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Late-night quad bike death

The man crashed a quad bike just before midnight on Friday night.

A man was killed in a crash on a South Canterbury highway just before midnight.

Visitor numbers to at CBay

Libraries manager Justin McLauchlan rearranging books at the library on Friday. The district libraries annual report, ...

Visitor numbers to Timaru's CBay are expected to top last year's figures.

Cleverley says investigation 'exonerated' him

Former South Canterbury District Health Board chair Murray Cleverley has spoken out for the first time about his ...

Former South Canterbury District Health Board chair Murray Cleverley says decision to resign as chair was tough.

Steam trains up to scratch video

Carrying out part of the boiler inspection on the AB699 are Neville Simpson and Dowell McLeod.

An unexpected delay saw a Pleasant Point train off the tracks for four years, but it will soon be back.

Excuse note raises eyebrows

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Judge criticised the note for a man on deception charges for its appalling spelling and suspicious health board logo.

'We have got a lot of work to do'

SCDHB chief executive Nigel Trainor says the DHB is going try and improve low rates of HPV vaccination by providing more ...

South Canterbury has one of the lowest HPV vaccination rates in NZ, prompting the DHB to turn to social media to boost numbers.

SC tourist season extending

Mackenzie District mayor Graham Smith.

Tourism spending in South Canterbury has topped $737 million in the year to March.

Roosters dumped at park

Chickens dumped at a SC park have been rehomed at Julie Simpson's property near Oamaru.

Unwanted roosters that were dumped at a South Canterbury park are adding to a nationwide problem, an animal foster carer says.

Strong winds lash SC

Police were called to the scene of a camper van crash on Friday afternoon, thought to be caused by the wind.

Emergency services in South Canterbury have been kept busy dealing with incidents caused by strong winds.

Power line blocks road

A power line is down on Kent St in Timaru.

Alpine Energy is on the way to fix a downed power line on Kent St, in Timaru.

Parents remember 'talented' son

Rowan Yeager died following a crash near Lake Ohau on Anzac Day. This photo, supplied by friend Andrew Weatherall, shows ...

A man killed in crash near Lake Ohau was just a week away from moving into a house he built by hand.

Fundraising for people in need

Practicing for the Pleasant Point Clothes Fair and Vintage Tea are Sonia Christie and Norma Bartrum.

Some of Pleasant Point's struggling community members could benefit from a special fund set up by the Albury Pleasant Point Presbyterian Parish.

Residency for workers in sight

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean

Long-serving, low skilled South Canterbury migrants who have become members of the community have a chance to gain residency thanks to a new government policy.

What's on this weekend?

Famlan Farm Park will draw the Farm Animal Quiz winner this weekend.

This weekend will be your last chance to enter the Famlan Animal Quiz.

SCDHB emergency plans tested

SCDHB staff during the major incident program pictured were from left registered nurse Carla McFarlene and radiographer ...

South Canterbury DHB staff put through paces in plane crash scenario involving large influx of patients.

Show supports important community service

The annual RSM Law Plunket Art Show generates a significant amount of funding for Plunket each year. Pictured, from ...

Show continues to provide 'valuable' funding for family service.

Hunter praises inquiry into firearms

Hunter Colin Ewing is supportive of a review of firearm classifications.

A hunter is welcoming a police inquiry into the reclassification firearms.

'Mindless acts of damage' costly

A heat pump was pushed off the roof of Twizel Area School.

It could cost Twizel Area School thousands of dollars to repair damage after the school was vandalised.

'Negotiate or face another strike'

Support workers Nicola Johns and Debs Crowe gathered on Theodosia St, near The Bay Hill, to protest against stagnant pay ...

Protesting SC support staff have given their employer two options - start bargaining, or face another strike.

'More than just a little church committee'

South Canterbury branch member of the National Council of Women Prue Thirkettle, left, branch president Robin Peterson, ...

The National Council of Women South Canterbury are determined to keep a watchful eye on council business.

Westpac admits ATM issues

The Westpac ATM, the ony one in Fairlie, which has broken down again this week.

Westpac has acknowledged its service in Fairlie is not up to scratch following multiple complaints over the town's ATM.

Extension to park considered

DOC is looking to expand the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park boundaries to include Godley and Tasman braided riverbeds.

Discussions are under way to consider expanding the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park boundary.

Drama community to air concerns

The South Canterbury Drama League are hosting a public meeting to ask Timaru District councillors to explain their ...

Performing arts community calls meeting with council to discuss concerns over future of theatre.

Show to help an arts student

Actress Helen Moulder will star as Gloria in upcoming show Gloria's Handbag.

A show will help fund a scholarship for an up and coming Timaru artist.

Anzac service shortened

2017 Anzac dawn parade at Timaru Cenotaph and Cemetery.

Anzac dawn services may become significantly shorter in the future, but the South Canterbury RSA is adamant the tradition is not under threat.

Grassroots start for coastal conservation

Timaru Boys' High School student Tim Currie, 17,

A South Canterbury young leader is concerned people are unaware of threats to native wildlife.

Mental health services praised

A total of 0.6 per cent of suicides among those under the care of mental health services since 2012 in New Zealand were ...

The South Canterbury District Health Board is managing its mental health services better than some other DHBs, Labour's Health spokesman says.

Crusaders and Highlanders to clash in Timaru friendly

Crusaders supporter Toby Carpenter (left) and Highlanders supporter Olly George both think their team will win the Super ...

Crusaders and Highlanders fans are in for a treat when the two sides clash in Timaru in July.

Crash victim named

Rowan Alexander Yeager was found dead after a crash on Freehold Creek Bridge at Lake Ohau on Tuesday morning.

Police name man who died in a crash near Lake Ohau on Anzac Day as Rowan Yeager.

The climb of his life

Joe Sharp is climbing Mt Kilimanjaro to raise money for mental health.

Opihi College's guidance counsellor is preparing for the biggest challenge of his life to raise funds for the Mental Health Foundation.

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