Resentence ruled out after appeal win

Verdun Ashley Perry, 28, has successfully appealed his manslaughter conviction and will not be resentenced on his ...

1:49 PM  An Ashburton man who successfully appealed his manslaughter conviction will not be resentenced on his remaining charge.

Fond memories of Takapō Hotel

One of the last photos taken of the Takapō Hotel after it closed in the 1950s.

1:38 PM  A lost historic hotel on the edge of Lake Tekapo has been fondly remembered for its use of the the traditional Māori place name, Takapō.

Museum event booked out

Tony Rippin, left, and Chris Rapley with equipment to be used at the South Canterbury Museum's Museum in the Dark event ...

A chance for a night at South Canterbury Museum was fully booked within 12 hours of being advertised.

Hospital feels peak season pressure

Timaru Hospital is over capacity for the second time this year.

High occupancy levels at Timaru Hospital for the second time this year have put medical services under pressure.

Mates bring the brew to Waimate

Friends Adam Wilson, Quintin Paul and Andrew Bolton have bought the former Cafe on Queen in Waimate and are reopening it ...

Six friends have got together and are opening a bar in a bid to bring "social fabric" back to Waimate.

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'Waimate is the hot spot'

Waimate was experiencing an influx of out of town buyers on the back of continuing growth, Farmlands Waimate real estate ...

House prices in Timaru and Waimate have gone in different directions during the 12 months to the end of June.

Bakery scores with cricket treats

U-Bake staff member Christine Switalla got in behind the cricket World Cup final fever.

Cricket World Cup final fever has hit a South Canterbury bakery.

Temuka conjures up great escape

Temuka wing Kalavini Leatigaga's quick tap try sparked a dramatic late comeback win against Waimate to book a place in ...

The Magpies are flying high after booking their first South Canterbury senior club rugby grand final in 16 years with a dramatic last gasp win over Waimate.

Tekapo or Takapō? video

Tekapo or Takapō? Ngai Tahu want to see Lake Tekapo's correct name reinstated.

Most know it as Lake Tekapo, but iwi believe we have been spelling it wrong all along.

Burst pipe closed theatres

SCDHB director of patients, nursing and midwifery Lisa Blackler says contingency planning commenced immediately after ...

A burst grey water pipe at Timaru Hospital closed operating theatres for several days.

Canterbury air targets unfinished video

Are we measuring the right thing?: ECan's Tim Mallett at Christchurch's Woolston air monitoring station.

The winter air in Christchurch and even Timaru is as clean as it has been in living memory. So why might ECan not be done?

Seven awards for teen deerstalker

Brooke Keen, 15, has won a number of prizes for her deerstalking trophies at the South Canterbury Deerstalkers Antler ...

Brooke Keen, of Geraldine, spotted her prize-winning stag's antlers sticking out from a matagouri bush ahead of her father and older brother.

Patiti Point highlights 'colliding problems'

Otago University's centre for sustainability director, Associate Professor Janet Stephenson, says climate change would ...

The time is now to decide what to protect and what to move as coastal erosion problems continue to bite according to an associate professor of geography at the University of Otago.

Plan Change targets declining water quality

A new proposed plan for the Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora (Otop) catchment aims to improve the area's water quality.  (File)

Some forms of farming in "sensitive" areas of the Otop catchment may no longer be viable under proposed ECan plan changes, according to a councillor.

John not grim about team's chances

Timaru cricket enthusiast John Grimmer will be glued to his television set on Sunday evening when the Black Caps take on ...

Fervent Timaru cricket enthusiast John Grimmer is in for a late night on Sunday when the Black Caps take on England in the Cricket World Cup final.  

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New venue for youth music awards

Laura Bogdan competing in the gospel/sacred under-18 section of the 27th Waimate Junior-Intermediate Country Music ...

A new venue and a new judging perspective made for a successful 27th Waimate Junior-Intermediate Country Music Awards, organisers say.

Anchors aweigh at PrimePort

Enabling companies to carry out their business by connecting them to the world has blown wind into the sails of South Canterbury's only port company, its chief executive says.

Waimate Community Garden grows

Extra days for annual competition

Opinion

What is a name worth?

The Crusaders celebrate with another Super Rugby trophy after beating the Jaguares in Christchurch.

OPINION: You can learn a lot writing about divisive issues, like changing the Crusaders' name.

A title can't erase an atrocity

Chris Jack rises to claim a lineout throw when the Crusaders played the Bulls in Timaru in 2011, part of a gutsy ...

OPINION: I'm sorry, but I have to say it. I don't want the Crusaders to win the Super Rugby final on Saturday night.

Brexit exacerbates hostility

Boris Johnson has a history of making racist remarks, columnist Derek Burrows says.

There's long been an underlying animosity between the French and the English.

Andrew Little, champion of Kmart video

Justice Minister Andrew Little is fast-tracking some changes to the Electoral Act.

OPINION: Justice Minister Andrew Little has ignored human rights warnings, instead focusing on Kmart shopping.

Will waning greatness come back?

Boris Johnson seems like a slightly hesitant 'gigglemug', to revive a disused Victorian slang term.

OPINION: What does Michael Ball make of it all?

We Are Timaru

Fond memories of Takapō Hotel

One of the last photos taken of the Takapō Hotel after it closed in the 1950s.

A lost historic hotel on the edge of Lake Tekapo has been fondly remembered for its use of the the traditional Māori place name, Takapō.

Museum event booked out

Tony Rippin, left, and Chris Rapley with equipment to be used at the South Canterbury Museum's Museum in the Dark event ...

A chance for a night at South Canterbury Museum was fully booked within 12 hours of being advertised.

New venue for youth music awards

Laura Bogdan competing in the gospel/sacred under-18 section of the 27th Waimate Junior-Intermediate Country Music ...

A new venue and a new judging perspective made for a successful 27th Waimate Junior-Intermediate Country Music Awards, organisers say.

Anchors aweigh at PrimePort

PrimePort Timaru chief executive Phil Melhopt.

Enabling companies to carry out their business by connecting them to the world has blown wind into the sails of South Canterbury's only port company, its chief executive says.

Scale rail delivers joy

Lucas Dirkzwager, 8 and Jordan Black, 9 of Timaru check out the Lego exhibition at the model railway expo held in Timaru.

A model railway expo held in Timaru attracted people of all ages, the organiser says.

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Scale rail delivers joy

A model railway expo held in Timaru attracted people of all ages, the organiser says.

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