

Squash identity Graeme Bird passes away

Former New Zealand junior squash champion Graeme Bird passed away.

South Canterbury squash identity Graeme Lindsay Bird (Birdie) passed away in Wellington on February 11, aged 75.

Wheeler's big rig wins at Levels

Aucklander Troy Wheeler added a small buffer to his Super Truck championship lead at Levels over the weekend.

Auckland's Troy Wheeler didn't have things all his own way as big rigs impressed at Levels.


My plan to move the goalposts

Environment Minister Nick Smith announces a plan to make 90 per cent of New Zealand's  waterways swimmable by 2040.

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Joining the latter-day Resistance

Press photographers take pictures of a Madame Tussauds wax effigy of Sophie Scholl,  displayed at Ludwig Maximilian ...

I stumbled across two sobering accounts of wartime heroism that had somehow passed me by this week.

Nothing sweet in closure video

The entrance to the Cadbury factory in Dunedin. Columnist Derek Burrows considers how a brand set to close its Dunedin ...

OPINION: Closing Cadbury's Dunedin factory shows the company couldn't be further from its roots.

Scratching my head over 'pilot whale'

A volunteer waters down a pilot whale stranded on Farewell Spit.

Opinion: If ever there was a classic misnomer, surely it is "pilot whale".

Caught in the weirdness of a 'Ginge-go-round'

Ginge has quickly taken to one of the favoured sleeping spots enjoyed by Stella, who disappeared last year.

OPINION: Have you ever had an experience that seemed, somehow, other-worldly?

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Founders join 50th celebration

Geraldine youngsters Emma Weaver, 4, Ruby Oliver, 4, Will Weaver, 7,  and Henry Oliver, 8, play on a 1954 David Brown ...

A museum in Geraldine echoed to the sound of horsepower at the weekend, as it celebrated it's half-century.

Paddleboarders hit the waves

Regan Koster launches Lisa Dobson from the Board Silly team into the water.

Caroline Bay in Timaru was a riot of colour on Saturday as the Paddle for Life fundraiser was held.

Shed pays tribute to truck history

A 1952 Leyland Comet 90 truck, one of the vehicles on show at the opening of the vintage museum on Saturday.

A permanent home for a wide collection of classic trucks from across South Canterbury has opened its doors.

Sports challenge back for firms

Two teams playing volleyball at the Spring Workplace Challenge.

Which Timaru workplace will win the Washdyke Workplace Challenge?

Skatepark for Fairlie?

Standing at Fairlie's playground on Main St are, from left, Billie-Rose Heslip, Oliver Kirkbeck, Eli Taylor, Nathan ...

There's been talk of one before, but might Fairlie's skatepark plan finally come to fruition?


Unswimmable lagoon now swimmable

Nick Smith once said it would be impossible for the waterway to become swimmable. New standards say otherwise.

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