Mackenzie council to be sworn in

Mackenzie mayor Graham Smith.

A bevy of new faces will be seated around the council table when the Mackenzie District Council meets for the first time on Tuesday.

Medical centre stoush

The Twizel Medical Centre.

The termination of a GP's contract has prompted calls for the board overseeing Twizel's medical centre to resign.

New Sallies officers visit Timaru

Salvation Army Major Murray Sanson, left, is moving up North  while Emma and Jacob Howan prepare to take the reins.

A Wellington-based couple, both 26, will take over from Majors Murray and Wendy Sanson in January.

Fortunes improved for SC Museum

South Canterbury Museum director Philip Howe and museum educators Keely Kroening, left, and Ruth Gardiner could have a ...

About a month ago the Ministry of Education confirmed it had not sought a contract with the museum.

Fright night fundraiser

Judith Mewhinney and her daughter, Nina Kerr.

Horror buffs will have the chance to experience a Halloween treat to raise money for Nina Kerr.

New buses for Timaru

The new buses, which feature USB charging ports for passengers, will join buses like the one pictured above in Timaru ...

Brand new buses featuring USB charging ports are coming to Timaru.

Honey exporter gets PM award

100% Pure New Zealand Honey chief executive Sean Goodwin has been awarded a 2016 Prime Minister's Business Scholarship.

A South Canterbury honey manufacturer considers skin care and medicine markets to boost revenue.

Rodeo off to bucking good start

Sam Brown from Methven competes in the second division bareback at the Winchester Rodeo held on Saturday.

Thousands attend the Winchester Rodeo, the first of the season.

Terrified teens escape 'monkeys'

Police were called after two men in monkey masks chased a pair of Timaru teens.

Men in masks growled at girls before chasing them down street.

Temuka schools celebrate 150 years

New student Azayah Brokenshire, 5, and Pat Gillett, 95, cut a commemorative cake at the Temika Schools 150th ...

Temuka's Opihi College and Temuka Primary School celebrated their 150th Jubilee on Saturday.

Fairlie celebrates 150th

Clydesdale horses from Erewhon Station pulled a vintage wagon in the parade celebrating 150 years since the settlement ...

More than a thousand people lined the main street of Fairlie on Saturday for a parade celebrating 150 years since the town was settled.

Battle for Rangitata

MP for Rangitata Jo Goodhew.

A political newcomer will face off against a four-term MP in the battle to represent the Rangitata electorate following the 2017 general election.

'Falling forward' pitched to businesses

Thompson Construction and Engineering project facilitator John Wilson (right) with aspiring construction worker Semisi ...

A Timaru businessman shared his personal experiences of failure to teach businesses about how to achieve success.

Family farm spat in court

The Talbot family farm sits along Taiko Rd near Timaru in South Canterbury.

Sibling bickering over inheritence of the family farm can be avoided with early succession planning.

Killers' appeals dismissed

Justin Conrad McFarlane was murdered in 2013.

Three men convicted of murdering North Otago man Justin McFarlane have failed in their bid to have their convictions and sentences overturned.

Paws down, best job in police

At the Timaru Police Station on Friday are, from left, Roger Hooke, Constable Stu Cann, and Tracy Hooke, with ...

Some police jobs can be pretty ruff, but not looking after pups like Timaru 9-month-old Hookey.

Pitch Perfect hits sour note

A screening of the movie Pitch Perfect at a South Canterbury high school sparked a social media debate.

Mother complains after South Canterbury school showed her year 8 son an M-rated movie.

Car parks sought by developer

If sold to the developers, the car park would be used to service the redeveloped Hydro Grand Hotel site.

Developers of the Hydro Grand Hotel site are keen to buy 31 council-owned car parks.

More SC beneficiaries claiming

Waimate Resource Trust and Heartlands services coordinator Jakki Guilford says the rise in Waimate district ...

More people are claiming Work and Income benefits in South Canterbury since the last September

Police looking for offender

Police are looking for a man who broke into multiple cars parked on three Timaru streets on Thursday.

Police are looking for a man who broke into multiple cars parked on three Timaru streets on Thursday.

Serendipitous trophy find

Wellington butcher Bevan McConnochie, left, and his boss Frankie Manclark with Timaru butcher Mark McDonald's Devro ...

First his certificate came home - now a Timaru butcher's trophy has turned up too.

Waitaki tests its camping bylaw

Enforcement officers will be patrolling campgrounds to make sure freedom campers in the Waitaki District are following ...

Labour Weekend holidaymakers planning to camp in the Waitaki district better follow rules or face a fine.

Water treated with chlorine

Geraldine's drinking water has been treated with chlorine on Friday after E coli was discovered in the water network.

Geraldine's water supply has been dosed with chlorine after E.coli was discovered during testing.

Waimate schools collaborate

Waimate Community of Learning's Andrea Soper, across schools' teacher, and Janette Packman, leader, are excited to help ...

A newly established community of learning is looking for more teachers to help boost student achievement.

Timaru businesses ward off recession

Wendy Smith  chief executive for the South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce says business confidence is holding in Timaru.

Economic confidence tipped out of period of low growth in Timaru.

Events could cause delays

South Canterbury Road Safety co-ordinator Daniel Naudé inspects the road conditions near Washdyke on Thursday, ahead of ...

Labour weekend events in South Canterbury are likely to cause detours and delays.

'Unrealistic' offer made to ANZ staff

ANZ confirmed four part-time staff had been offered "like-for-like" roles in Christchurch, following the branch closure ...

Waimate ANZ branch staff were given two offers when the bank closure was announced.

Power poles pinged

Alpine Energy chief executive Andrew Tombs

Five power poles "red-tagged" in South Canterbury.

Artist Randall Froude to move to Nelson video

Kimbell artist Randall Froude with one his paintings titled 'Good Marriage'. He is leaving South Canterbury and moving ...

Kimbell artist Randall Froude says he will miss the people and scenery of South Canterbury when he leaves.

Car crashes into creek

A car carrying two adults and two children has come off the road and rolled into a creek.

Four people have been taken to hospital after a vehicle crashed north of Oamaru.

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