South Canterbury firefighters have been busy battling several car fires over the weekend.
The elderly couple were sceptical about the cold call but when they saw the Spark logo, they thought it was legitimate.
Enforcement for freedom camping bylaws may receive help from Government's budget, but it won't take guns in holsters.
When a fire sparks in the Waimate District, a volunteer team with more than 500 years collective service comes to people's aid.
Drivers were twiddling their thumbs overnight, so they started playing postman.
Whether businesses in South Canterbury can open on Easter Sunday doesn't appear to be an open or shut case.
A proposal to take police Vehicle Road Safety officers off South Canterbury's highways has been branded as "goddamn ridiculous".
The rising expense of controlling rabbits means one Mackenzie farmer is desperate for a new variant of rabbit haemorrhagic disease to be released.
Guns and ammo were seized from a Temuka house during a search warrant on Friday afternoon.
A juvenile yellow-eyed penguin has been spotted twice this week in Timaru.
South Cantabrians with learning disabilities may struggle to access support when IDEA Services cuts several support programmes.
Seventeen-year-old Mackenzie College student Peggie Barnes is Hollywood bound with dreams of becoming Disney's next princess.
A South Canterbury health professional is encouraging people in the region to plan for the last phase of their lives.
Four wagons carrying empty containers derailed at a Timaru rail yard near the town's port early on Friday morning.
Police are at the scene of a five car crash near Kurow.
Reverend at Oamaru school steps down over use of the word "infiltrate" to promote religious practice.
The Timaru District Council was aware of issues with one of its buildings, later found to not meet new building standards, more than three weeks ago.
Rural Canterbury families losing landline service for up to a week at a time - and that could leave them hanging in an emergency.
The future of about 20 per cent of IDEA Services clients is uncertain as the national disability service provider prepares to cut services.
Tourists with inappropriate toileting habits are the target of a proposed collaborative approach to be discussed by an upper waitaki group on Friday.
South Canterbury kindergartens have good child to teacher ratios, but support a campaign to improve them nationwide.
A new rock craze may have helped boost Timaru Salvation Army's food bank stocks before the winter surge.
A new driveway will be installed after SC Aero Club members raised concerns new barriers could put off potential new flying students.
A church committee will not be deterred after the Timaru District Council turned down a request to mow their lawns.
Breaches at processing plants have hit their owners in the pocket
A national disability support provider plans to ditch a host of services making uncertain the future care of more than 1000 people.
Critical weaknesses have been identified at Timaru's 109-year-old art gallery building and a council owned car park.
A survey of staff shows bullying appears to be an issue at the South Canterbury District Health Board.
A small amount of asbestos has been removed from Northtown Mall. The building owner says it has been done safely and there was no risk to shoppers.
Group confirms targeted release date for rabbit haemorrhagic disease.