Our stories

Join us as we share the stories about what makes the Timaru District such a great place to live and visit. We’ll bring you stories about our people, our history and the must visit places. The insider’s guide on all that is epic about our beautiful part of the world.

  • Debbie Templeton-Page
    For the love of art

    We're an arty bunch, with some incredibly talented resident artists.

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  • Anna and Alaister Running Duck
    Experience the laid back vibe of a kiwi bach

    What's a bach? Visit The Running Duck in Geraldine and you'll find out why we love our baches in the South Island.

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  • The girls from Geraldine Farm Tours
    Geraldine Farm Tours

    Walk, bike, wine and dine, and experience life on two working farms, all here in Timaru District.

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  • Ship Hop Brewers
    Ship Hop craft beer

    Timaru City is the place to be for craft beer on Fridays.

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  • Celtic coaches
    Inside info from the Celtic coaches

    Tips on what to do and where to go after rugby in the weekend.

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  • Phar Lap statue
    Birthplace of mighty Phar Lap

    You can visit the life sized bronze statue, see the stables where he was housed, and watch a short film about one of our most famous exports.

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  • Arthur Street Cafe team
    Local cafe owners championing sustainability

    We'd love you to support Rob and Eva's incredible sustainable cafes, and trust us, the food and coffee will keep you coming back!

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  • Janene of Go Geraldine at Verde
    Three of the best activities

    If you want to know what to do in the District, you go straight to the expert!

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  • Di Hay on the Bay Hill
    Dashing Rocks walk

    Take a coastal walk, past the site of historic shipwrecks, a lighthouse, old Maori fishing sites and more - keep an eye out for penguins!

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  • Darryn from Rangitata Rafts
    Walk Peel Forest and raft the Rangitata

    Rangitata Rafts is a family owned adventure business.

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  • Bryan and jaguar at Hadlow Game Park
    Hadlow Game Park 1972 - 1986

    Aoraki Tourism had the opportunity to sit down and reminisce with the man behind the legendary park, Bryan Bassett-Smith.

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  • Michael Barker outside Barkers Foodstore
    Walk, eat and shop your way around Geraldine

    One of the best ways to experience Geraldine is on foot.

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