Thunderstorms and heavy rain expected

Looking to the north of Lake Takapō/ Tekapo on Sunday morning as captured by George Empson. The MetService says severe ...

A severe thunderstorm watch and an orange heavy rain warning are in place for the Canterbury High Country.

Gang member threatened rivals with metal pole

Royston Ivan Winiata has been sentenced to nine months’ supervision for possession of an offensive weapon. (File photo)

A Timaru gang member with a long and varied criminal history man has been sentenced to supervision after threatening rival gang members with a metal pole.

Revellers and drunk drivers keep police busy

Police have been busy in Timaru at the weekend with a brawl outside a pub and several drink drivers caught. (File photo)

Christmas celebrations have begun in Timaru with police kept busy attending a brawl outside a pub and catching several motorists driving over the alcohol limit.

Health warning for Wainono Lagoon

An aerial view showing the Wainono Lagoon in 2016.

Potentially toxic algal bloom has been found at the Wainono Lagoon.

Possible strike now out to five days

Rail and Maritime Transport Union members have voted for strike action on any day, or days, through to Christmas Eve. ...

The possibility of industrial action at PrimePort Timaru just before Christmas has moved up another notch.

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Teen admits 'unprovoked' assaults

Austin Hurst was sentenced to supervision and community detention for assaulting two different people in the same night ...

A South Canterbury teenager who assaulted two different people in the same night has been told by the judge that he is at a crossroads

Fleur's Place closes to navigate new rules

29032018. News. Photo: Mytchall Bransgrove/Timaru Herald. The Moeraki Village, south of Oamaru, near the Moeraki ...

Celebrated Moeraki restaurant Fleur's Place has temporarily closed, so staff can better understand the Government's new protection framework rules following confusion over mandatory vaccinations for staff.

Salmon catch could be world record

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81,000 Chinook Salmon released into the Waimakariri river by Fish and ...

A sockeye salmon caught near the Lake Ruataniwha/Ohau B canal outlet could be a world record sports fish catch.

New campaign encourages Māori to get jab

Arowhenua and Waihao Marae ūpoko (head) Tewera King (Ngāi Tahu) is working with the South Canterbury District Health ...

In an effort to encourage more South Canterbury Māori to get vaccinated, the district health board has teamed up with Arowhenua Whanau Services and Māori leaders.

Staff shortage forces provider to withdraw care

Four South Canterbury people receiving home based care have had to change provider as a result of staff shortages.

HealthCare NZ has discontinued care of four of its South Canterbury clients citing the impact of the vaccine mandate on staffing levels for the move.

A smooth whitebaiting season

Chub Inglis of Geraldine whitebaiting near the Orari River mouth on the 2021 season’s final weekend.

Whitebaiters report a good season as a DOC spokesperson says it has all gone smoothly.

'I nearly shed a tear, it was lovely'

Bluestone School pupils Vika Falepapalangi, 12, left and Summer Hellier, 12, give a $50 gift voucher to Countdown Church ...

A Timaru pensioner was a little overcome with a $50 gift card random act of kindness from two school pupils.

Library launches 'housebound' initiative

Waimate District Library librarian Ann Hume busy collecting books from the shelf on behalf of a Housebound Service client.

A new library initiative for Waimate residents unable to visit its premises is not related to a change in access rules for unvaccinated people, the district council says.

Whitebait reward for finders of long lost medal video

The medal was awarded in 1913, and was missing for more than 60 years.

Metal detecting twins make unlikely medal discovery on a South Canterbury beach.

Swimming ban for area of Lake Opuha

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A part of a popular South Canterbury recreational area is now unsafe for swimming due to high E.coli levels.

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Fire safety education for Timaru tamariki

Kye Thomas, 2, enjoys the fire safety education session at the He Manu Hou early childhood education centre on Friday.

2:59 PM  Requests from tamariki at a Timaru early learning centre were granted when firefighters visited and ran an interactive fire safety education session.

Traffic lights turned on at bike skills park

1:44 PM  The lights officially went on at a popular Timaru bike skills park on Friday evening.

Revealing a window on the Haka

Passes needed for tourist attractions

Opinion

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

Fire safety education for Timaru tamariki

Kye Thomas, 2, enjoys the fire safety education session at the He Manu Hou early childhood education centre on Friday.

Requests from tamariki at a Timaru early learning centre were granted when firefighters visited and ran an interactive fire safety education session.

Traffic lights turned on at bike skills park

Coby Kirk, 4, and Callum Woolstencroft, 6, check out the new traffic light system at the Caroline Bay Bike Skills Park ...

The lights officially went on at a popular Timaru bike skills park on Friday evening.

Thunderstorms and heavy rain expected

Looking to the north of Lake Takapō/ Tekapo on Sunday morning as captured by George Empson. The MetService says severe ...

A severe thunderstorm watch and an orange heavy rain warning are in place for the Canterbury High Country.

Revellers and drunk drivers keep police busy

Police have been busy in Timaru at the weekend with a brawl outside a pub and several drink drivers caught. (File photo)

Christmas celebrations have begun in Timaru with police kept busy attending a brawl outside a pub and catching several motorists driving over the alcohol limit.

Health warning for Wainono Lagoon

An aerial view showing the Wainono Lagoon in 2016.

Potentially toxic algal bloom has been found at the Wainono Lagoon.

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Old fire truck back in Timaru

A 73-year-old fire engine which played a significant role fighting a major 1951 blaze in Timaru has been returned to the town after a 45 year absence.

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