SC Museum receives funding

South Canterbury Museum will receive funding from the Ministry of Education.

The South Canterbury Museum will consider other funding options to maintain its current service level.

Tekapo development gets underway

Ben Hewitson and Gareth Holden from Henderson Building box up a floor slab at the site of the new Four Square in Tekapo.

Construction has begun on a new Tekapo supermarket as the town's lakefront development kicks into high gear.

Popular turtle stolen

Squirt the turtle is missing from The Stables Cafe and Bar, Timaru.

The owner of a Timaru cafe has been left "devastated" after the cafe's much-loved reptilian mascot was stolen.

A royal refurbishment

Timaru's Theatre Royal will be shut from mid 2017 while renovations are carried out.

Plans are afoot for a refurbishment of the Theatre Royal in Timaru next year.

Insurance wait for community hall

The West End hall off Maltby Ave was damaged in a fire early on June 13.

The West End Hall on Maltby Ave suffered extensive damage after it was engulfed by a fire on June 13.

Soap seller says dirty tactics used

Gina Tatom of NZ Soap Star says she has been mistreated by other shop-owners in Oamaru's Victorian Precinct.

A woman licenced to sell soaps in Oamaru's historic precinct says other vendors have bullied her.

Mackenzie council sworn in

The new Mackenzie District Council was sworn in on Tuesday. From back left: Stuart Barwood, Russell Armstrong, Paul ...

The swearing in of the new Mackenzie District Council marked the beginning of exciting times for the district, the district's new mayor says.

Conviction over false rape complaint

Annatashia Hunt appeared in the Timaru District Court on Tuesday.

A woman who had sex with a 14-year-boy and later told police he raped her has been convicted of making a false allegation.

Sanctuaries worry some fisheries

The proposed Tuhawaiki to Pareora coastal marine sanctuary.

Proposed marine sanctuaries stretching from Timaru to Southland could restrict commercial fishing..

Mark's big move to Chch

David Bond, left, and Mark Robertson stopped overnight in Timaru on day one of their three day cycle journey to Christchurch

Grit, sweat and just one beer.

Public auction for car park

Councillors at the inaugural Timaru District Council meeting recommended to sell the car park by public auction, as long ...

The Bay Hill car park sought by a developer will be sold to the highest bidder, as long as it's retained as a car park.

New dog daycare to open

Robynne Trainor with West Highland white Jo Jo, left, and DJ, who can't wait to make new friends at the new pet resort ...

A new dog daycare and pet resort, to open near Temuka, is a dream come true for its owner.

Passer-by extinguishes fire

Washdyke firefighters attended a car fire on Tuesday only to find a passer-by had beaten them to it.

A car fire in Timaru was extinguished thanks to the quick actions of a passerby

Skilled migrants struggle for citizenship

Federated Farmers dairy industry group chairman Andrew Hoggard says it will be difficult to attract skilled migrants to ...

Skilled migrants face a "brick wall" to become New Zealand citizens, a dairy industry spokesman says.

A little more conversation, a little less action

Anglican Care South Canterbury social justice advocate Ruth Swale hopes to help tenants and landlords settle their ...

A Timaru-based tenancy service aimed to help tenants and landlords communicate is set to go ahead.

Firefighters called out over toy truck

Firefighters were called to help remove a child's stuck finger from a toy truck.

A finger stuck in a Tonka truck prompts unusual call-out for emergency services.

Social media use to grow

Figures requested by the Taxpayers' Union show the Timaru District Council spent $700 in the year to June on ...

The Timaru District Council has plans to expand social media use with a focus on "organic" growth, a council spokesman says.

School adapt sessions

Mountainview High School principal Mark Jones talks to students, from left, Hazel Maich, Kylee Quantock and Michael ...

We don't bank the same way ... but we still have the same model for education, a SC principal says.

New tenancy service planned

Anglican Care South Canterbury social justice advocate Ruth Swale is looking for volunteers to join the Tenancy Link.

A proposed service could help tenants and landlords settle their disputes outside of the Tenancy Tribunal.

Mackenzie council to be sworn in

Mackenzie mayor Graham Smith.

A bevy of new faces will be seated around the council table when the Mackenzie District Council meets for the first time on Tuesday.

Medical centre stoush

The Twizel Medical Centre.

The termination of a GP's contract has prompted calls for the board overseeing Twizel's medical centre to resign.

New Sallies officers visit Timaru

Salvation Army Major Murray Sanson, left, is moving up North  while Emma and Jacob Howan prepare to take the reins.

A Wellington-based couple, both 26, will take over from Majors Murray and Wendy Sanson in January.

Fortunes improved for SC Museum

South Canterbury Museum director Philip Howe and museum educators Keely Kroening, left, and Ruth Gardiner could have a ...

About a month ago the Ministry of Education confirmed it had not sought a contract with the museum.

Fright night fundraiser

Judith Mewhinney and her daughter, Nina Kerr.

Horror buffs will have the chance to experience a Halloween treat to raise money for Nina Kerr.

New buses on Timaru streets

The new buses, which feature USB charging ports for passengers, will join buses like the one pictured above in Timaru ...

Brand new buses featuring USB charging ports are coming to Timaru.

Honey exporter gets PM award

100% Pure New Zealand Honey chief executive Sean Goodwin has been awarded a 2016 Prime Minister's Business Scholarship.

A South Canterbury honey manufacturer considers skin care and medicine markets to boost revenue.

Rodeo off to bucking good start

Sam Brown from Methven competes in the second division bareback at the Winchester Rodeo held on Saturday.

Thousands attend the Winchester Rodeo, the first of the season.

Terrified teens escape 'monkeys'

Police were called after two men in monkey masks chased a pair of Timaru teens.

Men in masks growled at girls before chasing them down street.

Temuka schools celebrate 150 years

New student Azayah Brokenshire, 5, and Pat Gillett, 95, cut a commemorative cake at the Temika Schools 150th ...

Temuka's Opihi College and Temuka Primary School celebrated their 150th Jubilee on Saturday.

Fairlie celebrates 150th

Clydesdale horses from Erewhon Station pulled a vintage wagon in the parade celebrating 150 years since the settlement ...

More than a thousand people lined the main street of Fairlie on Saturday for a parade celebrating 150 years since the town was settled.

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