Firemen inspect the blaze at The Bog on George St, Dunedin.

Fire rips through Dunedin bar video

Patrons were evacuated as firefighters battled a blaze in The Bog bar.

Tiwai deal signed

Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter NZAS as seen from Bluff Hill.

18 min ago  The deal keeping the smelter running is a 'win, win, win situation', Mayor Tim Shadbolt says.

Police welcome tasers

10:46 AM  Southland police are welcoming commissioner Mike Bush's announcement that tasers can now be carried routinely.

Kerrison's Southland shoot

Former Southland musician Jason Kerrison has returned home to shoot a video.

Parker: 'I felt the punch land' video

Joseph Parker hoses down suggestions Bowie Tupou took a dive.

Queenstown crash victim named

Police have named the 76-year-old woman who died in a head-on crash on Friday.

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News

New life from fire on Southland farm

Garry Hull sits on the balcony of the house he's building which will form part of his Paddock 186 venue near Waimatuku.

Gut wrenching tragedy has given life to a new opportunity for Southland man Garry Hull.

Taetuli wants to KO Buttabean again video

Southland's Kaleni Taetuli $15,000 richer after 22-second demolition of 'Brown Buttabean'.

Motorist evades police

Fire truck ladder towers over Invercargill

Opinion

Flags of our fathers? Really?

Were our soldiers really flag-wavers?

9:57 AM  Those wartime heroics we evoke during the flag debate don't strike Mervyn Cave as apt.

Migrants valuable for province

Southland District Mayor Gary Tong is encouraged to see the commitment and effort migrants are making in southern communities.

Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie

What starts when benefit stops? -- letter

Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie is challenged on whether the tide is turning on welfare dependency by a letters-to-the-editor correspondent Michael Gibson.

Business

You can't take it with you when you go

Mary-Jane Thomas

Trouble was on the cards when a company wanted a departing employee's laptop back, Mary-Jane Thomas reports.

Top dogs fetch $5700

A shortage of good working dogs pushed prices up at the Gore dog sale recently.

Fringe benefit tax; you can't just say "no thanks''.

Fringe benefit tax -- it's not an optional thing

There's a lot of non-compliance to fringe benefit tax, Murray McClennan writes.

Sport

Parker's reward a week in Queenstown and oysters

Joseph Parker tucks into a Bluff Oyster.

Joseph Parker's reward for a knockout win in Invercargill on Saturday night is a week in Queenstown.

Saunders plans to start five at Invercargill meeting

Trainer Matt Saunders reckons Heza Bromac is the best of his five entries for the Invercargill meeting next Sunday.:

Joseph Parker.

City 'hits a home run' with event support

Joseph Parker's promoters say Invercargill has set the bench mark as far as embracing one of his fights.

Culture

Youngsters get creative for Polyfest

Before the Polyfest Art Exhibition was opened at the museum, a prizegiving was held at Centre Stage in Invercargill

About 30 art pieces created by Southland youngsters went on display at Southland Museum on Sunday in celebration of Polyfest.

What's hot this week

The Gore Musical Theatre season of Hairspray springs into action on Friday night.  

Invercargill woman Rachael Scott as Tracy Turnblad, the lead in Gore Musical Theatre's production of Hairspray.

Hairspray hits the right notes

It's a dazzling show with a big, big heart, awash with colour, corny comedy and catchy, 60-style bubblegum pop and r'n'b tunes.

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