New volunteers wanted to organise dinner
Timaru could be without a community Christmas dinner if a new organiser for the event is not found soon.
A picture at a beach has won a Waimate student an award.
Outreach services to some areas have been cancelled following the tragic shooting of three Work and Income workers in Ashburton.
A car rally planned for Labour Weekend has been postponed until April next year.
The collie breed is South Canterbury's most common dog, national statistics have revealed.
Waimate singer Kaylee Bell has brought the town some stardust after she performed with Keith Urban.
Doug James' hunt for his dream car ended 12 months ago and don't expect to see anyone else driving it.
Self-proclaimed genuine Kiwi farmers have put their passion about people to the test by re-opening a luxury lodge.
The St Andrew's District Children's Centre has secured its future after buying a former school building.
Easter's rough weather took its toll on Waimate bridges with the cost to repair them expected to reach $180,000.
Tea dresses, belly dancers, picnic hampers and African animals may seem an unlikely mix but that's what Waimate will be all about in just over a week's time.
The weather played its part for the annual Waimate High School Swimming Sports held recently.
David and Jean White have been recognised for two decades of success at the Waimate Flower Show.
The Waihao Downs Mobile Kindergarten now has a better chance of meeting revised Early Childhood regulations by the November deadline.
Retired Waimate school teacher Norm Davis is trialling the use of sunscreens as a protection against duck itch and looking for willing volunteers.
Smokers in most age brackets are kicking the habit in South Canterbury.
This week's community profile is on home schooler Hazel Fish of Waimate who has helped bring together the Children's Theatre Skills Workshop being run tomorrow by the Waimate Theatre Company.
Enthusiasts of black and coloured sheep who are looking to add to their flock numbers should definitely attend the South Island Black and Coloured Sheep Breeders' sale at Waimate Showgrounds on Saturday, January 25.
South Canterbury is clearly a very safe place to bring up kids, according to statistics supplied to the South Canterbury Herald by the Accident Compensation Corporation.
A group of mums have raised $19,120 to save their children's centre but still need over $10,000 by early next year or their building will be sold to someone else.
Strawberry Fare will be sharing its big day this year with the Waimate Rodeo which has been moved forward by two weeks.
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.
The New Zealand Defence Force's Southern Katipo 2013 exercise has wrapped up, with Waitaki playing a vital part in the biggest exercise of its kind ever seen in New Zealand.
A second hand clothing shop in Waimate has donated $3090 to local schools since it opened in April.
Oamaru's Dog Ruff and Waimate's Top Shelf are among the acts performing at this year's Waimate Community Christmas in the Park.
Anglers will be setting their hooks for more than just fish at this year's Canterbury Combined Fishing Club's surf fishing contest.
Anyone thinking about taking flying lessons through the Waimate Aero Club can rest assured they will be in very experienced hands.
Colonel Paul van den Broek has been involved in some of the world's most precarious political climates, but he's taking his role directing Exercise Southern Katipo as seriously as the real thing.
The north banks of the Waihao River and adjacent paddocks may take on a gilt-edge later this month.
Twenty years ago Timaru used to have a thriving live music scene but these days travelling big name concerts are few and far between.
The Aoraki region celebrated its emerging sporting talent at the Aoraki Secondary School Sports Awards at the Caroline Bay Hall on Friday night.
Tatyana Loye of Waimate has received a 2013 William Wallace Award for achieving against the odds.
The Waimate Scottish Society are hosting their 50th Jubilee Ingleside (concert) on Saturday.
The foresight of some Waimate people has culminated - after about three decades of preparation - in a 230-page book commemorating 100 years of dog trials in the district.
The skies over Timaru will be reverberating to the sound of huge Airforce aircraft, the bay dotted with naval ships and the roads rumbling with army convoys due to a huge multi-national defence force exercise playing out here in coming weeks.
Rock'n'roll and motorcycles add a new flavour to this year's South Canterbury A & P Show at the Waimate Showgrounds.
Fete season is heating up across South Canterbury.
Oamaru Intermediate School is more than happy to be a "guinea pig" for the recently announced Network for Learning (N4L) scheme.
Joy Langston says you can tell some interesting stories about bones.
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.
Photographs 'an important record'
An English tourist approached the stranger taking photos above the Sign of the Takahe on the Port Hills.
It's an unlikely mix, but paella in Waimate might just take the region by storm.
DANIEL BIRCHFIELD - South CanterburyBuilding and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson has said Oamaru's historic buildings are unlikely to be demolished under the Government's new earthquake building policy proposal.
The Awamoa Gardens Croquet Club has had a powerful season in the South Canterbury Association competition.
Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton hopes a new data-sharing initiative between territorial authorities around Canterbury will lead to further opportunities.
Need your hedge clipped? Garden weeded? Dog walked? Kids babysat? Bathroom scrubbed with a toothbrush? You're in luck.
The congregation of St Paul's Methodist Church have held its first service in their new home after the old building was closed from earthquake damage.
Former Roncalli College pupil Josh Grimaldi is pursuing his passion for magic and unicycling.
The announcement that Oceania Dairy is to construct a milk processing plant at Glenavy is welcome news for Waitaki, says Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton.
South Canterbury writer Ken Catran has again been named as a finalist of this year's New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards.