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Crowdfund to tackle Tekapo hotel decision

Lake Tekapo Community and Friends Incorporated is aiming to raise $50,000 through a Givealittle page to take the ...

A new non-profit organisation in Tekapo is aiming to raise $35,000 through a Givealittle page to take the Mackenzie District Council to the High Court.

First expo for parents and teachers

Parents and teachers were able to access information from 22 organisations at the first Social and Educational Agencies ...

An inaugural agency expo for students and their parents hit the right note in Timaru on Friday.

Confidence in rendering plant compliance

Southern Proteins Ltd want to build a rendering plant in Meadows Rd, Washdyke.

The holdings company which plans to build a rendering plant in Washdyke, Timaru, has improved its environmental performance after a history of compliance issues in Taranaki.

Controlled burn catches tractor

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has responded to a fire on Caird Rd, Southburn, that began as a controlled burn. (file)

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has responded to a fire on Caird Rd, Southburn, that began as a controlled burn.

Vineyard 'a dream realised'

The Austins have produced their own brand of vintage pinot noir, Lonely Owl, produced in Waipara, and named after the ...

Barry and Tracey Austin have realised a dream but have been forced to move on in the process.

Holiday park cleared in E coli report

Tony Ritchie of the Lake Ruataniwha Holiday Park says they had recently spent a lot of money on monitoring and assessing ...

A major investigation into the source of an E coli outbreak at Lake Ruataniwha has drawn a blank. 

International students to share culture

Yerin, 7, and Junyeok Son, 8, of South Korea meet mayor Nigel Bowen at the international students' welcome morning tea ...

More than 130 international students were welcomed to South Canterbury by Timaru High School students and dignitaries on Friday.

Coffee morning with Stig the cat

Lisa Peckitt has written a book about the stealing ways of two-year-old Timaru cat Stig.

Stig the Norwegian Forest cat has fans around the world after almost two years pilfering the neighbours, with no signs of slowing down.

Two car crash in Timaru

One person received minor injuries in a two vehicle crash on King St on Friday morning. (file photo)

One person received minor injuries in a two vehicle crash on King St on Friday morning.

Dangers caught on camera video

Rae Hughes felt "horror" when a campervan made a dangerous turn at the SH79/SH1 intersection, a junction where many ...

Long-awaited safety improvements to a dangerous intersection began on the day another near miss highlighted the need for the work.

Timaru's Multicultural Hub opens

Presbyterian Support Services refugee settlement manager Fiona Jackson will oversee the settlement of refugees arriving ...

Timaru groups have settled into the town's new Multicultural Hub.

Whitebaiter encourages submissions

Pleasant Point's Graeme Marshall wants people to submit on the proposed changes to whitebait regulations before it's too late

A Pleasant Point whitebaiter is urging people to make a submission on the proposed changes to regulations before it's too late.

More chargers in Timaru

Greg Lancaster will have four electric vehicle chargers installed at Comfort Hotel Benvenue on Evans St, Timaru.

Two new electric vehicle charging sites are planned for Timaru.

Businesses working around Covid-19

South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce chief executive Wendy Smith says they have distributed information to businesses ...

The impacts of coronavirus are being felt by several South Canterbury businesses as they are forced to adapt to changing demand for services and products.

Third Lotto win for Temuka shop video

Village Post Temuka owners Mary Felix, left, and Felix Leo are excited they have sold three major winning Lotto tickets ...

Excitement is mounting at the Village Post Temuka which has sold three big winning Lotto tickets in the last eight days.

Two vehicle crash in Waitaki

One person received moderate injuries in a two vehicle crash on State Highway 1 just north of Oamaru at 1.15pm on Thursday.

One person received moderate injuries in a two vehicle crash on State Highway 1 just north of Oamaru.

Albury School evacuated

Albury School was evacuated for a possible fire on Thursday but no fire was found.

Albury School was evacuated for a possible fire on Thursday but no fire was found.

Aoraki Tourism to merge 'seamlessly'

Aoraki Development chief executive Nigel Davenport hopes for a "seamless" transition of Aoraki Tourism into Aoraki ...

Aoraki Development's boss is excited to have the responsibility for tourism promotions of the Timaru District back under the organisation's control.

Temuka roadwork begins

A Timaru District Council supplied map of roads affected by the asphalt renewal in King St, Temuka.

Roading work on Temuka's King St and Domain Ave began on Thursday.

What's on this weekend?

Martina Fellmann competing in the Timaru Triathlon in 2018.

A weekend of triathlons, Waimate family fun day, and an open mic night.

Motorcyclist killed in crash

One person has died following a crash between a motorcycle and a car in Timaru on Wednesday. (File photo)

A motorcyclist has died following a crash on Pacific St in Timaru.

Two-vehicle crash in Timaru

Police at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on the corner of Wai-iti Rd and Rathmore St on Wednesday.

One person has sustained minor injuries in a Timaru crash.

Foodbanks funded by trust

Presbyterian Support South Canterbury Family Works is one of eight foodbanks to receive funding from the Community Trust ...

Funding for eight Mid and South Canterbury foodbanks will enable them to continue to provide for those in need.

Z station going unmanned

Z Stafford Street in Timaru will convert into an unmanned service station on April 20.

A Timaru central service station is to be redeveloped into a new unmanned operation.

What happens to your old tyres?

Used tyres illegally dumped by Le Roy at a site in Amberley should have been removed by December, 2018.

Businesses across the South Island are still using a tyre recycler responsible for several stockpiles.

Waimate fees and charges to increase

Waimate District mayor Craig Rowley said the council workshopped fees and compared costs with other district councils, ...

Waimate residents are about to get fee hikes of up to 25 per cent for council services, including rent increases of up to 18 per cent for those living in community housing.

SC charities benefit from grants

More than $40,000 has been pumped into Parkinsons and Alzheimer's in South Canterbury following the winding up of the MM ...

A charitable trust which has pumped about $50,000 into South Canterbury has wound up after 52 years with a final donation.

Police target risk areas

Aoraki area commander Inspector Dave Gaskin said staff had been asked to target areas of high risk on the roads and that ...

South Canterbury's top police officer says his staff are targeting areas of high risk as latest figures show a significant jump in officer-issued speeding tickets.

'A wee glimpse back in time'

Jo Walker has organised for the Canterbury Mounted Rifle Association, which her great grandfather was part of, to come ...

Geraldine's Jo Walker has a historic family connection to the Canterbury Mounted Rifles Association.

'Don't be deterred by naysayers'

Timaru-born Scott Alexander Young, who now lives in Budapest, boasts more than 40 TV and feature film roles.

From Russian villains to English butlers, to the Secret Intelligence Service's Paris chief, a Timaru-born television and film actor has played them all.

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