It could be a case of finding a needle in a haystack to figure out the cause of Friday night's fatal microlight crash just outside of Timaru.
Gatherers of undersized paua are being hit in the pocket as calmer sea conditions increase pressure on accessible paua reefs around Timaru.
Telecommunication services is South Canterbury's biggest growth industry for employment.
Constructing an overbridge at the seaward end of Timaru's North St remains on the backburner.
Cafe owner has few clues to go on
A partially faded name and an Australian address in italics are the only identifying details engraved on a locket found recently at the Stables Cafe and Bar near Timaru.
OPINION: Spare a thought for farmers whose very livelihood, across every type of farming, relies on adding water to soil to grow crops, and feed and water animals.
The territorial army needs you.
The introduction of zoning at Bluestone School in Timaru has led to healthier class sizes in the new school year.
South Canterbury is in for another hot day with MetService predicting the region will reach 30 degrees Celsius.
An apprentice mechanic has tested his hand-made wake skate for the first time.
Firefighters to monitor hot spots today after vintage steam train sparks major blaze in North Otago.
A fire that started in the kitchen of a York St house in Timaru on Saturday morning caused substantial damage.
The last time an elderly Timaru angler saw his quad bike, it was being washed into the sea.
Music students and tutors enjoyed their five-day camp so much at Craighead last week that they hope to return.
'Bring them back every year'
The verdict was unanimous from a healthy red and blue crowd at Alpine Energy Stadium - bring these two teams back every year.
The aviation and police communities are in mourning following the deaths of two respected colleagues in a microlight crash.
An excursion steam train is believed to be among the causes of a blaze beside railway tracks between Dunedin and Oamaru.
Deaths of a distinguished aviator and a police officer in a microlight crash rock the Timaru community.
Multiple emergency calls were made alerting the Timaru fire service of a house fire on York St this morning.
South Canterbury is above the national average in five out of seven key performance indicators, a new report shows.
Fish and Game officers have "drawn a blank" after reports of gulls feasting on game fish in a Rangitata irrigation pond.
The number of beneficiaries in the Timaru District declined 8.6 per cent.
'He cuddled right into my neck'
One of 10 runaway cats from a Geraldine cattery has been found after a month on the run.
"So many more people could save lives," says organ receipient.
Two people have been killed in a microlight crash in South Canterbury.
Man knocked to the ground, kicked in the ribs and has $700 stolen from his wallet.
Emergency services are at the scene of a car crash on Connolly St, Geraldine where one person is trapped.
Two drivers had a lucky escape after a crash on State Highway 1, about 15 minutes south of Timaru.
A total fire ban comes into force at midnight tonight for rural South Canterbury as the region's drought-like conditions continue.
Sunshine is expected across the region this weekend with temps in some areas reaching 25 degrees.
Taking water from Lake Tekapo merits discussion, despite a negative economic report, Federated Farmers' national president says.
The number of children being abused in Timaru is down on the previous year.
'We like to help keep it tidy'
Getting married in a national park was the start of a marriage filled with caring for the environment.
A youth group is starting the conversation on whether Timaru needs a youth centre.
Young musicians from across New Zealand have spent the week in Timaru perfecting their techniques at the Suzuki South Island Summer Music Camp.
An official drought declaration would make little difference to South Canterbury farmers, Federated Farmers says.
Timaru man jailed for possessing and distributing thousands of "disturbing and offensive" child-sex images.
A fine day is expected for most of the region, with highs reaching up to 21 degrees.
A chance walk on the beach ended up with a lost camera returned to its owners.
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Up for auction on TradeMe - a unique way of getting home after a night on the town.
A man and woman will face court action for allegedly exceeding daily recreational flounder limit.
South Canterbury is the place to come for a job, if a new report on occupations is anything to go by.
The Victoria Trust will build three new flats in Timaru, bringing it into line with its target of managing 25 properties.
Beginner mountainbikers now have a new section of track thanks to a group of hardworking volunteers.
Fire brigade attend Winchester call-out after a car crashes into power pole in early hours.
This morning's showers are expected to clear with fine spells coming in the afternoon.
There is every likelihood the water restriction level will increase, according to Timaru District Council.
Jason Cleverley knows how to make an entrance to the neighbourhood.
Environment Canterbury and the Timaru District Council's outdoor burning bylaws are contradictory and need addressing says the fire service.
South Canterbury's meatworkers are being kept busy by farmers shedding stock in ongoing dry weather.