Warm night and warm day

Dry weather conditions continued in South Canterbury. Pictured is a file photo of fields near Lake Opuha, on Trentham Rd, Fairlie.

You could have been forgiven for struggling to cool down last Friday.

Police notebook; December 1

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A Waimate teenager has been arrested in relation to a heated brawl in November.

Teen pleads guilty to raft of charges

Timaru District Court

Matters heard in the Timaru District Court on Tuesday.

CBay about face from council

Private swim instructor Kevin Hessell is 'over the moon' at the prospect of being able to hire a lane at CBay. Hessell is pictured with 4-year-old Kaitlyn Stark.

The Timaru District Council is considering doing a backflip over squad coaching access to CBay.

Water use project to cost $636,000

The Opihi River is in the catchment zone for a publicly-funded water resources model.

The Irrigation Acceleration fund and Environment Canterbury (ECan) are spending $636,000 on a water use model for South Canterbury.

Discount debate splits council

CBay user and activist Ivan Stevenson has refused to swim at the timaru aquatic centre until a discount for those over 65 succeeds

A proposal to introduce a discount pool fee for those over 65 has divided Timaru District Councillors.

Kaki chicks banded

Sara Larcombe, left, and Haleigh Turner, banding one of seven black stilt (kaki) chicks at the Department of Conservation's Twizel breeding facility on Monday.

A group of seven black stilt chicks at the Twizel black stilt (kaki) breeding facility have been banded.

Rooney claims Olympic quota spot

Timaru's Natalie Rooney has booked her trap shooting spot to the Rio Olympics after winning the Oceania Championships.

Natalie Rooney is rapt to have booked her trap shooting spot to the Rio Olympics.

Rural burglar sentenced

George Gordon Coles was sentenced in the Timaru District Court on Tuesday after committing a string of rural burglaries.

A South Canterbury man who committed a string of rural burglaries earlier in the year has been sentenced.

Councillors approve airport upgrade

Timaru District Council plans to upgrade Richard Pearse Airport's terminal and car parks.

An $875,000 upgrade of Timaru's airport is on its way but will not begin before new, bigger planes land.

'Over the moon' at recognition

Babbage and McCullough apprentices Sarah Campbell, 20, left, and Cam Milne, 19, are two of 20 apprentices nationwide who have received IAG Trades Scholarships.

Two South Canterbury apprentices have received IAG Trades Scholarships.

Victim of horror crash named

One motorcyclist is dead after a southbound car collided with oncoming traffic south of Oamaru.

Police blame inattention for Otago crash that killed motorcyclist Craig Alan Chambers.

Arrest after manhunt

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Timaru man arrested after fleeing police and sparking manhunt near Temuka.

Whitebaiters rewarded with big catches

Whitebaiters out in force at the Orari Rivermouth.

The whitebait season closed on a disappointingly windy Monday, but overall whitebaiters were happy with way the season went.

South Canterbury MPs' rankings slide

The Trans Tasman rankings suggest MP for Waitaki, National's Jacqui Dean, is unlikely to be promoted.

All of South Canterbury's MPs have performed poorly in a prominent political newsletter's estimations.

Algae warning extends to Waihi River

Children play at the Waihi River at Geraldine in 2013. A stretch of the river at Winchester is the subject of a toxic algae warning.

Potentially toxic algae has been found at another South Canterbury river site.

Avoid rescue delay, carry VHF radio

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Response times to distress calls made by recreational boaties could be reduced if they carry Very High Frequency radios, says Maritime NZ spokesman.

Christmas truce of 1914 commemorated

German and British soldiers during the 1914 Christmas truce.

The famous Christmas truce of 1914 will be commemorated by the South Canterbury Returned & Services Association (SCRSA) on Friday as part of its ongoing World War I commemorations.

Search for climber resumes

Sovann and Stephen Dowall are a month from their 26th wedding anniversary.

The search for a missing climber feared dead on Mt Cook has resumed.

Big skate hooked at Hook

Mike Skelton with the 48 kilogram skate he caught at the Hook Beach fishing contest on Sunday.

A skate as wide as a ute deck surprised the South Canterbury fisherman who landed it on Sunday.

Heart group holds Christmas Party at Temuka Pool

Father Christmas hands out gifts at the Heart Kids South Canterbury Christmas party.

South Canterbury Children with heart conditions had the opportunity make friends, swim and meet Father Christmas on November 22.

$500 boost for food bank

Browne St Countdown assistant store manager Sandy Russell presents Timaru Salvation Army community ministries manager Jane Ferguson with $500 worth of groceries.

The shelves of the Timaru Salvation Army food bank have been bolstered in the lead up to Christmas.

Shoplifting woman warned

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A 60-year-old woman was warned for shoplifting at Briscoes on Sunday.

Clouds loom on warm day

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November ends on a high with sun and warm temperatures forecast around the region.

Donations appreciated for Christmas lunch

A former Christmas lunch at Oamaru's Orwell Street Chapel.

Orwell Street Church is gearing up to host the annual lunch on Christmas Day, in Oamaru.

Search for missing climber called off

Stephen Dowall grew up in Pleasant Point and attended Pleasant Point High School, in the same class as former Labour leader David Cunliffe.

The parents of missing Mt Cook climber Stephen Dowall are coming to terms with the reality that their son will not be coming home.

One dead after three-car crash

A southbound Toyota overtook a group of cars and collided into three vehicles travelling north leaving one motorcyclist dead.

A motorcyclist is dead after a crash involving three other cars near Oamaru.

Lights ripped apart by grinches

Jude Molloy, with the Christmas lights that vandals tore apart at her house over the weekend.

A Christmas-loving Timaru woman's lights have been ripped to pieces by grinches.

Temuka parade draws 2500

Santa was there with bells on at the Temuka Christmas Parade.

The brass band bellowed and the traction engines roared but Santa was the star of the day.

Rose festival crowds in good spirit

A crowd of about 4000 turned up to this year's Timaru Festival of Roses market day.

Timaru Festival of Roses organiser Chris Thomas was mighty pleased that Sunday lived up to its name.

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