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First Autumn Festival in Twizel

Twizel Promotions and Development Association events coordinator Debra Hunter ahead of the first Twizel Autumn Festival ...

A new festival for Twizel will celebrate the Mackenzie's "stunning" scenery.

Raising awareness and money

Volunteer firefighter and former NZ Army infantryman  Maaka Mckinney is escorted into Timaru from Waimate by Timaru ...

Maaka McKinney is cycling and running from Bluff to Auckland to raise awareness for depression and raising funds for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.

Man killed in Ohau crash

A man is dead after a crash on Freehold Creek Bridge at Lake Ohau.

One person has died after a single-vehicle crash on a bridge in the Waitaki District.

Good2Great App for young people

Youthline research found young people prefer using online tools to seek help than ask for it.

A world first free online app to help young people in New Zealand to navigate their journey into a successful adulthood and beyond was launched by Youthline this week.

'Quite the display'

Lloyd Robertson with the Anzac display at Pleasant Point.

A South Canterbury town had "quite the display" for Anzac day this year.

Honouring sacrifice

War veterans march on Memorial Ave towards the cenotaph at the Anzac Dawn Service in Timaru.

There was quiet hush as the war veterans and a crowd of a few hundred stood at the cenotaph in Timaru to commemorate Anzac Day.

Charging stations for Mackenzie

The kind of electric charging station Alpine Energy is looking to install in Fairlie, Tekapo and Twizel.

New Zealand's ever-expanding electric car infrastructure is headed for the Mackenzie.

Acid spill at Redruth investigated

Leaking acid prompted an emergency response at the Redruth Resource Recovery Centre on Monday.

An investigation has begun after acid leaked from a container at the Timaru's Redruth landfill site.

Extra long weekend for some staff

South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce president John Cannell says he has heard of some employers asking their employees ...

Some employers in South Canterbury asked their staff to take the day off on Monday making for another long weekend.

'Waimate Warrior' subject of new book

Tom O'Connor has published a book on Waimate war hero Eric Batchelor.

The life of one of New Zealand's most decorated soldiers, known as the 'Waimate Warrior', has been detailed in a new book.

Realities of war recalled video

World War II veteran Bill Cocks receives Anzac biscuits baked by YMCA Oscar holiday programme participant Hunter Duggan, ...

 A group of Timaru children have heard about the realities of war from six South Canterbury veterans.

Low key day for couple

Hazel and Alf Peacock, aged 24-years-old, on their wedding day in 1948.

Temuka's only returned service woman met her husband at the end of World War II.

Dogs allowed back on beach again

Maisey the three-year-old labrador cross loves hitting the water at Caroline Bay.

Dogs. They are in control at the moment. And here's why.

Keeping up with immunisation

Teenagers in South Canterbury are being given the chance to catch up on vaccinations they might have missed during ...

Teenagers in South Canterbury are being given the chance to catch up on any injections they might have missed.

'Phenomenal support' for RSA

A crowd of 65 riders gathered at the South Canterbury RSA for the Ride of Respect.

More than 60 people turned out in their motorcycle leathers to show their support for veterans in Timaru.

Kiwi-dug WWI tunnels virtual tour

A map of WWI tunnels, quarries and trenches overlays an image of modern day Arras, France. The blue lines represent ...

Important World War I tunnels dug by Kiwis under France have been surveyed with exacting detail and will be converted into 3D virtual reality tour.

Fridge beeping prompts 111 call

Fire Service Southern Communications shift manager Riwai Grace said it was definitely one of the stranger call outs they ...

Firefighters called to Timaru home after occupants mistook sound of their fridge door for smoke alarm.

100th service replicates 1917 original

Temuka RSA secretary and manager Vicki Howey said the 100th service would loosely follow the 1917 original.

Temuka will mark its 100th ANZAC service by replicating its very first service from 1917.

Celeb Ronda Rousey visits SC cafe

The Running Duck's senior barista Layaura Beattie got a quick selfie with celebrity Ronda Rousey.

A South Canterbury cafe owner was left "starstruck" when celebrity Ronda Rousey was one of the first customers in the door on Easter Friday.

Autumn flora on display

Timaru Horticultural Autumn Show was held at Caroline Bay Hall, pictured are Bruce and Shirley Cormack.

The Timaru Horticulture Show autumn show drew in large crowds.

Expansion continues in Washdyke

The former On Your Behalf warehouse site that is set to be redeveloped by building owner Steve Parker

The pace of change in Timaru's industrial area of Washdyke continunues, with further development plans afoot.

Social housing rents to rise

The Timaru District Council is increasing rents in social housing units in the district by $5 a week.

Rents for those in social housing units in Timaru are set to rise next financial year.

Timaru bus drivers awarded

ECan southern public transport officer Tony Henderson, left, with bus drivers Tim Leatham and Roy Crosbie and Ritchies ...

Two Timaru bus drivers receive customer service awards, ahead of a review of Timaru's bus service.

Man waits two days for rescue

Alpine Cliff Rescue Team member Col Rasmussen, left, talks to the stranded man who was rescued on Friday.

He twice activated his 20-year-old beacon as he waited without food. The beacons were phased out nine years ago.

Giant pumpkins to compete

Melissa, Aaron and Trevor Biggs loaded 2 giant pumpkin into their station wagon for the Timaru Horticultural Autumn Show.

Trevor Biggs and his pumpkins are back, invited to display his prized possessions at the Timaru Horticultural Society Autumn Show this weekend.

Hopes for bumper Poppy Day

Don Boot was happy to see public donations.

Collectors were out in force on Friday for the annual Anzac Poppy Appeal.

More women wanted at Ride of Respect

South Canterbury RSA general manager Michelle Brown said money raised from the South Canterbuy Ride for Respect would be ...

A Canterbury women's club is encouraging its members to participate in a nationwide event which raises funds for returned servicemen and women.

Hydro demolition gets consent

Hydro Grand Hotel developer Allan Booth celebrates news that a resource consent for the hotel's demolition has been granted.

Resource consent has been granted for the demolition of Timaru's Hydro Grand Hotel.

Fight not over for support staff

Timaru support worker Stephanie Bishop says support staff are often treated like commodities, not people.

It has been a momentous week for aged care workers, but other support staff fight for better conditions.

Stopping exotic invaders may be impossible

New Zealand's biosecurity laws are the most stringent in the world. Yet there is probably little chance of slowing down ...

Invasive species "homogenise" indigenous environments.

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