Tuesday 15th October, 2019

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.

Tuesday 15th October, 2019

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.

Wednesday 09th October, 2019

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.

Wednesday 09th October, 2019

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.

Tuesday 08th October, 2019

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.

Wednesday 02nd October, 2019

Timaru is home to one of All Blacks captain Keiran Read's biggest fans.

Magdalene Harper is Read's grandmother following his progress since he first came to prominence playing rugby in Auckland.

Thursday 05th September, 2019

Members of the South Canterbury's Tongan Society have been performing around the region this week to celebrate Tongan Language Week.

Several performers treated teachers and children from Timaru's He Manu Hou Maori preschool, to a performance this week.

Wednesday 04th September, 2019

The art of pottery is having a resurgence in Timaru, with a local pottery club growing in membership and holding an exhibition this month.

The South Canterbury Pottery Group includes new potters, long-standing clay creators, and people who have returned to the craft.

Friday 16th August, 2019

School children and Doc rangers worked together recently to release 19 black stilts behind Lake Tekapo in the Mackenzie Basin.

The release of the native wading birds, which are also called kaki, is the third of three releases as part of a local conservation project.

Wednesday 31st July, 2019

Timaru's first bilingual preschool is celebrating it's first birthday.

He Manu Hou is based at Te Aitarakihi Multicultural Centre in Timaru and welcomes children from the surrounding district.