A concept image of part of the proposed kakapo enclosure (left) and tuatarium (to the right) which the Invercargill City Council is planning to build at Southland Museum. pic: Invercargill City Council

Brakes on kakapo proposal

5:00 AM  Invercargill city councillors shelve plans to open kakapo chick-rearing unit by March.

Sports finalists named

Matt Archibald is one of five cyclists in the senior sportsperson category of the Southland Sports Awards.

World champions are among those to be celebrated at the 2015 ILT Southland Sports Awards.

Campbell bids for reinstatement 

Marlene Campbell contributed to a "toxic" atmosphere in the Invercargill primary school she was principal of, a judge has heard.

Playgrounds to go?

Twenty-five playgrounds in Invercargill and Bluff could be replaced with food forests.

Youth Week win for Southlanders

5:00 AM  For the past 12 months Invercargill woman Julie Russell has lived World War I.

Happy2Help shares the kindness

Paige Kirk lies awake at night, worrying about cold children.

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News

Passersby extinguish car blaze

Ambulances are attending the crash.

Passersby put out car fire after Central Southland crash.

Bluff residents call for rest home

5:00 AM  A group of Bluff residents are approaching care home providers in the hope one will be built in the seaside town.

Tourists' rental contracts torn up

Submitters want Mataura pool

Opinion

Which way, where....

Writer Pat Veltkamp Smith.

OPINION: Which way, where…

Drug testing for meetings?

OPINION: Why would someone who is going to a meeting, need to agree to be drug tested?

Piper is all-serious during her graduation ceremony.

It takes more than parents to raise a child

Five important people have played a vital role in helping to mould and shape Piper into the strong, confident and independent little girl that she's become.

Business

Blue Sky partners with Duncan NZ

Blue Sky Meats plant at Morton Mains near Invercargill.

A new meat processing partnership shows the rationalisation of the New Zealand meat industry, the companies involved say.

Drug testing for meetings?

OPINION: Why would someone who is going to a meeting, need to agree to be drug tested?

Fibre Optic cable - the UFB rollout in Invercargill is progressing well, Chorus says.

Bid to boost business and home UFB capability in rural centres

A bid to include Te Anau, Winton and Otatara in the ultra-fast broadband (UFB) rollout is being launched as Southland battles to keep pace in a rapidly-advancing telecommunications environment.

Sport

Cuneen to partner Supercharged

Apprentice Racha Cuneen.

Apprentice Racha Cuneen has been engaged to ride Supercharged in the Otago Hurdles at Wingatui on Sunday.

Record Super Rugby crowd a prospect for Rugby Park

Highlanders remain without co-captain Nasi Manu for their showdown with the Chiefs in Invercargill.

Liam Messam will miss the Chiefs pivotal Super Rugby New Zealand Conference showdown with the Highlanders.

Chiefs' Messam ruled out with a shoulder injury

Chiefs captain will miss Saturday's crucial Super Rugby clash with the Highlanders.

Culture

Recipe: Kumara and quinoa cakes

Masterchef 2014 finalist Bec Stanley shares a simple recipe for kumara and quinoa cakes with yoghurt dressing.

Indian flavours spice up this healthy dish from Masterchef finalist Bec Stanley.

Southland Arts Festival ended

The seventh annual Southland Festival of the Arts has just concluded for another year.

Neil Chilton slips effortlessly into rock star character as Mick Jagger in the show When Love Comes To Town.

Southern stars shine in steamroller tribute show

REVIEW: Following up the once-in-a-lifetime experience of One Of These Nights was always going to be a big ask.

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