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'It's becoming unsafe'

A tobacco price hike could lead to more robberies, a Timaru dairy owner says.

Tobacco price hikes could lead to more robberies, a Timaru dairy owner warns.

Wetland transfers to council

Timaru mayor Damon Odey, left, and Otipua Wetland Charitable Trust chair Ken Linscott. The Wetland Trust has gifted the ...

A wetland has been gifted to the people of Timaru.

Burglaries prompts black market fears

A spree of rural burglaries has prompted fears that a black market is springing up in South Canterbury.

Spree of rural burglaries raises concerns about black market.

Marae receives a $75,000 donation

Te Runanga O Arowhenua is rebuilding its marae as part of a $3.2 million expansion and refurbishment.

Te Runanga O Arowhenua will receive a boost in funding and furniture for its $3.2 million marae expansion project.

Concerns over arsons video

Detective Sergeant Greg Harrison, of Timaru, inspects a burnt-out caravan at the Temuka Holiday Park.

Police are concerned that an arsonist may be at work in Temuka.

Charges laid in fatal crash

A man was killed after being hit by a car on Thames St in Oamaru.

A man has been charged over a fatal crash in Oamaru earlier this year.

Student work on show

Mountainview High School students Tatiana Hoet and Georgia Slee show off some of the student art work on display in ...

The walls of a newly renovated hospital building have been turned into a colourful art display.

Injured owl off to Christchurch video

Crazy Bird Lady Zena Guthrie holding injured German owl Oscar.

An injured owl found in a chicken coop in South Canterbury will find a new home in Christchurch.

Sanders found guilty

A Nelson fisherman who body-slammed a fence and charged a policeman in Timaru was convicted on Tuesday at Timaru ...

Timaru man found guilty of strangling his then-wife.

Family escape house fire

Emergency services were called to a bedroom on fire in a home on Peel St about 4.50am Thursday.

He lost his job when his factory workplace closed. Then fire gutted his home.

A dance to keep a hall alive

Looking forward to the dance are residents from left, Jenny Smith, Warwick Smith, Heather Scott, Annabelle Hampton, Sue ...

One generation raised the funds to build the hall, this generation is tasked with keeping it alive.

Antiquated methods need changing

Labour MP Jacinda Ardern says Child, Youth and Family have an antiquated way of recording information about some of New ...

MSD lacks the technology to say how many children are removed from South Canterbury and where they go.

Hundreds offer to help scam victim video

Christene Fridd, left, and Lisa Carter check out some of the items donated ahead of a massive garage sale to raise money ...

 Support floods in ahead of fundraiser for 80-year-old Oamaru scam victim.

What's on this weekend

Aigantighe Art Gallery exhibition curator Kate McKenzie-Pollock with pieces from the international touring Japanese ...

You could find yourself at a pottery show, a dog show or a Mid-winter show over the next three days.

Timaru has 13th high pollution night

ECan estimates 88 per cent of Timaru's emissons come from home heating.

Timaru's air pollution levels have exceeded environment standards for the 13th time this year.

Caravan goes up in fire

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A caravan at Temuka Holiday Park was set alight on Thursday morning.

Safety device trips power

Alpine Energy chief executive Andrew Tombs says at this point the reason for the electrical fault is unknown.

An unknown fault tripped a protection device, causing power to be disconnected to some Timaru households on Wednesday night.

Dairy owner punched by teens

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Hammer wielding teens punched a dairy owner in the face during a Timaru armed robbery.

Kiwis leading Peking to Paris endurance rally

Timaru's Bruce and Harry Washington driving their 1929 Chrysler 75 Roadster through Mongolia in the 2016 Peking to Paris ...

Timaru's Bruce and Harry Washington are leading the Peking to Paris Endurance Rally at the halfway stage.

Japanese art to inspire Timaru

Arranging works from the Japanese Pottery exhibition at the Aigantighe Art Gallery is exhibition curator Kate ...

A collection of contemporary pottery will inspire artists in Timaru.

Company gives power to Afghanistan

The Infratec solar farm in Rarotonga near the airport provides the island with 5 per cent of its electricity.

New Zealand energy experts are teaching locals in Afghanistan to run their own energy systems.

Power cut hits Timaru suburbs

Three Timaru suburbs experienced a power cut on Wednesday afternoon.

'He was educated, but still a murderer'

Lesley Elliott speaks at a seminar about safe relationships.

Seminar teaches safe relationships as New Zealand women continue to die at the hands of their partners.

Complaints about hospital smoke

An electrical fault in a Timaru Hospital boiler has been identified as the cause of recent excessive smoke from the hospital.

Timaru Hospital has consent to burn coal until 2029.

Waitaki Guardians walk final patrol

Waitaki Guardians Logan Bruggeman, from left, Derek Beveridge, Esther Dupu and Eugene Dupu have done their final patrol ...

Waitaki Gardians - a street patrol in Oamaru - has been disbanded and effectively replaced by volunteers.

Dog show focuses on fun

Retired show dog Judge, 10, and his owner Phil Edwards could have given other entrants some serious competition at the ...

The organisers of this weekend's Scruffs' Dog Show, near Timaru, expect a good line up.

Youth centre plans on hold video

Members of the Timaru Youth Initiative, Danielle Smith, Jacob Sisson, Solomon Tor-Kilsen, Lee Soal, and Rosie Shaw.

Plans for a new youth centre in Timaru have been put on hold.

Prosecution case concludes

A Nelson fisherman who body-slammed a fence and charged a policeman in Timaru was convicted on Tuesday at Timaru ...

The prosecution case has wrapped up in the trial of a man accused of strangling his then-wife.

You can leave your hat on

Community House staff Sue Boulton, back left, Barbara Fleming, Christine Holling, Robyn Baldwin, Anne Richmond and Ginny ...

More people will be diagnosed with dementia than cancer in the next five to ten years, Alzheimers NZ says.

Waimate funding earmarked for water

Waimate District Council chief executive Bede Carran.

Waimate ratepayers should have better water and wastewater facilities this financial year.

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