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What's on this weekend

rowing regatta

Start the weekend with the annual fireworks show and finish up at Lake Ruataniwha with a rowing regatta.

What's on this weekend

 Rob Aikman

Whether it's sailing or motor racing, sport is set to get people outdoors this Labour Weekend.

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Waimate's Archie Kennedy shears in the open machine heat sevem at the annual 46th Waimate Shears.

Click go the shears in Waimate on Saturday.

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It's time to celebrate spring in South Canterbury.

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blue streak

Pull out your best cerulean spandex and head to Caroline Bay to support Blue September on Saturday.

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Pleasant Point Railway

Step back in time at the Pleasant Point Railway Steaming Day on Sunday.

What's on this weekend

Grease the show

Grease is the word, and it's on until the 20th of this month.

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The Station Market, with vegetables, breads, plants and crafts, takes place on Sunday.

What's on this weekend


The Station Market, with vegetables, breads, plants and crafts, takes place on Sunday.

'Dirty politics' dominates

john key

OPINION: Let's face it, there's only one thing that's been dominating our screens for the last week, Dirty Politics.

What's on this weekend

timaru south canterbury museum

It's Family History Month and if you'd like to find out more about yours, why not head to the museum?

What's on this weekend

World War One

A ceremony at Phar Lap Racecourse will mark 100 years since a regiment of soldiers left Timaru for World War I.

Moving on with 'numb nut'

karl pilkington

REVIEW: Reviewer Gordon Brown takes a look at what's on offer now the Commonwealth Games are over.

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Check out the farmers and station markets on Saturday and Sunday if you're planning a special meal.

Radio tragedy sanitised

pirates of the airwaves

Many of you would have enjoyed Pirates of the Airwaves on Sunday on TV One.

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Why not make the most of the break in the weather and go to a roller disco?

Crazy gags, chuckles

sex tape

REVIEW: Although at times a blatant advert for iPads, technology mishaps bring the laughs hard and fast in Sex Tape.

They must be mad to show this

off their rockers

REVIEW: British television for so long has been associated with quality programme making, but it couldn't last forever.

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paint brushes

Be entertained by Showstoppers on Saturday or entertain yourself with an art class on Sunday.

Belated justice

erebus operation overdue

In matters of opinion, debate is pointless. There is no accounting for taste.

Picture worth 1000 words

words and pictures

REVIEW: In matters of opinion, debate is pointless. There is no accounting for taste.

What's on this weekend

tommy dorsey orchestra

The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is set to get toes tapping in South Canterbury.

Sunday's non-stop drama

brazilian fan

OPINION: TV One is on fire at the moment, at least as far as Sundays go.

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christopher coleman

Australian indie-folk artist Christopher Coleman brings his sound to Geraldine on Sunday.

Puzzle to bitter end

tom miller, joe miller, ellie miller, freddy miller

REVIEW: Broadchurch was an excellent series, but who could have predicted just how it would finish?

Jersey Boys falters

jersey boys

REVIEW: The music delivers, the voice delivers but the storyline lacked a bit of X-factor in its delivery.

Enjoyable timewaster


REVIEW: Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler reunite for the third time in this comedy about blended families.

Janis Siegel shows sophisticated side

Janis Siegel

There are two Janis Siegels: one super slick, the other super sophisticated.

What's on this weekend

waimate winter show

Head along to the Waimate Winter Show to see some fine-feathered birds on display.

Lotta bravery

Fifa Football World Cup Trophy

OPINION: As we've said many times, television can be a powerful medium, writes Gordon Brown.

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matariki lantern

If you've made a Matariki lantern, here's a chance to show it off at a parade in the Botanic Gardens.

The beautiful game


OPINION: I've been told often enough that soccer, or football as they call it overseas, is the most popular game in the world.

Lights and music will flood town

jill roberts

Geraldine lights should dazzle residents next month with the second annual Winter Lights Festival.

What's on this weekend

paint brushes

Activities in Timaru and Pareora could satisfy any creative urges you have on Saturday and Sunday.

Sea history sinks and swims

alan windsor

OPINION: There's always a sure-fire way of telling when a TV programme is making an impact.

What's on this weekend

adrian davison

Get your toes tapping with the Waimate Country Music Awards for junior and intermediate students.

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If you fancy learning how to play golf, Gleniti Golf Club is offering you the opportunity.

Real story of border show

border patrol

Border Security records for posterity the sterling work of Australia's customs, immigration and security people.

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 Grant Stewart and the owner of the red 1956 MGA, Neil Manchester

What do cars, and trains, and custard squares have in common? They'll entertain you on Sunday.

Winter has best TV


OPINION: As the weather gets colder and the nights get longer, the standard of television tends to improve.

What's on this weekend

orari river

Water issues are back in the spotlight this weekend with a forum in Geraldine on Sunday.

Broadchurch 'compelling'


Broadchurch takes over from MasterChef NZ and provides a complete change of pace, mercifully.

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joseph nolan

Organist Joseph Nolan is playing a concert at Sacred Heart Bascilia on Sunday afternoon.

Tapping into married life

rhys darby

Canterbury holds a special place in Rhys Darby's heart - it was here he started tap dancing.

'Riotously funny' neighbours

bad neighbours

REVIEW: The film Bad Neighbours brings everyone's worst nightmare to life.

The right team won

Kasey and Karena Bird

The two-hour MasterChef NZ final was a fitting end to the marathon series.

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timaru harness racing

Mothers in the community are in for a treat with events to mark Mother's Day on Saturday and Sunday.

Film caters to perfectionism

grand budapest hotel

Wes Anderson is less a film maker than an overly fussy caterer; everything has to be just right.

Kids' movie built on solid foundations


Everything is awesome in The Lego Movie - well, until the last 10 minutes.

Life in the fast lane

Police officer generic 2

Women In Blue on Tuesday nights is a reality programme with a difference.