Staff clear snow from the base building at Mt Dobson on Sunday.

A metre of snow in one day gallery

South Canterbury's ski fields will be primed for the rest of the season after huge snow dumps.

Response praised gallery video

A car stuck in the middle of Evans St with two occupants. Two police officers pushed the car off the road.

Timaru mayor praises response to storm, as attention turns to the clean up effort.

Working in the wild weather video

Hundreds of people worked tirelessly behind the scenes during SC's wild weekend.

Chickens lost in flood video

Retailer left questioning why her property was hit so badly by rapidly rising floodwaters.

Storm fells 100 trees video

Timaru man loses more than 100 gum trees to storm which hit South Canterbury.

Ready, set...chomp video

US competitive eater polishes off NZ's largest burger in under 10 mins.

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News

Weather eases across South Canterbury

A fine and sunny Sunday morning was a welcome sight for the residents of a water-logged Timaru.

South Canterbury starts to dry out as rain stops and sun comes out.

State of emergency lifted gallery video

The state of emergency has been lifted for Timaru as attention turns to clean up.

Crews tackle cuts

Horses scramble to safety

Sport

Buliruarua heroics book final berth

Harlequins flanker Max Fowler-Burgess hugs team-mate Sireli Buliruarua after the winger scored the match winning try ...

A superb piece of individual play by Sireli Buliruarua has helped Harlequins into the Hamersley Cup final.

Tony Brown: I'll be back

Highlanders coach Tony Brown wants to return to Dunedin and coach the franchise again in the future.

Departing Highlanders coach doesn't want it to end like that, a tenure dying with a whimper in the rain.

Tony Brown fires parting shot at refs video

Referee Angus Gardner shows a yellow card to Highlanders loose forward Liam Squire against the Crusaders on Saturday night.

Highlanders coach Tony Brown says referees are "getting a lot of calls wrong" after controversial yellow card.

Highlanders rue off night video

Highlanders coach Tony Brown wasn't impressed with his team.

A wonky lineout, shaky scrum and poor discipline - Highlanders coach Tony Brown was not impressed.

Walsh blasts past 22m

Tom Walsh nailed his best throw of 2017 in his final US hitout before he heads to the UK.

A confidence-boosting performance puts Tom Walsh on track for a world champs shot put medal.

Opinion

Empowered by a groundswell of gratitude

Being able to visit the beach at Caroline Bay most mornings is something I'm truly grateful for.

It's been going on for about a month now, except when I forget, but that happens less often these days.

Top talent on display

The opening act saw league members perform A Musical from show Something Rotten!

South Canterbury Drama League's new show Showstoppers 2 covers music from range of stage shows.

Forming a community of kindness

KIndness in action: Jeff Reardon, who initiated a fundraiser selling t-shirts with the phrase "It's not hard to be kind ...

"Kindness is love with its workboots on."

Kind is the best way to be

A sign encouraging people to perform "Random Acts of Kindness" in New York's Times Square.

"It started with a tweet. Who'd have thought it could be so sweet?"

Music to a trainspotter's ears

Cook, a railway town that now has a population of just four.

The $50,000 grant to investigate reinstating the Christchurch-Invercargill passenger rail service is music to my ears.

We Are Timaru

Cooks to compete in Auckland

Diner guests (Suzy Bennett, Anne Pearson and Lindsay Bennett, enjoy the dessert prepared by students Denice Marayag and ...

Four of Timaru's top hospitality students ready to cook up

Out with plastic

Karen McLintock with the stash of reusable bags at the Temuka Library, Service, and Information Centre.

A small group of Temuka residents want to rid the town of plastic bags and believe old curtains and clothing could be the solution.

Top talent on display

The opening act saw league members perform A Musical from show Something Rotten!

South Canterbury Drama League's new show Showstoppers 2 covers music from range of stage shows.

Trio tackle tough tune

Performing arts students, from left, are Hannah Austin, 20, Bry Rooney, 20, and Brooke Askin, 18. The trio have returned ...

Young performers tackle challenging song for drama league's big annual performance.

Committed to carpentry course

Ara's is committed to growing carpentry in South Canterbury.

Ara carpentry course enrollments in Timaru reflect enthusiasm for apprenticeships.

Video

Response effort praised

Timaru's mayor has praised the response to the weekend's storm, as the weather eases and attention turns to the clean up effort.

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