Jonty Penney from Timaru is participating in the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride to raise funds for men,s health.

Men's health focus of campaign

Two Timaru men are taking the health message on the road.

Flow-on concerns

David Hurst, from A J Engineering in Washdyke, is concerned about the impact of the water levy.

S Canty businesses concerned about impact of Labour's water levy, spokesman says concerns unjustified.

New Mackenzie CEO

A current staff member will take on the top job at the Mackenzie District Council.

'He's a hero,' neighbour says

Waipopo man who rescued wife from fire would have used 'every bit of strength'.

Impatient drivers put all at risk gallery

Blind faith in their luck sees motorists take big risks between Twizel and Timaru.

Rules could change video

Meeting told Nick Smith will progress changes to national air standards.

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Questions on Canterbury's water

Professor Jenny Webster-Brown, director of the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management, talks about water pollution ...

The wrong questions are being asked as to how to resolve Canterbury's polluted waterways, a professor says. 

New CEO in Mackenzie

Enduring attraction to the Mackenzie made decision to move back to NZ an easy one for the council's new boss.

Fired while on sick leave

Trip of a lifetime


Cox and Anderson bag major trophies

West End's Tyler Cox in action against Timaru Boys' earlier this season. Cox was named men's player of the year at the ...

 Tyler Cox has added the senior men's player of the year award to his West End lcub player of the year trophy.

Mainland Rally decider at Geraldine

Josh Marston is seeded No.1 for the South Canterbury Spring Rally in his Holden Barina AP4, with Timaru's Mark Leonard ...

The Mainland Rally Series is going to be decided in the last event as Deane Buist and Jeff Judd slug it out.

South Canty qualify for semifinals

The South Canterbury men's hockey team are through to the semifinals after victory against Counties Manukau.

The South Canterbury men's hockey side owe Southland a couple of beers after they tipped over North Harbour to secure the green-and-blacks a semifinal spot.

Dynamic Edwards returns for South Canterbury

Dynamic fullback Liam Edwards is returning to play for South Canterbury after making a big impact in 2013 and 2014.

South Canterbury coach Barry Matthews is rapt to have signed record holding fullback Liam Edwards.

Canty strike duo sidelined

Kyle Jamieson will miss the opening months of Canterbury's domestic season with a foot issue.

 Canterbury have been dealt a setback for the start of the summer with their premier fast bowling duo sidelined with injury.


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.

On a statue's limitations

Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, London.

Statues can become a monumental problem as attitudes shift, columnist Derek Burrows writes.

We Are Timaru

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.

Calling all film buffs

Timaru's Movie Max theatre manager Robert Jeromson, left, and Timaru Film Society members Ross Stevenson and Jayne ...

A group of Timaru film enthusiasts have formed a group to enjoy a range of movies.


Fire spinners ready to go pro

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

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