The Hall of Fame was the initiative of Mr C Russell Hervey when he was Mayor of Timaru City in 1971-1977, to recognise the significant achievements of citizens of the Timaru district.
The Hall of Fame was officially opened on 26 September 1986 by Mayor Mrs DHL McIver.
Members of the Hall of Fame must have been born in South Canterbury, or lived in the district for a significant portion of their life. An advisory committee researches the candidates and a Council selection committee approves the candidates for inclusion in the Hall of Fame.
See our Nomination Information page for details on how to nominate a local legend for the Hall of Fame.