Boy, 5, dies from head injuries

Boy found with serious head injuries has died, police say as they start a homicide investigation.

Bashed for a packet of smokes

Linda McElwee played possum to survive a brutal attack in her own home - all for cigarettes and an iPad.

Food forests may replace playgrounds

11:32am Playgrounds in Invercargill and Bluff could be replaced with food forests under a proposal presented to the Invercargill City Council's long-term plan hearing.

Sleeping Beauty on Ice cancelled

5 min ago Shipping error forces cancellation of South Island Sleeping Beauty on Ice shows.

Second boy tells of spoon burning

19 min ago Witness claims woman burned his tongue with a spoon but defence accuses him of "making it all up".

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