Owner frustrated by repeated flooding

Wayne Pyke's business, Pykes Auto Court, has been flooded several times over the last 20 years. He believes the culvert ...

A Timaru business owner "frustrated" by flooding says a change in infrastructure is needed.

No support for cat remit

Waimate mayor Craig Rowley said he questioned how rules about cats would be enforced, and whether councils would now ...

When it came to cats, Mackenzie mayor Graham Smith said the district had more important things to focus on, and he did not plan to introduce any rules.

South Canty women left LA with medals

Barnes with the two scholarships she won for two seperate performing arts schools in New York.

Performers shine in performing arts competition in LA.

Principal excited school's construction work started

Site Manager from City Care Property talks to principal Sarah Davis in room 11 last week during school holidays.

Work on new classrooms has begun at Timaru Girls' High School.

Airport fine, council says

A plane belonging to the South Canterbury Aeroclub flys across runway at Richard Pearse Airport.

Mayor Damon Odey does "not appreciate" wrong signals.

More rain and snow on way

Federated Farmers meat and fibre president Miles Anderson has advised farmers to be prepared for the predicted bad weather.

Farming leader questions how much more rain water-logged soil can handle, as heavy rain warning issued.

Luxton to meet with ECan

Rangitata Labour Party candidate Jo Luxton.

Labour's Rangitata candidate has confirmed she will push ahead with her efforts to have Environment Canterbury change its woodburner policies

Infected cows must go

Labour spokesman for primary industries Damien O'Connor is calling for all the cows on the property where Mycoplasma ...

The 150 stricken cattle on a South Canterbury farm should be put down to contain the contagious disease, MP says.

Wilding conifer GPS welcomed

Wilding pines growing near the shore of Lake Pukaki.

New technology to help fight the spread of wilding conifers welcomed in South Canterbury.

Council hotly denies claims

A smoky chimney in Timaru.

Ex-policeman claims ECan could be caught by peeping tom rule; council says its staff don't "peer" into homes.

New burner rule pitched

The warm glow of a good log fire: a residents' group says the resource consent process could keep older burners burning ...

Retrofitting old burners should be made official, group says.

Insurers face expensive year

The Plains Irrigators business in Washdyke was flooded on Friday. Technician Theo Joubert looks at the mud.

Flooding expected to generate about 2000 claims nationwide, adding to expensive year for insurers after two cyclones and the "Tasman Tempest".

Threats lead to jail

Threats made by a Timaru man against his former partner have been enough to land him with a jail term.

A Timaru man who threatened to put his partner "in a hole" has been jailed for six months.

Conviction for punching family member

An assault on a family member has landed a man with convictions for violence and dangerous driving.

A man who punched a family member and drove into his car has been convicted with dangerous driving and assault.

Drug driving charge dismissed

A Timaru man who failed a roadside drug impairment test had a charge of being incapable of controlling his vehicle ...

A Timaru man who failed a drug impairment test had a charge of being incapable of driving his vehicle dismissed by a judge.

Keeping culture alive

Ti Kouka Kindergarten children sang some of the waiata they will perform at the festival in front of Beaconsfield School ...

Hundreds of children are gearing up for events designed to help keep Maori culture alive in South Canterbury.

Labour won't scrap woodburners

Fire-240502 DKd  The warm glow of a good log fire. In this case an Ethos woodburner designed by Paul Sintes.  ...

The party says its candidate was "expressing a personal view" on the controversial Canterbury rule.

Finalist in tourism awards

Earth & Sky Tekapo general manager Margaret Munro has been named as one of three finalists for the PATA New Zealand ...

South Canterbury woman Margaret Munro nominated for prestigious tourism award.

Climate change pledge not signed

Fixing slippery tiles in Timaru's CBD and revamping the Theatre Royal should take priority over climate change, council ...

Council candidate says local body politicians should stay well away from climate change, and focus on drains and bridges.

SCDHB bottom of radiation stats

The South Canterbury District Health Board has the lowest percentage of patients in New Zealand who are given radiation ...

A plan to decide cancer treatment at a national level comes after the SCDHB came out bottom on a measure of radiation therapy.

'Best snow base since 2010' gallery

A photo from Mt Hutt ski area's Facebook page shows groomers working in fresh snow.

The weekend's storm dumped huge amounts of snow on Canterbury ski fields.

$500k clean-up bill gallery video

Ashbury Mowers & Heating business in Washdyke had to get rid of chainsaws and line trimmers that had water damage. ...

Cleaning up the Timaru District in the aftermath of the wild weekend storm will come with a half a million dollar price tag.

'Lake' consumes farm

Farmer Geoff Wallace on his Hook Swamp Rd property, which is still inundated with water.

Rapidly rising water in a flood-prone area meant a South Canterbury farmer ended up with a trailer load of dead calves.

Event opposing 'detrimental' funding model

The Tertiary Education Union is staging an 'event' at Ara's Timaru campus to give people a chance to voice their ...

Union organising event to voice concerns over 'detrimental' Government funding.

Weather, printing hiccups delay campaigns

Election campaign signs, such as the one pictured supporting Andrew Falloon, started popping up around the region over ...

Weather delays some election campaigning in the Rangitata electorate

Chainsawing his way to freedom

Ricky Hunter had no way out of his Bouverie St property other than on foot, after a tree fell down onto the driveway ...

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.

Practices merge

Staff at the Timaru Medical Centre test out the gear in their new Heaton St premises, from left, Trudy Garrett, Michelle ...

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.

Douglas St property safe, owner says

House on Douglas St, Timaru that had its retaining wall collapse after rainfall and heavy winds on Friday.

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.

Assault accused changes plea

A Timaru man admitted a charge of violence on the same day he was due to answer the charge at a judge alone trial.

Timaru man convicted after repeatedly punching former partner and putting his hands around her neck.

Bid to boost literacy

Altrusa members working on the booster bags for boys, from left, Sally Marsh, Donna McColl, Jenny Bevan, and president ...

In a bid to increase literacy for boys in Timaru, a new service is being launched.

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