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.

  • 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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  • Ship Hop Brewers
    Ship Hop craft beer

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

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  • Debbie Templeton-Page
    For the love of art

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

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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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  • 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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  • Owen Jackson
    Caroline Bay the "jewel in the crown"

    Caroline Bay, the Scenic and summer holidays in Geraldine.

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  • Flax rose
    The story of the harakeke rose

    The community comes together to create a unique gift for our cruise passengers.

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  • Kristie from Zest Restaurant
    Dog friendly District

    We have some fantastic tracks for walking your four legged friend, and if you time it right even a date night with your dogs!

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

    Rangitata Rafts is a family owned adventure business.

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