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Craighead ball arrivals gallery

Craighead ball

Craighead Diocesan students were transported back in time to the fabulous 50's for their school ball held on Friday night.

Fashion and grand final highlights gallery

The Timaru Town and Country Club's Social Section held the Fun Wearable Arts Competition on Saturday night. Sandra Cleland models a  crisp rubbish bag and glitzy tinfoil number.

Photographer Mytchall Bransgrove captures clever wearable arts competition and a rugby victory.

An experience money couldn't buy

Timaru teenager Grace Valdes took a chance and put the money she was going to use on university to go to a talent showcase in Los Angeles, where she was successful.

Grace Valdes knew she didn't want to go to university, so took a chance on her acting career.

Polytechnic students ready to cook

Aoraki Polytechnic hospitality tutor Steve Le Corre.

Aoraki Polytecnic hospitality students have sharpened their knives in prep for a top cooking competition.

Kindy's artful garment

Izabella Simms, 3, Timaru Town and Country Club's social section president Toni Smith and Jazmine Mitchell, 4, work on their item for the wearable arts show fundraiser on Saturday.

People across Timaru have been cutting, painting, gluing and glittering their entries for this weekend's wearable arts competition.

What's on this weekend?

Will a dance be on your agenda this weekend?

Whether it's the senior rugby final, or a night out dancing, there is plenty on in South Canterbury.

Simone hopeful of good results

Simone Greig having hypothermia treatment before she left New Zealand, with the support of her friends, from left, Janine Simpson, Lee-Anne Lang and Rachel Sloan.

It has been a hard road, but Simone Greig is buoyed by recent progress in her treatment for terminal cancer in China.

Bras on the move

Mobile bra fitter Jeanine Cassidy has taken her business to Timaru.

You've heard of a mobile locksmith - now you can make sure your breasts are fully supported from the comfort of your own home.

Locals star on TV

father and son duo Mike and Scott Shannon will be featured in Wednesday night's episode of This Town.

Waimate, Temuka and Timaru locals will be featured in an episode of the TV show This Town.

Sports, Scots and swimming gallery

Timaru two-year-old Kassi White enjoys a spiced currant cake at the Timaru Farmers Market on Saturday morning.

Our photographers captured the action happening in South Canterbury over the weekend.

Work helping others rewarded

Winner of the Youth Community Spirit Award at the 2015 Trustpower Timaru Community Awards Brittany Evans. The Opihi College student won the award for her work with the Temuka St John.

The thrill of being named a winner of the Youth Community Spirit Award is still setting in for Brittany Evans.

Coaching sports a highlight

Timaru Boys' High School student Jesse Drake, 17, was a recipient of the Youth Community Spirit Award at the Trustpower Timaru Community Awards.

Multi-talented Jesse Drake has proved he has the community spirit.

What's on this weekend

Dancers fill the Waimataitai School Hall for a Scottish country dance.

Markets, exhibitions and a quarter mile sprint are among the events on in South Canterbury this weekend.

Washing day took its toll

North Otago Museum curator with a collection of washing machines, dated from 1890 to the 1930s, featuring in a new exhibition.

Washing was once a a day-long task for women - and a North Otago exhibition is shedding light on the arduous job.

No small player in beauty stakes

Blayze Rooney from Adore Spa in Oamaru placed third most promising beauty therapist in the New Zealand Beauty Awards Auckland recently.

Oamaru's beauty industry is gaining national attention following two awards won by a hairdresser and a beauty therapist.  

Bina celebrates 100th birthday

Oamaru's Bina Mulligan celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday, July 11.

Oamaru's Bina Mulligan has had 100 years to watch the pace of life speed up.

Snow delays dog show

South Canterbury Carriage, Harness and Driving Club  president Rosie Woods with her dog Darcy getting ready for the Scruffs Dog Show at Woodbury Domain, the event has been delayed a month due to the snow still underfoot.

To avoid frozen paws, the Scruffs Dog Show has been delayed until the end of the month.

Bulldozing in the South Island

After importing a Caterpillar bulldozer last year, Plateau Works earthworks manager Chris Manson decided to get another.

The world's first hybrid bulldozer packs a turbocharged 235-horsepower diesel engine and a North Otago man owns two of them.

Teen gifts her hair for wig

Peggie Barnes is cutting her hair to be made into real hair wigs for people going through cancer treatments.

Peggie Barnes has been growing her hair for four years for one special reason. To give it to someone else.

History strong at Moreh Home

The Bell family, from left, Murray, Brian, Barbara and Peter with a photo of their mother Ruth King outside Moreh Home in Fairlie, the place where she died in the same room all six of the children were born when it was a maternity home.

One room in Fairlie's Moreh Home holds special significance to the Bell family.

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