South Canterbury Aero Club members, from left, Peter McCaskill, Ash Turner and Stewart Brown, paint an aircraft wing on ...

Aero Club members winging it

It was a working bee with a difference, requiring strippers and an aircraft wing.

Assault at skatepark

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Senior Sergeant Mark Offen looks at the elephant seal on ...

Timaru youth charged with assault and banned from the town's skatepark.

Kids call for safety video

South Canterbury children chanted slogans such as 'kids need to have fun to grow'.

PM visits Temuka 

Prime Minister John Key has made a whirlwind visit to South Canterbury.

Lights, action, sparkles

More than 1000 costumes arrived in Timaru in June for Mamma Mia!

'A little bit unfair'

The PM has acknowledged that criteria for a new tourism fund may be "unfair".

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News

Skifields get snow dump

Skifields across South Canterbury like Roundhill experienced a much-needed dump of snow over the weekend, with more ...

13 min ago  Ski fields around South Canterbury are finally getting some much needed snow with more predicted for the coming days.

Timaru mailboxes manhandled

6:08 PM  A drunken man with an apparent vendetta against mailboxes went on destructive spree in Timaru on Saturday.

BRIEF: Man charged for video of flatmate

Fire crews fight for volunteers, water gallery video

Sport

End of era for Blackadder video

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder will soon relocate to English club Bath where he expected to work as the director of rugby.

Mistakes cost the Crusaders dearly in the loss to the Lions in their Super Rugby quarterfinal match.

Pleasant Point steal final spot from Waimate's grasp

Kieran Coll bursts trough a couple of Waimate defenders to score in their Hamersley Cup semifinal.

Pleasant Point are through to the Hamersley Cup final following a thrilling 24-23 victory over Waimate.

Crusaders walloped by Lions video

Lions lock Franco Mostert forces his way through the tackles of Ryan Crotty and David Havili in the Super Rugby ...

The Crusaders conceded five tries in their 42-25 loss to the Lions in Jo'burg.

Last gasp penalty earns Point spot in final

Kieran Coll breaks through some Waimate tacklers to stroll in for a try in their semifinal clash at the Pleasant Point ...

Brad Tegelaars stepped up when it mattered most to send Pleasant Point into next weekend's Hamersley Cup final.

Kiwi athletes on London podium

Cantabrian Tom Walsh finished second in the final Diamond League meet in London before the Olympics.

Kiwis Tom Walsh and Eliza McCartney in top three in the final Diamond League athletics meeting before the Olympics.

Opinion

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.

The extraordinary power of unity

Welsh players donned T-shirts bearing the Welsh and French words for "thank you" after losing to Portugal on Thursday.

OPINION: I read a good joke a few days ago. A new one.

Life

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!

What's on this weekend?

People visiting the Timaru Farmers Market  at the Community house carpark.

Mamma Mia! Kick your weekend off with a spectacular start at the hottest musical in town.

Pageant 'made me more empathetic'

Erin Phillips, 20, gets her hair styled by Kelsey Howard, senior stylist at Headworkz Hair and Beauty, ahead of her trip ...

Timaru's Miss Universe NZ candidate says the competition given her "a lot of confidence".

Former mayor celebrates 90th

Temuka man Joe Clarke directs traffic during the 1986 flood in Temuka.

A Temuka man recently celebrated his 90th birthday at Phar Lap Racecourse.

Video

End of era for Blackadder

Mistakes cost the Crusaders dearly in the loss to the Lions in their Super Rugby quarterfinal match.

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