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Man rolls car after pursuit

Police abandoned a pursuit after the vehicle entered the railway tracks at the junction of Seadown and Meadows Rd, near ...

Police abandon pursuit after driver flees onto railway near Timaru.

Dropping lake levels lifting prices video

An aerial view showing Tekapo B power Station at Lake Pukaki. The lake level is currently at 524 metres above sea level, ...

'Spot' power prices could continue to rise for wholesale customers as hydro lake levels drop across the South Island.

Three guns and drugs seized from car

Two firearms were found in the boot and one in the interior of the vehicle.

Three loaded firearms and class 'A' drugs were found throughout a car in Timaru following a traffic complaint by a member of the public.

Mackenzie fish the biggest

Timaru resident Jade Heney of Timaru fishing in the canal above the power station on Lake Pukaki. Mackenzie's canals ...

The Mackenzie Basin canals are not only the most popular New Zealand fishery- they are home to the biggest fish, a new report shows.

Devastation after sheep death

Celia Warren-Shrimpton in 2010 with Willow the labrador and Henrietta the little black lamb. The two pets became the ...

A Timaru woman has been left heartbroken after her beloved pet sheep was mauled to death.

Plenty of energy at Jump Jam

Libby Brown, 9, and the Barton Hippies showed off plenty off colour during their routine.

Timaru's Theatre Royal was alive with music and energy on Wednesday as children from across South Canterbury took to the stage for the 2017 Jump Jam Extravaganza.

ECan rates rise 2.94 per cent

Federated Farmers South Canterbury chairman Mark Adams welcomes the addition of new ECan staff to educate farmers about ...

The biggest change in this year's annual plan for Environment Canterbury will be the addition of three new education and compliance staff.

Vets support cat control proposals

Dr Dries Meyer at Vetlife Timaru with a stray cat, found injured.

Proposed changes to New Zealand's cat ownership bylaws have received the support of Timaru vets.

Business changes on Timaru's main st

Replenish Wholefoods Cafe owners Stephen and Bridget Booth have closed the cafe and are looking for someone to take it over.

After nearly four decades, Timaru insurance branch moves into main street office.

Sugary drink policy questioned

A national policy on sugary drinks in council workplaces would be difficult to regulate and pose problems when ...

Councillors unimpressed by national sweet drinks policy proposal.

Tears, relief on Grasmere St video

Grasmere St resident Don Boot gives one of the remaining condemned pin oaks a final hug before it is cut down on Tuesday.

Some residents watched in horror as condemned pin oaks were cut down on Grasmere St.

Farmer calls for investigation into water company

The Hunter Downs Irrigation scheme would take water from the Waitaki River to irrigate land between Waimate and Timaru.

A concerned Waimate farmer is calling the Waimate council to investigate a water company in order to "protect ratepayers".

Annual plan adopted

Timaru mayor Damon Odey. The district's council voted to adopt their annual plan for the next financial year in about an ...

Rates per year for an average Timaru household are expected to be in the region of $2000.

$45k grant for pool

Lake Tekapo school pupils are excited at the idea of getting an upgraded pool. Mackenzie District Council granted the ...

A $45,000 council grant has moved Lake Tekapo School closer to their goal of upgrading their swimming pool.

Increase in ESOL students

Oceanview Heights principal Sandi Abel said the school went from having no ESOL students five years ago, to having 11 ...

The number of pupils requiring assistance with English rise as families come to New Zealand for jobs in dairying.  

New citizens welcomed

Kerry Eddie, left, with her parents Joanne and Phil and her brother Alasdair, after their citizenship ceremony in ...

It's been a long road to New Zealand citizenship for the Eddie family, who arrived in New Zealand 13 years ago with only eight suitcases to their name.

Police morale high

Senior Sergeant Dylan Murray, of Timaru, said police were often involved in community organisations and were genuinely ...

Despite reports of stress, Senior Sergeant Dylan Murray says the police culture in South Canterbury is "excellent".

Mackenzie rates to rise

The Tekapo lakeside development, one of the key projects identified by the Mackenzie District Council in its annual ...

Overall rates take to climb 6 per cent.

Tourist rescued after fall

Above Governor's Bush loop track at Mt Cook Village.

An elderly Japanese tourist was rescued after spending five hours in freezing conditions at Mt Cook Village.

Gearing up for Jump Jam

Timaru South School Jump Jam Extravaganza team The South Stars at Tuesday's dress rehearsal.
Back row, from left, Zoe ...

More than 500 primary and secondary students from across South Canterbury are preparing to show off their moves on the big stage.

Rates rise for Waimate

The Waimate District Council will gather over $10 million in rates for the 2017 to 2018 financial year.

Roads a challenge as council smooths rate increases.

Cynical about cat control

Timaru District Councillor Dave Jack said if the rules around cats and fizzy drinks went ahead, New Zealanders would end ...

A national Cat Control Act and sugary drinks policy on council premises would be a step too far, some say.

Pool too shallow for pupils

Lake Tekapo School pupils, led by Munro Kerr, 5, in front, are hoping the school's shallow pool will be upgraded.

Lake Tekapo School pool is so shallow pupils hit their hands on the bottom during swimming lessons.

Young musicians praised

The Flying Shoes' Lucas Rabbidge on cornet at the Chamber Music Contest in Christchurch.

A group of young Timaru musicians has been heaped with praise after performing at a regional chamber music competition.

Trees given the chop

The first trees on Grasmere St have been cut down.

Controversial oak trees lining a Timaru street have been given the chop.

Singers a step closer to NY

Neil Manchester of the South Canterbury Vintage car club handing over funds to Lily Shields, left, and Abby Meynell, right.

More funding has been given to two talented young Timaru singers, bringing them one step closer to singing in New York. 

Mayors support anti-plastic stance

Timaru District mayor Damon Odey supports an anti-plastic waste stance.

None of South Canterbury's mayors have signed an open letter to the Government calling for a levy on plastic bags - but they say they are far from indifferent to the issue.

Hip-hopping in Fairlie

Billie Jordan demonstrating hip-hop at the South Canterbury Rural Women NZ midwinter seminar in Fairlie on Monday.

A positive attitude and motivation have been the keys to success for an elderly Kiwi hip-hop dance group, the group's founder has told an audience in Fairlie.

Timaru taggers caught

Community Patrol graffiti co-ordinator Trish Andrews cleaning a postbox on Guinness St.

Police catch up with Timaru taggers after community patrol records incidents

From Nicaragua to Geraldine

Survivor contestant Shannon Quinn said the first thing she did when she was voted off the reality television show was to ...

Former Survivor contestant sought solace at home in Geraldine after Nicaragua competition.

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