It's like New Zealand's own Christmas: Beers, stubbies and commercialism to welcome in summer.
Catch the Geraldine Christmas parade on Friday night.
Geraldine High's theatresports team secures spot to contest Canterbury finals.
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.
A Timaru man won a bike for his Sea2Sea efforts.
The joy of helping someone without reward, was a lesson learned by year 10 Geraldine High School students recently.
About 3000 people turned up to see Temuka's Christmas Parade.
The Festival of Roses culminates with its traditional market day on Sunday.
Retailers and accommodation providers in South Canterbury and North Otago have noticed an increase in visitors since the Kaikoura quake.
Getting low on good reading material? You might find a book or two at Bookarama.
For a 29-year-old the new pastor at Wilson Street Baptist Church has taken on a lot of responsibility.
Winchester woman Krystal Lee Beard is paying it forward as she knows what it's like to need help.
Animals large and small are welcome to attend the Blessing of the Animals Service at St Mary's on Sunday.
Paying to park will help young performers as they pay to play.
For the first time little blue penguins might have stayed in Caroline Bay during winter.
Kiwis will be able to hear Kaylee Bell on radios nationwide this November.
In order to keep up with the event's growing popularity, Timaru's fourth Diwali celebrations have been shifted to a larger venue.
Club ready to showcase its collection.
Catch the fireworks display at the Alpine Energy Stadium on Friday night.
Ara Polytechnic's 2016 exhibition, Polychrome, to showcase range of art forms.