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Group still looking at Quinn's Arcade

Waimate White Horse.

Pro-Ject Waimate has Quinn's Arcade "stabilised and maintained to degree so it's not deteriorating".

Rotary leader to visit Mt Cook

The Hermitage hotel in Mount Cook village.

Southern Rotarians have managed "a real coup" with a Rotary International leader to visit to its Mt Cook conference.

Raising funds for Ashleigh

Leeanne Schieving and Cherie Newlove are fundraising to support Oamaru woman Ashleigh Schieving who is volunteering with Youth For a Mission in Townsville.

Oamaru woman Ashleigh Schieving is working with Youth For A Mission in Townsville to provide health care and support to the people of Papua New Guinea.

Police warn of tax scam

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Public told to watch out for tax scam that uses unsuspecting people as money mules by receiving stolen funds and then forwarding it overseas.

CSI dog: whodunnit?

Most attacks on livestock will be by dogs living within 200m of you.

Most attacks on livestock will be by dogs living within 200m of you.

Still in the beekeeping game after 40 years

Beekeeper Paul Bartrum with his hives at Pleasant Point in South Canterbury.

Beekeeping runs in the family for Paul Bartrum.

Genetics the answer

Gerald and Sue Hargreaves: staunch believers in genetics.

New Zealand is in serious trouble with its beef industry, according to angus breeder Gerald Hargreaves.

Rules will 'adversely affect' subdivision

A map consulting firm Boffa Miskell produced of Timaru businessman Chris McKnight's planned subdivision in 2013.

A planned Timaru subdivision's developer will review its viability after new council restrictions.

Dog dispute continues

The dog whose sale Auckland woman Janelle O'Connell and Waimate man Marc Ricciotti are in dispute over.

A pet transporter says a puppy at the centre of a Trade Me dispute had faeces on it when she picked it up.

Minister clarifies cycleway funding

Simon Bridges.

After defending a drop in funding, the Transport Minister's office has clarified what he meant.

Man pleads guilty to robbery

James William Eddington pleaded guilty to holding up the Highfield post shop at knife point.

A Timaru man has pleaded guilty to robbing a Postshop of over $2500 at knifepoint.

Police notebook: May 5, 2015

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File: A police car splits Waimea Road on Thursday. 

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A Timaru man was issued a police safety order for 24 hours after a domestic incident in Theodosia St on May 4.

Track open after months of work

Matt Tooley, left, and Eugene Savage examine the Jacks Point lighthouse while trialing the loop track from Scarborough Rd to Jacks Point.

Eighteen months of negotiating proves worthwhile as new track opens to the public.

Timaru man supplies Ritalin for cash

A Timaru man exchanged drugs for cash from July 2014 to February 2015

A Timaru man used his ADHD to his advantage when he sold his prescribed Ritalin.

Exciting artwork a drawcard

Di Hay, left, and Sue Geaney help get a piece of artwork ready for the 38th annual RSM Law Plunket Art Show at the Aigantighe Art Gallery.

Preparations for the 38th annual Plunket Art Show are under way.

Angry cyclist bites, headbutts officer

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Cyclist admits he "overreacted" in road-rage outburst over "careless drivers".

Fundraising garage sale

Wallingford Home in Temuka is getting ready for its fundraising garage sale. Activities coordinator Sandy McLachlan and residents Pat Hartnett and Herb Keen show off the quince jelly they have made to sell.

Temuka's Wallingford Home residents are gearing up for a garage sale.

Report fishy smells, ECan urges

An image recorded by Fish & Game shows the number of  trout taken by the poachers.

If you think Timaru smells like fish, then Environment Canterbury wants you to put your hand up and be counted.

Labour inspectorate plans ERA cases against SC bosses

Wage issues were among the complaints which brought labour inspectors to Timaru in the last 12 months.

Labour inspectors visited Timaru District seven times last year and found at least four employment law breaches.

Checks continue after Wanaka quake

Earthquake near Wanaka: Map showing the epicentre of the 5.8 magnitude earthquake.

Damage assessments continue around Queenstown after 5.8 earthquake near Wanaka.

Growing spiritual awareness in Timaru

Timaru Spiritual and Psychic Association president Lyn Mansel gearing up for the Body and Soul Expo.

Timaru is becoming a spiritual hub according to the Spiritual and Psychic Association which will hold its Body and Soul Expo on Saturday May 16.

Second son lost to war

Private Leonard Jack Watson is remembered at Caterpillar
Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval,
Somme, France.

The South Canterbury Museum has compiled the SCRoll (South Canterbury Roll of Honour) as part of the 100th anniversary commemorations of World War I. This week we feature Private Leonard Jack Watson No.6/2798. 

Dream weaver wins award

Donna Hitchcox with her award winning weaving of a tiki.

Donna Hitchcox is truly a dream weaver.

High country landcruiser

The 1991 FJ70 Land cruiser in its element

With loving care, Tekapo man George Empson has restored his 1991 Landcruiser and now could not be without it.

Longest serving Fairlie doctors

Long serving Fairlie GP Dr Paula Hyde. Along with her husband Dr Lewis Arundell the couple have been the longest serving GPs in Fairlie, notching up 20 years.  PHOTO: John Bisset/FairfaxNZ

Their first winter in Fairlie, they got chilblains, the toilet froze, the kettle froze and the door lock on the car froze - yet 20 years later they remain as the town's longest serving GPs.

Afternoon showers possible

Showers are possible across South Canterbury this afternoon and evening.

Showers are forecast across South Canterbury this afternoon and evening.

102 and still more birthdays to come

Highfield Rest Home resident Halsey Hood starts to blow out the candles on his 102nd birthday cake, helped by caregiver Rachael Skudder.

There were a few fewer than 102 candles but Halsey Hood still managed to blow them all out.

Police notebook: May 4

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Timaru man served with PSO after an incident on Maple Cres on May 3.

Locals pitch in for Nepal tents

Marg Stocker and Russell Winnington pictured with one of the tents they have raised money for to send to Nepal

Groups raise $37,500 to be be put towards survival tents to send to Nepal.

Yellow-eyed penguin visits Caroline Bay

A yellow-eyed penguin, with a flipper tag, made a rare visit to Caroline Bay on Monday.

A yellow-eyed penguin made a rare visit to Caroline Bay but disappeared before DOC arrived.

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