Rangitata's Labour candidate Jo Luxton at her election night party at Aeroview in Ashburton, with husband Mark.

Mojo Mathers: 'I made a difference' video

Jo Luxton "rapt" after party confirmed seat, but "devastated" Mojo Mathers not returning.

Falloon takes seat video

Green Party candidate Mojo Mathers watches the first results come in with members of her campaign team, from left, Ray ...

National's Andrew Falloon has won the Rangitata seat, but National's majority is down.

Leatigaga hat-trick sinks N Otago

South Canterbury have the edge on neighbours North Otago to retain Hanan Shield.

Dean comfortably wins Waitaki

Jacqui Dean wins a fifth term in Parliament

Hydro 'dangerous'

Damning report says Hydro Grand is dangerous, likely to cause injury or death.

Time to spring forward

Dust off the barbecue, it's time for long evenings as Daylight Savings starts.

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Luxury hotel granted consent

Tekapo Lakeside Drive plans for the hotel on Lakeside Drive, in Tekapo.

5:26 PM  A planned luxury hotel in Tekapo is a step closer to being built, having been granted resource consent, its developer says.

Andrew Falloon takes seat

4:54 PM  Rangitata's new MP Andrew Falloon is excited about the task ahead, and not disappointed by a reduced majority for the National Party.

Roading and health Dean's priorities

Hospital Radio honours region


Spring Rally delivers for Judd

Jeff Judd in his Subaru Impreza on stage one of the South Canterbury Spring Rally.

Only a point separated the Mainland Rally Championship contenders after seven rallies.

Leatigaga hat trick sinks North Otago

South Canterbury captain Kieran Coll with the Hanan Shield after defeating North Otago in the Heartland Championship.

South Canterbury have the edge on neighbours North Otago to retain Hanan Shield.

Mid Canterbury stun Wanganui

South Canterbury wing Kalavini Leatigago scores his hat trick against North Otago in the Heartland Championship in Timaru.

South Canterbury stay top of Heartland Championship as Wanganui beaten again in thriller.

South Canterbury likely to take gloss off Old Golds

South Canterbury captain Kieran Coll will be looking for a big game against North Otago.

North Otago have a big task in front of them if they hope to upset South Canterbury.

La Diosa named horse of the year

La Diosa is the South Island Horse of the Year, but her jockey is a controversial omission from the awards.

Group I winner deserving of horse of the year crown, but her jockey surprisingly misses out on apprentice award.


Beauty and frailty bound together

I was glad I glanced over my shoulder at the right time to see this moment of beauty, because it didn't last all that long.

In a week in which I seemed to find plentiful new reasons to feel grumpy, Boris Johnson came to my rescue.

Let's give everyone opportunities

The opportunity to learn to read was one I took for granted as a child, but it's one I want every child to have.

OPINION: I'm not sure I remember exactly how Mum used to say it, though she said it often.

Focus on 'the least of these'

Right to Life has suggested Jacinda Ardern's marital status is a threat to what it labels the "natural family".

Fair warning, I'm going to quote the Bible to you somewhere in this column.

The science of our amusement

Derek Burrows feels the word 'mugwump' is applicable to NZ First leader Winston Peters due to his direction after an ...

OPINION: Scientists are wonderful people.

Privileged to be a father

Airports have been the scene of some emotional moments for me as a father

The airport was all too familiar but something seemed different at the end of a long, draining day in the air.

We Are Timaru

Citizens welcomed

Seventeen new citizens from as far afield as India, Denmark, the Philippines and Chile were officially welcomed to the ...

New citizens from as far afield as Russia, India, Denmark, the Philippines and Chile were officially welcomed to the Timaru district on Tuesday.

Fire spinners ready to go pro video

Corbin Michelle shows off his fire poi skills.

Timaru Fire Spinners gearing up to take their brand of entertainment to a wider audience.

Annual sale a success

Cecilia Davis, of the Red Cross, Timaru, sorts items at the charity's annual book sale on Monday.

Annual book sale raises more than $15,000 for charity, organisers say.

There's no stopping Frank

A gift from his grandson has reignited Frank Hall's passion for painting.

89-year-old artist makes up for lost time after gift reignites his passion for painting.

Men urged to discuss health

Meeting for Blue September at a breakfast held at The Village Cafe on Friday are, from left, Bob Penty, Kevin McGlinchy, ...

Men encouraged to talk and support one another at South Canterbury Blue Breakfast.


Mojo Mathers: 'I made a difference'

NZ's first deaf MP disappointed at missing out, saying she had so much more to achieve for people with disabilities.

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