Watch: Take a trip to Timaru, the jewel of South Canterbury

Last week, Seven Sharp hailed Whanganui as the place to be, but Timaru reckons it's worth considering.

The Timaru district in South Canterbury is home to around one per cent of the population, but locals say there's room for more.

It's home to one of the top 10 beaches in New Zealand, mountains perfect for skiing down - and a quick and easy commute.

Click on the video above to hear more about why Timaru is the real place to be.

Last week we were hailing Whanganui as the place to be, but Timaru reckons its worth considering Source: Seven Sharp