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Charity collector misundestanding

Police had issued a warning over a "suspicious" collector.

A teenager at the centre of police warnings over fake charity collectors was collecting for Relay for Life.

Speed, alcohol factors in crash

One person was taken to Timaru Hospital with serious injuries following a crash near Albury on Saturday night.

A man is in intensive care unit at Timaru Hospital following a crash near Albury on Saturday night.

Farmer's frank job ad

A South Canterbury farmer has posted an unusually frank job advertisement.

Fed up with workers mucking about, Geoff Wallace decided to take a forthright approach to hiring new staff.

Founders join 50th celebration

Geraldine youngsters Emma Weaver, 4, Ruby Oliver, 4, Will Weaver, 7,  and Henry Oliver, 8, play on a 1954 David Brown ...

A museum in Geraldine echoed to the sound of horsepower at the weekend, as it celebrated it's half-century.

Paddleboarders hit the waves

Regan Koster launches Lisa Dobson from the Board Silly team into the water.

Caroline Bay in Timaru was a riot of colour on Saturday as the Paddle for Life fundraiser was held.

Shed pays tribute to truck history

A 1952 Leyland Comet 90 truck, one of the vehicles on show at the opening of the vintage museum on Saturday.

A permanent home for a wide collection of classic trucks from across South Canterbury has opened its doors.

Few details on Talbot Park progress

Talbot Park is expected to close on April 30.

The future of high-level dementia care in South Canterbury remains unclear, with the SCDHB keeping mum on progress with the closure of Talbot Park.

Sports challenge back for firms

Two teams playing volleyball at the Spring Workplace Challenge.

Which Timaru workplace will win the Washdyke Workplace Challenge?

New standards muddying the waters

The Orari River is a popular swimming spot for families and visitors.

A controversial new water plan is being hotly debated.

Financial penalties possible for smells

ECan could be set to fine a South Canterbury meat processor thousands of dollars for the unpleasant smells it's creating.

The issue of unpleasant smells attributed to a Timaru meat processing plant continue.

A 20-year love affair

Alison Anderson, of Temuka, is walking the four-day Banks Peninsula Track for the 20th time this year.

Bathing under the stars and meeting people from across the world has fuelled one Cantabrian's 20-year love affair with a special walking track.

Biggest indoor drug bust

Drugs found inside a sophisticated operation at Temuka.

A drug bust that netted 800 cannabis plants was one of the biggest seizures in recent South Canterbury history, police say.

Retracing historic tracks to gold

Darla and Hugh Le Fleming, with Roy the horse, are looking forward to taking to the trails for the 25th Goldfields Cavalcade.

Hugh and Darla Le Fleming will be hanging up their farm tools next week and retracing historic tracks to gold.

Waimate school prepares for 150th Jubilee

Waimate Main School 150th Jubilee Committee chairwoman Raewyn Williams, left, school pupils, left, Marley Murphy, 4, ...

Waimate Main School's 150th Jubilee helps to keep the memories alive, jubilee committee chair says.

Power prices to rise

Power prices look set to rise in South Canterbury.

Average price climbs 2.3 per cent as demand projected to grow.

Fake collectors 'sad'

Police are urging people to be vigilant after reports of people falsely collecting for charities.

Police urge vigilance after reports of fake charity collector.

Skatepark for Fairlie?

Standing at Fairlie's playground on Main St are, from left, Billie-Rose Heslip, Oliver Kirkbeck, Eli Taylor, Nathan ...

There's been talk of one before, but might Fairlie's skatepark plan finally come to fruition?

What's on this weekend?

Artist Janelle Wilson with one of her artworks from her collection  He Wahine, He Tapu, The Sanctity of Women, which ...

Checkout the McAtamney Gallery's newest exhibition tonight in Geraldine.

Teaching teachers about technology

The Mind Lab South Island director Michael Campbell, centre, shows Timaru Technology Education Centre (TTEC) teaching ...

 If New Zealanders are going to compete in the technological era, students need to engage with new technology, a post graduate education spokesman says.

Delivery man wary after dog bite

Waimate man Esmond Coombs, 57, shows where the dog bit him while he was delivering newspapers.

Waimate man warns those delivering newspapers to be wary of dogs they think might snap after he was bitten.

Drugs growing in former art gallery

Some of the plants found inside the building at Temuka.

An advanced cannabis growing operation has been found in a former art gallery in South Canterbury.

Tumble ends ride at start line video

They're undertaking an incredible feat, but cyclists on the Central South Island Charity Bike Ride still have energy to ...

The 2017 Charity Bike Ride has ended prematurely for some, but the event is still being hailed a success.

Indigenous dress at citizenship ceremony

New citizen Jonathan Peckley manages a dairy operation at Raukapuka Farm. Peckley, his wife Cheryl, and two children ...

An indigenous Filipino family now call Geraldine home after being sworn in at a New Zealand citizenship ceremony.

CBD stakeholder 'summit' a success

Various business and property owners, and other stakeholders, felt the idea of forming a CBD group had merit at the CBD ...

A potential town centre management group for Timaru appears to be around the corner.

Virus worries rabbit owners

Pet rabbit owners have called on the Government to delay the introduction of 'K5'.

A virus which could mean a painful death for a beloved family pet has concerned some rabbit owners. 

Stamps to commemorate ship

Alistair Pike holding some of the society's stamps which it had printed to commemorate 100 years since the HMNZHS Marama ...

Stamps have been made to commemorate 100 years since the HMHS Marama brought injured soldiers home from war.

Second big win for South Canterbury Polo Club

South Canterbury Polo Club's Matt O'Sullivan with Princess, who won the champion playing pony at the Land Rover NZ Polo ...

South Canterbury trained polo ponies scoop national title two years in a row.

South Canterbury's 'new normal'

Timaru Community Link houses Work and Income, which has experienced a drop in benefits claimed in the past five years.

Working age benefits claimed has fallen across South Canterbury in the past five years, despite a recent rise.

Hollywood comes to Mackenzie

Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon checks out Lake Tekapo during a horse trek with Mackenzie Alpine Horse Trekking guide ...

A major Hollywood blockbuster is understood to be filming on the shores of Lake Pukaki.

Development scrapped

230914 News John Bisset/Timaru Herald. Aerial view showing the Showgrounds Hill  Harvey Norman

Plans to develop Timaru's A&P showgrounds have been abandoned, as has the new supermarket intended as its anchor tenant.

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