"He was going to cut mum with an axe. He said, "I'm going to gut you".
'We still have hopes of being able to bring him off the mountain,' police say.
Wallaby numbers reported outside the containment area have declined in 2015.
A Timaru man, 19, was arrested on a warrant to arrest in relation to a motor vehicle accident on Earl Rd at 9.05pm on Thursday.
Speculation about the future of Silver Fern Farms' venison processing in the Central South Island is premature, the co-operative says.
The hundred hardy souls who had waited hours in the cold to see Shira the giraffe got a treat.
Leanne van Royen is in the public eye because of the "devastating" effects of her son's synthetic drug use.
An experienced climber missing on Mt Cook is unlikely to be rescued on Friday, after he failed to reach his destination on Thursday evening.
Alcohol is an excuse for family violence, rather than the cause, it has been claimed.
'Worst possible time' for a review of the education system, South Canterbury principals say.
A vineyard owner has accused Timaru's district licensing committee of "nasty" behaviour for declining an application which missed its deadline.
Irish police have confirmed a body found is that of missing New Zealander Kelly Leslie.
A Timaru climate activist believes locals must march to make world leaders increase greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.
Self-publishing is the only option for some writers, but one successful author says it's the best option.
Parking charges could begin at Timaru's Richard Pearse airport next year, a council report suggests.
An Oamaru walking track, known as the Skyline Walk, will be temporarily realigned while a retirement village is being constructed.
The private road to the Mt John Observatory at Lake Tekapo will cost $5 to travel up from Monday.
A Timaru man was charged with procuring methamphetamine on Wednesday.
Want to see the giraffe being transported through Timaru this afternoon? Stand here.
Canterbury's workplace fatality rate is the highest in the country, with five deaths in 2015.
Trying to conceal a bottle of morphine from police led to a man being arrested in Timaru on Thursday night.
A Waimate man has been found guilty of threatening to kill his mother after an argument about his synthetic cannabis use.
A car caught fire after crashing on Lindis Pass on Thursday morning.
Otago and Auckland property-watchers are looking at Timaru housing in increasing numbers.
Rumours Chatham Islands Shipping Ltd is pulling out of Timaru are false - in fact it is expanding its operations.
Cooking food led to a visit from the fire service at a Timaru restaurant.
While many senior doctors and dentists routinely go to work when they are sick, it's only an occasional problem in South Canterbury.
Geraldine people working in Timaru are allowing extra travel time for roadworks delays.
Cuddly kittens will benefit from a Christmas charity concert.
Fijian woman Melaia Vakalala says life is still good, six months after being granted a visitor visa on humanitarian grounds.