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Replacement of Washdyke training farm suggested

Ara Institute of Canterbury chief executive Kay Giles announced her retirement on Friday. Giles will depart in June, and ...

Changes to Washdyke training farm and increasing international student numbers, proposed in Ara Investment plan.

Family Works under pressure

Counsellor Glenn Smith works with adults who have addiction problems. Smith thinks a three-month wait for family ...

With a three-month waiting list for Family Works' counselling service - the DHB plans to help the service address issues.

Overcrowded classrooms not an issue

South Canterbury principals are confident they can handle rising roll numbers.

Some South Canterbury school rolls have increased recently, but classrooms are not overcrowded.

Colours, quilts and a dragon

Kerry Struthers displays a work made by Waimate Patchwork Group member Marijke White-Barnhoorn.

A quilt which took so long to complete it was almost discarded by its creator wins top prize at exhibition.

Dredging ship on final visit to Timaru video

The Pelican Dredge has dredged the sands of the Timaru Harbour for the last time.

After almost 30 years the Pelican Suction Dredge has sailed out of Timaru for the last time.

'Deeply concerned' about Ara

Ara Institute of Canterbury's Washdyke training farm.

Ara Institute of Canterbury will meet with key stakeholders this week over "deep concerns" about its operations in South Canterbury.

Talbot Park hospital residents leave

All hospital-level care residents have left the DHB-run Talbot Park, apart from those in the dementia ward. The ward is ...

General hospital-level care in Timaru aged-care facility has been phased out - but the dementia ward is expected to remain open for two years.

Public urged to come forward

Timaru police are looking for 53-year-old Murray Wall, missing since Thursday.

Police are asking for anyone with information regarding missing Timaru man Murray Wall to come forward.

Survey put out for Bay Hill

An artist's impression of the new $42m development, which will include an apartment building, office space and a hotel. ...

Responses from prospective buyers will help inform the design of $42m Timaru development.

'Armed and dangerous' man sought

Michael John Hughes, 36, is considered armed and dangerous.

Police looking for a man believed to be armed and dangerous after he allegedly committed offences across the South Island.

Guilty verdicts in High Court trial

Timaru Court.

Ashburton man Kooly Managki Te Tomo has been found guilty of the manslaughter of Arran Gairns.

Rural location no barrier to busy mum video

Kate Ivey juggles her expanding business with caring for her three children and helping run the family farm.

A busy mother of three who lives rurally in "the middle of nowhere" is celebrating the success of her online fitness business on the feet of its one year anniversary.

Financial boost for accommodation

Finance Minister Steven Joyce announced his first Budget on Thursday.

Many South Cantabrians will receive a new financial boost, as the Government recognises parts of the region have become more expensive to live in.

Double drink-driver nabbed in Timaru

Police in Timaru say they are concerned by the risk posed to the public by a woman who was nabbed for drink driving ...

A Timaru woman was stopped twice for drink driving on Thursday night.

Pink shirts promote positive message

Timaru Christian School pupils dressed in pink to promote the anti-bullying message.

Timaru youths have taken a stand against bullying, throwing their support behind the message by donning colourful and creative clothing.

Ara earns $117 million

Ara Institute of Canterbury has grown by about 1000 students but is struggling to maintain completion rates for Maori ...

First year after polytech merger shows success - except for Maori and Pasifika students.

No extra cash for tourism

Local mayors have mixed reviews following Budget 2017 which had no new funds announcement on Thursday for tourism, ...

South Canterbury mayors are disappointed, but not surprised, by a lack of new tourism funding in the 2017 Budget.

Greig returns to China for treatment

Timaru resident Simone Greig is once more going to China to receive treatment for terminal cancer. While she is overseas ...

A Timaru woman is preparing to return to China for a second round of treatment in a bid to halt the progress of her terminal breast cancer.

Mayors gather in Timaru

Waimate mayor Craig Rowley , left, Timaru mayor Damon Odey and Mackenzie district mayor Graham Smith were at the forum ...

Everything from welcoming immigrants to Canterbury to promoting business, education, tourism, and different forms of transport will be discussed.

Trust gone after 6000 salmon released video

High Country Salmon assistant farm manager Josh Wyber was devastated to find 6000 salmon had been illegally released ...

Salmon farm assistant manager devastated when he realised business had been target of vandalism.

The captain's final call

Jared Reese Husband, 47, of Timaru, was one of three men killed when FV Jubilee sank on October 18, 2015.

The last call to come from fishing trawler FV Jubilee came from its skipper. We're getting off, he said. None of the men made it.

What's on this weekend?

Students from Timaru Boys' and Timaru Girls' high schools rehearsing a scene from their joint production Back to the 80s ...

Shows, bands, exhibitions and markets - there's lots on this weekend.

Police seek three missing men

Michael Craig McGrath went missing on Sunday evening.

Police issue separate advisories seeking sightings for three missing men in the South Island.

Volunteers rueing mower theft video

A $6000 ride on lawn mower was stolen from Te Aitarkihi Trust which runs the Multi Cultural Centre on Bridge Street, ...

Volunteers at the Maori Multicultural centre near Timaru have been hit by theft for a second time.

Defence blames 'manipulative' woman

The man accused of the manslaughter of Ashburton man Arran Gairns was 'manipulated' by female associate, defence counsel ...

Manslaughter accused was 'manipulated' and 'played' by mastermind, defence counsel says.

Budget '17: Sth Canty reacts

Minister of Finance Steven Joyce delivers the Budget 2017 to journalists and economists at the Beehive.

South Canterbury families and schools are set to receive a boost to their bank balances under the Budget, but some say it doesn't go far enough.

New Timaru police make difference

Damage done by two vehicles on Wednesday afternoon at Timaru's Scenic Reserve.

The addition of six new police officers to bolster the Timaru ranks has had an immediate effect.

Alliance to invest in Pukeuri plant

Alliance Group will invest $2million to improve health and safety at its Pukeuri plant.

Alliance Group has announced a $2 million investment for its Pukeuri plant, near Oamaru.

Feedback sought for site

People with suggestions for the Aoraki Tourism website can email industry partnerships manager Henrietta Hazlett.

A new $100,000 website promoting the Timaru District is up and running after a long delay.

SCDHB to appeal overtime decision

The South Canterbury District Health Board is appealing a ruling that staff should be paid for all of an on call shift, ...

South Canterbury District Health Board takes ruling over pay to the Employment Court.

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