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Peaks conquered for mental health

Eight South Canterbury climbers have conquered five peaks in five days.

New Zealand's mental health services will get a more than $9000 boost after eight South Cantabrians conquered five peaks in five days.

Concert brings joy to the world

Neil Dickson can't wait to get his voice ready for Carols by Candlelight

Timaru's Theatre Royal will be buzzing with more than 400 carol singers when an annual Christmas concert hits its 51st year.

What's on this weekend?

Mother-daughter duo Imogen, 10, and Jess Young are ready to become Merlin and Teddy for Aidan Theatre's Christmas ...

Waimate's Christmas parade, a lily show and Carols By Candlelight will keep people busy in South Canterbury this weekend.

Bionic hand 'my pot of gold'

Mike Duke with his new bionic hand.

Mike Duke is looking forward to playing badminton with his children again after being fitted with a bionic hand.

Facelift for Hydro Grand site

Volunteers hard at work in the beautification of the site where the Hydro Grand Hotel once stood.

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.

Frank releases limestone book

Hermann Frank has released South Canterbury Limestone - Landscape of Dreams Nature's Treasure Chest.

Researcher, photographer and naturalist Hermann Frank has a deep fascination with South Canterbury's limestone landscapes.

Water supply will hold says council

According to the Mackenzie District Council's 2018-28 Long Term Plan, the Twizel water supply has the greatest demand of ...

Upgrades to Twizel's water supply will not be complete by Christmas.

Lilies showing in December

Secretary of the South Canterbury Lily Society John Jackson with a variety of lilies, many which will be on display at ...

South Canterbury Lily Society have given lilies a new show to bloom in this weekend.

O Come, All Ye Faithful to Waimate

Co-organiser Paul Kuriger holds up the trophy for the Santa 50 wheel race, just one of the attractions at Waimate ...

Waimate preparing to deck the halls as a traditional Christmas event draws closer.

Diversity and drug concerns raised

Angel Siaosi, left, with Aliana Siaosi and Marie Siaosi, says she has found support through family and the family's ...

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.

Jilly James heads for the stars video

For Jilly James, 17, acting is not just her passion, it is what she "needs to do".

Timaru actress Jilly James is the first New Zealander to win a globally contested acting scholarship in Hollywood.

SC's less fortunate get boost

The Salvation Army's Emma Howan with donated toys. More than 100 of South Canterbury's struggling families will be ...

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.

Teacher shortage issue growing

The latest South Canterbury teaching graduates are, back row, from left, Aimee Hart-Belworthy, Rebecca Brookland, Char ...

South Canterbury has a new group of graduate teachers, but teacher shortage remains an ongoing issue.

Irrigation testing reaches South Canterbury

Federated Farmers South Canterbury branch president Jason Grant is fully behind the irrigation project.

Irrigation NZ has shifted an irrigation efficiency testing programme into South Canterbury in an effort to help farmers improve their irrigation management.

DOC appeals for witnesses video

Timaru Penguins co-ordinator Peter Bennett says he is an advocate of having a slower speed limit down Marine Pde which ...

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.

Hey, radio head - James solo again

James Valentine has started his own radio station in Timaru.

After more than 20 years on air, Timaru radio stalwart James Valentine is going it alone - again.

Shoe box initiative steps out again video

Pleasant Point Primary School pupils have been getting into the spirit of giving with their Christmas shoe boxes, which ...

Shoe boxes are being filled with gifts in South Canterbury to go to those in need this Christmas.

Drifters smoke it up at Levels video

The Matsuri Madness showcased some of the best drifters in the South Island.

Engines were revving for a weekend of drifting at the Southern Stance Matsuri Madness.

Geraldine celebrates Christmas gallery video

Woodbury school pupils pack their float in the Geraldine Christmas Parade.

Over 80kgs of lollies given away as Geraldine's biggest ever Christmas parade attracts thousands to watch the more than 70 floats.

Annual fare chomps through berries gallery video

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Erma Aquina at Butler's Fruit Farms with freshly picked strawberries ahead of the Waimate ...

Fresh punnets of berries were ferried to Waimate's Strawberry Fare several times for the annual event.

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