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'He's a hero'

The remains of the Waipopo property on Wednesday afternoon.

Neighbour says Waipopo man who rescued his wife from burning building would have used "every bit of strength" he had.

Concerns at flow-on effects

David Hurst, from A J Engineering in Washdyke, is concerned about the impact of the water levy.

South Canterbury businesses are concerned about the impact of Labour's water levy, but the party's water spokesman says their concerns are unjustified.

Questions on Canterbury's water

Professor Jenny Webster-Brown, director of the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management, talks about water pollution ...

The wrong questions are being asked as to how to resolve Canterbury's polluted waterways, a professor says. 

New CEO in Mackenzie

The council's current planning and regulations manager Suzette van Aswegen​ will take over the reins from outgoing chief ...

Enduring attraction to the Mackenzie made decision to move back to NZ an easy one for the council's new boss.

Fired while on sick leave

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered Oamaru-based P&W Painters (PWP) to compensate former employee Paul ...

Company that unfairly fired brush hand while on sick leave also had to compensate an ex-staffer who was called a "baby killer".

Trip of a lifetime

Pleasant Point woman Leanna Ryan is off to Nepal in February where she'll trek to Everest base camp and do volunteer ...

A Pleasant Point students is preparing for the "trip of a lifetime" when she travels to Nepal as part of her Sir Edmund Hillary scholarship.

Impatient drivers put all at risk gallery

A tale of two overtakes. The vehicle closest to camera is safe but the blue hatchback further up the road is overtaking ...

Blind faith in their luck was the only thing that saved several motorists from disaster between Twizel and Timaru at the weekend.

Call for more vibrant arcade

Joshua Newlove, who worked in Royal Arcade, said he wanted the lane "to have atmosphere" and to become a destination ...

Royal Arcade has the potential to be a "vibrant" urban lane way, man says.

Home detention for assault

A Twizel man has been warned to take responsibility for his offending after punching a man in the face.

A Timaru man repeatedly punched a man in the face, then asked victim to drop assault charge.

New snow for Dobson Dash

The snow at Mt Dobson Skifield  is the deepest it's been in 38 years making for a great Dobson Dash event coming up on ...

The snow on Mt Dobson skifield is double the depth it usually is thanks to a wet July.

Man tried to stab brother

A man who tried to stab his brother was sentenced to four months community detention at Timaru District Court on Wednesday.

A man who tried to stab his brother during a Boxing Day row has been sentenced to community detention.

Mens' health focus of campaign

Jonty Penney from Timaru is participating in the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride to raise funds for men,s health.

Two Timaru men are taking the health message on the road.

Councillors urged to table vote

South Canterbury Regional Air Plan Liaison Committee chairman Mark Rogers and committee members Doug Cleveland and Tom ...

A final plea has been made for Environment Canterbury (ECan) not to approve its proposed regional air plan.

Fire spinners ready to go pro video

Corbin Michelle shows off his fire poi skills.

Timaru Fire Spinners gearing up to take their brand of entertainment to a wider audience.

Parking meters stolen

Six parking meters have been stolen in Timaru, four from Bank St, and the other two from Strathallan St.

Police are looking for information after the theft of six parking meters in Timaru.

Husband saves wife from blaze video

Two people are in hospital after a well involved house fire near Timaru on Tuesday morning.

An elderly man carried his wife over his shoulder to escape their home as it burned to the ground.

Standards could change, Smith video

Minister Nick Smith said he endorsed the idea low-emission burners should only be introduced when old burners have ...

Meeting told Nick Smith will progress changes to national air standards.

Step closer for consent for hotel

Aerial view showing the Tekapo township. The two-stage hotel development in Greig Street, Lake Tekapo by Grand ...

A grand plan for Tekapo accommodation may be closer to approval.

Fairlie helps crash victims

Fairlie Volunteer Fire Brigade firefighter Jeff Haugh, school bus driver Astrid Johns and firefighter Sam Haugh were ...

Bus driver, dairy owner and emergency staff among those who responded to bus crash.

New CEO for Mackenzie

New Mackenzie council chief executive Suzette van
Aswegen.

A current staff member will take on the top job at the Mackenzie District Council.

$35m tourism infrastructure wish list

Westland District is hoping to get Government funding for car parking at the Hokitika Gorge which is expected to attract ...

The first round of grants from the Government's $100m tourism infrastructure fund attracted 43 applications for visitor facilities.

Annual sale a success

Cecilia Davis, of the Red Cross, Timaru, sorts items at the charity's annual book sale on Monday.

Annual book sale raises more than $15,000 for charity, organisers say.

Kowhai house demolished

The demolition of Kowhai House due to seismic risk on Tuesday.

One Timaru Hospital building has been demolished and another is poised to be destroyed at the end of next week..

Suffrage Day recognised

Roncalli College pupil Grace Moore (left) and National Council of Women South Canterbury branch president Alison Gray ...

Women have gathered together to celebrate Suffrage Day in Timaru.

There's no stopping Frank

A gift from his grandson has reignited Frank Hall's passion for painting.

89-year-old artist makes up for lost time after gift reignites his passion for painting.

Equity, mental health tackled

Year 13 Craighead Diocesan student Olivia Ward puts a question to the Rangitata candidates on Monday.

Candidates tackle equity as last week of campaign begins.

Six injured in bus crash video

One person has been flown to Dunedin Hospital with serious injuries after a bus rolled off the road between Geraldine ...

One person flown to Dunedin Hospital with serious injuries after a bus rolled off the road between Geraldine and Fairlie.

Technical hands on gains award

Timaru telecommunications apprentice Brandon Gardener

Timaru apprentice Brandon Gardner named top telecommunications trainee in a national industry awards.

Nearly 5500 still to enrol

Voting place election fun Timaru Rangitata yay

Rangitata has one of NZ's higher youth enrolment rates, but many voters are yet to enrol.

Lukewarm on Easter bylaws

Nationally there are exemptions for certain types of businesses, for instance souvenir shops, or hospitality businesses ...

Lack of support for Easter trading bylaw in Waimate, Mackenzie districts.

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