Monster Tajima's crumpled Toyota Super 86 after crashing out on turn four in Race to the Sky qualifying on Sunday.

Monster Tajima crash

Japanese driver plunges 250 metres in crash on notorious fast turn at NZ rally.

Foul trouble haunts Sharks 

Dejected Sharks star Kevin Braswell after he was fouled out of the game against the Saints on Saturday night.

10:35 PM  The Southland Sharks found foul trouble against the Wellington Saints on Saturday night.

Taxi driver assaulted

One man charged after Invercargill taxi driver assaulted and his cab window smashed.

Stereotypes threaten tourism

Jumping to conclusions about foreign drivers compromises tourism, says former race relations commissioner.

Police code a 'smokescreen'

Woman who says rape complaint was botched calls new police code of conduct a smokescreen.

Salter wins Rose of Tralee title

Seamus Kavanagh's Irish eyes will be smiling down on his granddaughter, the Southland Rose.

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News

Ronald McDonald Family Room open day

Angus and Sarah Morrison relax at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Southland Hospital with 10-day-old Hamish who is receiving treatment at the adjacent hospital.

Family of sick Invercargill infant utilise Ronald McDonald Family Room

Children delight in train trips to Bluff

Bluff was bustling during the weekend with people enjoying the Bluff Family Gala Weekend and making the most of the train journey from Invercargill to Bluff.

Cider Day deemed a success

Our Caitlin the rose of tralee

Sport

McRae wins Race to the Sky with second engine

Alister McRae drives the Possum Bourne Subaru to victory at Race to the Sky.

Scottish former rally champion Alister McRae pilots Bourne car to victory in Race to the Sky.

Nelson young gun wins Epic mountainbike race at Lake Hawea

Young Nelson mountainbiker Tom Filmer won the eighth edition of the Epic Round Lake Hawea racer on Saturday, just cracking the five hour mark by one second.

Melbourne Vixens defender Geva Mentor did a good job of containing Steel shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid.

Melbourne Vixens too good for Southern Steel

A horror second quarter has cost the Southern Steel a chance of a rare win on Australian soil.

Business

Like a computerised Morris Oxford

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

Heritage cider day coming up

It's not quite mad scientist territory, but as brewer Steve Nally describes preparations for Heritage Cider Day this Saturday there is definitely an air of the unexpected.

A pain: performance reviews.

Good faith flows both ways

A recent case shows how obligations of good faith flow not just from an employer to the employee but also from the employee back to the employer.

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

Tapanui becomes Millhaven for Pete's Dragon gallery

As the rain persistently fell on the new, old-look shop fronts in Tapanui, it is clear the town has a new identity.

Gary Elford tells family stories in new book

Preserving family stories is more important than ever says poet and entertainer Gary Elford.

Chris Calder of Quality Sheet Metal about to cut a hole in the Civic Theater ceiling for the Phantom of the Opera Chandalier

Civic set for smashing good time with Phantom

If you plan on going to Invercargill Musical Theatre production of the Phantom of the Opera, you're in for a smashing good time

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