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Co-drivers all revved up gallery video

New Zealand motorsport great Greg Murphy and co-driver Mark Leonard's final preparations for  Rally South Canterbury are ...

Navigators Mark Leonard and John Kennard are back in the co-driver's seat and keen to embrace the roads at the Rally South Canterbury.

Volunteer helps save $40,000

Stroke Club volunteer Janice Sherborne was runner up for the Community or NGO Health Service Award at the Ministry of ...

A woman recognised at the Ministry of Health's national volunteer awards has saved a South Canterbury charity about $40,000 over her 16 years helping out.

'Breach of trust at a high level'

Gareth Eyre appears in the Timaru District Court for sentencing on charges including indecently assaulting a female ...

There were tears in the Timaru District Court as a mother described how Gareth Eyre stole her daughter's innocence.

Armed raid as schools compete

An aerial image of the Theatre Royal on Stafford St near where armed police raided a business.

Armed police raid Timaru business within metres of competition involving several hundred school pupils.

Pay offers annoy teachers

New Zealand Educational Institute Te Riu Roa national executive representative Barbara Curran.

Teachers determined in their quest for better conditions.

Minimum services only during strike action

Timaru Hospital will operate on a skeleton staff during the upcoming nurses' and midwives' strike. File photo.

Looming strike action by nurses and midwives will have a "drastic effect on the services" at the Timaru Hospital.

Ravi and Paloma's active engagement video

Clandeboye couple Paloma Diehl, left, and Ravi Araujo are engaged following Diehl's proposal at their CrossFit class ...

A Timaru CrossFit class took a romantic turn when a member raised heart rates, proposing to his girlfriend in a pre-workout briefing.

New roads and new challenges

Rhianon Gelsomino is ready to get on the road with brother Brendan Reeves for the Rally South Canterbury.

Australian rally star Rhianon​ Gelsomino is itching to tackle the course during Rally South Canterbury. 

Roaring 40s returns to Timaru

Roaring 40s race convenor Don Weir shows off the massive V8 engines powering twin-hulled racer, Fairview.

Offshore powerboat racers are set to make another attempt to bring the sport back to Timaru's Caroline Bay.

Museum artefacts secure

South Canterbury Museum director Philip Howe.

Timaru museum unlikely to see mishap like one in US which saw five-year-old's parents billed $132k for breaking sculpture.

64 tickets a day

The speed camera at Temuka on Thursday.

Speed camera on SH1 catches 1729 speeding motorists in less than a month, hauling in more than $200k.

Coalition partners will exist - Bridges

Leader of the National party, Simon Bridges spoke to a packed audience at the West End Halll in Timaru.

National Party leader Simon Bridges is confident the party will have coalition partners by the next election.

Creator 'humbled' by Jump Jam

The winning team in the Year 7 and 8 Open category of the South Canterbury Jump Jam, the  Highfield Avengers, from ...

A sold out Theatre Royal echoed with clapping, stomping, screams and cheers of support.

Nitrate levels high in two zones

Map showing the latest results for nitrate levels risk in the Canterbury region.

It could be years before high nitrate levels drop in South Canterbury catchments.

What's on this weekend?

Members of TBHS band Strike 4 practices one of their songs, Blister, for this weekend's regional Smokefree Rockquest ...

Double-amputee mountaineer Mark Inglis to speak at school, upholstery workshops, and a dance to shake off the winter blues.

Jump Jam teams turn it on

The Centennial Guys team from Waimate Centennial School in action at the Jump Jam on Wednesday.

The kicks were as high as the hair, and the smiles as bright as the costumes at the Jump Jam Extravaganza heats held at Timaru's Theatre Royal on Wednesday.

Increased vigilance urged for farmers video

Biosecurity New Zealand's Roger Smith speaks to the public about Mycoplasma bovis at the Caroline Bay Hall in Timaru on ...

Farmers must up their game if the cull of Mycoplasma Bovis-affected stock is to be effective, head of Biosecurity New Zealand Roger Smith says.

Quality roads matches quality racers gallery

Behind the wheel is navigator Jim Hewlett, who is looking forward to the NZRC Rally of South Canterbury this weekend.

Racers from around the world will be descending on Timaru this weekend for the South Canterbury Rally.

Season full of promise

Children enjoy the snow tube at Tekapo Springs last year.

Skifields anticipate a bumper season as they prepare to open in time for the school holidays.

TDC to spend $41m on roads

An increase in heavy vehicles on Timaru District's roads has put pressure on its budget. File photo.

Pressure from heavy vehicles has led to an increase in money set aside for road maintenance in Timaru District.

TBHS win sports exchange

Tafu Tafunaina of Timaru Boys' High School shapes to pass the ball to Jed Syme in the under-15 colts rugby match against ...

Timaru Boys' High School (TBHS) recovered from their winless sports exchange with Christchurch Boys' High School to edge St Andrew's College on Monday. 

Grey, grey go away

Logan Guthrie, of Timaru, checks out the daffodils popping up outside St George's Coptic Church in Timaru.

Grey, misty days, and few frosts, are being attributed to no high pollution nights in Timaru this year, as well as early daffodils flowering outside a church.

Science whiz chosen for trip gallery

Roncalli College student Elouan Hay-Fourmond, 17, is looking forward to attending Youth NZAAS science week at Melbourne ...

A 17-year-old South Canterbury student is one of only nine from NZ chosen for a week-long science conference in Australia.

Representation to be reviewed

Environment Canterbury South Canterbury representative Peter Scott feels the region will do fine with just one councillor.

 It looks likely there will be only one South Canterbury representative in next year's Environment Canterbury elections.

Fear of heights conquered

Animal lover Brooke Wilkins has raised $1024.94 for the SPCA through their Jump to the Rescue campaign.

A Timaru animal lover skydived 13,000 feet raising $1000 for charity and conquering her fear of heights.

Council gets good report

The Timaru District Council received a big tick for its consultation process over its Long Term Plan. (File photo)

Audit New Zealand has given the Timaru District Council the big tick over consultation process for Long Term Plan.

Slice of history in discovery

Timaru U-Bake owner and baker Simon Bruce looks at a newspaper clipping of him from 1985 that his nephew found while ...

The discovery of a newspaper from 1985 has all the ingredients of a "freaky" coincidence.

From green screen to video video

Geraldine High School student Gem Stevens gets ready to capture a moment at Ara's digital technology and animation class.

It was all green screens and white backdrops as students transform their own head shots into an animated video.

Three generations ready for reunion

Three generations of the Munro family, from left, Ron, Lachie, 12,and Hamish, prepare for the 150th jubilee reunion of ...

Three generations of one family are preparing for a special Pleasant Point school reunion in October.

Asbestos issues hit Hermitage Hotel

The Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki/ Mount Cook Village is in partial shutdown due to asbestos issues.

The Hermitage Hotel is in partial shutdown mode due to an asbestos scare in the complex.

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