Mud Dog mascot a hit

The Pleasant Point rugby mascot visited the Pleasant Point Play Centre on Friday morning ahead of their final game ...

Pleasant Point Play Centre is backing their team to win the Hamersley Cup.

Strong year for Alpine Energy

Alpine Energy chief executive Andrew Tombs addresses shareholders at the company's AGM on Thursday.

Growth in the rural sector has been the driving force behind a strong year for Alpine Energy.

Geraldine act among national top 30 acts

Geraldine High School band Pseudo Sane have made it into the national top 30 Smokefree Rockquest acts. Band members, ...

Geraldine band progress to next level of national competition.

Timaru must find its selling point

Christchurch Airport CEO Malcolm Johns with South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce chief executive Wendy Smith.

Christchurch Airport CEO says Timaru needs to find its own story to attract more tourists

By-elections a possibility

People are being urged to get their local government nominations in.

Thinking about standing for council? You better get cracking.

Hospice doctor retires

Dr Graeme Mawson is retiring after 14 years at Timaru's South Canterbury hospice this week.

People do not always go to hospices to die, a retiring hospice doctor says.

SC road warnings lifted

Motorists are advised to watch out for snow and ice on the South Island's highway as wintry conditions continue.

Motorists warned to watch out for snow and ice on the South Island's highway as wintry conditions continue.

New visitor information website

Wi-fi access and a new website will be available for tourists outside South Canterbury information centres. Pictured is ...

Three South Canterbury towns will get free wi-fi access to coincide with the launch of a new visitor information website.

Bringing the heart for South Canty kids

Addison Piner, 9, loves drawing with her mum Aimee O'Rourke. Addison was born on June 26, 2007 with a heart condition, ...

Addison Piner's struggling heart had her under the surgeon's knife months after she was born.

Michael Hill Jeweller opens

Staff at the relocated Michael Hill store in Timaru are, from left, Ruth Perfect, store manager Jonty Trower, Lisa ...

Timaru's newest main street shop opened its doors today.

Air pollution standards breached again

A smoky chimney in Timaru.

Timaru breaches air quality standards for the ninth time this month.

'It's like having two wives' gallery video

The L-29 jet for sale on the internet. Pictured, standing right, is owner Rob Young.

Rob Young says he doesn't need two jet planes, but selling one of them is harder than he expected.

What's the pong in Timaru?

What's the smell hovering over Timaru?

Some locals still think there's something fishy about the town's air.

Woman guilty of assault on pregnant woman

A Timaru woman has been found guilty of assaulting a pregnant woman.

A Timaru woman has been found guilty of assaulting a pregnant woman.

Guilty plea on tax charges

Kelvyn Leslie, pictured in 2009, pleaded guilty to 58 tax charges in the Timaru District Court.

The former director of a Timaru shipping company has pleaded guilty to more than 50 tax charges.

Speeding offences drop

Constable Miriam Phiskie keeps an eye out for potential speedsters in Timaru on Wednesday.

Police have recorded a significant drop in the number of South Canterbury motorists caught speeding.

Day two of trial for woman accused of assault

Day two of trial for woman accused of assaulting a pregnant woman.

A witness to an assault on a pregnant woman has told of lying to police after being threatened, a court has heard. 

Concerns over community policing

Concerns have been raised over community policing resources.

Budget restraints have relegated community policing to an ambulance-at-the bottom-of-the-cliff approach, former cop claims.

'Unpalatable' amendment bill

Waimate District Mayor Craig Rowley

'The death of local democracy' has been challenged by Waimate District councillors.

Grant top sport official

Timaru Constable Ben Grant was awarded the 2015 Police Sport Official of the Year by national manager of police sport ...

A Timaru police officer has taken out a national award for his commitment to sport.

21 high pollution days

Timaru saw its 21st high air pollution day on July 26.

Air standards breached for the 21st time.

Timaru heritage funding formalised

John Rogers, co-owner of the historic Evan's Atlas Flour Mill which he and Peter Alexander upgraded into workshops, ...

Timaru's council hopes for a new focus on heritage preservation.

Sacked couple awarded $27,000

Earthworks have started on the cycle trail through Queen Elizabeth Park.

A couple told their four children there wouldn't be a holiday that year after they were "unjustifiably" fired.

Timaru chef wins pie award

Fiona Townsend of Timaru's Replenish Cafe has won a silver award in the 20th Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards for her ...

A small Timaru cafe is frantically preparing pies after scooping a national award for its organic chicken and leek offering.

Couple caught in the act

The Warehouse car park at Timaru where the couple was caught in the act.

The pair were seemingly overcome by the romance of The Warehouse's big red shed in Timaru.

Woman allegedly assaulted mum-to-be

Timaru woman pleads not guilty to charges for attacking a pregnant woman

A Timaru woman has pleaded not guilty to charges for attacking a 19 week pregnant woman on Valentines Day.

Bird's eye for training video

Firefighter Willy Watters takes a stretcher off the top of the grain silos.

Swinging from massive silos was all in a day's work for search and rescue personnel in Timaru on Tuesday.

Chopper company founder dies

Central South Island Helicopters founder John Oakes has died following a cancer battle.

Founder of a North Otago helicopter company has died after a two-year struggle with cancer.

Vet club invests $2.2m at Temuka

Vetlife staff outside their new clinic in Temuka. From left, Amy Lalonde, Jagdeep Singh, Paul Johnson, Duncan Crosbie, ...

New state-of-the-art Temuka vet clinic, built in midst of dairy downturn, the result of a series of events.

We're baffled by this box cutter video

Cutting-edge technology.

Is this puzzling object found in Timaru's commercial district "health and safety gone mad"?

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