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Lucky to be alive after crash

The vehicles rolled about 30 metres from the road after the impact.

They were celebrating after a rugby game. Later, beer bottles lay scattered in the paddock where they crashed.

Concerns raised about retro spending

Waimate District Council chief executive Stuart Duncan says he is the process of acting on resolutions of an internal ...

Blurring the boundaries between governance and management is an "inherent problem" at the WDC, an angry resident claims.

Full-time employment from venison plant

Jacqui Dean and Rob Hewitt inspect the final product at the new venison plant at the Pareora Freezing Works.

The new venison plant at the Pareora freezing works, which officially opened today, will bring a boost to the South Canterbury economy.

Young farmer eyes third national title

Arjan Van't Klooster, left, and John Mehrtens are pleased with the regional results for the FMG Young Farmer of the Year.

It is only a few months until Aorangi farmers know if they have a Young Farmer of the Year title hat trick.

Hopeful beneficiaries forced to travel

Waimate Community Link and Heartlands Service coordinator Jakki Guilford says not being able to verify your identity in ...

RealMe accounts cannot be verified in two of the three South Canterbury districts, despite more government services moving online.

Fire ban to be lifted

Authorities have decided to lift a total fire ban on Mid and South Canterbury, but some restrictions will remain.

South Canterbury's total fire ban will be lifted, but some restrictions will remain in place.

Guilty of manslaughter

A manslaughter trial over the death of Arran Gairns has ended with guilty verdicts.

Two people on trial for the manslaughter of Ashburton man Arran Gairns have been found guilty.

Online house asking prices up

Julian Blanchard.

Average asking prices across South Canterbury have rocketed up according to TradeMe's property price index.

Crash 'could have been fatal'

One person was taken to Timaru Hospital with serious injuries following a crash near Albury on Saturday night.

A crash near Albury that left a man in intensive care could have easily been a double fatality, police say.

Quirky job ad was 'honest' video

A South Canterbury farmer posted an unusually frank job advertisement last week.

Farmer Geoff Wallace knew he'd been frank in the job ad - but he had good reason not to want sloppy staff.

The 'modern day treasure hunt'

Cooper Hamilton, 4, centre, Bellah Doyle-Geddis, 4, rear and Tristan Phipps, 3, look for a place to hide their painted rocks.

If you come across a painted rock hidden around Timaru, it's likely you've stumbled upon an international craze.

Truck rolls on farm

Emergency services are at a farm near Albury after a truck rolled.

A person has been seriously injured after a truck rolled on a South Canterbury farm.

Latest charity bike ride raises $150,000

Central South Island Charity Bike Ride cyclists on the first day of the three-day event heading towards Kurow.

The 2017 Central South Island Charity Bike Ride saw about $150,000 raised.

Hydro report 'damning'

The Hydro Grand Hotel, on Timaru's bay hill, was opened in 1912.

A "damning" heritage assessment may be another nail in the coffin for the Hydro Grand Hotel.

Charity collector misunderstanding

Police had issued a warning over a "suspicious" collector.

A teenager at the centre of police warnings over fake charity collectors was collecting for Relay for Life.

Farmer's frank job ad

A South Canterbury farmer posted an unusually frank job advertisement last week.

Fed up with workers mucking about, Geoff Wallace decided to take a forthright approach to hiring new staff.

Founders join 50th celebration

Geraldine youngsters Emma Weaver, 4, Ruby Oliver, 4, Will Weaver, 7,  and Henry Oliver, 8, play on a 1954 David Brown ...

A museum in Geraldine echoed to the sound of horsepower at the weekend, as it celebrated it's half-century.

Paddleboarders hit the waves

Regan Koster launches Lisa Dobson from the Board Silly team into the water.

Caroline Bay in Timaru was a riot of colour on Saturday as the Paddle for Life fundraiser was held.

Shed pays tribute to truck history

A 1952 Leyland Comet 90 truck, one of the vehicles on show at the opening of the vintage museum on Saturday.

A permanent home for a wide collection of classic trucks from across South Canterbury has opened its doors.

Few details on Talbot Park progress

Talbot Park is expected to close on April 30.

The future of high-level dementia care in South Canterbury remains unclear, with the SCDHB keeping mum on progress with the closure of Talbot Park.

Sports challenge back for firms

Two teams playing volleyball at the Spring Workplace Challenge.

Which Timaru workplace will win the Washdyke Workplace Challenge?

New standards muddying the waters

The Orari River is a popular swimming spot for families and visitors.

A controversial new water plan is being hotly debated.

Financial penalties possible for smells

ECan could be set to fine a South Canterbury meat processor thousands of dollars for the unpleasant smells it's creating.

The issue of unpleasant smells attributed to a Timaru meat processing plant continue.

A 20-year love affair

Alison Anderson, of Temuka, is walking the four-day Banks Peninsula Track for the 20th time this year.

Bathing under the stars and meeting people from across the world has fuelled one Cantabrian's 20-year love affair with a special walking track.

Biggest indoor drug bust

Drugs found inside a sophisticated operation at Temuka.

A drug bust that netted 800 cannabis plants was one of the biggest seizures in recent South Canterbury history, police say.

Retracing historic tracks to gold

Darla and Hugh Le Fleming, with Roy the horse, are looking forward to taking to the trails for the 25th Goldfields Cavalcade.

Hugh and Darla Le Fleming will be hanging up their farm tools next week and retracing historic tracks to gold.

Waimate school prepares for 150th Jubilee

Waimate Main School 150th Jubilee Committee chairwoman Raewyn Williams, left, school pupils, left, Marley Murphy, 4, ...

Waimate Main School's 150th Jubilee helps to keep the memories alive, jubilee committee chair says.

Power prices to rise

Power prices look set to rise in South Canterbury.

Average price climbs 2.3 per cent as demand projected to grow.

Fake collectors 'sad'

Police are urging people to be vigilant after reports of people falsely collecting for charities.

Police urge vigilance after reports of fake charity collector.

Skatepark for Fairlie?

Standing at Fairlie's playground on Main St are, from left, Billie-Rose Heslip, Oliver Kirkbeck, Eli Taylor, Nathan ...

There's been talk of one before, but might Fairlie's skatepark plan finally come to fruition?

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