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Moderate fire danger in high country

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is reminding people that wind and dry conditions increase the fire risk. (File)

Warning of possible fire risks as strong winds forecast.

Gas smell in central Timaru

Fire crews were called to a building on Strathallan St about 1.40pm, after a smell of gas was reported. (File)

A gas smell coming from a central Timaru building on Monday afternoon is believed to be caused by a leaking sewerage.

'He will certainly be missed'

Peter Foley, pictured in 2009. (file photo)

A former Waimate district councillor has been remembered as a man who never shied away from a robust debate.

Technology helps eclipse chasers

While people in South Canterbury cannot view the 'blood moon' eclipse live, it can be viewed online, Lake Tekapo Earth ...

Technology will be the only way New Zealanders will be able to view a total lunar eclipse on Monday.

Hocking back for hometown gig

Barrett Hocking said the upcoming concert will have a wide range of Black Seeds' music spanning their entire career. ...

The Black Seeds' Barrett Hocking is ready to play to his hometown of Timaru.

Hot days before school goes back

The final weekend before the start of school should see high cloud and fine weather, the MetServices says.

Mixed weather is forecast for the last week of the school holidays, the MetService says.

Conserve water notice for Twizel

The Twizel reservoir level is low and the Mackenzie District Council is asking residents to conserve water.

Twizel residents are being asked to conserve water.

Timaru triathlete's third win gallery video

Timaru's Jared Millar has achieved his third back-to-back win of the Timaru Triathlon and Duathlon's open male category. ...

Jared Millar is a triple threat- he can swim, run, and bike, and has won Timaru's triathlon event for the third consecutive year.

Letterbox carnage in Gleniti video

Dan Gallagher, and daughters Ella, 9, left, and Molly Gallagher, 12, survey the damage to their one of a kind letterbox, ...

Dan Gallagher and fellow Gleniti residents are frustrated after waking to streets of damaged letterboxes.

Talbot Park fire suspicious

A fire at Talbot Park early this morning is being treated as suspicious.

A vegetation fire at Talbot Park early Sunday morning is being treated as suspicious.

Police seek woman in relation to theft

Police are still searching for a woman who stole televisions from The Warehouse and petrol from Challenge Gleniti Auto ...

Police are still on the lookout for a woman who allegedly stole televisions and petrol on Saturday.

Double success for brothers

Former Timaru brothers, Kahu Day-Brown (15), left, was named the New Zealand champion for the 16 and under age division ...

Brothers Kahu and Makaia Day-Brown are national scootering champions.

Open day revs up car enthusiasts

Denis Batchelor and Phil Lawrence look over a 1926 Whippet, some of the many people who attended the open day.

A good crowd and 30 vintage cars came together to an annual vintage car club open day on Saturday.

Best show of riders and horses

The weather smiled down on the 330 horses, 205 riders, and 500 spectators at the South Island Jumping and Show Hunter ...

Leading South Island riders have converged on Waimate for the first time in five years.

Competition reels in competitors gallery

While fish numbers were low, there were still plenty to catch at the Hook Beach Fishing Competition on Saturday. ...

An annual Waimate fishing competition lures all sorts.

101-year-old still driving video

Mildred Low is one of only 33 licence holders aged 100 years and over,

Mildred Low is still behind the wheel at almost 101 and says it will be a while before she gives up her independence.

New brewery revolution

Beer connoisseur Jeremy Sutherland pictured at a beer tasting at the Mackenzie A&P Show in 2015. (file photo)

Brewery revolution brings new methods and variety for beer connoisseurs in South Canterbury.

Six swimming spots unsafe

The Black Hole swimming spot on the Waihao River, near Waimate, is currently deemed too risky to swim. (File)

Six of South Canterbury's popular swimming spots are not safe to swim in, according to a weekly snapshot of water quality. 

House sales drop in December

South Canterbury's housing market remained steady in December with sales volumes down slightly compared to a year ago.

South Canterbury's housing market remained steady in December with sales volumes down slightly compared to a year ago, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand's latest property market report reveals.

'Bumper to bumper' near Lake Tekapo

Traffic has been described as "bumper to bumper" a few kilometres south of Lake Tekapo. (File)

Traffic has been described as "bumper to bumper" near Lake Tekapo.

Weekend of strong winds

The MetService is predicting severe gale force winds at times across much of the Canterbury High Country until at least ...

It might not be a breeze to complete your activities this weekend.

Railcar still drawing crowds video

Leon James with the Pleasant Point Railway's Model T Railcar.

A one-of-a-kind railcar is still attracting good crowds since it was restored 19-years-ago.

Back to school costs add up

Keely Kroening, and daughter Nadia, 5, is one of many mothers with cost-saving tips, including naming clothes, buying ...

Back to school rush has replaced the festive season, but South Canterbury mothers have plenty of ways to combat costs.

50lb trout caught in hydro canals?

Nelson fisherman Bryce Helm reeled in this monster trout in a canal near Twizel.

Reports of a world-record brown trout catch in the Mackenzie hydro canals have been circling throughout the angling community. 

No new frontline cops for region

Six new police constables were allocated to Canterbury following Thursday's graduation; none of which were allocated to ...

Seventy-nine new police recruits will be hitting New Zealand's frontline but none have been allocated to Mid-South Canterbury.

More than $400,000 for groups

A wide range of South Canterbury not-for-profit organisations benefited from $405,057.40 worth of donations from The ...

South Canterbury not-for-profit organisations benefited from a total of $405,057.40 in grants from The Southern Trust in 2018.

Woman injured at cafe

Emergency services were called to Timaru's Arthur St Kitchen cafe, where a woman fell through a floorboard, about ...

A woman has been taken to hospital with moderate injuries after falling through a floorboard at a Timaru cafe.

50 years restoring vintage cars gallery

Ron and Val Cooper are off to the South Canterbury Vintage Car Club (SCVCC) open day with their 1957 Humber 80 on Saturday.

Vintage car enthusiast Ron Cooper hopes to recruit more people to the club he's been part of for 50 years.

Old engine steams up again video

Alan Williams was been in charge of getting the 1887 Hornsby portable steam engine re-certified.

A 132-year-old steam engine will roar back into life thanks to some help from the Waimate community.

Sun provides project for Timaru firm

Timaru-based solar infrastructure firm Infratec has won the contract for a multi-million dollar solar energy project in ...

Timaru-based solar infrastructure firm Infratec has won the contract for an Auckland project involving the installation of 400 solar panels

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