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Flying the flag: What Southland says

11:14 AM  The flag debate has captivated the nation - but what do Southlanders think?

Stag not looking back

Southland Stags wing Tauasosi Tuimavave is a former NZ under-20 rep.

11:07 AM  Tausosot Tuimavave is looking forward rather taking a peek back over his shoulder.

Silver fern an obvious flag choice

For Carla Forbes, a flag bearing the silver fern is a no brainer.

Changing the flag ditches history

Madeline McGilvray thinks changing New Zealand's flag would represent a nation forgetting its history.

'It wasn't unprovoked'

Aurora College student who attacked another boy at school says victim threatened to kill his family.

Sweet new twist for craft show

The Great New Zealand Craft Show is back in Invercargill - with a twist.

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Conman avoids jail

Mrinal Sardana outside the Dunedin District Court on Wednesday.

A conman who ripped off a pregnant woman managed to come up with $20,000 to stay out of jail.

Blue River gets OK for Chinese exports

Blue River Dairy can restart exports of its sheep milk baby formula to China, following an accreditation from the Certification and Accreditation Administration.

Strict drone laws 'limit opportunities'

Hospice Southland create All Blacks collection for Rugby World Cup


This is going to take a lot of hugging

Editorial: How's this for a recount?

I'm a Union Jack man

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt.

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt stoutly defends our national flag.

Huffington hears a Who

Who do we have here?

EDITORIAL: A country's a country no matter how small.

Health funding model broken -- letter

Neville Cook: well said.

Southland and North Otago MPs should join to combat serious health services underfundinging, Neil Wyeth says in a letter to the editor.

For pity's sake . . .

Refugees. Who needs 'em?

We're the not-so-good Samaritans


Blue River gets OK for Chinese exports

A tin that will be used for the Blue River Dairy sheep milk baby formula for export to China.

Blue River Dairy can restart exports of its sheep milk baby formula to China, following an accreditation from the Certification and Accreditation Administration.

To complicate the simple

Craig Macalister

The Government tried for simplicity and . . . . oh dear, writes Taxing Times columnist Craig Macalister.

Southland needs to diversify - Joyce

Minister for Economic Development Steven Joyce speaks at a public meeting at the Winton Salvation Army Corps on Tuesday.

Southland cannot rely on its biggest employers to remain strong in the future, Steven Joyce says.

Development Strategy report due

Graham Cooney

A report identifying opportunities and factors holding development back in Southland will be presented to the mayoral forum on September 9.

Flat Hill wind farm opened gallery

Pioneer Generation Flat Hill Wind Farm near Bluff

With turbines churning on a grey day, Southland's newest wind farm is officially up and running.


Stags wing not looking back

Southland Stags wing Tauasosi Tuimavave is a former NZ under-20 rep.

Tauasosi Tuimavave says he is looking forward rather taking a peek back over his shoulder.

Southland badminton success

Captain Tayo Dobias holding the Timaru City Trophy.

Southland Girls' High Senior A  badminton team have finished fourth at the New Zealand Secondary School Championships.

Southland Girls' qualify

Southland Girls' High School senior A basketball team.

The Southland Girls' High School Senior A basketball team qualified for nationals in Palmerston North.

Southland Girls' High School reach rugby final

Southland Girls' High School, left, and Feilding High School in action at the Top Four girls' national rugby tournament in Palmerston North on Friday.

Southland Girls' High School have made the final of the Top Four national school girls' rugby competition in Palmerston North. 

Big challenge for under-19s


Southland under-19 rugby coach Craig Pullar openly admits he is team has a David and Goliath type battle on their hands on Saturday at Rugby Park in Invercargill.


Southland band of the week: Zutto

Zutto's logo

Invercargill rock band Zutto are surfing a zen wave.

Enter Stage Left: Maree Beker

Southland artist Maree Beker.

Enter Stage Left: Pukeko Alley Gallery owner Maree Beker, in Fortrose, reveals what she loves about south Catlins.

Polyfest eyes funding sources

Bluff school senior Kapa Haka group, front three from left, Eden Foggo, Sharvae Te Huia-Goodma, and Jasmyn Pollock.

As Polyfest wraps up organisers are trying to secure funding for the event next year.

Auckland Grammar Stage Band tours Southland

Vocalist AG Fernando performs some Johnny Cash with the Auckland Grammar Stage Band at a public concert at Northern Southland College in Lumsden on Saturday afternoon, before entertaining the crowds at a show in Te Anau on Saturday night.

There won’t be much of Southland left unseen after the Auckland Grammar Stage Band concludes its whistle stop concert tour of the province this week.

Southern kids take stage by storm

The Rakiura Rockers from Halfmoon Bay School perform at the Rockshop Bandquest in Dunedin on Wednesday night.

They may be young, but southern kids sure know how to rock.

Healthy Families Invercargill

Join in on the healthy journey

Southland Times editor Natasha Holland.

I have so many bad eating habits it's not funny.

How do you beat bad habits?

Healthy Families Invercargill manager Jared Cappie.

Think about where you live, learn, work and play.

How to start your own food forest

A ``woodland look'' food forest.

Anyone wanting to start a food forest might be pleasantly surprised to find that they don't have to start from scratch.

How do you think about food?

Sherry Elton is a GAPS Practitioner.

In the old days, cooking was learnt from scratch from our mothers or grandmothers.

A campervan and a chance to change

Rebecca Amundsen started her journey to a healthier life in 2012.

Labour weekend 2012 saw my husband and I making a spur of the moment decision to buy a 1974 Bedford Camper.


Not for the faint hearted

By no means is it a feat suitable for the faint hearted.

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