Monday 17th February, 2020

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.

Thursday 21st November, 2019

The town of Timaru and surrounding area encountered heavy hail on Wednesday afternoon.

Hailstones bigger than golf balls brought the town to a standstill and caused at least one vehicle crash on the highway.

Tuesday 29th October, 2019

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.

Thursday 24th October, 2019

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.

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.