'I am concerned from a mayoral point of view'
The lack of ambulance volunteers in Fairlie could put the Mackenzie District population at risk, mayor Claire Barlow believes.
Three new wells discovered on farms in the Rosewill/Levels area could be a game-changer.
Hockey South Canterbury board member Craig Stevenson has been suspended for eight months.
Timaru will no longer have a Food Price Index on which to judge how prices are tracking.
Waimate's Edwardian architectural history is being explored as part of a competition being run by a local community group.
The annual New Year's Eve fireworks will still go ahead on Caroline Bay.
South Canterbury has suffered an upsurge of daytime burglaries in semi-rural areas.
Trade Me has helped Geraldine police solve a spate of thefts from cars in the rural town.
Enviro Canterbury says more dairy farmers are following rules for disposing of their cows' waste.
Bizarre and beautiful shoes are arriving daily at Frock Stars organiser Lu Taylor's house.
Timaru can expect this week's calm weather to continue today, MetService reports indicate.
Police seized firearms from a rural South Canterbury property after a PSO was served to a man, 40.
Police have been asked to investigate an unanswered 111 call made at the scene of a fatal crash last year.
Aoraki Polytechnic rolled out the green-grass carpet for the opening of the new Big Machinery Workshop.
The Waihao Box Reserve is set to open this weekend after extensive repair work.
Concerns are growing for the ambulance service in Fairlie after the resignation of three St John volunteers.
The number of South Canterbury people with dementia being sent out of town due to bed shortage in the region is the lowest since January.
Hanan Kindergarten children gave Timaru firefighters the thumbs-up yesterday after seeing the fire engine and squirting the hose.
Boxing with big gloves is back as the Aoraki Sports Persons Charitable Trust runs its second charity fight night.
A lucky escape for a dog has its Timaru owner urging the public to come forward and help.
The redevelopment of a Waimate mountainbike track damaged by galeforce winds is taking shape.
Timaru's oldest pub closes its doors
Timaru's oldest pub, the Queen's Hotel, is closing its doors after 139 years.
A new $6 million dollar crane for Timaru's port will increase productivity.
Timaru should enjoy a high of up to 11 degrees Celsius today, expected at 2pm, MetService.
New Zealand's next top sausage could hail from Temuka.
Claims of increased activity by gangs in South Canterbury have surprised Police and Corrections Minister Anne Tolley.
Waimate residents are visiting their local library in record numbers.
Waimate District Council's prayers are being answered, or at least read, by members of the Waimate Minister's Association.
Temuka could be treated to a new public toilet.
The organisation charged with promoting Geraldine has a new face on the team.
DOC is yet to complete its investigations into two alleged illegal heli-hunting incidents.
Former Timaru resident Virginia Woolf is the driving force behind online auction company Trade Me announcing a ban on almost all ivory trade.
South Cantabrians have 14 candidates contesting the electorate vote in the region's three electorates.
Doing it all for dad
Timaru's Gareth and Matt Heywood know too well the heartache of losing a loved one to cancer.
Ricki-Mae Paisley and Jessie Smulders have gone from being McDonald's workmates to MKR team-mates.
One last frost on Wednesday?
The worst of winter's weather appears to be easing this week, MetService forecasts suggest.
It is Timaru's turn for a visit from Police and Corrections Minister, Anne Tolley.
The scene was set for a magical night when TBHS ball-goers turned up for their Harry Potter-themed evening.
A Fairlie woman, 31, will appear in court in relation to drink driving and careless driving.
A Timaru man is worried unsecured telephone junction boxes could be used to cause more damage.
New talent stepping into the spotlight
It's a case of new girls on the block in the South Canterbury Drama League's production of Grease.
As the media throng dissipated it became clear these three were not the courthouse's regular clientele.
Timaru police would like information on the whereabouts of Charles Score Sanders, who is wanted in relation to several violence-related offences.
Bluff to Cape Reinga ride
A higher risk of getting cancer has inspired firefighters to get on their motorbikes to fundraise for the cause.
A small grey cat was at the centre of a heated dispute which took half-a-dozen police and two police dogs to defuse.
Smoke from household chimneys and pollution in streams is causing concern among South Cantabrians.
South Canterbury organisations and businesseshave to take responsibility if they want to get cruise ship-ready.
Dry weather can literally shock you - as many Timaru people are experiencing.
South Canterbury beekeepers are wary of a honeycomb moth they fear could eat out their hives.
The eternal flame burns again atop the Timaru District Council clocktower building.