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Snow possible in S Canty

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Aerial views of Tekapo
Aerial Views of Twizel
Aerial Photos of Fairlie

More snow could hit South Canterbury early next week, MetService warns.

Hanging up the phone for the last time

Debbie Dick working on her first computer in the Timaru police watchhouse in the late 70s early 80s.

As an innocent 17-year-old, Debbie Leonard walked into the Timaru police station to apply for a job - and was asked if she was a Catholic.

Hannah's passion for social justice

Waitaki Girls High School pupil Hannah Ballantyne receives a Youth Community Spirit Award at the Trustpower Waitaki Community Awards from Trustpower Community relations manager Graeme Purches and Waitaki mayor Gary Kircher.

Hannah Ballantyne has been singled out for her commitment to the North Otago community.

Raw milk rules prohibitive

Oamaru cheesemaker Shirley Loats.

Cheesemaker Shirley Loats said she has had a lot of requests to milk raw milk cheese but the new regulations will make it more difficult.

Otago residents quick to volunteer

Meals on Wheels volunteers from left Pat Wala, Elaine Carter, Fay Birtles and Bev Lawrie.

You may never be short of a hand to help when you're in Otago.

Not one to blow his own trumpet

Alan Olds, left, being made a lifemember of Alpine Energy Brass Band. He was presented with this award by Kent Smith, the band president.

After 19 years as Alpine Energy Brass Band's secretary treasurer Alan Olds, with his "musical abilities reaching only as far as playing the radio", is retiring.

Vintage car made family closer

Michelle and Krystal Munro flank the 1928 Ford Model A Tudor which has a distinctive number plate.

The Munros from Timaru believe driving several rallies in a 1928 Ford Model A Tudor has brought the family closer to each other.

Sci-fi duo put out new novel

South Canterbury based Fleur Lind and her Queensland based brother Lloyd Hopkins have released No Time for Rules.

A sci-fi mad brother-sister duo have released their second novel.

'Doctor' letters 'exciting donation'

Extract of a letter from Lieutenant Colonel Charles Thomas.

An offer to help people research military history has led the South Canterbury Museum to a treasure trove of original letters from a high-profile Timaru doctor.

Global gap year fun

Kate Pinn has been experiencing the ups and downs of volunteering at a school for deaf children in Malawi. She says she has made life long memories and friends.

While her friends are at university, Kate Pinn is volunteering at a school for deaf children in Malawi.

'Ice Capades' rule weekend gallery

It was a full house with more than 200 people in the congregation at St Mary's Anglican Church reopening.

Chief photographer John Bisset was out and about around South Canterbury with his camera over the weekend. 

School premiere Loserville the musical

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Mountainview High School production Loserville rehearsal. Jana Dingle.
Reporter: Natasha Thyne

Students preparing for their upcoming musical had to do some extra homework ... watching Star Trek episodes.

Only one month left for German adventure

Johanna Zonnevylle has been enjoying taking in tourist sites while in Europe including posing with a giant clog in Amsterdam.

Timaru teenager Johanna Zonnevylle has packed in as much excitement as she can into her five month exchange.

Heavy frost a burden for some

Freezing temperatures have caused frozen pipes at Moreh Home in Fairlie, as Alison Neill discovered.

Timaru plumbers were kept busy by frozen pipes on Wednesday.

Trout tagging in the dead of winter

These hardy souls were joined by a threesome of ducks as they tagged brown trout at Lake Alexandrina on Wednesday.

Hardy souls were joined by ducks as they tagged brown trout at Lake Alexandrina on Wednesday.

Oamaru marks historic signing

Archbishop of Canterbury Stephen Langton (Robin Harris), King John (Lex Cochrane), Herald (Noah Martin) and musicians from the Oamaru Garrison Band marked the 800 anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta with a re-enactment in Tekaro Park last week.

A group of Oamaru locals celebrated the 800 anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta with a re-enactment last week.

Summit to solve world hunger

Shaun Snoxell from South Canterbury is one of six young New Zealanders selected for a global summit focused on solving one of the world's most important issues - how to feed a growing population.

A young South Canterbury farmer willl be joining 100 other young people trying to solve how to feed a hungry planet.

School garden puts food on tables

St Joseph's School Oamaru pupils Lucas Shaw, Elenoa Asi, Ivy-Belle Mestrom, Holly Cartlidge harvest vegetables to give to St Vincent de Paul.

An Oamaru school is donating their school-grown vegetables to St Vincent's de Paul to help the needy.

Channelling the other side

Neil and Donna Hitchcox.

Through channelling on Friday night a Timaru couple are hoping to help people understand change.

Unpacking school's past

Former Waitaki District Court registrar Peter Bond has been employed by the Waitaki Boys High School old boys association to sort through the school's archives, including past editions of school's magazine published from 1886.

Peter Bond is helping to preserve Oamaru's local history.

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