Three Waters: SC mayors extremely disappointed over mandate

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South Canterbury’s three mayors have expressed their extreme disappointment over the Government’s decision to mandate its Three Waters reform despite opposition.

Virtual tours key to survival?

Arthur Chin has been sharing his lifestyle farm with the world and earning money from it.

A sideline-business to survive the global Covid-19 pandemic has turned into a successful virtual tourism operation for a North Island lifestyle farmer – and his story is offering a ray of hope to South Canterbury tourism operators.

Walsh to coach NZ Heartland team

After being named as the New Zealand Heartland XV head coach, Nigel Walsh said it was a special moment to represent the ...

South Canterbury senior representative rugby coach has landed the top job with the NZ Heartland XV.

Timaru crash: Police yet to lay charges over crash which killed five teens video

Aoraki area commander Inspector Dave Gaskin looks over the wreckage of the Nissan Bluebird involved in the crash at the ...

Almost three months after the horrific crash which cost five Timaru teenagers their lives, Police are yet to lay any charges and say they are still waiting on specialist reports.

Man admits assaulting pregnant partner

Asa Winita Edward Eric Rameka, 36, pleaded guilty to a series of charges at the Timaru District Court on Tuesday. (File ...

A man who assaulted his then-pregnant partner in Waimate told police he wanted her to feel “a tiny bit of pain”.

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More than 8000 unvaccinated in South Canterbury

Lyn Dobson vaccinates Hamish Clarke (18) at Alpine Energy Stadium on Saturday.

If South Cantabrians continue to turn out for vaccines at the same rate they have over the past seven days, the region will not hit the Government's 90 per cent target until well into December.

Friends pay tribute to 'grandfather' of gliding community after microlight crash

Bo Lennart Nilsson, 76, died when the Baby Great Lakes single-seat microlight he piloted crashed near Twizel-Omarama Rd, ...

Friends have paid tribute to an international gliding instructor with a “huge presence” after he was killed in a microlight crash on Monday.

Criticism causes camping changes

Waimate District Council’s asset group manager Dan Mitchell confirmed that the age change for children would only apply ...

Negative feedback has forced the Waimate District Council to make charging changes to camping season passes for the Waimate Lakes area.

Strawberry Fare cancelled again

Strawberry Fare organisers Clare Saunders- Tack, left, and Joy McIvor pictured before just before the last time ...

Waimate has managed to stage two of its major events recently but the Strawberry Fare will not join them.

Hastings pair bowl new tourney

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Big Bowls Tournament at Kia Toa, Sunday morning. In the photo Logan Ford from ...

A team from Hastings has taken out the inaugural South Island development pairs bowls tournament in Timaru.

Covid restrictions impact more events

The annual Geraldine Summer Fete will now be held in February 2022. (File photo).

Covid-19 alert levels continue to have an impact on South Canterbury events, with more being cancelled, or postponed, as restrictions remain in place.

Long weekend good for some businesses

Tekapo Springs reported an “upswing” in numbers over the Labour Weekend, but visitors were still down overall on ...

The last long weekend before Christmas in South Canterbury brought mixed spending, with accommodation providers particularly busy.

'Respected' glider pilot dies in plane crash

Emergency services at the scene of a fatal plane crash near Twizel-Omarama Rd on Monday.

The man killed in a light plane crash in a remote area of Waitaki on Monday was an internationally respected glider pilot.

Rise in funding for Venture Timaru

Nigel Davenport says one of the biggest challenges for the region is retaining workers.

Central government substantially increased funding to the Timaru district’s economic development agency and regional tourism organisation in the last financial year, its annual report shows.

Waimate 50 organisers happy with weekend

Waimate 50 event organiser Rob Aikman said despite the loss of ticket sales, the organisers and the drivers were happy ...

Despite the event being closed to spectators, organisers say the event had plenty of excitement.

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'Massive' collection up for auction in Timaru

A selection of shells to be auctioned in Timaru on Thursday.

Jars of preserved opheodry vernalis and banded sea krait, a preserved death adder, and preserved giant earthworms, king prawns and centipedes are included in Thursday's auction.

Perceived social media slight leads to assault

A Fairlie man has admitted injuring an acquaintance who he thought had made a slight against his wife on social media.

School rebuilding theatre programmes

Market to mark one year at new site

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Vaccine rollout delivers second-class treatment for Māori video

The Government has known since February 2020 that a targeted Māori vaccination programme was essential, John Tamihere says.

Vaccine percentage rates are the new proxy for political success, not about equal access to health services or vaccines, writes John Tamihere.

Māori are so much more than numbers video

Lisa Tumahai is the co-chair of the National Iwi Chairs Forum Pandemic Response Group.

Every number represents whānau, kaumātua, tamariki – loved ones – but there is much work to be done to protect them from Covid-19. Iwi must be part of the solution, says Lisa Tumahai.

Can they fix it?

The Government has launched a $1 billion infrastructure fund to get large-scale housing projects moving.

OPINION: Fixing the supply side of the housing crisis is not quick or easy, especially with the ghost of KiwiBuild still haunting the corridors of power.

Figurehead or inspiration? A bit of both video

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L-R: Dr Richard Davies, husband of new Governor-General Cindy Kiro, and Cindy ...

OPINION: Incoming Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro will have a largely symbolic role, but can be a powerful inspiration.

Art is a line through life

What will your legacy be? We don't know the names of ancient cave painters, but their art survived.

We don't always have the right words in the moment, but literature and art help us understand the difficult times, writes Brannavan Gnanalingam.

We Are Timaru

'Massive' collection up for auction in Timaru

A selection of shells to be auctioned in Timaru on Thursday.

Jars of preserved opheodry vernalis and banded sea krait, a preserved death adder, and preserved giant earthworms, king prawns and centipedes are included in Thursday's auction.

School rebuilding theatre programmes

Timaru Boys’ High School arts co-ordinator Karoline Roberts has helped establish theatrical programmes at the school.

Things are getting dramatic at Timaru Boys’ High School with the introduction of two new drama groups and a film group.

Covid crushes alpaca business dream video

26102021 News John Bisset/STUFF. Jill Allan, Owner of Fairlie's Paca Shack, talks about the heartache of having to sell ...

"None of my animals are going in the freezer" devastated alpaca owner declares as Covid's impact forces tourism operation to close.

Market to mark one year at new site

Shoppers browse through produce at the Timaru Artisan Farmers’ Market. (File photo)

Timaru's Artisan Farmers Market has gone from strength to strength since moving to George St last September.

Minor injuries in crash

One person in a minor condition was treated at the scene of a car crash in Waitaki on Tuesday night.

The occupant of a car that overturned on Macraes Rd, Waitaki, on Tuesday night, was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

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Timaru crash: Police yet to lay charges over crash which killed five teens

Almost three months after the horrific crash which cost five Timaru teenagers their lives, Police are yet to lay any charges and say they are still waiting on specialist reports.

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