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'All hell broke loose' video

This near miss on Timaru's Otipua Road is part of a scary dash cam clip.

Les Ballard expected a crash as he watched the car in front swerve all over the road.

Youths apprehended

Timaru police uncovered where a woman's $42,000 went to - Ghana.

The police dog squad was deployed to locate three youths in Timaru in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Student made 11 dope deals a day

A Timaru business student's texts gave her cannabis dealing operation away.

A Timaru business student has admitted selling cannabis as police bring drug dealing busts from a phone-tapping operation to court.

'I never got to say goodbye'

The Gordons Valley limeworks where Scott James Baldwin died in March 2015.

Limeworks company to pay $100,000 to worker's partner after "horrific" death.

SAR award 'humbling'

Clint Miles of Tekapo Helicopters, who was involved in the rescue of kayakers on Lake Tekapo.

The efforts of search and rescue personnel during the Lake Tekapo kayaking tragedy have been recognised.

Port signs to be reverted to 'give way'

Timaru port railway signs will be changed from 'stop' to 'give way' after the Timaru District Council approached Kiwi ...

KiwiRail do about-turn on new signage around Timaru's port area following several complaints.

Man faces life in prison

The UK man carried 106 pellets of meth in his bowels, said police.

An Oamaru man who tried to import methamphetamine from Asia has appeared in court.

Fonterra opposes new plant conditions

Fonterra's Studholme milk processing plant expansion proposal decision is scheduled for June 13.

Fonterra says new conditions for Studholme plant expansion are 'monitoring for the sake of monitoring'.

Trapped dog rescued from cliff video

Beau spent several days stuck on a cliff on a South Canterbury farm.

Beau's owner thought he'd lose his friend, with the dog clinging precariously to a cliff for days.

House gutted by blaze

An electrical fault is believed to be behind a fire that gutted an Oamaru house on Tuesday.

An electrical fault is believed to be behind a fire that gutted an Oamaru house on Tuesday.

YMCA launches website for youth

YMCA tutor Natasha Dominey shows student Courtney Smith through the new website scyouth.co.nz.

A new website will provide a virtual hub for young people in South Canterbury.

Champion Aoraki, CEO urges

Nigel Davenport, new chief executive of Aoraki Development.

The head of Aoraki Development has called on South Cantabrians to become ambassadors for the region.

Verbal stoush turns physical

Timaru police uncovered where a woman's $42,000 went to - Ghana.

Man punched twice in the head outside Timaru Countdown store.

Legal challenge halts station sale

Mt Cook station, near the mountain from which it takes its name.

A legal challenge has stopped the sale of historic Mt Cook station, amid a claim it was not sold legitimately.

Water strategy work still running

A mothballed Timaru District Council water reservoir at Brookfield, on the town's southern edge.

Replenishing Timaru's mothballed water reservoirs remains an option for the future, its council says.

Airport lease talks continue

Timaru District Council plans to upgrade Richard Pearse Airport's terminal and car parks.

Discussions about the future of Timaru's airport will take "some time" to conclude, its chief executive says.

Man fails to stop

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Man who failed to stop after car crash spoken to by police.

Pupils probe career prospects

Constable Bob Katene, of Timaru, shows a police baton to YMCA students Quintin Miller, Dylan Hurst and Hamish Howell at ...

Recruiters says it is hard to tell how keen South Canterbury's school-leavers are to work and study locally.

Blade shearer Allan Oldfield wins big

Blade shearer Allan Oldfield of Geraldine has suprised himself with a sackful of wins at international competitions in ...

 A 25-year-old Geraldine blade shearer has won the same international title his father won two years ago.

'We're short of everything'

An aerial view of Tekapo.

An eight hectare block of residential land in Tekapo may end up on the open market.

Mum wins brand new car

Proud owners of a 2016 Ford Fiesta Sport  won through a promotion are the Willetts family from left, Maria with Brooke, ...

Winning a 2016 Ford Fiesta Sport was a bit of a shock for a Timaru mother of two who needed convincing it was true.

Wintery blast boosts ski fields

Roundhill Ski Field received a welcome dumping of snow on Monday morning.

A welcome polar blast has blanketed South Canterbury ski fields in snow, just weeks out from the start of the ski season.

Fighting back against breast cancer

Four generations of the same family came together for a Pink Ribbon breakfast on Monday. From left, Brooke Page with ...

There were pink wigs, clothing, and lipstick galore as more than 100 people joined the fight against breast cancer on Monday.

Class of '49: still reuniting 67 years later

Still in trouble 67 years after leaving school is Jim Stevenson who missed roll call on Friday night. Principal Jane ...

How many of your former primary school classmates would you want to be in touch with more than 60 years later?

Light pollution 'abusing' tourism

After: A lot of bright yellow lights (and some stars).

The new lights at a Twizel subdivision are too bright and making a mockery of Mackenzie's reputation for astro-tourism, fed-up residents say.

Fencing gold in Timaru

Waimate Swords Club fencer Olivia Frogley challenges Timaru Swords Club's Lucas Rabbidge at a fencing competition at the ...

Budding fencers were on point when they competed for medals at the Timaru Boys High School gym on Sunday.

Mums 'blown away' by pamper day

Jacs Smith has her hair done by Krystle Plummer for the Zonta Club pamper day.

"It's more recognition in the community that the journey for parents is not always what you'd expect," Zonta president Clare Bruce said.

Report alleges Timaru fish dumping

A Timaru fisherman caught two Hector's dolphins in late 2012, A Ministry for Primary Industries internal report suggests.

A Timaru fisherman turned off a camera designed to monitor his catch, a Government report alleging fish dumping states.

MSD funding leaves gaps in refuge

Mid - South Island Women's Refuge and Family Safety Services manager Dawn Rangi-Smith says they meet their Ministry of ...

Refuge case worker Gail Rowland is funded to take on 25 women during a financial year, but last year she supported 195.

Studholme decision planned for June

A decision on Fonterra's proposed milk processing plant expansion will be made by June 13 by the resource consent ...

A decision on Fonterra's proposed expansion of its Studholme factory is due by mid-June.

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