Matt Deavoll is trying his hand as musical director for upcoming South Canterbury Drama League show Variety.

First crack at musical direction

Deavoll's been in the orchestra, and on the stage. Now, for the first time, he's the musical director

Loan nearly paid off

Phar Lap Charitable Trust member Noel Walker says the trust is chipping away at the loan it received to cover the ...

Trust still chipping away at loan eight years after Phar Lap statue was erected outside race track.

Shearing shed gutted

Fire crews forced to cut holes in wool shed to extinguish "well involved" fire near Geraldine.

'Ripped from my life'

Oamaru pensioner sentenced after killing a man he drove into on a pavement.

No potato shortage in Sth Canty

Heartland Potato Chips and Makikihi Fries both doing well this season.

Burner opposition is 'about fairness'

Residents are not giving up on woodburner opposition yet.

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570km to get out of caravan video

Cindy is living with her two sons in a borrowed caravan at the Tahuna Beach  Holiday Park while trying to get a Housing ...

A Nelson mum and her two boys are moving to Timaru - just to get a Housing New Zealand home.

Park repairs $150k

Timaru District Councillors agreed at a community and development committee meeting the money would be funded from the council's disaster recovery fund.

McCaw committee calls for support

Sister city visits


South Canterbury's aerobics take national crowns

South Canterbury's winning aerobics team from left, Zoe Harding, Caitlin Buckley, Tegan Buckley, Brenna Turnbull, and ...

It's only been seven months since they took up the sport but it hasn't stopped South Canterbury's aerobics crew from picking up national titles.

Lash pivotal for Buller

First five James Lash has broken all kinds of records in his short time with Buller.

James Lash will hold the key if Buller are to make the Meads Cup final forthe second year running.

Anderson joint 'player of the year'

Canterbury second five Lucy Anderson charges at the Wellington opposition during the Farah Palmer Cup match.

Former Craighead rugby player Lucy Anderson was named the joint winner of Canterbury Rugby's women's 'player of the year'. 

South Canty pair claim South Island titles

Hayden Jefferson of Timaru Boys' on his way to winning the boys' South Island under-17 cross-country title.

Hayden Jefferson and Kate Brown were the South Canterbury standouts at the South Island secondary schools mountainbiking championships.

Full strength South Canterbury for semi

Fullback Liam Edwards could prove a trump card against Wanganui.

South Canterbury's horror injury run in the Heartland Championship could be coming right at the perfect time.


We must listen to the victims

Harvey Weinstein has now been confronted with dozens of allegations of sexual harassment.

OPINION: We have to start seeing sexual harassment, and we have to call it out.

Literary vandalism to banish Kipling

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson hits a bell while visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, where he ...

 The writings of Rudyard Kipling have come under the spotlight due to a gaffe by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

Questions on the fringes of my mind

Members of the New England Patriots football team 'take a knee' during the national anthem before a game against the ...

A few stark questions have been darting around my subconscious of late

Derek Burrows, this is your life

David Attenborough - like columnist Derek burrows - reckon's you're as old as you feel.

OPINION: It's Derek Burrows' birthday, a day for thankfulness and celebration.

The crucial debate that won't happen

Donald Trump makes a statement on the Las Vegas massacre at the White House.

The time for the substantive gun debate in the United States passed long ago.

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First crack at musical direction

Matt Deavoll is trying his hand as musical director for upcoming South Canterbury Drama League show Variety.


Roncalli reno

Roncalli College principal Chris Comeau in front of the schools outdoor courts which will be turned into a covered turf ...

Roncalli College students could be enjoying a new turfed sports area next year.

Valour, agony in the mud of Passchendaele

It was the blackest of many black days in New Zealand's war history.

Top award for Barker's

The Barker's of Geraldine team are, from left, Michael Barker, Bill Pridham, Kim Bulling, Danielle Esplin with sponsor ...

It was a three-peat for Barker's of Geraldine at the New Zealand Food Awards.

What's on this weekend?

Waimate Art Society president Robert Ireland prepares for the annual exhibition opening which begins on Friday.

A jam packed weekend full of events all over South Canterbury.


570km to get out of caravan

A Nelson mum and her two boys are moving to Timaru - just to get a Housing New Zealand home.

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