With that, Crate Day was born

Crate Day 2015 at Manly Beach, Auckland.

It's like New Zealand's own Christmas: Beers, stubbies and commercialism to welcome in summer.

What's on this weekend?

061213. News. Photo: Mytchall Bransgrove/Timaru Herald. Tahlea Bradshaw from St Andrews church was handing out lollies ...

Catch the Geraldine Christmas parade on Friday night.

Theatresports team impresses judges

Members of Geraldine High School's theatresports team, from left, Bella Kircher, Jamie Roberts and Taylor Scott.

Geraldine High's theatresports team secures spot to contest Canterbury finals.

School pupils donate to earthquake victims

Waimataitai School pupils, back row from left, Lauren Foster, 12, Aria Edwards, 12, front from left, Charlotte Spiteri, ...

Waimataitai School held a mufti day on Friday, with each of itsĀ 435 pupils bringing in either a can or a coin to contribute to Kaikoura.

Mountain bike prize a 'bit of a surprise'

Bike winner David Bosomworth, left, with Sport South Canterbury regional manager Shaun Campbell and The Cyclery owner ...

A Timaru man won a bike for his Sea2Sea efforts.

Challenge: to do something for nothing

Geraldine High School students Madi Scott, left, and Neha Singh weed a raised vegetable bed in the year 10 Challenge to  ...

The joy of helping someone without reward, was a lesson learned by year 10 Geraldine High School students recently.

Thousands at parade

First Steps Opihi Pre-School float in Temuka's annual Santa Parade on Saturday.

About 3000 people turned up to see Temuka's Christmas Parade.

What's on this weekend?

A watercolour painting by Claire Forbes.

The Festival of Roses culminates with its traditional market day on Sunday.

Tourists alter plans following earthquakes

Tourists disembark a Military helicopter transporting earthquake evacuees from Kaikoura.

Retailers and accommodation providers in South Canterbury and North Otago have noticed an increase in visitors since the Kaikoura quake.

What's on this weekend?

Rotary Timaru North's Bookarama organiser Murray Purvis has a look at some of the books which have been donated for sale.

Getting low on good reading material? You might find a book or two at Bookarama.

Young pastor moves to church

Wilson Street Baptist Church's new senior pastor Ian Goodman, 29, is ready for whatever challenges he may face.

For a 29-year-old the new pastor at Wilson Street Baptist Church has taken on a lot of responsibility.

Gifting food parcels

Krystal Lee Beard with some of the goods that go in her food parcels.

Winchester woman Krystal Lee Beard is paying it forward as she knows what it's like to need help.

What's on this weekend?

At an annual Blessing of the Animals Service at St Mary's Church are Jodeen MacGregor with dog Kunho, and Annie White.

Animals large and small are welcome to attend the Blessing of the Animals Service at St Mary's on Sunday.

Concert for music scholarship recipients

Freemason Barry Mitchell.

Paying to park will help young performers as they pay to play.

Penguins spent first winter in Timaru video

A Little Blue penguin at Caroline Bay

For the first time little blue penguins might have stayed in Caroline Bay during winter.

Kaylee on air for first time

Bell with the Chrysler Valiant she drove in her latest music video Getting Closer.

Kiwis will be able to hear Kaylee Bell on radios nationwide this November.

Diwali to be held at bigger venue

Diwali dancers will perform at the Diwali celebrations on November 12 at the Southern Trust Events Centre,

In order to keep up with the event's growing popularity, Timaru's fourth Diwali celebrations have been shifted to a larger venue.

Car club about to get cranking

The Geraldine Vintage Car and Machinery Museum will be holding a Crank-Up Day on Saturday. Graham Rae and Jack Ellery ...

Club ready to showcase its collection.

What's on this weekend?

Fireworks will be on display at Alpine Energy stadium on Friday night.

Catch the fireworks display at the Alpine Energy Stadium on Friday night.

Polytech's 'very contemporary' show

Michael Armstrong, pictured with a work by Anna Reihana, at the Polychrome exhibition at the Aigantighe Art Gallery.

Ara Polytechnic's 2016 exhibition, Polychrome, to showcase range of art forms.

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