Timaru will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Strathallan with a re-enactment of its landing, a free concert and a fireworks display at Caroline Bay.
Arowhenua is to benefit from a $65,000 upgrade of its water supply.
The life and times of Al ‘‘Scarface'' Capone are coming to Timaru in the form of a Timaru Boys' High/Girls' High co-production of the musical Big Al.
Funding has been secured for a $130,000 World War 1 memorial for Caroline Bay.
Poet and retired North Canterbury farmer Colin Patterson still finds it hard to believe it when he is on stage in front of hundreds of people, telling yarns that he dreamed up on a tractor 40 years ago.
AS Timaru experiences its worst winter for air pollution since 2001, Environment Canterbury (Ecan) has started its Clean Heat Project in the city.
A TIMARU Boys' High School pupil has returned from a cricket scholarship to one of England's oldest public schools with wonderful memories, new friends, and plenty of runs and wickets on the board.
A winter holiday at his grandparents' house near Naseby, Central Otago, has put Timaru's Tyler Day on the fast track in a new sport - luge.
There is life after death for old rugby players, Temuka's Lindsay Parke says.
A combination of high power bills, rising food prices and the school holidays is causing a run on food banks in South Canterbury.
SOUTH Canterbury Community College's outgoing manager Nancy Lawrence says she has enjoyed the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives.
IN a world of soaring fuel prices, crowded buses and car pooling, this contraption may be the answer to your prayers - a skateboard powered by a weed-eater motor.
TIMARU Boys' High School rock band No Indication has won the Timaru regional final of Smokefreerockquest for the third year in a row and its members are hoping their experience will help them to succeed on the national stage.
More than 70 hardy types took the plunge at the annual midwinter swim on Sunday.
Wilson McCrae and his older brother were invited to join the Waimate Savage Club 60 years ago because its orchestra needed two more violinists.
Timaru is having its worst winter for air pollution in seven years.
The drawings in Maori rock art depict human figures, moa and bird-like figures, fish, taniwha, the huge extinct pouakai (or Haast's Eagle), canoes, mythological figures and mysterious recurring motifs.
A bad weather forecast halved the number of boats entered in Saturday's Lake Tekapo Boat Marathon, with competitors braving a mix of rough and fine weather.
Two Timaru secondary schools are taking contrasting approaches to raising funds for their champion drama groups' trips to Wellington for the Shakespeare in Schools Festival on Queen's Birthday weekend.
Cancer Society of New Zealand health promoter Kate McFarlane, of Timaru, returned earlier this month from a five-week study exchange trip to the Netherlands with warm memories of its people.