Bottle store thief flees across park

Police are hunting a liquor store thief who fled with four bottles of spirits in Timaru on Sunday. (File)

A man is being sought by police after fleeing a Timaru bottle store carrying four bottles of spirits on Sunday.

Bay's swim info out of date

A screen grab from the Land Air Water Aotearoa website taken on September 28, 2020, listing two areas of Caroline Bay in ...

A website which shows that two of three sites at Caroline Bay are unsafe for swimming has been declared “out of date” by Environment Canterbury.

New GM keen on telling TDHL's story

TDHL owns a significant amount of land and properties at the port of Timaru including the Talbot and Dawson St areas ...

Timaru District Holdings’ first general manager says the company cannot rule out purchasing more properties.

$14m project list for $6.8m fund

Timaru District Council has submitted a host of water projects for funding from the Government's stimulus fund. (File)

Timaru District Council has submitted a $14m list of water projects for a $6.8m stimulus fund.

Water quality report good and not so good

The Temuka River is one of several in the South Canterbury region to have shown a drop in water quality according to a ...

The water quality in several South Canterbury rivers has declined according to a new NZ-wide study of river water quality.

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Summerfields win South Canterbury rally

Matt and Nicole Summerfield, driving a Mitsubishi Mirage AP4, navigates stage six on their way to winning the South ...

The brother and sister team of Matt and Nicole Summerfield have cleaned up at the South Canterbury Rally.

Big back-to-back wins

South Canterbury halfback Willie Wright had a standout match against Buller in Westport, scoring two tries and kicking ...

An impressive South Canterbury has cruised to another big representative rugby win over Buller.

New lease of life following surgery

Timaru woman Claireabelle Burt has lost 62kgs following gastric surgery.

A Timaru woman has struggled with maintaining weight loss for decades but says she has a whole new lease of life since undergoing gastric surgery.

Point's star attraction celebrates 50 years

Preparing AB699 for the Pleasant Point Railway Museum’s, 50th anniversary, 1970 – 2020 special steaming day, this Sunday ...

A “mad scramble” to get the trains running on time for Pleasant Point Railway’s 50th jubilee ensued after the shift to Covid-19 alert Level 1 earlier this week.

Principal retires after 38 years

The 2019 Twizel Area School staff photo, with retiring principal Bill Feasey at the centre of the front row.

A new era for Twizel Area School is approaching as its principal of 19 years retires months before a $21m rebuild.

Timaru motel closes

The Townhouse Motel in Timaru has closed.

Covid-19 related issues have claimed a third Timaru hospitality business in a month.

'We’re not qualified to run pools'

School children learn to swim in the Twizel community pool, which has been at the centre of significant health and ...

Mackenzie District Council chief executive says the council's been running its community pools on luck for many years after significant safety concerns prompt outsourcing of pool management.

Subdued meet the Waitaki candidates event

There were plenty of empty seats at the meet the Waitaki candidates event in Pleasant Point.

There was much broad agreement at a mostly subdued meet the Waitaki candidates event at Pleasant Point.

Remembering William 'Ross' Parkes

The late Ross Parkes is remembered as someone who was non-judgmental and saw the best in everyone. (File photo)

Former Timaru dentist and Otago rugby player William 'Ross' Parkes died peacefully surrounded by family in Dunedin on September 11, aged 84.

SC schools pilot wellbeing programme

Molia Togagae, 10, and Akansha Nadan, 12, with work they have been doing as part of the 10-week St John’s Weaving ...

Prepping for high school, family breakups, and Covid-19 are among the stresses faced by New Zealand’s young people, South Canterbury teachers say.


Southerly blasts bring snow

Snow fell in Lake Tekapo on Monday

Southerly blasts brought cold winds from Antarctica and a fresh dumping of snow to parts of South Canterbury for anniversary day.

'We broke even, and we will be back'

Timaru’s inaugural Family Fest has been hailed a success and is return in 2021.

Naturists bare their interest

Language needs surveyed


How I wish we could vote

I’m not sure why he was doing this at Caroline Bay in Timaru on Saturday, but David Seymour has been clear about his ...

OPINION: Many high-earning hard-working New Zealanders have got there with considerable help from minimum wage-earning hard-working New Zealanders.

Still smiling as I walked towards the sun ...

Pics for Grant Shimmin column, September 19, 2020

OPINION: Somehow the change of seasons, on that road much travelled, spoke to me this week of regeneration, of new life.

A quote that brought me up short video

Two years ago a New-Zealand owned cafe in New York, Happy Bones NYC, offered customers half-price coffee if they ordered ...

OPINION: We don’t have to learn te reo, but refusing to try feels a bit like a commitment to ignorance of our country's reality.

About those answers, Ms Collins video

National Party leader Judith Collins answered questions about memes shared by her husband while in New Plymouth on ...

OPINION: With respect, the response gave the impression of being somewhat scripted, especially the dutiful laughs from Nicola Willis and Chris Bishop

Not barracking for this policy video

Winston Peters, seen here during Parliament’s adjournment debate on August 5, before the election was delayed four ...

OPINION: Military bases are by definition austere, basic facilities. That’s intentional

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'We broke even, and we will be back'

Charles Lahaut, 2, finds fun on the bouncy castle at the Timaru Family Fest.

Timaru’s inaugural Family Fest has been hailed a success and is return in 2021.

Naturists bare their interest

A topless Chris agrees to have her photo taken as she picks some flowers at the South Canterbury Sun Club.

“The only thing that varies is the colour of the tan” says one keen member of the South Canterbury Sun Club.

Language needs surveyed

Aoraki Migrant Centre support case manager Mandy Wills, left, and migrant support manager Katy Houstoun have sent out ...

Aoraki Migrant Centre is surveying what the needs are of organisations dealing with people who have English as a second language in South Canterbury.

Railway looks to future at anniversary

More than 500 people attended the Pleasant Point Railway and Museum 50th anniversary during the daytime celebrations.

Hundreds turn out for the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Pleasant Point Railway Club with the organisers also looking to the future.

Soapbox racing to return

Rampage takes taking the lead in a grudge match at the 2019 event. (File)

Soapbox racing returns to the streets of Timaru in November.


'Worse than plan to sell off Alpine Energy shares'

A group opposing the proposed Showgrounds Hill retail development have protested outside the Timaru District Council.

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