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.


Wednesday 12th June, 2019

For more than 20 years, a Timaru-based interior designer has had clients invite her into their homes.

Now Maree Hynes is returning the favour, opening up her historic homestead to the public and raising money for the local hospice through the gold coin donation entry fee.


Tuesday 28th May, 2019

'Transport Waimate' has added another HUGE artwork to their landmark silos.

Artist, Bill Scott, has been commissioned by 'Transport Waimate' to paint the wall of an old flour mill, adding a familiar image of a 'well-known local woman.'


Monday 18th March, 2019

Hundreds of classic cars have proceeded through Timaru's Stafford Street in the first public event of the Caroline Bay Rock and Hop.

The three-day fundraising event for the South Canterbury Hospice roared into town with the Friday night cruise.


Wednesday 13th March, 2019

The Cancer Society is celebrating a successful Relay for Life over the weekend in Timaru.

Donations are still rolling in, on top of the $45,000 already raised.


Wednesday 13th February, 2019

More than 60 young sailors aged between 18 were competing on the water at Timaru over the weekend.

The Timaru Age Group Regatta was held in Caroline Bay at the local Yacht and Power Boat Club.

The event drew competitors from nearby provinces to race their sail boats alongside a strong local contingent.

The competition was split into sections for different classes of boats, including P-Class, 420 class, a Green Fleet Optimist section and Starling Class.

The yachties were joined by a pod of Hectors dolphins cavorting amongst the boats.


Wednesday 13th February, 2019

A friendly little dog is proving her worth as a pet therapist at an Alexandra retirement village.

Named Petal, the shih tzu-maltese-wheaten devotes her time alongside her owner Anne Davies at Alexandra's Ranui
Court Retirement Village.

Petal spends time in the lounge areas of the home as a Saint John Outreach Therapy Pet, a joint initiative with the SPCA.

At the moment, they make fortnightly visits to Ranui, where Petal's role is simply to be pampered by residents who want to show her affection and chat to her.


Tuesday 12th February, 2019

A group of highly respected astronomers from across the globe have converged on Canterbury for a series of events.


Wednesday 21st November, 2018

The animals were invited and they came - in cages, on leads and clasped firmly in arms.

Fourteen dogs, one cat, a guinea pig, a hen and an alpaca attended the annual blessing of the animals at Saint Mary's Church in Timaru over the weekend.