The Winchester Rural School's float spreads the festive cheer at the Geraldine Christmas Parade.

Geraldine ushers in Xmas spirit

Maybe Santa traded in his reindeer and sleigh for a ute? He certainly did at the annual Geraldine Christmas Parade.

'A tough issue'

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler discussed the local economy during a visit to South Canterbury on Friday.

A shortage of skilled workers is putting constraints on the ability for Sth Canty's economy to grow.

First steps in a modelling career

A Timaru teenager has achieved what many potential models only dream about.

Record rodeo crowd anticipated

Big crowd expected as SAFE confirms it has no evidence of mistreatment at Waimate.

Rescue at Mt Cook

Seriously injured climber rescued from Aoraki/Mt Cook and flown to hospital.

Grebes given new raft nests

Broody grebes on Lake Middleton have got a helping hand to start a family.

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Tick of approval for Timaru

The Timaru District Council has been given the tick of approval, pleasing council staff and elected members.

The Timaru District Council has been given the tick of approval by Audit New Zealand.

CBD spokesperson appointed

A Timaru businessman has been appointed as a new spokesperson for a group of Timaru business stakeholders.

Medical event at library

Small kitchen fire on Craigie Ave


Blackstock happy with form

Celtic's James Blackstock is happy being back in the Hawke Cup selection frame.

Celtic seamer James Blackstock is hoping to play a big part in South Canterbury's Hawke Cup campaign this season.

TBHS debut at national sevens

Back row, Will Joines (coach), Sione Lolohea, Shane Fikken, Brad Cvitanich, Harry Bampton and Edward Patterson ...

Timaru Boys' High School will face a stiff test at Condor national sevens tournament for first time 

Kia Toa combo claim another centre title

South Canterbury women's centre triples bowls winners, Sharon Leonard, Janice Styles, June Cronin.

Kia Toa are proving tough to beat on the bowling greens this season.

Horsley retains the faith

Glen Drake looks set to handle some of the batting responsibilities against Mid-Canterbury.

South Canterbury Hawke Cup coach Nick Horsley has retained the same 12 players from last weekend against Canterbury Metro.

Grand Prix mates reunite at Levels

Mechanic Mike Sinclair, left, and owner Steve Trinder with the rare Suzuki XR23 at the CAMS Southern Classic held at ...

Kiwi Mike Sinclair had extraordinary Grand Prix career as a spanner man for some of the world's best Grand Prix riders.


Tragedy tears at my heart

Fans pay tribute to the players of Chapecoense killed in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains, at the club's Arena ...

OPINION: A little piece of my heart has been in Brazil all week.

Faulty switches turn Friday Black

An employee scans a purchase during a Black Friday sale in California.

Opinion: Last week we had another day when we could worship at the altar of consumerism – Black Friday.

An invention with a net benefit

The internet can help you do pretty much anything, from what Elvis Costello is doing here, to fixing a creaky bed.

OPINION: Does your bed creak?

Doing our bit for the bees

Beekeeper Mike Grice and his son, James, service the hive in my garden.

OPINION: Yes, I've got a bee in my bonnet.

How are you sleeping?

A seal pup at the Ohau Stream colony, north of Kaikoura, which was reportedly destroyed in this week's quake.

OPINION: How are the sleep patterns right now, folks?

We Are Timaru

With that, Crate Day was born

Crate Day 2015 at Manly Beach, Auckland.

It's like New Zealand's own Christmas: Beers, stubbies and commercialism to welcome in summer.

What's on this weekend?

061213. News. Photo: Mytchall Bransgrove/Timaru Herald. Tahlea Bradshaw from St Andrews church was handing out lollies ...

Catch the Geraldine Christmas parade on Friday night.

Theatresports team impresses judges

Members of Geraldine High School's theatresports team, from left, Bella Kircher, Jamie Roberts and Taylor Scott.

Geraldine High's theatresports team secures spot to contest Canterbury finals.

School pupils donate to earthquake victims

Waimataitai School pupils, back row from left, Lauren Foster, 12, Aria Edwards, 12, front from left, Charlotte Spiteri, ...

Waimataitai School held a mufti day on Friday, with each of its 435 pupils bringing in either a can or a coin to contribute to Kaikoura.

Mountain bike prize a 'bit of a surprise'

Bike winner David Bosomworth, left, with Sport South Canterbury regional manager Shaun Campbell and The Cyclery owner ...

A Timaru man won a bike for his Sea2Sea efforts.


Outlook turns dry for summer

Timaru residents may have thought it, and MetService can confirm it - November was a wet month.

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