A man caught drink-driving for the sixth time was marking the anniversary of his wife's death.
The rain which hit over the weekend has had no impact on the district's water restrictions.
PrimePort's new CEO is relishing the opportunity to work for a company that has been through the wringer.
Concrete was poured last week as part of a $10,000 upgrade to a Timaru fishing spot.
Waimate Stadium may take on a new modern look if recently released concept plans are anything to go by.
Cats and kittens are for life and not just for Christmas, says the programme director of Street Cats SC.
If you were out in Timaru at the weekend, it could be a good idea to check if you still have your wallet on you.
Second time lucky for Paul Knipe
Christmas has come early for Paul Knipe, who has won his second Coastguard lottery in three years, again taking home a speedboat.
With the big day only three days away Timaru-ites can expect to wake up to a fine Christmas morning.
Gassy cows could soon be far more pleasant to be around - especially for the environment.
Dozens of drivers fall foul of lower drink-driving limit - some on way to work next morning.
Timaru man stationed at Scott Base for summer
It may be the summer season, but Lance Corporal Ben Armstrong will definitely be having a snowy Christmas.
Though its componentry looks simpler than a bicycle, a unicycle is much harder to ride, says a Timaru teenager.
South Canterbury rivers and lakes have been deemed safe for swimming by Environment Canterbury.
American retiree Rosemary Hassemer first visited Timaru in 1967 and she has returned almost every year since.
Thousands turn out for Christmas festival
The largest crowd ever at a Christmas on the Bay concert enjoyed an "awesome" line up of local and national talent, on Saturday.
It is now possible to go to the gym in Timaru without getting off the couch.
A pilot suffered serious leg injuries after crashing into trees and landing on top of a live electric fence.
OPINION: It seems that almost every day now, a story emanates from the United States about a fatal shooting.
The number of male teachers in NZ continues to decline despite attempts to fix the imbalance.
Pilot in hospital with serious injuries after his microlight smashed into trees in North Otago, landing on a live electric fence.
Police have named the 26-year-old who died after his car crashed in Timaru yesterday.
SPCA has pets needing new homes for Christmas
Normally around Christmas the South Canterbury SPCA is inundated with homeless animals but not this year, says manager Barry Fairbrother.
Driver in serious condition after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into parked car in Timaru.
Despite claiming its 234th life this week, reaching the summit, for some, outweighs the risks.
Police are investigating an alleged assault between a male and female in Victoria St at 12pm on Thursday.
Elections for water management zone committees might not achieve balanced results, says OOP chairman says.
Timaru is footing it with North Island centres when it comes to low petrol and diesel prices, which are at their lowest level in four years.
Extra security will be on hand to keep excited fans under control at Christmas on the Bay tonight.
Fight to save Timaru's Maryburn Park continues, with council agreeing to put plans for controversial land sale on hold.
It seems more Christmas shopping may be happening online in South Canterbury.
Kelvin St resident Racheal Gates is one of many people living day-to-day and struggling to make ends meet.
South Canterbury residents are being encouraged to call Healthline and the Healthline Symptom Checker these holidays.
Timaru tradies will be counting down the hours until they can toast the arrival of summer with a beer.
It was supposed to be a Gatsby party to end all Gatsby parties but for two Geraldine women it was far from a good night out.
A woman alleged to have supplied Ritalin to her son says she wouldn't part with a drug she was addicted to.
South Canterbury stockings might be lighter this year due to a decrease in spending.
Police are urging businesses and bosses who are putting on shouts for their staff today and tonight to plan how everyone will get home safely.
A proposed change to Waimate's after-hours medical services found little support at an often fiery public meeting last night.
Tekapo's visitor numbers could be set to increase because of international recognition of its famous night sky.
It might have been a first, but yesterday's International Migrants' Day celebrations in Timaru attracted more than 100 people.
All 20 Timaru retailers tested in an official sting refused to sell cigarettes to a 15-year-old.
Birthday boy gives his old bike away for Christmas
Young Cody-Joshua Klimeck is getting into the Christmas spirit of giving, and will gift his bike to someone less fortunate.
Concern has been expressed about Aoraki Polytechnic joining with CPIT in a new entity.
Three Timaru men believed to be Mongrel Mob members, have been charged after a man was seriously injured two weeks ago.
A commercial flight was forced to delay landing at Timaru Airport this morning when a deer was seen in airport land.
Aoraki Polytech considers merger with CPIT for financial sustainability.
South Canterbury is in for a mixed-bag of weather from today until Christmas Day.
South Canterbury dry land dairy farmers are prepared for a difficult season figures suggest the region has dried out.
Robotic milkers will not solve the dairy industry's labour problems, a retiring academic says.