Cultural focus for antenatal classes

Lyndsey Hubert, left, and Beth Stephens from Arowhenua Whanau Services with a wahakura and an ipu whenua.

New ante natal classes with a cultural perspective are planned to start in Temuka soon - just a few more pregnant women need to sign up.

Decoys to encourage breeding

Courtney Hamblin, left, with volunteers, from left, Lewis Braithwaite, Mitchell Beggs, Jennifer Schori, Aaron Ramsay and ...

Canterbury's braided rivers are part of an effort to encourage rare birds to breed.

Warm start to spring

Spring is almost here: Arianna Kooij, of St Andrews, frolicks among some of the first signs of spring.

It's been a cold August, but the sunshine of recent days is here to stay through September.

Ratepayers satisfied with council

The Mackenzie District Council has released its annual ratepayer satisfaction survey.

Ratepayers are generally pretty satisfied with the Mackenzie District Council, a new survey shows.

Geraldine woman finalist in awards

Incredible Edible New Zealand promoter Rebecca Lees is a finalist in the Women of Influence awards. She is pictured in ...

Geraldine woman's voluntary work with the Incredible Edible project lands award nomination.

Fire services join forces

Rural fire staff have moved in to the Timaru Fire Station.

South Canterbury's rural and urban fire services are now under one roof.

Review gives public a say on park

Aoraki-Mt Cook in the national park which Department of Conservation  manages for the public of New Zealand. The current ...

The public has the chance to help determine the way Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park is run.

Woman still in critical condition after fire

The house on Church St where a fire broke out on August 21.

A Timaru woman who suffered serious burns remains in a critical condition at Middlemore Hospital's intensive care unit.

A fitting McCaw tribute?

A concept statue of Richie McCaw by Oamaru sculptor Don Paterson. McCaw recently gave the green light to have a statue ...

A statue of Richie McCaw has been commissioned for his hometown of Kurow, but the concept model is a little rough.

Thieves towed car to steal it

Waimate police are investigating an incident involving a stolen, burnt out vehicle.

Offenders driving a hatchback towed away a car which was later found set alight.

Cyclists sign up for bike ride video

Registrations opened for the South Island Charity Bike Ride on Sunday morning at the Caroline Bay community lounge. ...

More than 70 people have signed up for the 13th Central South Island Charity Bike Ride.

South Canterbury a business leader

Richard Spackman, left, and Daryl Young from Heartland Technology accept the large business award on Friday night.

 The best South Canterbury businesses have been acknowledged.

Woman hurt in crash

A woman has been taken to Timaru Hospital after a motorcycle crash.

A woman has been taken to Timaru Hospital after a motorcycle crash on Pareora Gorge Rd.

Charity rally a roaring success video

Pictured in a 1951 Bradford are Allan Averis and Helen Cholmondeley. The pair were taking part in the South Canterbury ...

Vintage Car Club's first charity rally was 'worthwhile'.

Shot cat put down video

John Burgess pictured with his neighbour's cat, which looks similar to his own cat, George, who was shot on Saturday and ...

John Burgess says the loss of his tabby cat was ''devastating''.

Roncalli eyes expanding market

Jan Kuepper sold lemon cordial and wooden holders with his schoolmates as part of the Roncalli College Enterprise Market ...

An innovative school market day, which started as a class activity, could become an inter-school event.

Putting spotlight on growing older

Lee Cordell-Smith has been appointed Health of Older Persons manager.

Older people's health in South Canterbury is being catered for through the implementation of recommendation

Mum's emotional journey video

Twins Laura and Emily Mercer are now back at home in Timaru with mum Aimee Bennett.

Aimee Bennett had a rough road to parenthood, spending three months of her pregnancy away from home.

Baby snatch attempt

A man has been arrested for assault.

A mother clutched her baby and screamed loudly as a man tried to grab the child out of her arms.

Heartland takes top honour

Daryl Young accepts the supreme award on behalf of Heartland Technology at the South Canterbury Business Excellence Awards.

It was back-to-back wins for Timaru's Heartland Technology at the South Canterbury Business Excellence Awards.

Eminem visit exceeds expectations

Wheelchair rapper Joe Ward met international rap star Eminem during his recent trip to Detroit.

Eminem tells Canterbury's wheelchair rapper to "keep on going, you got it".

Figures 'too late' for the homeless

Mackenzie district mayor Claire Barlow.

Local government is in a better position to provide social services than central government, mayor says.

New rescue chopper leaves Timaru

The aircraft in its original Japanese fire service colours before it went into the workshop.

A twin-engine rescue helicopter is headed for service in the Southern Lakes district.

Firearm found in raid

Police executed a search warrant at a Rathmore St house on Friday morning.

A firearm and drug paraphernalia have been found during a police operation in Timaru.

Laundry upgrade cuts hours

An upgrade of equipment in the Timaru Hospital laundry means a reduction in shift work hours.

The laundry department at Timaru Hospital has been revamped leading to a more efficient timetable.

Lift buttons out of reach

A disabled man in a motorised wheelchair was trapped in the new Gardens Block lift at Timaru Hospital because he could ...

A man trapped in a Timaru Hospital lift was unable to reach the alarm button or any other buttons on Tuesday. 

'Save our bank'

Ruby Grant,9, Poppy Geary,10, and Gracie Hellwrich,10, from St Joseph's School Fairlie send a message to Westpac.

The chant 'save our bank' rang out around Fairlie as residents protested the potential closure of the town's bank.

Teachers face identity challenge video

Kowhai Kindergarten has four sets of twins, pictured from left are Bradley and Damien Tumanako, 4, James and Caleb ...

Another set of twins has started at Kowhai Kindergarten, bringing its twin tally to four.

WBHS makes third attempt for rector

Temporary Waitaki Boys' High School rector Clive Rennie, is happy to stay on through 2017 if no suitable candidates come ...

Plans to advertise and hire a new rector for Waitaki Boys' High School are underway.

Man forced to change holiday plans

Jim MacKenzie said he now had to pay for petrol to get to Christchurch Airport and parking for six days as he could no ...

Another Timaru resident has had to juggle holiday plans after a flight he booked for him and his wife was cancelled.

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