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Service cuts could 'break' family video

Dorothy, left, and Andrew Tucker are worried they may have to put their daughter Megan, 26, in a residential care ...

Dwindling disability support could force a South Canterbury family to make a difficult decision.

Hours-long wait for ambulance

It usually takes St John ambulance 30 minutes to get from Waimate to Timaru Port.

Timaru man in "extreme pain" spent more than two hours waiting for an ambulance to arrive.

$3.9m energy project

A solar farm at Rarotonga Airport built by Infratec. Electricity tariffs are much higher in the Cook Islands than New ...

The Cook Islands will take another step away from fossil fuels with help from a South Canterbury company.

Sallies seek $30k

Jacob and Emma Howan, of The Salvation Army, are keen to get a roof over the drop off centre to protect donations.

Sallies launch $30k fundraising campaign to reduce thefts and stop rubbish being dumped.

Two Cartoons tour

Two Cartoons' Isaac McFarlane and Brad Craig in 2012.

Underground Kiwi bands Two Cartoons and Spawts will be bringing their musical flair around the country this month.

Active in Hell helps train young people video

Active in Hell trainee Kegan Patterson with Timaru Hell Pizza duty manager Amber Lily

A nationwide initiative is giving a Timaru man's hospitality career a Hell of a start.

Stopping the spread of conifers

The Lake Ohau Conservation Trust received a fillip from a tourism operator to help the trust tackle the spread of ...

The Lake Ohau Trust has received a $6500 fillip to help stop the spread of wilding conifers in the area.

Bus crashes into parked cars

Police are seeking the driver of a bus which was allegedly driven into two parked cars in Timaru on Tuesday.

Police seek driver of bus which crashed into parked cars early on Tuesday morning.

Calendar Girls on show in Fairlie

Andrea O'Sullivan in the role of Women's Institute president in a scene in Calendar Girls, being staged by the Mackenzie ...

It might be set in a small town, but Calendar Girls touches on a theme which affects everyone, its director says.

Pay-per-use answer for toilets video

Associate Tourism Minister Nicky Wagner, right, who presented Mackenzie Mayor Graham Smith with a toilet brush at the ...

A mix of fee and free toilets a solution for small areas dealing with big tourism.

CEO role answer for trust

Mackenzie mayor Graham Smith and Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner

An agreement designed to allow conservation and intensive farming to co-exist in the Mackenzie high country "has no teeth", according to mayor.

Ara enrolments numbers fall

Ara Institute of Canterbury chief executive Kay Giles.

Enrolments drop but Ara chief executive confident polytechnic will reach end-of-year targets.

IDEA Services 'jumped the gun'

E tu advocate Alistair Duncan said the cuts are a major and significant event for IDEA Services.

E tu union requests consultation be put on hold amid concerns process is moving too fast.

'Plunket babies' for milestone show

Waimataitai School pupils with their artworks,  Back row, from left, Keely Jooste, 11, Ruby Henry, 11, Claudia Keys, 12, ...

This year there will be 40 artworks, made by young South Canterbury artists, in the Plunket Art Show.

Meet preparations gather pace

Jim Geddes and John Campbell prepare items for the South Canterbury Vintage Car Club Swap meet this weekend.

Large crowd expected for Winchester swap meet.

Cannabis operation discovered

Some of the 69 plants seized by police during a drugs operation in Glenavy.

Police have uncovered the third cannabis growing operation in South Canterbury in just over a month.

Salmon spotters glimpse rare breed video

The fish was thought to be extinct in the late 1980s. Reported sightings started filtering in about 2005, but none were ...

Tourists are flocking to a popular Canterbury river to catch a glimpse of the dancing sockeye salmon bursting out of the water for the first time in decades.

Missing Dunedin man found

Tom Padget has been found safe and well.

Missing Dunedin man ''found safe and well'' in Timaru, police say.

Anyone can be a rocket scientist

NASA engineering scientist John Glass says many people dream of becoming a rocket scientist, but for many, it is not ...

Putting shingles in people's roofs may not be the most straight-forward way into the space industry, but it worked for NASA's only engineering scientist John Glass.

State housing cuts 'unfathomable'

Labour Party Rangitata electorate candidate and Hinds resident Jo Luxton.

South Canterbury's state housing could be cut by 134 properties in the next ten years, information released by the Labour Party reveals.

Staffroom to be new classroom

Gleniti Primary School pupils Doyoon Kim, 6, left, Heath Robinson, 5, Addison Dickson, 5, Xavier Weaver, 5, Autumn ...

Increasing student numbers has encouraged a South Canterbury school to consider alternative classrooms to cater for the growth.

Zelie Allan contesting Waitaki

Oamaru woman Zelie Allan is the Labour Party's candidate for the Waitaki electorate seat.

A breast cancer survivor says health is a key issue ahead of the 2017 election.

Staff concerned about property ties

IHC New Zealand communications general manager Gina Rogers says no funds from IDEA Services went into Accessible ...

Support staff are concerned a national disability support service is cutting services as its subsidiary property company booms.

Arrests connected to crime spree

The burnt out remains of a car, allegedly stolen near Culverden, in a riverbed near Waimate.

A string of offences have been committed across Canterbury during a week-long crime spree.

Tradies, suppliers lend helping hand

Tetraplegic man Jamie Wilson is getting a new ceiling and insulation in his Pleasant Point house thanks to the ...

Partially paralysed after botched surgery, Jamie Wilson is getting a helping hand.

'Silly decision' to trust scammer

Elizabeth Clarkson and her husband Stewart were scammed out of a significant amount of money by someone claiming to be ...

The elderly couple were sceptical about the cold call but when they saw the Spark logo, they thought it was legitimate.

Views, parking a concern

Tekapo Lakeside Drive plans. Supplied by the Mackenzie District Council.

Concerns about the impact on the views of Lake Tekapo's landscapeĀ and a shortage or car parkingĀ are the biggest bugbears for submitters on a proposed five star hotel on the lake's shore.

Cultural celebration a success

Jade Hamilton and Elvisa Cragg show off some traditional Filipino dancing.

An event celebrating South Canterbury's diverse culture has been branded a success after selling out.

Raising awareness

Paul Johnson of Geraldine and Julian Maze from Timaru set out to walk the banks of the Orari River.

Two filmmakers are on a "grassroots pilgrimage" around Canterbury rivers in a bid to raise awareness about clean waterways.

Spate of car fires

South Canterbury firefighters attended a number of car fires on Saturday.

South Canterbury firefighters have been busy battling several car fires over the weekend.

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