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Tenders closing for airport upgrade

This final concept design shows the entrance to the upgraded Timaru Airport terminal building, expected to be completed ...

Strong interest in Timaru Airport upgrade tenders, council says.

Stolen items recovered

Police recovered several stolen items during search warrants in Timaru on Wednesday.

Police have recovered several stolen items during a search warrant in Timaru.

Scholarship goes to visual artist

Timaru District Council Mayor Damon Odey congratulates Anna Reihana on winning the scholarship.

A visual artist has won this year's Timaru Community Arts Council Scholarship.

Tenancy service looks for volunteers

Anglican Care South Canterbury social justice advocate Ruth Swale hopes to help tenants and landlords settle their ...

Landlords and tenants need to start talking before minor issues become major problems, a tenancy service organiser says.

Youthline 'hub' to open in Oamaru

Jared Sandford of Youthline

Despite cuts in its funding from Ministry of Social Development, Youthline is planning to open a hub in Oamaru in 2017.

Drink-driving 'culture' in rugby tragedy

Jarrad Blackler was a keen rugby player.

Coach calls for zero alcohol limit after sentencing of rugby player for crash which killed team-mate.

Street art festival pitched

Oi YOU! co-director George Shaw is in Timaru chatting about the idea of a street art festival.

Could Banksy artworks come to town?

Shareholders 'hugely disappointed'

Sailors Cutting on the southern side on the Ahuriri arm of Lake Benmore an area Fish and Game is concerned would be ...

"Hugely disappointed" is how Benmore Irrigation Company shareholders felt after hearing their application for resource consent to extend the area the scheme waters in the Mackenzie Basin was declined.

Group wants to reverse decline

A new Peel Forest conservation group wants to reverse the 'ecological decline' of Peel Forest.

A new Peel Forest conservation group wants to reverse the 'ecological decline' of Peel Forest.

Dodgy drivers dobbed in

The number of motorists pinged for crossing the centre line while driving has increased.

A sharp increase in the number of motorists nabbed for crossing the centre line is due to more people dobbing in dodgy drivers, police say.

Waimate girl wins award for film

Craighead Diocesan School student Mercedes van Royen, 12, was an Outlook for Someday challenge winner for her film Just ...

A 12-year-old Waimate girl has won an award for her film about depression.

Preparations ramping up

Community Christmas Dinner organiser Sharon Mackay.

Preparations for Timaru's Community Christmas Dinner are ramping up as the festive season draws ever closer.

MPs mum on PM choice

Rangitata MP Jo Goodhew says she's undecided as to who she wants to replace John Key.

South Canterbury's MPs are keeping mum on their preference for New Zealand's new prime minister.

A reading with Deb Webber

Deb Webber before her Timaru show.

An agnostic reporter spent an afternoon chatting to prolific Australian psychic celebrity Deb Webber.

Returning ashes left behind video

Hobby genealogist Joy Pearson, left, has volunteered to help her sister and owner of the Aoraki Funeral Home Shelley ...

 Boxes of ashes left behind at a Timaru funeral home are being traced to the descendants of the deceased.

Irrigation resource consent declined

Adverse effects on Willowburn Stream was one reason commissioners gave for declining the Benmore Irrigation Company ...

Plan to irrigate more land knocked back by Environment Canterbury commissioners.

Getting in the Christmas spirit

John and Wendy Nesbitt set up their Christmas lights house in Temuka.

Decorating their Temuka home for Christmas is one way a family of dog lovers is getting into the giving spirit.

The day a son died

Jarrad Blackler was killed when the car in which he was a passenger rolled.

Jarrad Blackler is dead and his family say there is ''a drink driving culture that was either endorsed or ignored by many''.

More school clusters given green light

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced two new communities of learning would be established in Timaru.

Thousands of South Canterbury students are set to benefit from new Communities of Learning approved for South Canterbury.

Council to investigate funding process

Waimate District Council councillor Tom O'Connor

Waimate District councillors decided not to approve retrospective payments of more than $70,000 for the Waimate Event Centre, pending an investigation.

$226m water scheme proposed

Water may be taken from Lake Tekapo and piped to central South Canterbury for dry lowland farms.

A $226 million irrigation scheme to funnel water from Lake Tekapo has been proposed to help water-starved farms in central South Canterbury.

Council celebrates volunteer's service

David Holmes, left, Mayor Craig Rowley and Bobbie Laurie celebrate the hard work and dedication put in by the Waimate ...

When Bobbie Laurie first started the Waimate Information Centre, she would run after tourist buses to get them to stay.

Oscar's adventure to Wanaka ends happily video

Missing moggie Oscar is home in Timaru again after stowing away on a truck three weeks ago. Liam, 13, and dad Greg ...

Oscar the cat is home in Timaru after a three-week Wanaka adventure.

Man injuries leg on Tasman Glacier

A man has injured his leg while walking on the Tasman Glacier in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park.

A US man has injured his leg on a guided trip in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park.

Council building tagged overnight

The Timaru District Council clocktower was tagged overnight on Monday

Removing graffiti from the heritage-listed council chambers presents 'significant challenges', council manager says.

Hive the hub of artist movement

Timaru artist Josh Cowan is looking for a new space for himself and others to create art from.

A Timaru artist wants to help get those with artistic talent noticed in the town.

More Tekapo land sold

One of the sets of new Tekapo toilets being loaded onto a truck in preparation for the trip to its new home.

Another block of land on Tekapo's lakefront has been sold as work on the big ticket town development heads into another summer.

Dryer catches fire at YMCA

Two fire engines from Timaru Fire Station attended a clothes dryer fire at the YMCA.

Timaru fire service attended a dryer fire at the YMCA building on Latter St at about 9.30am. 

'A discredit to NZ'

Aquanorts owner-operator Ricky John Hartnett leaves the Timaru District Court after being sentenced on Monday.

Two men dead, two families ripped apart and finally more than a year on, Ricky Hartnett is punished.

Truck club shows off garage video

Bruce Anderson climbs aboard a truck identical to one he drove years ago at the clubs recently finished garage.

A museum showing the visual history of South Canterbury will be unveiled to the public next year.

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