Timaru's nightlife in transition

Nigel Bowen says Timaru's Speight's Ale House has weathered changes in locals' changing tastes by pushing its food as much as its drink.

Something is changing in Timaru’s nightlife.

Time to be a morning person

Getting up earlier in the morning could be key to good health.

OPINION: Now that the mornings are getting lighter, it's time to practise rising earlier.

What's on this weekend?

Shoppers check out the produce at a farmers market.

To a market or fair, and other activities a plenty in South Canterbury.

Book recalls origins of Trust

The crowds on the official opening of the South Canterbury Savings Bank on July 14, 1964.

Queues of people lined up the day the South Canterbury Savings Bank first opened its doors.

Too Much Punch for Judy review

Actors during a performance of the play Too Much Punch For Judy currently on at Mountainview High School.

REVIEW: Mountainview High School students are flexing their acting muscles, under the direction of Kimble Henderson.

Support for injured sister

Chantal Mackle, left, and Sueann Jones are running a half marathon to raise money for Chantal's sister Nadia who was paralysed in a car accident.

Two Kaikoura women running a half marathon in November have one great motivating factor - they are doing it to raise money for Nadia Mackle who was paralysed in a car accident in July.

Ross retires after 42 years

Stuart Ross is retiring after 42 years enforcing the law.

"I'm glad you stopped me not that other bastard," Stuart Ross was told by a truckie after pulling him over.

Happy campers keep coming back gallery

Caravans line the car park of Sailors Cutting on Lake Benmore's shore the morning of its opening.

The first year the Rogers' came to Sailors Cutting, it blew so hard a houseboat landed on the drive.

Tekapo's Big Bang moment

The Church of the Good Shepherd at Tekapo is seen with the Milky Way as a backdrop.

Ever wondered why Tekapo seems fixed in time, never developing despite its spectacular location?

The pioneering Hornbrooks remembered

The Hornbrook family crest.

The descendants of South Canterbury's first European child came together 161 years after his birth.

Weather delights in teasing us

Is the weather teasing us? Ciara Cox, 4, checked out the cherry blossoms on Kent St recently.

Some days the sun beams down. Next day we wake shivering.

Thinking about regenerating


Hi folks, falsies are on my mind this week.

Timaru band to open for Devilskin video

Timaru band Earthshield will open for Devilskin at the Caroline Bay Hall on Thursday. They are Richard Simpson (drums), left, Evan Gillespie (vocals and guitar) and Nigel Millington (bass).

Fresh off the release of their first music video, South Canterbury band Earthshield say they cannot wait to rock their home crowd.

Little pirates take over kindy video

West End kindergarten dressed up as pirate for the end of term and world Talk like a Pirate day on Saturday.

West End Kindergarten kids have got the pirate lingo and look down.

Considered a living funeral?

South Canterbury woman Jo Taylor believes more local people should consider holding a living funeral to celebrate their lives before their death.

At a funeral, the person whose life is being celebrated isn't there. What if they were?

What's on this weekend?

Dress rehearsals are underway for Evita at the Theatre Royal.

Events over the long weekend put a spring in South Canterbury's step.

Seals, seaweed and sightseeing

The Victorian precinct at Oamaru as seen from Graves Track.

Oamaru's coastline walk rewards the walkers prepared to put in a bit of work.

Bubbles, cats and worms

A worm farm is a great way to provide compost for the garden. (2014)

Hi folks, you will be pleased to know the family dinner went well.

Musical talent puts on a show gallery

It's the good life whitetbaiting at Opihi River.

Chief photographer John Bisset visited some of the events around South Canterbury over the weekend.

'Future proofing' Timaru Hospital

An architect's interpretation of the proposed new outpatients building with new entrance to the Timaru Hospital.

An estimated $7.5 million to $9.5m will be spent on upgrading Timaru Hospital with plans for a new outpatients building and entrance.

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