A landmark agreement on the Mackenzie Basin is still no closer to government funding support, despite it requiring major intervention to be effective.
Waimate celebrates Christmas this weekend with its annual community event in Seddon Square.
A former Opihi College student has won a top student award for architecture.
An upgrade of the busy Upper Orari bridge could cost the Government more than $3 million, but the bridge is unlikely to get funding in the near future.
An aggrieved and unsuccessful Temuka EQC (Earthquake Commission) claimant has resorted to technology to sort out his damaged house, but wishes a robot had assessed it originally.
The Timaru District Council is facing a $20,000 bill after a set of traffic lights was damaged near Temuka.
The Timaru District Council is about to get barking mad at unregistered dogs, to the tune of $300 an animal.
South Canterbury's workforce is getting older, according to new census data.
Scams are doing the rounds in South Canterbury again, police reveal.
Mike Pero has opened a new office in Timaru where South Canterbury Finance originally helped him build a national brand.
'We will see what is needed'
Radius Elloughton Gardens has applied for resource consent to add another hospital wing and build retirement villas on its grounds.
The burgeoning Rangitata South Irrigation Scheme has led to a rush of applications for water storage dams.
The campaign for Timaru to get the fastest internet in the Southern Hemisphere has begun in earnest.
A prestigious international award was yesterday presented to Timaru's Trevor Griffiths Rose Garden as "a garden of excellence".
Representatives of a Japanese retailer and buyer of NZ fine wool were in Timaru yesterday.
An Isuzu Big Horn has become a focus in police efforts to find a man who attempted to abduct a girl near Timaru.
Police are searching for a man who abducted a girl, 13, as she rode her bicycle in Washdyke last night.
Aoraki Polytechnic has announced today 24 jobs will be cut with further redundancies signalled.
A jury in an election fraud trial involving a Sikh community leader has been urged to put aside prejudice.
Fresh from NY
A pop up fashion show has been added to Timaru's calendar of events in the lead-up to Christmas.
Oamaru Police are investigating a string of thefts after complaints from several residents about items going missing from their homes.
Christchurch school friends Moorhouse were unknown 12 months ago but thanks to X Factor, they are now familiar faces in many a Timaru household.
South Canterbury recently hosted the annual velvet and hard antler competition - the biggest of its kind in New Zealand.
A teenager who needed a spare tyre went on a "mission to steal", jacking up a car and ending up in Timaru, the Invercargill District Court was told.
Police have released the name of the driver killed in a car crash near Twizel on Saturday.
A gambling addiction has led to a Timaru woman being convicted for theft.
Ti-mo-ru has raised more than $11,000 thanks to the humble nose neighbour.
Using spray cans in a positive way has seen Alternative Education pupils artistically decorate their learning centre premises.
The multimillion-dollar repair work of the Tekapo canal will resume early in January.
Raymond Hart's powerboat may not be racing for a while, but at least he walked away without so much as a scratch.
Twizel country singer-songwriter Sarah Conlan nominated for 2014 national music awards.
The South Canterbury District Health Board has benefited from 30 extra nurses and midwives since 2008.
Ethnicity diversifies although census quirk has some asking what a New Zealander is.
Labour will seek nominations for the Rangitata candidacy for next year's general election early in new year.
Mackenzie College has found its new principal for 2014.
Judges kept on their toes by variety of entry in the Timaru Horticultural Society's annual competition.
Timaru residents are less likely to own their own home than they were seven years ago.
Can't keep this cat napping
Smokey's owners don't get to sleep in much as their beloved cat has mastered the light switch.
An Oamaru pensioner, 94, was held down in his bed while intruders burgled his home in what police are calling a ''despicable'' crime.
Gallery: Check out old Timaru ads
Christmas is fast approaching, so this week The Timaru Herald's Past Times page took a look at what was on everyone's shopping lists 50 years ago.
Flowering radish plants just south of Temuka are creating more opportunities for South Canterbury photographers to capture floral panoramas.
Although Bramwell Booth House closed down on Saturday its benefactor, the Family Store, won't be.
Waimate District Council has published its animal control statistics for the year to June.
A Timaru man charged with hitting a woman with a brick, strangling her and then stomping on her, has had his bail application denied.
A Timaru man has been jailed for sexual misconduct involving two underage girls he befriended through social media.
The Westpac rescue helicopter was called to Mid and South Canterbury five times over the last week, including making two trips as the result of a fatal crash in the Mackenzie Country on Saturday.
The man charged with overseeing the rebuild of Christchurch's city centre says a bid for a new job as chief executive of the city council is not on his radar "at the moment".
South Canterbury farmers are being urged to check their vehicles for birds' nests before turning the ignition after a tractor fire yesterdayr.
Police are waiting until next of kin are notified before releasing the name of the driver who died in a vehicle collision near Twizel on Saturday.
'I wondered what the smell was'
The pretty, burgundy flowers Sue Esler picked from her garden and took inside on Sunday ponged so badly she had to put them back outside.