Cleaning up the Timaru District in the aftermath of the wild weekend storm will come with a half a million dollar price tag.
Rapidly rising water in a flood-prone area meant a South Canterbury farmer ended up with a trailer load of dead calves.
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In a bid for freedom, Ricky Hunter used a chainsaw to cut a hole big enough for his car to get through after a tree blocked his driveway during the weekend's wild weather.
Staff from Timaru's Hassall St Centre and Timaru Medical Centre had their first day as one practice in the multi-million dollar Heaton St complex on Monday.
The owner of a property in Timaru that had its retaining wall collapse after heavy rain on Friday says her house and land is safe.
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The weekend's storm dumped huge amounts of snow on Canterbury ski fields, but wind is disrupting skiers in some areas.
In a bid to increase literacy for boys in Timaru, a new service is being launched.
A man facing numerous driving charges changed his plea on the day he was due to stand trial for the offences.
Stranded on his car roof in rising waters, a North Otago farmer was "incredibly lucky" two people happened to pass by.
A community group should be established to help bankroll a multi-million dollar upgrade of the Theatre Royal, but funding a whole arts precinct may be too ambitious, a Timaru District Council candidate says.
Timaru's mayor has praised the response to the weekend's storm, as the weather eases and attention turns to the clean up effort.
South Canterbury's ski fields will be primed for the rest of the season after huge snow dumps.
Hundreds of people worked tirelessly across South Canterbury in the worst flooding in years.
American Randy Santel saw our 2kg Gotham Burger, and decided he could take that.
Dave Esler says it was "crazy" as 300mm of rain and high winds rip through the trees on his Timaru property.
A shop owner who lost animals in rapidly rising floodwaters questions why her property was inundated.
South Canterbury starts to dry out as rain stops and sun comes out.
The state of emergency has been lifted for Timaru as attention turns to clean up.
All major power cuts addressed after storm batters network.
Five horses and a pony clung together to dodge an enormous tree and other debris sweeping towards them in raging floodwaters.
Snow is still falling in the Mackenzie after a dumping overnight.
Reports of farmers stranded after storm damages culverts, creeks and fences.
Getting home after being stuck in traffic near floodwaters for two and a half hours, Nicole Bradley, 9, was so relieved she kissed the floor.
Julie Everson was sitting in her living room as fierce rain belted her home when she heard an "almighty crash".
More than 200 homes evacuated in the early hours as river levels continue to rise "significantly" amid states of emergency.
A state of emergency has been declared in Oamaru in response to deteriorating conditions.
A state of emergency was declared in the Waitaki District on Friday night after flooding conditions continued to worsen in North Otago.