Surveyor leaves for Wellington

Ron Oats, John Chester, Maria Chester and Marion Oats say goodbye to  John Milward.

A South Canterbury stalwart, who has played a role in the design of several lakes, parks andĀ buildings is bidding the region a sad farewell.

Pontoon drive takes the bait

Cameron Lloyd-Schofield, 7, tries his luck with a handline at the family fishing day off Wharf No. 1 at PrimePort Timaru ...

The Timaru Suburban Lions expects a much anticipated pontoon to be in the water on Caroline Bay by the end of March, after hosting a successful fundraising fishing competition.

Paddle for Life a success

Steve McKnight in action at The Breeze Paddle for Life at Caroline Bay on Saturday.

The fight against cancer was the big winner at the weekend when the Pinc and Steel Cancer Rehabilitation Trust in Timaru hosted its Paddle for Life fundraising event.

Tournament a slam dunk

Jorja Miller heads towards the hoop during the 24 hour All In basketball challenge at Caroline Bay

A cause close to one Timaru man's heart has started a tradition that is growing with each passing year.

"Gesture of goodwill''

Hilton Haulage general transport branch manager Chris Gard, left, and Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon in front of a truck ...

Rangitata MP and National's South Island Regional Development spokesperson Andrew Falloon has implored the Minister of Transport to refund road user charges incurred by trucking companies and smaller operators transporting hay to farmers in Nelson.

Sands swims to seven titles

Jack Sands, 17, blitzed his way to seven Timaru Boys' High School swimming titles, breaking five records in the process.

A Timaru Boys' High School swimmer smashed senior records at the school's annual championships.

Still nursing at 86

Queenstown nurse Judy Stewart is 86 and still working.

Judy Stewart has never taken a sick day in her 45-year nursing career. The 86-year-old has never been sick.

ECan to push ahead with trial service

Between December 1 to January 15, ECan conducted a cross-section survey of 211 people in Timaru, with more than 50 per ...

Environment Canterbury is pushing ahead with trialing an on demand bus service for Timaru, after a cautiously optimistic response to the idea.

Alpine warning worries mayor

Timaru District Mayor Damon Odey, pictured at last year's Alpine Energy hearings, is concerned about the Commerce ...

Timaru mayor calls on lines company Alpine Energy to up its game after a stern warning from the Commerce Commission.

Mother thrilled by Mike King win

Timaru mental health awareness advocate Michelle Cogger was at the ceremony to see Mike King crowned New Zealander of ...

Timaru's Michelle Cogger is thrilled the man who supported her after her son's suicide has been crowned New Zealander of the Year.

National park visitor limits proposed

Overcrowding at Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park has sparked concern from environment and recreational groups. (File pic)

Recreation and environment groups are calling for visiting tourist numbers to be limited in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park during peak seasons.

Chance to go fishing at wharf

PrimePort Timaru compliance manager and Timaru District councillor Steve Wills is looking forward to seeing the public ...

A wharf which has been closed to the public for nearly 20 years will be open for fishing this weekend as a fundraiser.

'Don't doubt your abilities'

Ashburton-based Ara Institute of Canterbury student Megan Wordsworth graduated in Timaru on Thursday and said her ...

Megan Wordsworth has praised the use of technology as she begins a new job after graduating from Ara Institute of Canterbury in Timaru.

'Tarred with a broken brush'

Chief executive Tony Gray believes it is vital for Ara Institute of Canterbury to maintain the ability to serve and ...

Ara chief executive identifies loss of identity and changes to job roles as two areas of concern, following the announcement of a proposal to merge 16 polytechnics and technology institutes throughout the country.

Kaylee's new single a tribute to Keith

Singer Kaylee Bell, of Waimate, releases a new single dedicated to Keith Urban on Friday.

Kaylee Bell's latest single pays tribute to fellow Kiwi-born singer Keith Urban.

Total fire ban for high country

The east coast of the Mid and South Canterbury regions - between Waimate and Ashburton - are in a restricted fire season ...

A total fire ban for the Canterbury High Country has been issued as conditions have become "extreme".

What's on this weekend?

Paddle for Life to raise money for cancer rehabilitation starts at Caroline Bay at 10am on Saturday. (File)

Waimate's rodeo, and charity events including a monster garage sale and paddle-boarding race.

Concerns over job losses

A Government proposal to merge 16 polytechnics and technology institutes could result in further job losses in the ...

There are fears a Government proposal to merge 16 polytechnics and technology institutes could result in further job losses in the regions.

Hardship being felt in region

Timaru Salvation Army corps officer Emma Howan said she and her husband, fellow officer Jacob Howan, had noticed the ...

The number of people seeking help for methamphetamine addiction and emergency housing in South Canterbury has increased in the past year.

Port repairs mean no cruise ships

Timaru Port CEO Phil Melhopt says $700,000 repairs of the harbour are still under way.

Cruise ships will not return to Timaru's port this year.

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