Fire crews fight for volunteers, water gallery video

The Oban volunteer fire brigade was still young when it the local Ferndale Guest House caught fire. At the time the ...

Rural volunteer brigades struggle to get the volunteers, hardware and even water they need to serve their communities.

Lights, action, sparkles

South Canterbury Drama League Mamma Mia! cast members in June, from left, Chicane Sandford, Cam Sutcliffe, Alex McCoid, ...

Over 1000 costumes arrived in Timaru a few weeks ago for Mamma Mia!

What's on this weekend?

People visiting the Timaru Farmers Market  at the Community house carpark.

Mamma Mia! Kick your weekend off with a spectacular start at the hottest musical in town.

Pageant 'made me more empathetic'

Erin Phillips, 20, gets her hair styled by Kelsey Howard, senior stylist at Headworkz Hair and Beauty, ahead of her trip ...

Timaru's Miss Universe NZ candidate says the competition given her "a lot of confidence".

Former mayor celebrates 90th

Temuka man Joe Clarke directs traffic during the 1986 flood in Temuka.

A Temuka man recently celebrated his 90th birthday at Phar Lap Racecourse.

The Hoover Diaries

Andrew Fagan and his band, The People, dressed in fish costumes and recreated an all-ages Mockers gig in Timaru in 1985 ...

What do 80s pop stars The Mockers, a double homicide and the introduction of fishing management quotas have in common?

Film compares now with then

Former Timaru woman Amanda Newall comments on the decline in owner-operator fishing boats in Timaru in her film The ...

Film reflecting on changes in Timaru since the 1980s to screen in Geraldine.

What's on this weekend

Katchafire will play at Caroline Bay Hall on Saturday night.

Take your pick of two Scottish dances taking place on Saturday.

What's on this weekend?

The Light the Night Trail as part of the Geraldine Winterlights Festival in 2015.

Take in a twilight tour of window displays in Geraldine, or maybe an exhibition opening.

Riding a floodlit rollercoaster

The lineup for my semifinal, from left, Auckland high school teacher Mike Nahu, my Fairfax colleague Ian Anderson, from ...

I've found a foolproof way to get facts to park themselvesĀ inĀ the long-term memory, permanently.

What's on this weekend

Aigantighe Art Gallery exhibition curator Kate McKenzie-Pollock with pieces from the international touring Japanese ...

You could find yourself at a pottery show, a dog show or a Mid-winter show over the next three days.

Japanese art to inspire Timaru

Arranging works from the Japanese Pottery exhibition at the Aigantighe Art Gallery is exhibition curator Kate ...

A collection of contemporary pottery will inspire artists in Timaru.

Dog show focuses on fun

Retired show dog Judge, 10, and his owner Phil Edwards could have given other entrants some serious competition at the ...

The organisers of this weekend's Scruffs' Dog Show, near Timaru, expect a good line up.

What's on this weekend

A model Spitfire at the South Canterbury Aviation Heritage Centre.

Fancy a talent show? Or is a roller derby more your thing?

Jump Jam organisers 'thrilled' video

Highfield School's Highfield Magic team took out the Year 7 and 8 open category at the Jump Jam Extravaganza 2016.

Three schools took home trophies for the first time at the annual Jump Jam Extravaganza.

Mayor takes the volunteer wheel

Community Vehicle Trust chairwoman Cheryl Vaughan lets Waimate District mayor Craig Rowley take the wheel of the ...

"Without volunteers, we wouldn't have the services we do," Waimate District mayor Craig Rowley says.

Hobby photographer wins

Great Geraldine Photography Competition overall winner  Andrea Hornsby holds her winning picture.The contest was held by ...

The best of Geraldine has been captured in photos in the Great Geraldine Photography Competition and will be used to promote it, with winners announced last week.

Photos will inspire you to travel NZ

First light over Lake Wanaka as seen from Roys Peak.

Kiwi has been hiking and kayaking throughout the South Island to capture its awe-inspiring beauty.

Suzuki 'dungheap' a winner

18062016 John Bisset/FairfaxNZ. SCH me and my bike  Shaun Chiles with his 1986 Suzuki GN250

Shaun Chiles could not be prouder of his Suzuki GN 250.

What's on this weekend

The Port FM Midwinter Swim is on at Caroline Bay on Sunday.

Calling all brave beach-goers - the annual midwinter swim is on.

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