New Zealand's mental health services will get a more than $9000 boost after eight South Cantabrians conquered five peaks in five days.
Timaru's Theatre Royal will be buzzing with more than 400 carol singers when an annual Christmas concert hits its 51st year.
Waimate's Christmas parade, a lily show and Carols By Candlelight will keep people busy in South Canterbury this weekend.
Mike Duke is looking forward to playing badminton with his children again after being fitted with a bionic hand.
A Timaru working group on a mission to spark the beautification of the town centre has the vacant Hydro Grand Hotel spot firmly in its sights and is calling on volunteers to pitch in.
Researcher, photographer and naturalist Hermann Frank has a deep fascination with South Canterbury's limestone landscapes.
Upgrades to Twizel's water supply will not be complete by Christmas.
South Canterbury Lily Society have given lilies a new show to bloom in this weekend.
Waimate preparing to deck the halls as a traditional Christmas event draws closer.
The damage of drugs, and race-based and social issues in Timaru have all been highlighted as areas of concern by residents surveyed as a part of a national report into the state of the nation.
Timaru actress Jilly James is the first New Zealander to win a globally contested acting scholarship in Hollywood.
Giving toys to struggling families to help them bring Christmas cheer to their children is just one way the South Canterbury community is helping those less fortunate this holiday season.
South Canterbury has a new group of graduate teachers, but teacher shortage remains an ongoing issue.
Irrigation NZ has shifted an irrigation efficiency testing programme into South Canterbury in an effort to help farmers improve their irrigation management.
An appeal for witnesses has been made by the Department of Conservation after a little blue penguin was hit and killed by a car at Timaru's Marine Pde on Saturday night.
After more than 20 years on air, Timaru radio stalwart James Valentine is going it alone - again.
Shoe boxes are being filled with gifts in South Canterbury to go to those in need this Christmas.
Engines were revving for a weekend of drifting at the Southern Stance Matsuri Madness.
Over 80kgs of lollies given away as Geraldine's biggest ever Christmas parade attracts thousands to watch the more than 70 floats.
Fresh punnets of berries were ferried to Waimate's Strawberry Fare several times for the annual event.