Southern District Health Board Commissioner Kathy Grant.

"Pleasing progress" for health board

The Southern District Health Board's annual report shows positive results for child immunisation, especially for Maori children.

City events fund boost

Invercargill City Council chief executive Richard King.

Invercargill events fund needs a leg up, committee concedes.

Impact of road dust on waterways

Heavy breaking on roads can lead to more than just worn brake pads, it can have an impact on the environment.

Drone policy to be adopted

A policy regarding the use of drones will be put out for consultation next week.

Busy weekend for south

It will be an action-packed weekend in the south, with major events planned for several towns.

Composite team to impact club comp

The absence of Southland's top football players in the new combined team is set to impact on the standard of the Donald Gray Cup.

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News

Stag to play in Cape Town

Junior Ngaluafe in action for the Stags in 2016.

3 min ago  Southland's Junior Ngaluafe is set to line up for the New Zealand sevens team.

Police chase abandoned in Invercargill

10 min ago  Invercargill police abandoned a pursuit of a stolen vehicle that started on Thursday night after several failed attempts to stop the driver.

He Tauaa makes a difference

Free parking in Gore for Christmas

Tour of Southland 2016

TOS stage win 'biggest dream' video

Rotorua's Sam Phibbs, of Team Skoda Racing, wins the 150km stage from Riverton to Te Anau on day three of the Tour of ...

Rotorua cyclist Sam Phipps is still coming to terms with winning a stage on the Tour of Southland.

Bond adjusting to cycling peloton

The 60th SBS Tour of Southland, stage 1 Invercargill to Lumsden, pictured after the finish, Vantage Windows and Doors ...

Double Olympic Games gold medallist Hamish Bond is adjusting to riding in the peloton in the 2016 Tour of Southland.

Who will break the drought? video

Southland's Doug Bath winning the Tour of Southland in 1994.

Doug Bath confident another Southland winner of the Tour of Southland is not far away.

Past winner salutes officials video

Former Tour of Southland winner Doug Bath, of Invercargill, who is commentating this year's race.

Doug Bath has paid tribute to the officials for making the Tour of Southland such a great event.

Video

Epic journey: Standing up for Standing Rock

He's jetting of to North Dakota to take action for a cause he's passionate about.

Business

Tourist swarms worry Kiwis

Kiwis see the economic benefits of tourism, but have concerns about overcrowding, road accidents and traffic congestion.

Almost one in five Kiwis feel we are attracting too many overseas visitors.

Swim coach's business sinks

Jane Hughes is closing Wakatipu Swim School after 22 years of teaching kids to swim in Queenstown.

She was consulted in the design of the Queenstown pool. But the council shut her out, killing off her swim school.

Airport's shock Wanaka land buy

The Queenstown Airport Corporation has bought land near Wanaka Airport. Boundaries indicative only.

Head-scratching as Queenstown Airport buys 106 hectares of critical, strategic land next to Wanaka Airport.

Freebie labour blatant in NZ

Accommodation businesses  are in the gun for expoiting travellers by "paying" them with beds and Wi-Fi instead of wages.

Investigation finds paying of workers with beds, food and Wi-Fi is rife in NZ, particularly in accommodation industry.

Noel Leeming ready to open

Queenstown's Noel Leeming will open on December 16.

The doors of Queenstown's Noel Leeming are set to open in a week

Opinion

A Southlander steps forward

Who's been a busy boy, then?

EDITORIAL: Yes, Prime Minister

Library change cost a 'profligate waste'

Letters to the editor.

"I have never heard of such profligate waste'' says a reader on the proposed library changes.

A request for a smokefree Esk

Not even outdoors?

EDITORIAL: Asking nicely is all the ICC is looking likely to do.

Distasteful information

Letters to the editor.

A reader was unhappy about coverage of a dig project at a disused Milton cemetery.

Get it out of our system

Anne Tolley

EDITORIAL: The big picture is there is no big picture? Look harder, Minister.

Sport

Stag to play in Cape Town

Junior Ngaluafe in action for the Stags in 2016.

Southland's Junior Ngaluafe is set to line up for the New Zealand sevens team.

He Tauaa makes a difference

He Tauua player Shaun Tamariki-Todd, left, being tackled by Cowboys player Lima Leituale.

He Tauaa's hard work on and off the field has been highlighted by New Zealand Rugby League.

Parker's rise, fight by fight

Joseph Parker knocks out Francois Botha.

From a school teacher as an opponent to a world title fight. How did Joseph Parker get here?

Football team back in big league

Southland Football development officer Luis Paiva, left, and Southland Football manager Ignacio Sande are looking ...

There will be a Southland football team in the 2017 Southern Premier League.

Composite team to impact club comp

Old Boys player Henry Smith gets the ball under pressure from Gore's Nick Khan.

The absence of Southland's top football players in the new combined team is set to impact on the standard of the Donald Gray Cup.

Culture

Topp Twins coming south for Wanaka show

The Topp Twins, Lynda and Jools, will perform at the 80th Wanaka A&P Show on March 10-11.

Lynda and Jools Topp will help Wanaka celebrate its 80th agricultural and pastoral show show in March 2017.

Historic Central Otago fashion collection's future discussed

A model wears an item of the Eden Hore Fashion Collection.

The future of the Eden Hore Collection will be discussed at the Central Otago District Council's final meeting for the year.

Otago vineyards' new spray-drift tool

Recent damage from an agrichemical spray drift incident in Central Otago.

Central Otago winegrowers hope to prevent multi-million damage to vineyards from agrichemical spray drift.

Community board votes against tendering memorial hall redevelopment

Cromwell Community Board Chairman and Central Otago Deputy Mayor Neil Gillespie.

The decision to accept no tender reflects the concerns of some board members about the design, scope and cost of the project, board chair says.

Industry buy-in needed to progress wine and food event in Cromwell

Cromwell and Districts Promotion Group chairwoman Janeen Wood.

The group pitching a proposal for a new wine and food event for Central Otago has been told to go back and get more industry buy-in.

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