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Volunteers rueing mower theft video

A $6000 ride on lawn mower was stolen from Te Aitarkihi Trust which runs the Multi Cultural Centre on Bridge Street, ...

Volunteers at the Maori Multicultural centre near Timaru have been hit by theft for a second time.

Trust gone after 6000 salmon released video

High Country Salmon assistant farm manager Josh Wyber was devastated to find 6000 salmon had been illegally released ...

Salmon farm assistant manager devastated when he realised business had been target of vandalism.

Defence blames 'manipulative' woman

The man accused of the manslaughter of Ashburton man Arran Gairns was 'manipulated' by female associate, defence counsel ...

Manslaughter accused was 'manipulated' and 'played' by mastermind, defence counsel says.

Budget '17: Sth Canty reacts

Minister of Finance Steven Joyce delivers the Budget 2017 to journalists and economists at the Beehive.

South Canterbury families and schools are set to receive a boost to their bank balances under the Budget, but some say it doesn't go far enough.

New Timaru police make difference

Damage done by two vehicles on Wednesday afternoon at Timaru's Scenic Reserve.

The addition of six new police officers to bolster the Timaru ranks has had an immediate effect.

Skipper's final call

Jared Reese Husband, 47, of Timaru, was one of three men killed when FV Jubilee sank on October 18, 2015.

Paul Bennett called over the radio saying the fishermen were getting on the FV Jubilee's liferaft. None made it.

Alliance to invest in Pukeuri plant

Alliance Group will invest $2million to improve health and safety at its Pukeuri plant.

Alliance Group has announced a $2 million investment for its Pukeuri plant, nearĀ Oamaru.

Feedback sought for site

People with suggestions for the Aoraki Tourism website can email industry partnerships manager Henrietta Hazlett.

A new $100,000 website promoting the Timaru District is up and running after a long delay.

SCDHB to appeal overtime decision

The South Canterbury District Health Board is appealing a ruling that staff should be paid for all of an on call shift, ...

South Canterbury District Health Board takes ruling over pay to the Employment Court.

Smokefree idea causes stir at Caroline Bay

Carnival volunteer Dave Woolstencroft often enjoys a cigarette at Caroline Bay, which health promoters have asked the ...

Carnival volunteer who started in the 1950s says smoking ban would be an example of "police state".

Overcrowded classrooms an issue

Sixteen South Canterbury schools have been identified as being near, or at, full capacity.

New data shows many South Canterbury schools are near, or over, full capacity.

Lethal level of meth in blood

Ashburton man Arran Gairns drowned with a lethal amount of methamphetamine in his blood.

Ashburton man Arran Gairns had lethal amount of methamphetamine in his blood when he died, toxicologist says.

Raising awareness for kids with heart defects

Bob Merritt from Heart Kids South Canterbury joins members of the charity's committee in readying balloons for release ...

A South Canterbury charity is once again raising funds and awareness of the work it does for children.

Show boosts self esteem

Some of the cast from IDEA services working on a scene from their show Dream Play.

A show set to offer "a wee glimpse" into the lives of IDEA Services clients has boosted the confidence and self esteem of its cast, those involved say.

Council declines to fund event

Hops 'n' Hooves event organisers from the Twizel Promotions and Development Association from left, Kaye and Luke ...

A funding request of $1000 towards advertising Twizel's Hops 'n' Hooves event has been declined by the Mackenzie District Council.

Art show features national works

Lyttelton artist Martin Cole with Plunket art show committee member Sue Geaney set up Cole's sculptures made of ...

The 40th RSM Law Plunket Art Show will feature different art forms and styles from over 40 New Zealand artists.

Public transport survey released

Residents are urged to give their views on Timaru's bus service.

Could public buses soon become a feature of Timaru's main street?

Violent events leading up to man's death

The violence surrounding the death of Ashburton man Arran Gairns has been described in the High Court at Timaru.

Jury hears of yelling, splashing and violence on night before Ashburton man found dead in ditch.

Waimate web plan approved

Waimate District Council has approved $40,000 to develop a marketing website for the district.

Waimate's council to spend up to $40,000 on new website.

Bullock Restaurant and Bar charging ahead

Bob Mason and business partner Ross Rathgen inside the old Lone Star premises, soon to become the Bullock Restaurant and Bar.

Businessmen apply for liquor licence for new restaurant at former Lone Star site.

Dead in a ditch

Ashburton man Kooly Managki Te Tomo is on trial for the manslaughter of Arran James Gairns in June 2014.

Man found dead in ditch allegedly threatened with machete and chased into water, where he drowned.

Fun in a mini-skirt

Timaru Girls' High and Timaru Boys' High School students rehearse for their joint production Back to the 80's. Pictured ...

Dig out your leg warmers, crop tops and blue eyeliner and head Back to the 80's at Timaru Girl's High School this week.

Air standards breached in Timaru

Smoke rises from a chimney on a chilly morning in Timaru. Timaru has experienced its third high pollution day this year.

Timaru has had its third day of bad air.

Programme to protect long-tailed bats

A long-tailed bat, a South Canterbury colony of which the Pekapeka Protection Project is working towards saving.

Traps, tracking tunnels and wax iceblocks help Pekapeka Protection Project protect long-tailed bats.

Health boost sought from Budget

Presbyterian Support South Canterbury chairman Michael Parker says more money for staff in aged care was a key want for ...

More pay parity and spending on older people are on the wishlist for aged providers in Thursday's Budget.

Educator says expo disappointing video

Roncalli College student Molly Macmillan, 15, about to get a mechanical massage at the Careers Expo on Monday morning.

A few key education providers were missing from annual Careers Expo, a Timaru educator says.

Two stalwarts of YMCA farewelled

YMCA South and Mid Canterbury has farewelled Mark Rogers and Russell Leech who have been credited with ensuring the ...

Stalwarts credited with ensuring the success of the YMCA South and Mid Canterbury over 20 years farewelled.

Little Wonders to be sold

Little Wonders' West End, Timaru, centre just before it opened in 2011. The company that owned it is now selling its ...

Centres in Timaru and lower South Island to be sold to national, listed company.

Kindergarten playground gets a makeover

At the Rhona Day Kindergarten ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday is Gregg Clapp with kindergarten committee treasurer ...

Grant helps update and beautify Temuka kindergarten's playground.

6000 salmon illegally released

Something fishy is going on in Twizel, after 6000 salmon were illegally released into a waterway.

A Mackenzie Country salmon farmer is $150k out of pocket after someone cut the nets.

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