Filled with nervous excitement, about 70 graduands of the Ara Institute of Canterbury paraded down Timaru's main street last week.
Watched on by proud family members, the graduation ceremony was held at the Southern Trusts Events Centre.
Around 10,000 specators attended the annual Waimate 50 car racing event north of Oamaru over labour Weekend.
Thanks to the hard work of 200 volunteers, this year's event saw more teams, more days and more race categories than ever.
Early childhood education centres showcased their skills at Korohi o Te Pepi in Timaru recently.
Nineteen ECEs from around South Canterbury took part in the kapa haka, and performing arts event.
Last Friday saw woolhandlers competing at the Waimate Spring Shears event drawing both pros and amateurs from around the region.
Judge Amber Casserly says the best of the competitors had judges struggling to find fault with their woolhandling technique.
When taking a 100-year-old car to Timaru, it's best to take the back roads and avoid State Highway 1.
As organisers of a car rally say, it'd be quite scary to drive vehicles of that age at 100 kilometres an hour.
A charitable trust which helps resettle people who leave the isolated Christian group Gloriavale, has been given a funding boost.
The Community Trust of Mid and South Canterbury recently awarded a $10,000 grant to The Gloriavale Leavers Support Trust.
There was a gala welcome in Geraldine for two local shearers, who won individual and team titles for blade shearing at the recent World championships.
Allan Oldfield of Geraldine, and team-mate Tony Dobbs of Fairlie, are the first non-South Africans to win blade shearing champs since 1994.
Timaru sheep and beef farmer Nicola Hyslop has been elected to the board of directors for fertiliser and nutrients co-operative Ravensdown.
The high-flying farmer has spent fifteen years in various agribusiness governance roles, including as the director of Beef and Lamb New Zealand.
She says her goal is give farmers their say on the Ravensdown co-operative.