Aurora's awe a medal winner

geoff cloake

Geoff Cloake's desire to capture the "fleeting moment" has reaped rewards.

Caring hands a lifeline

Looking out for the underdog

zena guthrie

All creatures great and small get a second chance at life when Timaru teen Zena Guthrie comes to their rescue.

A comforting arm from FED

margaret brown, elaine richardt

Everyone can use a friend in times of distress.

Trainer finds success in UK

nick morrison

Since leaving Timaru Nick Morrison has found success as a trainer overseas, training celebrities such as Claudia Schiffer and Jemima Kahn.

VW rally was good incentive

1972 volkswagen Beetle 1302

After 15 years of restoration work, Don Martin's 1972 Volkswagen Beetle is almost ready for it's debut.

Old team back together

mackenzie rugby club

Old timers are being asked to share their memories of how the game has changed at this weekend's club day for the Mackenzie Rugby Club.

Jungle characters step into reserve

jungle book

If you went out in the woods a weekend or two ago, you'd have had a big surprise.

Comp captures country


South Canterbury people are being invited to take part in a photography competition designed to capture the human face of New Zealand today - all on the same day.

Gym and work two passions of life

robert jacobs

Robert Jacobs is a well-known effervescent face for those who go to the CBay recreation facilities.

Twenty-five years together

lake ohau sisters

It started with a couple of sisters and a few friends heading off on a tramp, but 25 years on, it is an established annual pilgrimage that brings a family of sisters together.

Floral flair wins far-flung repute

Two bronzes for Geraldine florist

gislinde folkerts

Living in the bush has not stopped a Geraldine florist from garnering international recognition.

More builders needed, soon


The construction industry is still woefully short of building apprentices but Aoraki Polytechnic is looking at ways the region can train more highly skilled workers, faster.

Babies' bums go retro

cloth nappy

A Timaru early childhood centre wants to swap disposables for cloth nappies.

Q&A: Keith Shaw

keith shaw

This week, we put our regular set of questions to South & Mid Canterbury YMCA general manager Keith Shaw, and it's not Miley Cyrus who is the celebrity that bugs him.

Stargazing celebration

tekapo night sky

Millions of eyes will gaze upon the night sky this April and South Canterbury stargazers will be among them.

Mum fights on for her children

ra timms

Ra Timms knows there will one day be a cure for the cruel disease that took her daughter's life and is chipping away at her 23-year-old son.

Fighting fire with youth

'Most people at the service have kids my age'


Peer pressure can make people do strange things and it led 16-year-old Rowan McCaughan-Galvin to become one of the youngest volunteer firefighters in New Zealand.

Name change for operatic society


Close to 60 years after being established, the Oamaru Operatic and Musical Society is changing its name.

Memorial mystery confounds author

georgetown cemetery

Georgetown woman Shona Paton admits she's had a few sleepless nights about one particular date she needs to complete her book on Georgetown Cemetery.

Pristine Microbus best of the fleet


Take one look around the property of Dave Finnie and you'll quickly realise his love for everything-Volkswagon is a bit of an obsession.

Marking fifty years of hill climb race

murray frew

This year marks 50 years since the first edition of the Ngapara-Coal Pit Hill Climb, with organisers expecting a solid number of drivers to turn out for the 2014 event.

Taylor dancing her way to US festival

kendyll taylor

Oamaru's Kendyll Taylor is dancing with joy after making the cut to show her skills at a prestigious dance tattoo in the United States.

Scott rivals Norman for unwanted tag

Adam Scott

OPINION: The term "choke" has a tendency to follow teams and certain individuals around like an unwanted black shadow.

Stepping into shadow

Special show for special effects

martika bennett

"Hi Mum, are the intestines still on the line drying?"

UK, US live agreeably together

neil manchester

American and English relations have never been as harmonious as they are in the garage of a Timaru man.

Elderly money targets

elder abuse

Cases of elderly Waitaki residents being taken advantage of financially are more prevalent today than they were several year's ago, according to Age Concern.

Painter's work on show at cathedral

john badcock

Geraldine painter John Badcock's exhibition of 14 large paintings will be hung in Christchurch's new Cardboard Cathedral this month.

Chef's life - well done

jon hellmrich

REVIEW: Sometimes those of us who are deeply into words can get pretty pedantic about the way we shape a sentence, paragraph or tome.

Teachers scoffing fruit family day drawcard

play fight

The popular Temuka Family Fun Day will be on again this year after a hiatus last year.

Firemen's big step up

marcus dixon

Two Fairlie firefighters are gearing up for the Sky Tower challenge.

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