Adults and kids build Lego creations at the Southland Brick Show. Photo: Rachael Kelly/Fairfax NZ 630767614

Brick Show hit with young and old

It's hard to know who had more fun at the Southland Brick Show - the children or the adults.

Lures for pest pigs

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt gets up close to some Auckland Island pigs.

7:03 PM  Scientists have been trailing lures that could be used in the eradication of pigs on Auckland Island.

Film moves in, family moves out

6:39 PM  A family faced Tapanui snow in a caravan after moving out of home for a film crew.

Why did he kill kids? gallery video

The grieving mother of two children killed by their father has begun giving evidence at a Dunedin inquest today.

Deadline looms for hub

Trust aiming to raise $2m million for Southland dairy hub is less than halfway to its goal.

More Air NZ flights to Queenstown

Queenstown Airport gears up to break records this winter with another boost to flights.

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More southern wind farms possible video

Flat Hill Wind Farm project manager Tony Jack checks on progress at the site near Bluff.

Pioneer Generation Limited says it is investigating the potential for several more wind farms in Southland and Otago, following the start of construction at the Flat Hill Wind Farm near Bluff on Monday.

Search on for missing hunter

A search is on for a hunter missing near Albury in South Canterbury.

'I think he's killed the kids'

McRae prepares for Chicago

Sport

Pulp Fiction's season comes to an end

Pulp Fiction won $52,545 in 13 starts this season.

12 min ago  Pulp Fiction, who has won seven races  and $52,545  in stakes this season,  has been withdrawn from the Harness Jewels and gone to the spelling paddock.

Donald Hay humbled by Rugby Southland life membership

As a player, if there was a job needed doing, Donald Hay would do it.

Northview Hanover wins from My Mate Ozz in the claimers’ race, the Amtec Electrical Pace, at Ascot Park on Tuesday.

Northview Hanover transfers to Hoffman stable

6:56 PM  Northview Hanover and Hunter Fernco, who finished first and third, respectively, were claimed in the Amtec Electrical Pace at Ascot Park on Tuesday.

Business

Tiwai Point 'squarely in the black'

Market conditions have moved in favour of the power hungry aluminium smelter in Southland.

After lobbying for lower power prices, the Tiwai Point smelter is in a healthy position.

Like a computerised Morris Oxford

The Ministers of Finance and Revenue have issued papers on options for modernising New Zealand's tax administration.

Thayer Todd Valuations valuer Regan Johns says landlords are 'in no-mans land" as they await government direction on earthquake strengthening. This has contributed to more than 40 empty shops and offices in Invercargill's CBD.

City shops lie empty as retail environment changes

Invercargill's CBD has more than 40 shops and offices awaiting tenants, the highest number in a decade.

Opinion

Things are hotting up for winter

Tim Shadbolt

This is shaping up to be one of the most dramatic, exciting and challenging winters we have faced for some time.

Swinging a bit high, there

OPINION: MInimise the hazards without minimising the experience of being alive.

Richie Benaud

Like it was just yesterday

OPINION: You won't want to be too tediously anti-Aussie. Or insufficiently, either.

Culture

Axes to grind at Guitar Legends show

Lead guitar action is guaranteed at the Southland Musicians Club's Guitar Legends show on April 29 and 30.

Brace yourselves for the annual Southland axe attack.

NZ Country Music Awards on sale

Tickets are now on sale for this year's New Zealand Country Music Awards in Gore on May 23.

The first night of rehearsing in the Civic Theatre for the Chunuk Bair cast on Sunday night.

Arts festival about to start

After months of preparations, the cast of Once on Chunuk Bair are just about ready for opening night. 

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