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What's on this weekend

Boars shot at the annual Pest Quest in Waimate.

Shooters are gearing up for the Waimate Shooters Club's annual pest quest challenge.

Visitor nights climb

The Alps2Ocean trail at Lake Tekapo. The trail has contributed to a record year for commercial guest nights in the ...

Mackenzie and Waitaki have had a record-setting year for tourism.

Performer's unusual bottletop trick

Circus performer Mary Weir practices her walking on bottles act ahead of the opening night on Thursday.

When Mary Weir steps up to the ringside barrier, her audience is in for a balancing feat.

What's on this weekend

The lineup of licensed horsewomen who competed in last year's Girls'n Gigs races on Ladies Day at the Phar Lap Raceway.

Some rare lily bulbs will go on sale at an auction in Timaru on Saturday.

Old car gift instead of red roses

Doreen Blair at the South Canterbury Aero Club open day recently with the 1934 Morris Minor that her husband David gave ...

Rosie is a stunning, almost original, 1934 Morris Minor given to Doreen Blair in lieu of 31 Valentines' Day gifts.

Gardening is its own reward

"One of my favourite flowers is the tiny shrinking violet."

OPINION: I am still happy with my garden. I know it will be warm and cosy all winter.

Hatchery seeks young volunteers

McKinnon's Creek Salmon Hatchery volunteer Robert Clarke passes a female fish to another volunteer for egg harvesting. ...

The older generation of volunteers at the McKinnon's Creek Salmon Hatchery are getting tired and would like to see new blood join them.

Lily bulbs on sale for lily lovers

Timaru resident Des Paulson breeds his own lilies and will be selling bulbs at the annual lily bulb auction in Timaru.

Hard-to-buy bulbs make an annual Timaru auction a real treat for lovers of lilies.

Real classic ute not a 'plastic car' gallery

Dave Kelly's 1968 Ford XT ute.

The post-vintage 1968 XT Ford Falcon ute is a "real car" for Timaru owner Dave Kelly.

What's on this weekend?

This weekend is your chance to get up close and personal with alpacas along with other interesting events across South ...

It's the perfect weekend for anyone wanting to learn more about alpacas.

Twizel woman wins chicken contest

One of Twizel woman Jenny Taylor's photographs she took on a new SLR camera she was able to buy after winning $1000 in ...

A Twizel woman who won $1000 in a chicken contest has used her prize to buy a new camera to take photos of Mackenzie.

Robotics draws interest in Oamaru

Children at Tom Francis's class in Oamaru learn about simple robotics.

If you want to build a robot in Oamaru, the library could be the place to go.

Geraldine mosaic heads to England

Want to see Michael Linton's world record-holding mosaic? Better book a ticket to England.

Planning to see Michael Linton's massive medieval mosaic? Better book a ticket to England.

What's on this weekend?

The Geraldine Vintage car and Machinery Museum is holding a ploughing competition.

Celebrate a birthday at the Hospice Shop or lace up your shoes for a colour run in South Canterbury.

Veteran honours fallen comrades video

David Lester Keys takes time to ponder the meaning of Anzac Day.

 A Timaru man who has attended Anzac services every year for 62 years believes the tradition is in no danger of dying out.

In the garden of my dreams

Gardens all over New Zealand were overrun with white butterflies.

OPINION: Hi folks, are you a garden lover? Do you talk to your plants?

What's on this weekend?

Anzac Day cemetery service at 7am in 2015.

Commemorate Anzac Day this weekend with a range of activities.

Bridge builds popularity in Geraldine

Recent bridge learners, from left, Valmai Crawford, Jeanette Riley, Bev White and Leslie Graybill, happily score their ...

Three weeks into her new hobby and the card game Bridge has made a good impression on Jennine Maguire A card game is the

Flying in comfort video

TGB is Smith's call sign.

 A ride in a microlight over Timaru is exhilarating and fun all at the same time.

'I'd arrived at my own execution'

Grant Shimmin in the chair.

Reporter Grant Shimmin was among the contestants on the revived Mastermind... he was very nervous.

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