Searchers found two missing French Canadian tourists in avalanche debris below the Kepler Track in Fiordland.

Trampers identified

Pair swept 350 metres by avalanche confirmed as 23-year-olds Louis-Vincent Lessard and Etienne Lemieux.

Man's body found

Ian Mathieson, 79, has been found dead one week after going missing near Balclutha.

Missing South Otago man is found dead a week after he disappeared.

Burglar remanded

A judge was given "no other option" but to remand a teenage burglar in custody.

Kapa haka to promote Maori

A group of budding teachers took it upon themselves to promote te reo in Invercargill.

Lions raise 40k for charity

Donations from the 2015 Tuatapere Lions hay drive were given to the recipients this week.

Petrol theft link to fatal crash

A car involved in a fatal crash in Dunedin may have been linked to an earlier petrol drive off.

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Every dog has his day

Ken McDiarmid with Gus, Spy and Frost at the Gore dog sale.

Ken McDiarmid has sold more than 80 dogs at the Gore dog sale.

Invercargill not safe for bikes - victim's brother

Invercargill is not safe for cyclists, says the family of a fatal crash victim.

Tributes flow for crash victim

Expensive day out for illegal duck hunters


Adventuring skills within reach -- letter

Searchers for the bodies of two young adventurers on the Kepler Track.

Alpine tramping and avalanche advice is readily accessible, the New Zealand Alpine Club attests in a letter to the editor.

A hit and a miss

OPINION: The Government improved the rules for migrant workers but has done too little, still, for workplace safety.

Anderson Park

The case for sensible strengthening

OPINION: Anderson Park is probably worth saving with public money. We can only say "probably'' because we still don't have our priorities sorted.


Banks 'reluctant' to force farm sales

Bill English says the Government has been in talks with banks about troubles facing the dairy sector.

Banks will be reluctant to force indebted dairy farmers to sell up, Finance Minister predicts.

Time to seek advice

It's not up to the potential employee to ask for enough time to seek independent advice. The company must provide it.

Court gavel.

Former Taha manager sentenced in Invercargill

A former United Kingdom cop appeared in the Environment Court in Southland on Monday.


Parker's small town approach works video

Joseph Parker training at ILT Stadium Southland ahead of his fight on Saturday night.

Fighting in provincial New Zealand is not holding Joseph Parker back, trainer says.

Parker's journey to household name

Five years or so ago I was a made aware of a talented young South Auckland boxer.

Rata Hopa.

Concern over Southland netball numbers

Southland senior netball team's 2015 campaign could be in jepordy because of a 'disappointing' number of players seeking selection.


Holly Arrowsmith releases first full album

Arrowtown singer Holly Arrowsmith will release her first full album on July 31.

Arrowtown's own homegrown Joni Mitchell-style queen of folk is soon to release her own album.

Cabinets in line for facelift

Colour will be added to another 11 Chorus cabinets around Invercargill as the city council continues its fight against graffiti.

Hokonui Fashion Design Awards convener Wade Paterson, left, presenting Viv Tamblyn, of Gore, the inaugural 'Heather Paterson QSM Memorial Trophy for Best Southland Designer'.

Gore designer wins fashion trophy

Gore's own Viv Tamblyn has won the Heather Paterson Memorial Trophy for best Southland designer at this year's Hokonui Fashion Design Awards.

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