Megan Hands new Rangitata candidate

Environment Canterbury councillor Megan Hands is National’s new Rangitata candidate.

Megan Hands is National's new Rangitata candidate.

King of Levels numbers down

Making the most of the King of Levels event at the Timaru International Motor Raceway on Saturday are Angela Charlette ...

Lower than normal rider numbers for third round of the King of Levels Series may be due to Covid-19, organisers say.

Agriculture Minister visits South Canterbury

Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor speaks to media during an interview in Timaru on Friday.

Very few South Canterbury farmers would have an area of land on which trees could not be planted, the Agriculture Minister says.

Final phase of church strengthening

Workers check the scaffolding on St Mary’s Church tower.

The final stage of earthquake strengthening Timaru’s St Mary’s Church is under way.

Council to review nuclear policy

The Mackenzie District Council will vote on the retirement of its Nuclear Weapon Free Zone policy on Tuesday. (File photo)

A Nuclear Weapon Free Zone policy in the Mackenzie District could be retired.

Semi-finals decided

Old Boys player Stefan Kloppers in action.

The Hamersley Cup semi-final match-ups have been decided after the final round robin games on Saturday.

Canterbury's air is cleaner than it was, but there is room for improvement video

Residential smoke is responsible for most of the air quality breaches.

Air pollution remains a problem across Canterbury, despite the switch to cleaner logburners and the demise of many chimneys in the region’s quakes.

Living in Melbourne lockdown

Former Timaru woman Bridget Gloag works as an associate nurse unit manager in ICU at The Alfred, Melbourne.

How Covid-19 has changed the lives of three former South Canterbury women.

Planting at Lake Aviemore

Planting of native and sterile exotic trees will replace wilding pines at Fisherman’s Bend Campground, Lake Aviemore.

Trees will be planted at Lake Aviemore as part of Meridian Energy's Forever Forests Project.

Millions sweeten water reform talks

The Government is proposing sweeping changes to the management of the country's drinking water wastewater and ...

South Canterbury councils offered multi-million dollar sweeteners to join the Government’s proposed reforms of water supplies.

Second Timaru event for drag duo

Drag queen's Erika, left, and Coco Flash will hold a Rainbow Story Time session in the Timaru District Library on August 20.

A second session of Rainbow Story Time NZ has been confirmed at Timaru Library due to high demand.

Luxton looking ahead as campaign begins

Labour List MP for Rangitata Jo Luxton shows off her office. (File)

Labour List MP Jo Luxton will be campaigning hard for Rangitata, but is “under no illusions”.

Vote buying 'quite sickening' video

Geoff Simmons, leader of The Opportunities Party, was in Timaru as part of a South Island-wide tour.

The leader of The Opportunities Party says rival political parties are making spending promises "without rhyme or reason”.

Drive-through light festival for Timaru

Rory Foley is planning a drive through lighting evening in Centennial park

Timaru's first drive-through light festival will brighten Centennial Park.

Epic end to career at sea

Veteran engineer returned from his final voyage on the San Aotea II on Tuesday, and now plans to explore New Zealand.

Murray Rowe wasn't concerned as the end to his 45-year career at sea went into overtime in dramatic fashion.

Port's shovel-ready bid

PrimePort Timaru chief executive Phil Melhopt says the port has applied for Central Government shovel-ready ...

Timaru's port has moved in a new direction as it seeks Central Government funding for further expansion.

$1.95m funding for tourism attractions

The Dark Sky Project in Tekapo partially reopened in July but can now expand thanks to $500,000 MBIE funding. (File photo)

Ngāi Tahu Tourism has recieved $1.95 million from the Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme.

Over 100 rare birds released

104 juvenile kakī/black stilts are freed into the Godley Valley in the Mackenzie Basin by Tekapo and Arowhenua school ...

DOC releases 104 rare black stilts into the Mackenzie Basin.

Rangitata flood recovery funds video

The flooded Rangitata River mouth in December 2019.

Rangitata River flood recovery work has been boosted by central Government funds.

Proposed weigh station 'dangerous'

The site of the proposed weigh station on the SH1 between Rakaia bridge and the Rakaia overhead bridge.

NZTA accused of putting lives at risk it goes ahead with a plan for a proposed weigh station on the SH1.

Political hopeful seeks 'nice lady' ... and Beehive job video

Parliamentary hopeful Daniel Shand wants to attract a woman, as well as score a job at the Beehive.

If you don't want to vote for Daniel Shand, he's open to a coffee date instead.

'Lucky' Temuka does it again

Temuka New World co-owner/operator Tammy Maxwell is hoping for more luck at her store when a giant $38 million jackpot ...

The small town of Temuka notched up its fifth big Lotto win for 2020 on Wednesday creating a buzz ahead of Saturday's $38million jackpot.

Reports differ on CBD impact

A proposed master plan layout for the Showgrounds development proposal in Timaru.

Two different economics companies have produced contrasting views on the effects of the proposed Showgrounds Hill retail development on Timaru’s CBD.

Nats close to Rangitata decision

A New Zealand Parliament map of the Rangitata electorate which includes South Canterbury areas of Geraldine, Pleasant ...

The identity of the National Party’s new candidate for Rangitata could be revealed as early as Sunday evening.

Eco trust takes major step forward

The 90 hectare block is on the hill to behind Te Kiteroa Lodge in Waimate where the land has regenerated over the past ...

Waimate couple's big eco-sanctuary dreams for a 90 hectare hill block get funding boost.

Blood test five times over

Blood alcohol level

A 25-year-old man's drink-driving blood test has come back more than five times over the limit.

Schools tighten mobile phone rules

Opihi College students Sam Murdoch, 16, left, and Charlie Te Haate ,16 put their cellphones in holders as part of a new ...

Temuka school wants mobile phones left at home, ruling they are not to be used in class.

Injured tramper rescued

An injured tramper has been rescued off Aoraki/Mt Cook after setting off his personal locator beacon.

An injured tramper has been rescued off Aoraki/Mt Cook.

'We're in this for the long haul'

Police stand outside the Caroline Bay Community Hall where about 30 people handed in firearms within the first 10 ...

Aggrieved firearms licence holders to continue protest against law changes with another march in Ashburton.

A 'significant breach of privacy'

The legal cannabis industry could raise about $490 million per year in tax, according to the NZ Institute of Economic ...

The police officers who searched a Waimate home after one claimed to smell cannabis wafting from inside acted unlawfully, a judge has ruled.

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