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Drama league hits big milestone

Looking after the South Canterbury Drama League's wardrobe and costume hire are Jeananne McInnes and Diane Grant-Ussher.

There's a big weekend ahead for members of the South Canterbury Drama League.

Marking Matariki in Waimate video

Waimate Main School kapa haka group members are, from left, Summer Pay, 8, Maddison Longman, 8, and Ashley Guy, 7.

Attendee numbers have grown, and performances have improved, since Matariki celebrations began in Waimate six years ago.

Schools press ahead with zones

17082016  News John Bisset/FairfaxNZ.  Gleniti school principal Steve Zonnevylle

Gleniti and Highfield schools tackling roll growth.

Clone sought for vet practice video

Stepping back after 40 years at the Veterinary Centre Waimate is vet Dougall McLachlan.

Dougall McLachlan's colleagues want his last pair of work gumboots to last a very long time.

What's on this weekend?

Auckland artist Marcus Winter, also known as the Sandman, will be heading to Timaru for Matariki Celebrations this weekend.

Celebrate Matariki this weekend with Auckland performance artist the Sandman.

Multi-cultural centre's costly upgrade

Te Aitarakihi Multi-Cultural Centre trustee Phil Edwards, trustee Ani Haua and administrator Deb Whatuira in front of ...

A Timaru community centre upgrade to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Gateway programme success 'fantastic' video

Bradley Williams, 17, learned valuable skills in his Timaru Boys' High School metalwork class, which helped him get an ...

A Timaru teacher hopes to foster relationships with local businesses that will see them picking more apprentices from his metalwork class.

Timaru 50 years into the future

Timaru author Rachel Wilson, 24, is getting ready for the launch of her first novel, Voiceless, on July 11. The sequel, ...

Sci-fi book for young adults, set in Timaru, sees South Canterbury author land deal with American publisher.

Festival a go

Geraldine High School students thinking about taking part in the Wearable Lights competition are, from left, Makayla ...

A festival to light up Geraldine will go-ahead in spite of fears over how it would be funded.

Timaru: better than Oamaru and Gore video

Comedian Urzila Carlson discusses all things Timaru.

Road rage, theatre upgrades and small-town rivlary. Urzila Carlson must be in town.

'Buy seasonal', market gardener advises video

Pukeko Gardens business owner Ian Hughes says leeks, kale, carrots and onions are cheap at the moment.

Seasonal vegetables still readily available, Geraldine market gardener says.

What's on this weekend?

Timaru artist Holly Zandbergen's exhibition of oil paintings will open at the Aigantighe Art Gallery on Friday night.

There's no shortage of things to do this weekend - a comedian, a boxing event and a wedding show.

Getting ready for Matariki

Rachel Solomon-Gould, and Wes Home, of Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre, spoke to children at Geraldine Preschool about ...

Te Ana Maori Rock Art have a few things in store for Matariki in South Canterbury.

Aigantighe awaits structural assessment

The Aigantighe Art Gallery at 49 Wai-iti Rd, Timaru.

The Diamond Anniversary, Japanese Pottery exhibition and new Winter Lights Night contributed to a busy year for the Aigantighe Art Gallery.

Singing for a good cause

Getting ready for Duets, back, from left,  Roncalli College student Taylah Marshall, 17, event organiser Sheryl Higgs, ...

Some Timaru people are going the extra mile to help raise money for Roncalli College.

Fans' favourable opinions of Timaru

Lions fans in front of The Station Cafe, Timaru, on Sunday.

British and Irish Lions fans enjoy Timaru despite comments of their predecessors.

Golden Shoes go to most active

Waimataitai School pupils walking and scootering to school  are, front from left, Emma Chamberlain, 10, Whitney Murray, ...

Physical activity before school delivers 'refreshed' happy children.

Light festival faces darkness video

Geraldine Winter Lights Festival event organiser Jill Griffin-Roberts says unless the festival can find enough funding ...

Lack of funding could extinguish Geraldine's Winter Lights Festival.

Celebrating 90 years and volunteers

South Canterbury Drama League member and Mill Theatre chairwoman Penni Naylor with league secretary Sharleyne Diamond at ...

The South Canterbury Drama League will celebrate its 90th year with a brand new awards event.

Timaru artist gains global exposure

Holly Zandbergen sitting next to her painting Chalky Island, Fiordland at the Aigantighe Art Gallery ahead of her ...

Artist Holly Zandbergen to take paintings from Timaru to London, Seattle and beyond.

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