Collectors offer 1000 items for new museum

Alan Brehaut with part of the collection that a trust plans to donate to the South Canterbury Museum.

Mechanical instruments, radios and vintage motorcycles are among the valuable collection items a trust plans to give Timaru's museum.

Boys' programme will continue

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Steve Brodie is still running the 'Highway 2' programme.
Reporter: Audrey Malone

The programme for boys that ran under the South Canterbury Violence Intervention Project will continue despite no funding.

Former detective frustrated by violence programme closure

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The South Canterbury Violence Intervention project is closing down.
Reporter: Sarah Jarvis

A former South Canterbury Violence Intervention Project contractor is frustrated with what she sees as the inaction of community leaders.

Opposition to business rate

Waimate District Council LTP submissions have spoken out against a proposed new business rate.

Submissions on the Waimate District Council's long term plan have voiced opposition to a proposed new rate.

Marsupial's motoring misadventure

It's not every day wallaby become roadkill in Timaru. This one was spotted on the roadside adjacent to the Gleniti Golf Course.

A motoring misadventure meant this marsupial's golf game never made par.

Pareora man breached protection order to see his daughter

Pareora's Shaydon Mark Speir appeared in the Timaru District Court on Tuesday.

A Pareora man's belief in the right to see his child saw him breach a protection order three times.

Rescue chopper makes 3 calls

Westpac rescue helicopter

The Westpac emergency helicopter was called to South Canterbury three times in the last week.

Heavy suppression orders in place

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Strict suppression orders remain in place for a man facing multiple sex charges.

GoPro a no-go for Timaru wardens

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Timaru's parking wardens are unlikely to don body-mounted surveillance cameras any time soon, despite trials on council staff elsewhere.

Fence damaged on Evans St

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A fence outside a house on Evans St was badly damaged overnight Saturday and Sunday.

Sunshine on the books

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 The southerly blast left snow on the Hunter Hills. Photo taken West from Otipua

Skies across South Canterbury should be mainly sunny on Tuesday.

Roads sold to Fonterra

An artist's impression of Fonterra's proposed new milk dryers at its Studholme plant.

Waimate District Council to receive $155,000 for the sale of roads around Fonterra's Studholme dairy factory.

Chinese food at a cafe near you

Aoraki Polytechnic cookery tutor Stephen Le Corre prepares the ingredients for a basic Chinese/Asian dish.

Dumplings and rice paper rolls will soon be on the menu at South Canterbury cafes.

Youth speak through art

Youth Alley's Kirsty McVeigh prepares Gary Anderson and Bevan Robinson's 3-D exhibits for display at the Vision Opinion Identity Creative Expression (VOICE) Youth Week art exhibition and competition.

Young Timaru artists put their best works on display.

South Canty gets off easy

By morning, a coat of snow of a few millimetres thick atop the Wrights Hill reserve was all that was left of the night's flurries.

South Canterbury appears to have come through Sunday's bluster relatively unscathed.

More men wanted

Karalyn Reid.

Meeting new people can be daunting for men, singles night organiser says.

CBay car parks delayed

Extra parks for the CBay aquatic centre are months away, the Timaru District Council says.

Extra parks for Timaru's CBay aquatic centre are months away, Timaru District Council says.

Tricky tidal motoring in Timaru

It was almost a case of wet feet and more for this man whose vehicle became stuck on the beach near Talbot St.

It was almost a case of a chilly dip for a driver after he became stuck on a Timaru beach.

Scheme ahead of schedule

From left: The chairman of Waihao Downs Irrigation, Robin Murphy, vice-chairman Jon Kirk, and project director Grant Mehrtens, look over the plans for the irrigation scheme.

Waihao Downs irrigation's chairman says three-quarters of farmers who will benefit from the scheme have never had irrigation.

New roof a big job

Workers stand on Timaru engineering firm Wallace and Cooper's new roof.

Putting a new roof on Timaru engineering firm Wallace and Cooper's building was a big job for two local firms.

'Place she loved so much took her'

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The partner of the woman who died at Rangitata River near Ashburton is heartbroken.

Flag roadshow hits Timaru

The flag consideration panel will be in Timaru on Tuesday afternoon.

Timaruvians will get the chance to have their say on New Zealand's flag on Tuesday.

First winter tournament a success

St Joseph's (Pleasant Point) and St Joseph's (Temuka) played against each other at the inter-school winter tournament held in Geraldine on Friday. Pictured are, left Quinn Tarrant, 11, of Pleasant Point and Jamie Fitzgerald 12 of Temuka.

The Broncos, from Pleasant Point Primary School and Force, from Waihi School, reigned supreme in an inter-school winter tournament held at the Geraldine Domain on Friday.

Smoke alarms behaving badly

Faulty smoke alarm batteries are causing Timaru Fire Service concern.

Firefighters in South Canterbury have been busy this week dealing with faulty smoke alarms.

St John speaks up

Wellington Free Ambulance has taken over the Martinborough ambulance role from St John.

An anti-bullying watchdog claims 100 complaints of bullying have been laid against St John.

Rockquest shows youth talent

Geraldine High School  Zoe Scott of, Semi Colon, reaches the high notes at the Smokefree Rockquest regional heats held at Timaru Boys' High School hall on Sunday.

Young and talented musos rocked the Smokefree Rockquest in Timaru on Sunday.

Dog rescued by fire service

The newest addition to the Waimate Fire Brigade, a 2008 model fire engine.

A golden retriever was rescued by a Waimate fire crew when it became stuck down a ravine.

A $200,000 synthetic green dream for Timaru bowling club

Celebrating their new $200,000 synthetic green at Kia Toa Bowling Club are from,
left, Tup Mussen a Kia Toa life member; president Tony O'Driscoll and Alex Cloughley an Ashbury life member.

Timaru mayor gets black eyes fighting for charity

Nigel Gould, left, and Timaru mayor Damon Odey battle it out in the charity fundraiser Fighting for Fitness in Temuka on Saturday.

Mayor sporting black eyes after a stoush in the ring on Saturday.

Country music winners

Pieces a song by Jared Porter and Waimate's Kaylee Bell scooped the Best Country Music Song  at the New Zealand Country Music Awards

  Waimate's Kaylee Bell                                                                                                     

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