Covid-19 challenges carnival planning

Caroline Bay Association entertainment manager Kevin Fahey is anticipating a good turnout at this year's carnival as ...

Live entertainment has been finalised for the 110th Caroline Bay Carnival, and organisers hope it will draw the crowds following challenges in getting acts finalised.

Exhibition with a twist

Susan Badcock is exhibiting her Treasure and Tragedy series in Geraldine.

Geraldine exhibition a 'brutal reminder' of death and the unhappy ever after.

Man jailed for breach of protection order

Mathew Clow Thomson, 47, was jailed for 13 months for two counts of contravening a protection order and escaping police ...

A Timaru man who breached a protection order twice and escaped police custody has been jailed.

Actors needed for security training

South Canterbury Drama League actors play protesters in the PrimePort Timaru security training exercise in 2018.

A security training exercise at the Timaru port needs actors to ensure realism.

Christmas Angels make festive magic

Excited about helping families have a great festive season through the Christmas Angel Project are Kirsty Burnett, of ...

Anonymous Christmas angels will once again give gifts to South Canterbury families, so they can have a better festive season

Unlawful hunting 'ongoing problem'

Steve MIllard ...

Signs will be installed in the Albury area warning of the penalties of illegal hunting.

Feds address plan change for water use

Mudfish are a protected native species.

Federated Farmers has asked that a wide-ranging plan change setting water use rules for South Canterbury remove all references to the protection of “indigenous fish”.

Unfinished projects total $2.15 million

Thirty-six projects and capital items totalling more than $2 million will be carried forward by the Waimate District ...

More than 30 projects totalling $2.159 million have not been completed and have been listed as carry forward items by the Waimate District Council.

Covid-19 postpones 150th jubilee

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From left, Winchester Rural Schools youngest Pupil Charlie Collis, 5 and the ...

Winchester Rural School will quietly turn 150 this week.

Timaru holiday park recognised in awards

Timaru Top 10 Holiday Park manager Gabby Grant, left, and owners Alison and Gordon Collister with the trophies they won ...

Long-time Timaru Top 10 Holiday Park owners Gordon and Alison Collister and their team of a dozen staff have been recognised for outstanding service and performance.

Winchester Rodeo to celebrate 50 years

Peter McCullough, left, and Peter Meyer have been involved in the Winchester Rodeo for its 50 year history.

Peter McCullough has never ridden in a rodeo but has been involved in the equestrian sport since he was 13.

'Important that employees can have time off'

High leave liabilty at the Waimate District Council has been raised as a concern. (File photograph)

Lockdown has been cited as a key contributor to high leave liability at the Waimate District Council.

New pitch for SC development officers

From left, rugby development officer Andy Colvill, cricket coach Phil Lill, South Canterbury cricket development manager ...

Two South Canterbury Rugby development officers are switching codes for the summer.

Green light for new safety system

Setting up the Timaru District Council’s eStop system of traffic lights on the Avenue, in Pareora, on Friday, is Kelvin ...

The Timaru District is the first in the country to use a new remote controlled traffic light system.

Top home brews named

Gold medal brewers Scott Russell, left, and Kevin Ayson toast their success at Oxtoberfest in The South Canterbury Home ...

South Canterbury's top home beer brews have been tasted and awards handed out.

Whale rescue course in Timaru

Representatives of Department of Conservation, local iwi and PrimePort Timaru staff use inflatables learn about saving ...

The joint rescue of a stranded sperm whale at Caroline Bay in June prompted an inaugural Timaru stop for Project Jonah’s annual touring Marine Mammal Medic course, with a public training session being held on Saturday.

New principal excited about future

Twizel Area School's new principal Kate Staniford will take up her role at the start of term 1 in 2021.

Twizel Area School's new principal has previously taught in South Canterbury.

Trust helps out the Philippines

The Timaru-based Hopevale Trust funded rice for distribution on Panay Island, in the Philippinnes, in September.

A Timaru-based trust is helping out those in the Philippines who face an uncertain time as the Southeast Asian country battles with Covid-19.

Community support launches helipad

Volunteers working on the new helipad in Waimate are, from left, firefighter and builder Brad Keen, contractor Ian ...

An empty section at the back of the Waimate fire station is being turned into a $20,000 all weather 24/7 helipad.

Players master stormy weather

Jenny McNab plays croquet at Aorangi Croquet Club in Timaru in the South Island Masters games.

Thunder and lightning, and lower numbers, have not deterred golf, darts or croquet players in the South Island Masters Games.

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