Girl, 5, boarded bus with new friend

Temuka Primary School principal Grant Willocks says a 5-year-old student's mother raised the alarm on Wednesday when her ...

A mother arrived at school pickup to find her child missing. The girl was riding the bus, unaware of the stress she'd caused.

Report gives rodeos the green light

Winchester Rodeo secretary Gemma Oliver competes in the second division barrel race at the 2017 event.

Winchester Rodeo is free to start off the season as the industry receives a general thumbs up from the latest report.

The days of the old school yard video

Wensley Jackson, 94, remembers a lot of the things he and his friends did at Pleasant Point School, and will have ...

Wensley Jackson may be 94 years old, but he can still remember his days at Pleasant Point Primary School.

Healthy praise for new state house

A new Housing New Zealand home has been opened in Somerset St in Timaru. South Island Stakeholder Relationship Manager ...

Look around a new state house, which one tenant credits with turning his health around.

Inside Dot's incredible castle gallery video

Dot's Smith's castle

As a child Dot Smith dreamed of living in a castle. With determination, she made it happen.

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Interlock for first-time drink driver

Jerome Dehar's breath alcohol level was so high the first time drink driving offender has been ordered to have an ...

A first-time drink driver's breath alcohol level was so high he has been ordered to have an alcohol interlock device installed.

'It's almost a full time job'

Long serving South Canterbury Heartland manager Cedric Coll (left) chats with team captain, Nick Strachan.

South Canterbury's senior rugby team manager Cedric Coll is a man for all seasons.

Timaru shags attract attention

Shags nesting on a cantilever at Timaru's port on Tuesday.

A group of nesting shags at Timaru's port have attracted online attention.

Tahr cull start confirmed

DOC is aiming to cull up to 6000 tahr before the end of November, after concerns about the population getting out of control.

Agreement reached on DOC's operational plan gives green light to controversial tahr cull.

Rally preparations full steam ahead video

Guy Wigley, left, and brother Hugh drive Guy's traction engine along State Highway 1 on Tuesday, to Seadown, one of 500 ...

Guy Wigley steamed into Timaru on his 1909 Burrell Traction Engine ahead of this weekend's Horse Power Rally.

Phar Lap Raceway wins council support

Races at Phar Lap Raceway will be a thing of the past if the Government decides to act on the recommendations of a major ...

The Timaru District Council is backing the campaign to save the Phar Lap Raceway from closure.

$480k Temuka resealing approved

Timaru District Councillor Paddy O'Reilly is pleased a $480,000 renewal of McNair Rd is going ahead.

The Timaru District Council will spend nearly half a million dollars upgrading a 3km stretch of road between Temuka and Winchester..

Erratic crash driver diabetic

The two vehicle crash about 1.40pm on Monday killed two people just north of the Rangitata River.

The motorist at the wheel of vehicle being driven erratically before a fatal crash just north of the Rangitata River on Monday was a diabetic.

Woman charged after Arthur St crash

Three vehicles were involved in a collision in central Timaru on October 12.

A woman has been charged in relation to a three car collision in central Timaru.

Fatal crash driver 'zoned out'

Emergency services and contractors clear the road at the scene of the crash.

A truckie called to warn erratic driver would do "serious damage". Police were sent, but it was too late.

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Police search for meth

The search warrant was executed at a Parsons Rd address in Oamaru about 10.30am on Thursday. (File photo)

7:51 AM  A pre-planned search warrant in Oamra was related to the supply of methamphetamine and connected to the Mongrel Mob.

Police execute search warrant in Oamaru

Police execute pre-planned search warrant at address in Oamaru.

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A cool combo, coffee and kindness

Coffee with kindness. It was wonderful to encounter that combination in the last week

OPINION: It was a moment of genuine joy.

Linguistic respect cuts both ways

A 2013 rally in South Africa on June 16, now marked as Youth Day in honour of those killed in the 1976 student uprising ...

OPINION: Are you offended yet? Don't be.

While we squabble, birds are dying

We need to listen to science to ensure we save our native birds.

OPINION: While we are squabbling over fake facts, the birds are dying right in front of our ears.

Information is important, so is trust

University of Otago proctor Dave Scott speaking at a press conference on Tuesday. I think his action was foolish, but I ...

OPINION: I'd say I remember the night well, but I'd be exaggerating.

Heroism grounded in real life

A hero in black. A stunned Jackie Clark at the Women of Influence awards in Auckland on Tuesday.

OPINION: I had a hero dressed in black this week. No, not an All Black.

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Police execute search warrant in Oamaru

A search warrant was executed in the Parsons Rd area of Oamaru about 10.30am. (File pic)

Police execute pre-planned search warrant at address in Oamaru.

The days of the old school yard video

Wensley Jackson, 94, remembers a lot of the things he and his friends did at Pleasant Point School, and will have ...

Wensley Jackson may be 94 years old, but he can still remember his days at Pleasant Point Primary School.

What's on this weekend?

Preparations for this weekend's Horsepower rally are now full steam ahead as Guy Wigley, left, and his brother Hugh ...

The Australasian bike polo championship, a steam and craft festival, and rally driver Hayden Padden returns to South Canterbury for a motorsport festival.

Healthy praise for new state house

A new Housing New Zealand home has been opened in Somerset St in Timaru. South Island Stakeholder Relationship Manager ...

Look around a new state house, which one tenant credits with turning his health around.

Earliest memory of celebrations

Derek Burrows' birthday celebrations earlier this month prompted reflection on times gone by.

OPINION: Derek Burrows' birthday celebrations earlier this month prompted reflection on times gone by.

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The days of the old school yard

Wensley Jackson may be 94 years old, but he can still remember his days at Pleasant Point Primary School.

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