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What's on this weekend?

Geneologists at the South Canterbury Museum can help you trace your ancestry on Sunday afternoons.

Ever wondered about your family's genealogy? Genealogists can help you trace it at the South Canterbury Museum.

Timaru man writes 'movical'

The cast of Hey Jude the musical prepares to put on a Timaru man's first musical.

What do you get when you cross a musical with a movie? Timaru has the chance to find out.

Marz is Timaru's 3D whiz video

A passion for origami-like art passion leads to gallery display and hosting classes for a 10-year-old Timaru boy.

Timaru has its own little origami-like paper creation 'sensation'.

Trekking NZ on a wild horse

Louise McNutt is part way though her 2500 kilometre trek across New Zealand with Pedro and Koru.

A Hawke's Bay woman has taken a wild horse, tamed him and is now trekking the length of the country with him.

More people taking on Alps 2 Ocean ride

The number of people riding on the Alps 2 Ocean trail is higher this summer than last summer.

The number of cyclists taking on the Alps 2 Ocean trail this summer is up on last summer. 

Newspaper history explored

Jeff Tollan with the text frame used to print a reproduction of the first ever Timaru Herald front page on a antique ...

Journalist Jeff Tollan learned how the typesetters of decades past produced a daily newspaper.

Car crashed into house video

Jeanette Price standing out front of her Timaru home before the car, which crashed into her house, was removed.

Woman allegedly driving car when it crashed arrested and charged.

Lily show 'well received'

Timaru woman Teresa Friel with her Conca D'or which won first place in the novice inter-divisional open form on Saturday ...

A new location could have boosted viewer numbers at the South Canterbury Lily Group's 20th annual show. 

Time, patience key to lily breeding

Des Paulson prepares for the lily show this weekend.

Once he started breeding lilies, John Jackson was curious to see what he could do to improve them.

Crash 'indirectly' led to fire

Part of the barley field burnt following a crash on Tuesday night.

Police are seeking the owners of two cars after a barley felid caught fire as an indirect result of one of the cars hitting a deer.

What's on this weekend?

Timaru's Caroline Bay Carnival is nearly over for another year. Check out the final concerts on Saturday and Sunday.

The Caroline Bay Carnival is wrapping up on Sunday with its final day for this summer.

A Kiwiana exhibition in ink

Jonty Penney's Buzzy Bee tattoo is part of a lower leg of Kiwiana.

Who else sports tattoos of the goodnight kiwi, Buzzy Bee and the Four Square guy?

What's on this weekend?

The Caroline Bay Carnival will be running down at the bay until January 15.

Try out one of the many rides at the Caroline Bay Carnival this weekend.

First baby for 2017 a Kiwi

Baby Eleven was the first baby of 2017 in Darwin, born to Kiwi mum Jessica Parker and Aussie dad Paul McKenzie.

Kiwi photographer and her quadriplegic husband proud parents of Australian city's first baby of the year. 

Will someone break Lovelock record?

Hayden McLaren, from the University of Canterbury, on his way to victory in last year's  Lovelock Mile.

Athletes from around New Zealand will be competing in Timaru this weekend.

Time for pageant to change?

Miss Caroline Bay first-place winner Tayla Porter, left, received a positive response from show organisers after ...

There were just two entrants in this year's Miss Caroline Bay competition. It's time to move on from swimwear, says the winner.

Jayden's 'trip of a lifetime'

Pleasant Point Singer Jayden Walker hopes to sing for the Pope later this year.

A talented young singer and his mum will visit many European cultural hot spots this April.

Parade, market welcome 2017 video

Driving a tractor in the Fairlie New Year's Day Parade is Jeremy Sutherland.

A hot nor-wester added to the warmth of community events welcoming the new year.

Miss Caroline Bay comp for review

Miss Caroline Bay contestants, from left, winner Tayla Porter of Herbert, and Stacey Jackson of Dunedin.

Could Miss Caroline Bay become a thing of the past?

Are beauty pageants for kids OK?

Miss Cutie contest for eight and nine year-olds  the winner was Faith Coffin, 8, of Timaru; second was Dana Kerry, 8, ...

"I was disappointed the wee ones had make up on as they have natural beauty."

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