Giving generously for other donors

Jan Wilkenson, left, and Sally Woodhead enjoy the lights during the Christmas Ramble, co-organised by sisters Sharlene ...

Christmas Ramble organiser Sharlene Heaphy was pleasantly surprised by her community's kindness on Saturday.

Eventful year for education

Albury School limited statutory manager Genevieve Hollyer, pictured, is pleased with how the school is progressing since ...

The principal of a South Canterbury school under limited statutory management is on sick leave for the rest of the year, while other schools in the region prepare to wrap up what has been an eventful year .

Open home for Christmas

Sha Harber's Timaru home is open once again to raise money for the Child Cancer Foundation.

A Timaru home decorated from top-to-toe in Christmas decorations will again raise money for charity.

Open day with open church

Dylan, 10, and Kodey Stewart, 8, get a different view of Timaru at at the Sacred Heart Basilica open day on Saturday.

Fundraising for the $3.9 million upgrade of Timaru's Sacred Heart Basilica got a boost on Saturday when people soared to great heights for charity.

Santa loses voice after parade gallery video

Santa waves at the Waimate Christmas Parade crowd on Saturday, which saw hundreds turn up to see the floats, and a ...

Ponies, Santa and Thomas the Tank Engine were greeted by hundreds of smiling faces at Saturday's Waimate Christmas Parade.

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All aboard for Waimate parade video

Engineer Les McIvor has been working long hours to get his Thomas the Tank Engine finished in time for the Waimate ...

It's full steam ahead at the Waimate Christmas Parade as popular character Thomas the Tank Engine takes centre stage.

Pool bill error a real sinker

The Timaru District Council is describing overcharging people for the use of the CBay aquatic centre as a "technical error".

Timaru man was momentarily drowning in debt when his monthly bill for the Caroline Bay Trust Aoraki Centre arrived in the mail.

'I didn't put a needle in the strawberry'

Timaru woman Jaydean Temperley was charged with making a false complaint on Wednesday.

Woman charged with putting needle in strawberry was Timaru faces a second charge for causing loss by deception.

Pupils milk recycling idea

Guy Holmes, left, and Amethyst Wano, both 9, finish the igloo.

Woodbury School pupils have milked the ultimate recycling project, using 600 plastic bottles to build an igloo at the school.

Track lifeline for Kiwi rider

New Zealand cyclists Aaron Gate and Shane Archbold are returning to the track for this weekend's World Cup in London.

Shane Archbold contemplates return to Cycling NZ's track programme following the shock demise of his pro team.

Concert brings joy to the world

Neil Dickson can't wait to get his voice ready for Carols by Candlelight

Timaru's Theatre Royal will be buzzing with more than 400 carol singers when an annual Christmas concert hits its 51st year.

Boom times for basketball

There were 100 primary school teams playing in South Canterbury in 2018.

Basketball player numbers are on a full court charge in South Canterbury.

Bionic hand 'my pot of gold'

Mike Duke with his new bionic hand.

Mike Duke is looking forward to playing badminton with his children again after being fitted with a bionic hand.

Arrest following complaint

A photo supplied to Stuff by the Timaru woman of a needle in the bottom of a strawberry bought from a Timaru supermarket.

Timaru woman charged with making false complaint over needle found in supermarket strawberry.

Footage reviewed after penguin death

Forest and Bird launched a petition on Sunday to have the speed limit on Marine Pde reduced after the death of a little ...

Authorities review CCTV footage as they try to piece together events leading to death of little blue penguin.

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Blooming success at show

Theresa Wallace, left, and South Canterbury Lily Society president Kaye Jackson, admire some of the 232 entries in the ...

It has been 17 years since the South Canterbury Lily Society had a December show, and it will not be their last.

Cleaning the Waihao - 1km at a time video

A small community is dedicating time and resources to cleaning up its backyard.

ECan staff to strike

School closes doors for last time

Opinion

It's time we owned this

Some of the attendees at this week's Wellington vigil for murder victim Grace Millane, one of several held around the ...

OPINION: Guys, we need to talk.

Learning to stay in our lanes

Just because our 'lane' is an expansive freeway, doesn't entitle us to ride roughshod over others.

OPINION: It's time we learned the damage our opinions can do, and how to shut up and listen

Goodbye Harry, and thank you

World War II veteran and political activist Harry Leslie Smith speaking during the Labour Party annual conference in ...

OPINION: There were tears in my eyes on Wednesday night.

The calm before D-Day dawns

Derek Burrows has detailed instructions of where everything is to go in the house he and wife Jill will soon move into, ...

OPINION: According to a newspaper poll conducted a couple of years ago, moving to a new house is one of the most stressful and challenging events you will face in your lifetime.

Let's bring expressiveness back

A crapulon? At office Christmas parties, aren't most of us given to a touch of crapulosity?

OPINION: There was a time early in my journalistic career, when I occasionally worried I didn't know as many 'big' words as my peers.

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Giving generously for other donors

Sophie Bennett, 9, gets a closer look at one of the miniature villages on display as part of the Temuka District Lions ...

Christmas Ramble organiser Sharlene Heaphy was pleasantly surprised by her community's kindness on Saturday.

Eventful year for education

Albury School limited statutory manager Genevieve Hollyer, pictured, is pleased with how the school is progressing since ...

The principal of a South Canterbury school under limited statutory management is on sick leave for the rest of the year, while other schools in the region prepare to wrap up what has been an eventful year .

Blooming success at show

Theresa Wallace, left, and South Canterbury Lily Society president Kaye Jackson, admire some of the 232 entries in the ...

It has been 17 years since the South Canterbury Lily Society had a December show, and it will not be their last.

Open home for Christmas

Sha Harber's Timaru home is open once again to raise money for the Child Cancer Foundation.

A Timaru home decorated from top-to-toe in Christmas decorations will again raise money for charity.

Open day with open church

Dylan, 10, and Kodey Stewart, 8, get a different view of Timaru at at the Sacred Heart Basilica open day on Saturday.

Fundraising for the $3.9 million upgrade of Timaru's Sacred Heart Basilica got a boost on Saturday when people soared to great heights for charity.

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Santa loses voice after parade

Ponies, Santa and Thomas the Tank Engine were greeted by hundreds of smiling faces at Saturday's Waimate Christmas Parade.

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