More compliance bogging farmers down

South Canterbury Federated Farmers chairman Mark Adams understands that health and safety is important on farms but does ...

Some South Canterbury farmers are unsure of their obligations under the Heath & Safety Act.

Cranking up a century on video

Glenys and David Saunders of Orari take time out for a cuppa by their 1903 Foden Traction engine at the Crank Up and ...

When David and Glenys Saunders bought their 1903 Foden Traction Engine, they knew it was special.

'Most simply use the roadside'

Waimate District Council candidates Ken Batchelor, Craig Rowley, Tom O'Connor and Stuart Thomson were grilled during the ...

The St Andrews community could have public toilets in the township after more than 30 years fighting for them.

Orchard owners to retire

Waipopo Orchards owners Peter, left, and Danny Bennett have decided to sell their business because they want to retire.

Two South Cantebrury brothers are set to retire and want some "young blood" to take their apple business to the next level.

Is Jim the last one left? video

Geraldine World War ll veteran Jim Lester, 94, wants to know if any of his fellow merchant navy men who participated in ...

Geraldine WWll veteran Jim Lester survived travelling to hell and back and wants to know who else has.

Dreary start to school holidays

Feeling the cold on Caroline Bay, Anika Leigh, 6, and grandparents Martin and Coleen Woodall walk their dog, Lucy, on Monday.

Parents should plan a few indoor activities the weather is not predicted to improve until later in the week.

Moffat returns to the spotlight video

Hiria Moffat, 80, performed at the Aigantighe art gallery on Sunday night.

Eighty-year-old Hiria Moffat needs to raise more funds to help create a Maori Hall of Fame.

Council at fault, resident says

Resident Lisa Rogers said when the overhead power lines were put underground, the council stopped cutting the trees ...

Resident believes council not pruning trees when power lines put underground was "irresponsible".

Refurbishment, closure go hand-in-hand

More than 100 people protested the closure of Fairlie's Westpac bank, but to no avail.

A major refurbishment of Timaru's Westpac bank will begin about the same time as Fairlie's branch is set to close.

ECan adopts new water rules

Aerial view showing the Wainono Lagoon.

ECan has adopted new policies and rules aiming to clean up waterways in coastal South Canterbury

Dapper gentlefolk ride for a cause video

Timaru resident Greg Linton dons his Sunday best for the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride to raise funds and awareness for ...

Distinguished gentlefolk donned their finery and suits to raise funds for men's health.

Four-year-old helps design playground

Kortez Westerby, 4, holds up her design of a playground with Timaru District Council horticulture officer Peter Thomson. ...

A children's jungle cube to be built in a park in Watlington will incorporate a climbing wall - designed by a four year old.

Cool runnings at the Lovelock video

Tabitha Leaf, left, and Aimee Obbeek compete in the Lovelock Memorial Run on Sunday.

Runners found themselves on the twisting trails of Timaru's Scenic Reserve for the Lovelock Memorial Run.

Mayoral candidates' downtown debate video

Damon Odey, left, and Phil Smith debate Timaru District issues in an unusual public forum on Saturday.

More than 25 people showed up to hear what Timaru mayoral candidates had to say on Saturday.

Waimate Shears waiting for council

Waimate Shears New Zealand Spring Shearing Society president Warren White

No stage in the new Waimate Event Centre meant the Waimate Shears had either pay for a stage or look for alternatives.

Dreaming of a hall of fame

Hiria Moffat, 80, will be performing at the Aigantighe Art gallery in Timaru after 35 years out of the spotlight.

Hiria Moffat, 80, is a bit nervous about picking up the microphone after 30 years. But she's doing it with a goal in mind.

'Gun' aimed at candidate video

South Canterbury District Health Board candidate Rachel Tomkinson claims she had a gun pointed at her as she campaigned ...

 Anti-fluoride health board candidate claims a man took aim at her as she campaigned beside busy highway.

From throwing grenades to rolling bowls

Pleasant Point bowler Chris Chrisstoffels, 94, was part of the Dutch underground resistance during World War II.

Food was scarce under German occupation during World War II where Chris Chrisstoffels lived to the north of Amsterdam.

Lack of diversity in SC? video

Waimate woman Marieta Chan was sworn in as South Canterbury's first Filipino Justice of the Peace at the Timaru Court ...

Two South Canterbury districts are some of the least culturally diverse in the country, according to Census data.

Odey and Smith go head-to-head

Timaru mayoral candidates Phil Smith, left, and incumbent Damon Odey will have a public debate at Coffee Culture on Saturday.

Incumbent Damon Odey has agreed to a debate with fellow mayoral candidate Phil Smith.

Waimate District worth $4.7 billion

Waimate mayor Craig Rowley.

Waimate mayor says district 'flying ahead' and now worth at least $4.7 billion on the back of rural growth.

Controversial bill pushed back

Waimate Mayor Craig Rowley.

The Government has backed down over controversial local government legislation.

Walker cancels tour to be with his mum

Stan Walker has cancelled his tour after finding out his mum has cancer.

Stan Walker has postponed his upcoming tour to be with his mother who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Hovercraft coming to Lake Pukaki

An artist's impression of one of the new hovercrafts in action on Lake Pukaki.

Lake Pukaki is set to become the home of New Zealand's only commercial hovercraft company.

PrimePort records bumper profit

PrimePort chairman Roger Gower and chief executive Phil Melhopt.

 Timaru's PrimePort has recorded a healthy profit, according to its just-released annual report.

Cats' sinister disappearance

Wendy Heath, left, and Tracee Lane with her horse, Dream, are concerned about the number of cats going missing in Morven ...

More than 15 cats have been shot, poisoned, or disappeared lately say residents in small south Canterbury town.

River strategy to be developed

A look up the Hakataramea Valley shows the Hunters Hills and the Hakataramea River in the valley.

Hakataramea River users will be asked to identify what activities to do with the river are acceptable or not.

Timaru woman takes top PSA role

The new PSA (Public Service Association)  president is Janet Quigley of Timaru it was announced at Congress in ...

Timaru woman Janet Quigley has been elected the new Public Service Association president.

Infratec wins business award

Infratec's solar power project in Tuvalu, Rarotonga.

A Timaru-based company Infratec has won a Champion Canterbury Business Award.

What's on this weekend?

Hiria Moffat will be performing at the Aigantighe Art gallery on Sunday night.

Help Hiria get to Auckland by supporting her gig at the Aigantighe Art Gallery this weekend.

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