Allan Andrews' tractor has retired to the country after its previous life as a road sweeper.
Are books your passion?
Primary schools in South Canterbury have been approached about religious education.
South Canterbury drivers appear to becoming more "distracted".
Geraldine High School's Kim Brown, 17, has been making hundreds of meringues.
Flick Taylor lives in Kenya on a safari park and rhino conservancy, but only because she was avoiding getting a proper job when she left Otago University.
Last year Hollie Woodhouse stood on Sumner beach and watched the Coast to Coast participants finish the adventure race.
After the recent discovery of a colony of the threatened long-tailed bat by Raincliff Stream near Fairlie, Audrey Malone talked to bat enthusiast Ines Stager of Geraldine.
Anzac Day was a family affair for siblings Hayden and Annalise Nelson, who both had parts to play in services across South Canterbury.
Two bronzes for Geraldine florist
Living in the bush has not stopped a Geraldine florist from garnering international recognition.
Millions of eyes will gaze upon the night sky this April and South Canterbury stargazers will be among them.
Geraldine painter John Badcock's exhibition of 14 large paintings will be hung in Christchurch's new Cardboard Cathedral this month.
David Jennings is gearing up to present A Good Night Out with nostalgia, history, songs and laughter in his latest one-man show.
Geraldine will be busy with bikes and lycra in mid-March with the annual cycle challenge being augmented with a new women's duathlon.
Wendy Patrick's days volunteering for Plunket have far surpassed her children's baby years.
Geraldine Resource Centre's new administrator Anna Worner is also new to town, but is already settling in. She took time out of her day to participate in our weekly questionnaire.
Geraldine's recently formed Morris dancers, are restarting practices on Saturday and are welcoming new recruits.
This week's community profile is on Hazel Harrison, the new clinical manager for South Canterbury Hospice who lives in Geraldine.
Lucky last call leads to solution
Two postcards sent 105 years ago have made their way back to the family they were addressed to.
Hermann Frank is pleased lizards have a place they can call home in South Canterbury - but he has bigger plans in store.
Geraldine people are getting ready to pack their picnics ahead of the annual Summer Festival at Orari Racecourse next month.
A scheme to help catch the thousands of people who don't pay their camp fees at Aoraki-Mt Cook National Park has kicked off with the first volunteer "wardens" pitching their tents last week.
Shoulder tapped by talent scout
Twizel country artist Sarah Conlan is riding a wave of success after a moving performance at the Special Olympics in Dunedin and a nomination for a top country music award.
This week's profile is on singer-song writer Jaz Paterson of Geraldine. Jaz will be performing at the Waimate Strawberry Fare on December 14.
Strawberry Fare will be sharing its big day this year with the Waimate Rodeo which has been moved forward by two weeks.
Timaru BRONZ is due to run its 27th Annual Toy Run Appeal and is calling on all motorcyclists and the public to help put a smile on some needy local children this Christmas.
A charity comedy contest planned for later this month in Geraldine has had to be abandoned for now, and not through lack of interest from the prospective audience.
Twenty years ago Timaru used to have a thriving live music scene but these days travelling big name concerts are few and far between.
Geraldine plantations copped the worst of this month's strong winds, with 3.6 hectares of trees suffering damage.
Fete season is heating up across South Canterbury.
Pedestrian crossing lights have been added to the Geraldine Community Board's wish list.
There is no such thing as retiring from dog trials, not in Alister McKenzie's world anyway.
Spending the evening listening to live music in an intimate setting is a joy that was commonplace before the television took over the living room.
South Canterbury stories will hit the big screen when full-length documentary Our Green Roadie is shown at Timaru's Movie Max later this month.
Geraldine High School are preparing to present their annual production, The Magic Porridge Pot, written by maths teacher Michael Meadowcroft.
Many have sought the answer hidden within Michael Linton's medieval mosaic, but none have found it.
Creating a sanctuary
Environmental award winner Hermann Frank of Timaru says he's pleased to be recognised, but mostly he's pleased with the local awareness of lizards and the way conservation of them has increased over the last four years.
Artist John Badcock is calling for owners of his paintings to make themselves known.
Community conservation groups will be more important than ever after Department of Conservation restructuring, according to a Dunedin-based conservation group.
Messages of support from thousands of New Zealanders were being stuck on Department of Conservation office windows across the country, as part of a national Love DOC Day last week.
Former Timaru student John Evans has been working with a team of students to design, build and test an auto pilot system for an unmanned aircraft.
South Canterbury bowlers pulled out their brightest garments - again - in support of the South Canterbury Hospice.
'Straw bales are very affordable'
One little piggy who built his house from straw didn't fare too well, but Gary Carpenter is not put off by fairytales.
ESTHER ASHBY-COVENTRYFairlie senior volunteer firefighters Darryl Smith and Owen Hunter have attended some horrific scenes in their combined 51 years of service but they don't let it affect them.
The annual Science and Technology Fair received more than 200 entries from school children in Mid-Canterbury and South Canterbury.
Though St Mary's Church in Geraldine suffered no visible damage from the 4.5 magnitude earthquake in May, or any of the previous shakes, a full report on its structure has been commissioned.
Geraldine will soon provide a creative hub and "home" for the arts.
A South Canterbury community is taking a proactive approach to help reduce the risk of bullying.
South Canterbury may have a teen parent support unit consisting of a classroom and a creche within the next few years, enabling young parents to complete their high school education.
Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean has sworn to fight on after her private member's bill seeking Easter trading in the Waitaki electorate was rejected by Parliament.