Our Towns

Discover South Canterbury

Welcome to South Canterbury

Easy to reach and set in a stunning natural environment, the three districts of Timaru, Mackenzie and Waimate merge and support each-other to create the unique essence that is South Canterbury. Covering 13,658 sq kms and a population of around 61,500, there’s room to move and grow here in a vibrant, safe environment.

Featured Events

So much to see and do here. Find out What’s On or add your own South Canterbury event.

Our Towns In South Canterbury

From the peak of Aoraki/Mt Cook with startlingly clear night skies, turquoise lakes, rolling farmland, ancient Maori rock art and culture in wide open spaces, to vibrant industry and the port city of Timaru. Where history meets innovation and commerce – discover the towns of South Canterbury.

Discover Business

With a sound economy and healthy growth, South Canterbury is home to local, national and global businesses across an extensive range of industry sectors.


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Find out What’s On in South Canterbury or add your own event to the
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