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'You left me where?'

Before (inset) and after: Little Miss Happy Feet, 8 weeks, was saved from being made into compost on Thursday and ...

Kitten in Timaru survives being put in bin, emptied in rubbish truck and regurgitated at the dump.

Top start to trout season dries up

The trout fishing season on the Pareora River started well in November.

South Canterbury Anglers Club president Allan 'Noddie' Davidson said the start of the trout season had shown positive upturn from last season.

Protesters in chains at Clandeboye video

Protesters outside Fonterra's Clandeboye factory believe the company should use wood chips instead of coal.

Protesters have chained themselves to a gate outside the Fonterra plant at Clandeboye to prevent deliveries of coal.

Life in film and theatre celebrated

Ann Brebner with author Anne Lamott whose novel Hard Laughter she made into a play.

A Timaru-born woman who went on to cast actors for one of Hollywood's biggest directors has been remembered.

Penguins prove popular over summer

Little blue penguins like this one have proved popular with visitors over summer.

Penguin's pull large crowds over summer.

Show to help pay for studies

Bailey Dunnage, 20, will be performing his show this weekend.

Singing for his studies.

Cruise ship comes to town video

The cruise ship Maasdam manoeuvers into Timaru's port.

Timaru's CBD is alive with a wide range of foreign accents as another cruise ship docks at the port.

Southern mayors on board

Timaru Mayor Damon Odey wants southern mayors to discuss a coastal train service.

Call to get southern mayors together to discuss a Christchurch to Dunedin passenger-train service

More social service benefits claimed

Waimate district Mayor Craig Rowley said the high number of beneficiaries in the district is concerning.

Benefits claimed in South Canterbury are on the rise as national figures decline.

Smooth sailing for national championship

Tristin Ornsby, of Christchurch, left, won the 2017 New Zealand Noelex 22 National Championship regatta, based in Timaru.

The impact of the Kaikoura earthquake did not prevent Timaru from hosting a national sailing competition.

Phones back on near Fairlie

Around 50 people north of Fairlie waited more than a week for their phones to come back on.

Residents of two rural area north of Fairlie were without their landline telephones for more than a week.

Short shift could prove costly for aero club

Seymour Washbourn, of Timaru, demonstrates his model plane "Christian Eagle II" at the airshow fundraiser on Saturday.

The South Canterbury Model Aero Club looks set to relocate for a new landfill - and the move could prove costly.

Mathers selected for Greens

About 30 people turned out to see Mojo Mathers selected as the Green Party's candidate for Rangitata on Sunday.

The race for Rangitata is heating up, with three candidates now confirmed to stand in this year's election.

Inefficient fish screen to be replaced

The Rangitata Diversion Race, fed by the Rangitata River, will get a new fish screen with a multi-million dollar price tag.

An inefficient fish screen will be replaced in a bid to improve the Rangitata River salmon fishery.

Inside the world of Freemasonry video

Freemason senior warden and membership warden Jeff Elston acts as the inner guard, while showcasing the St Augustine ...

 The Waimate Freemasons lodge did not appear it would even get off the ground, let alone celebrate its 100th anniversary.

Factory smells cause complaints

The Smithfield freezing works on Bridge street, a source of 17 odour complaints to ECan in the last year.

Environment Canterbury say two facilities were to blame for more than 20 odour complaints in the last year.

Survivors of crash lucky, rescuers say

State Highway 1 south near Waimate, south of Timaru is closed following a crash near Waimate.

Three people taken to hospital after crashes near Timaru.

Warbirds descend on Timaru

Win Martyn, a member of South Canterbury Model Aero Club, checks some planes for the weekend airshow.

The skies near Timaru will be alive with the whir of model aeroplanes on Saturday afternoon.

Strike ends, but no solution

A second strike has finished, but resident doctors are still waiting to reach settlement with DHBs over rosters and hours.

The latest resident doctors' strike ended on Friday morning without resolution.

Cannibal trout caught in the act

Central South Island Fish & Game field officer Rhys Adams had an interesting experience after catching a "cannibal" ...

A Fish and Game officer got more than he bargained for when he caught a 'cannibal' trout.

No progress on Chch-Dunedin train

Timaru's train station has not welcomed a regular passenger train service since the Southerner service ended in 2002.

KiwiRail still investigating but it's not made any progress reviving passenger train between Christchurch and Dunedin.

Milk tanker and cars collide

A milk tanker and two cars were involved in a crash on SH1 south of Timaru on Thursday evening.

One person seriously injured after a milk tanker and two cars collided on SH1 south of Timaru.

Man killed on remote farm named

James Hayman died in a farming incident at Cattle Creek, near Kurow, on Tuesday.

27-year-old James Hayman died after an incident on a farm near Kurow on Tuesday.

Timaru man writes 'movical'

The cast of Hey Jude the musical prepares to put on a Timaru man's first musical.

What do you get when you cross a musical with a movie? Timaru has the chance to find out.

Retailers, cafe owners move on

Daleen and Haydar Dogan are ready to leave their business in Timaru.

More changes ahead for Timaru's CBD as retailers and cafe owners call it a day.

Worst of the weather passes

The view as the weather hit the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park on Wednesday.

More rain is expected midway through the weekend, despite a break in the weather predicted for Friday.

Tramper caught in flash flood

Heavy rain caused flash flooding on the Hawdon River.

A Swedish tramper was plucked from an island after being swept 300m down a flooded South Island river.

Timaru man Barry Lovegrove remembered

The late Barry Lovegrove returned home to Timaru after being held hostage in the Middle East for 10 weeks in 1990.

Former Middle East hostage and vintage car enthusiast Barry Lovegrove has died at his home in Timaru.

Farmer's death a 'nightmare'

It is understood the fatal accident involved a hay baler.

The death of a 27-year-old man in a hay baling accident has left his community heartbroken.

Marz is Timaru's 3D whiz video

A passion for origami-like art passion leads to gallery display and hosting classes for a 10-year-old Timaru boy.

Timaru has its own little origami-like paper creation 'sensation'.

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