Two Timaru teenagers will be sharing their perspectives on war through the eyes of others at South Canterbury Anzac Day services.
A man who survives one plane crash is considered lucky. But a man who survives six plane crashes with only minor scratches is considered a legend.
Over the years, the buildings have changed, subjects are different but one tradition remains the same.
War affects not just the soldiers out there in the field, but their families and friends back home as well.
Rifleman Harold George Traves was only 22 and had been fighting for just two days when he swapped some Woodbine cigarettes for a cigarette case - a swap that was to save his life.
Six weeks was all it took for Leslie Robert Breen to enlist in the army and become Private Leslie Breen for the machine-gun section of the Otago Infantry Regiment in World War I.
Fire destroys caravans, but occupants unharmed
A grandmother, grandfather and their pre-school granddaughter had a miraculous escape when their caravan was destroyed by fire.
Tomato seeds brought back from World War II have been distributed around the Timaru district and are enjoying great success - thanks to one man.
Tomorrow will be the last day the Timaru Herald will be delivered by paper carriers.
Raw milk was partly to blame for the most prevalent notifiable disease in South Canterbury last month.
Environment Canterbury could face legal bills of more than $600,000 as parties challenge its new rules for water use.
There is no dawn on Antarctica for a dawn service, but that won't stop Scott Base colleagues gathering to pay their respects.
Earthquake recovery minister hits out at claims the Government is holding back the rebuild.
One minute, Gore man Justin Maclean was working the end of a firewood processing machine; the next, he was looking at where his left hand used to be.
A nurse bequeathed $315,000 spent almost all of it on legal fees to clear her name.
The Invercargill City Council plans to launch legal action on Monday against a woman with more than three dozen cats.
Firefighters are urging South Canterbury residents to clean their chimneys following a fire in Waimate this week.
Mackenzie Highland A&P Show organisers have plenty of reason to smile thanks to another successful event.
If in doubt, run your idea up a flagpole and see if anyone salutes it - but what do you do if you don't have a flagpole?
Anzac commemorations took place at the Masonic Lodge in Timaru on Monday.
Rain has delayed work on Timaru's multimillion-dollar wastewater treatment plant upgrade.
South Canterbury anglers will have to purchase their licences online from next year.
Cloudy with a chance of sunshine and warm is the forecast for Anzac Day in Timaru.
The dumping of litter near Tekapo's Church of the Good Shepherd is still an issue, a concerned resident says.
Lake levels in the South Island are below average but there is no worry as the risk of shortage in the next two months is assessed to be low.
Breath of fresh air and leisurely walk
A new walkway is open for business in Timaru.
Two Christchurch men escaped with only injuries after their four-wheel-drive flipped 12 times, rolling 80 metres down a hill.
Commuter rail services between Christchurch and North Canterbury is on the cards after pressure from frustrated drivers.
The performing arts precinct is in serious doubt, but earthquake recovery minister insists it may still happen "in some form".
A memorial for the eight people who died when the Easy Rider sank in Southland in 2012 has washed ashore on a Timaru beach.
Local retailers say they have not had anyone coming in looking to replicate the Duchess of Cambridge's style.
Safety comes first - even if motorists are being followed by an ambulance with sirens and lights blazing, a St John representative says.
Timaru woman claims New Zealand first for nursing
For Timaru registered nurse Anah Aikman, becoming an integrative nurse coach - the first to be certified outside the United States - has renewed her pride in being a nurse.
The Hat and Hair show, which started in Timaru, enters another phase in its history with a new venue - the Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch.
James Davidson is one step closer to claiming the coveted Young Farmer of the Year title.
Easter in Timaru was wet, and it seems the money was raining down too.
People are being urged to fill out a survey so a digital strategy can be drawn up to benefit the region.
Bendrose Station, a large pastoral property near Twizel is for sale for the first time in its 94-year history. Owned by the Allan family, Bendrose covers 3580 hectares of partially irrigated flat land.
Rural Women NZ has urged bus companies to follow the lead of Ritchies Transport, and install extra mirrors on all buses.
A state-of-the-art livestock carrier caught the eyes of many Port of Timaru visitors in the weekend.
No two nights are the same for the team of staff and volunteers who crew the Order of St John's ambulances in Timaru.
Some storm-hit West Coast residents could be without power for up to 10 days, with repair crews getting airborne to reconnect damaged networks.
The victim of an apparent murder-suicide was found dead in her North Otago home.
A German kayaker battling treacherous seas lost his light and with it, nearly his chances of being rescued.
Frustrated and water-logged Banks Peninsula residents want solutions to their flooding issues.
The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra has developed plans for a suburban concert hall.
Sobbing widows, partners and parents jointly grieve the devastating loss of their 29 men.
Four deaths on the road this long weekend show Kiwi drivers are still making the same mistakes.
South Canterbury drivers were well behaved this Easter break despite the busy roads.
Sun comes out for Highland show
Gumboots were the order of the day as people flocked to the 116th Mackenzie Highland Show.