Sisters finally meet
Tears flowed when sisters Kath Hunt and Chris Smith met after 59 years apart.
Colin Higgins and Maria Foley love their campervan so much, they have bought it twice.
Private Herbert Marshall's grave has waited 96 years for a visitor.
A year since its creation, Temuka Pay it Forward has had to refine the rules.
$500 cost 'definitely on the nose'
Regulations meant trimming his trees would cost Howard Cameron $700. He managed to do it for $40.
Are books your passion?
South Canterbury drivers appear to becoming more "distracted".
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.
The popular Temuka Family Fun Day will be on again this year after a hiatus last year.
The Temuka Domain will play host to the first Temuka kids triathlon on Sunday, March 16.
Temuka Pakeke Lions recently received a bequest from the estate of the late Cliff and Pat Adams.
Kim Dynes, who helped establish Bellyful in Temuka, takes time away from her schedule to tell readers more about herself.
Invited guests of the Temuka branch of the Labour Party gathered for a mix and mingle with Labour Leader David Cunliffe on Friday evening.
Timaru BRONZ is due to run its 27th Annual Toy Run Appeal and is calling on all motorcyclists and the public to help put a smile on some needy local children this Christmas.
St Joseph's Primary School pupil Grace Scarsbrook, 11, won the Temuka heat of the Lions International Peace Poster Contest.
When Temuka's Clare King fell hook line and sinker for her future husband she got hooked on fishing too.
Pristine, tepid water fills the Temuka Swimming Pool ready for its opening on November 15.
The ire of locals was raised over rubbish left along the Opihi riverbanks in last week's South Canterbury Herald.
A Temuka mother of six is annoyed at the people leaving rubbish on the Opihi River banks.
Melanie Rakena, who grew up in Temuka, has been travelling New Zealand working on a new eight-part television series.
New Zealand Post has released a new set of stamps in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Beekeepers' Association of New Zealand.
St John Ambulance Youth Division members from the Aoraki sector were in Oamaru to test their skills over the weekend.
JOANNE BENNETT JOANNE.BENNETT@FAIRFAXMEDIA.CO.NZ - South CanterburyTimaru elderly were treated to a Purple Pamper Day last week to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Temuka was inundated by "floodwaters" recently and it was all go at a hastily set up welfare centre - all for a good cause.
Temuka's Ken Arnold says the new Anchor lightproof milk bottles are not the first time milk has been packaged in lightproof containers, and he has the evidence to prove it.
Anzac Day in Temuka was extra special this year with an unveiling of the headstone of former Arowhenua Marae Upoko, the late Jack T Reihana.
Temuka's volunteer firefighters are stepping up their training for the Firefighters Sky Tower Stair Challenge.
Parents 'unyielding support' crucial
A woman who grew up in Timaru has won a prestigious science award in cytogenetics.
Former Roncalli College pupil Josh Grimaldi is pursuing his passion for magic and unicycling.
Have you noticed there have been few monarch butterflies around South Canterbury this year?
House prices have reached new heights, with the median price for a Kiwi home $389,000 - but for people living further north, to buy their dream home for that amount, they may need to move to South Canterbury.
JOANNE BENNETTAfter a long opera career throughout Europe, Maurice Connell has now returned home to share his knowledge and love for music with the good people of Timaru.
Clouds of dust from KiwiRail's Temuka yards are continuing to create an unpleasant environment for neighbours of the Hally Tce site.
A science fair project left Hadlow teenager Hannah Gudsell with a brood more than she bargained for.
A $700,000 Department of Conservation waste management programme aims to reduce the residual waste stream from Aoraki/Mt Cook Village.
ESTHER ASHBY-COVENTRYDion's Kai Kart has finally found a permanent home and place to do business, back where it started - in Temuka.
Aim was 'to make it tidy without losing its character'
Temuka's Royal Hotel has had some intense rejuvenation and will be reopening in the next few weeks.
KiwiRail says it has experts seeking immediate solutions to the dust problem at its yard in Temuka.
Clouds of dust from KiwiRail's Temuka yards are creating an unpleasant environment for neighbours of the Hally Tce site.
South Canterbury may have a teen parent support unit consisting of a classroom and a creche within the next few years, enabling young parents to complete their high school education.
Thousands of dollars is being poured into South Canterbury groups following the latest round of community trust donations.
Changes in the dairy industry are the number one issue facing churches and the community, says an Anglican minister responsible for the Canterbury diocesan's rural ministry.
Are there enough places for dogs to run off-leash?
A perceived lack of areas to walk dogs off-leash in Temuka has at least one dog lover determined to create a fenced dog park.
Temuka Lions Club had a busy weekend helping out a resident. A working bee was held at Beth Hannigan's Wilmhurst St council flat.
Force factor has taken over at St Joseph's Temuka school with all manner of machines, tools and gizmos assembled for students to kick-start the term's science investigation.
An unexpected increase in passenger numbers on Temuka to Timaru Ritchies bus routes meant about six passengers were forced to stand for the 15-minute rides last week.
The Opuha Lake is brimful after recent rain and one of its early proponents, farmer Tom Henderson, said this shows the Opuha Dam is an asset to the Opuha and Opihi Rivers, as there is enough water saved to keep water in the rivers throughout summer.
South Canterbury Save the Children is now raising funds through an annual raffle, with the door to door collection no longer viable, Timaru branch president Ngaire Willis said.
MP FOR RANGITATA JO GOODHEWRecently I visited Burnham to meet the people who run the Limited Service Volunteer (LSV) course, and some course participants.
TRACY MILES - SOUTH CANTERBURY HERALDThe Opihi River could be unusable for fishing, whitebaiting and swimming, and potentially lethal to dogs again this year due to the toxic phormidium algae, unless spring rains are heavy enough to flush the river out.