Fred Booth is a happy man as he watches the Highlanders warm up on his rugby field.

Southern field of dreams

8 min ago  Highlanders and Crusaders meet in a southern field of dreams - a farmer's paddock.

Wanaka attack 'gutless'

Head injury victim Kahu Vincent during his time at Wakari Hospital, Dunedin.

Ahu Taylor stood over Kahu Vincent thinking "what have I done".

Council insurers ordered to pay

Council insurers ordered to pay costs in wake of Stadium Southland court case.

Co-ops front up at field days video

7:42 PM  Shareholders use Southern Field Days to fire shots at major meat and dairy co-operatives.

Farmer wins Southern Man comp

Mable Bush dairy farmer Matt Ahradsen is the inaugural Southern Man.

Education plan 'for all NZ' video

SIT will need to adapt to remain competitive under Labour's free education plan, says Andrew Little.

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News

Late try snatches preseason draw

The Farmlands Cup which was up for grabs at Thursday night's pre-season rugby game between Highlanders at Crusaders at Waimumu.

1 min ago  Highlanders grab preseason win in the battle on the farm paddock.

Appeal for help after cat shooting

11 min ago  It was touch-and-go for a cat that was shot with a slug gun in Gore last week.

South Port off to a good start

Cop tackles Coast to Coast

Video

Co-ops front up at field days

Shareholders use Southern Field Days to fire shots at major meat and dairy co-operatives.

Business

Co-ops front up at field days video

Silver Fern Farms chief executive Dean Hamilton.

Shareholders use Southern Field Days to fire shots at major meat and dairy co-operatives.

South Port off to a good start

South Port chairman Rex Chapman.

South Port's net profit improved by more than 50 per cent in the second half of 2015.

Gudgeon Pro inventor to keep product in NZ

Matamata entrepreneur Patrick Roskam and his Gudgeon Pro at Southern Field Days.

A humble science project has turned into an award-winning venture for Matamata teenager Patrick Roskam.

Blueberry farm aims high video

Blueberry Country Otautau farm manager Simon Bardon says the farm has recovered from major frosts in November 2015.

A Southland blueberry farm has the goal to increase its production tenfold in 2016.

Health and safety app launched

Safely health and safety consultants Duncan Faulkner and Richard Tattersfield at the Southern Field Days at Waimumu

New app helps busy, tech-savvy farmers deal with health and safety.

Opinion

New health and safety laws

Mike Mitchell

New health and safety law affects volunteers and charities, writes Mike Mitchell in Work To Rule.

Defacing flags sometimes tolerable, seldom classy

Someone's not rallying around this flag.

EDITORIAL: There are better ways to protest

Colac Bay suffering from road closure - letter

Gravel washed over the Colac Bay Foreshore road.

Tourist have disappeared over the summer, Julie Guise writes in a letter to the editor.

A romantic decimal point

Pat Veltkamp Smith celebrates the lack of decimalisation observed on Valentine's Day.

All for free education

Clare Curran

Labour's free education policy gives New Zealanders a clear choice, writes MP Clare Curran.

Sport

Cop tackles Coast to Coast

Otautau Police constable Dave Cowie.

Otautau Police constable Dave Cowie is used to tackling crime, but this weekend he faces a different challenge.

Point Proven wins at Gore

Winner Point Proven with his Winton owner-trainer Greg Wright at Gore on Thursday.

Greg Wright is keen to add another Invercargill Cup to his family's list of wins.

Queens Park set for birthday bash

Golf.

Queens Park Golf Club is preparing to celebrate 100 years.

Clay aims to boost multisport membership

Southern Lakes Multisport Club president Darren Clay, competing in the Coast to Coast in 2015.

Plumber takes the reins of Southern Lakes Multisport Club.

Dunn makes Junior Tall Ferns

Southland's Aliyah Dunn has been selected for the NZ Junior Tall Ferns basketball team.

As most Southland school students regretfully return to school this year, Verdon College's Aliyah Dunn is more excited than most.

Culture

Show cancelled tonight

Nigel Edwards (left) and Jason Fraser perform on opening night of Shakespeare in the Park's Twelfth Night.

Shakespeare in the Park has been cancelled tonight due to poor weather forecast.

Arrowsmith's travels earn Tui award

Holly Arrowsmith, originally of Arrowtown,  performs at Earnslaw Park.

Holly Arrowsmith has come a long way since a chance meeting with a guitar six years ago.

SIT celebrates Chinese New Year

Tim Wen Xin Li, 4, celebrates Chinese New Year at SIT on Wednesday night.

Good luck spread throughout SIT's Chinese New Year celebration.

New experience for French students

Marama Davis with French students Caroline President and Mathilde Calloch, both 16, as they wait to be welcomed onto the Bluff marae.

School life's a bit different in France compared to New Zealand.

Mal Law, the movie, released this week

Extreme runner Mal Law of Wanaka trains on Mt Iron.

Fifty- The Movie tells story of 50 marathons in 50 days.

Southland duxes for 2015

Fiordland College dux

Patrick Dougherty is Fiordland College's 2015 dux.

Patrick Dougherty is Fiordland College's 2015 dux.

Catlins dux community driven

Catlins Area School dux for 2015 is Owaka's Abigail Clarke, 18.

Catlins Area School dux Abigail Clarke has only modest ambitions: she wants change the world.

Waiau Area School dux: Hayley Adams

Hayley Adams is Waiau Area School's 2015 dux.

Hayley Adams is Waiau Area School's 2015 dux.

Duxes united in praise for school

South Otago High School co-duxes for 2015 are Caitlin Cook, 17, left, and Bailey Rutter, 18.

A shared interest in science isn't the only common ground between South Otago High School's new co-duxes.

High achievers across the board

Tokomairiro High School co-duxes for 2015 are Nicholas Shaw and Georgia Pringle, both 18.

Head boy and girl, sports captains, now co-duxes.

Healthy Families Invercargill

Extra hour fun

Healthy Families Invercargill manager Jared Cappie.

Spring brings all sorts of beauty and surprises.

Sugar fast facts

GAPS practitioner Sherry Elton.

October 2015 has been named Stoptober. It has been designated as a month for people to get good support to stop smoking.

Loving food in a bag

Love Local trustees Sara Westbury, left, and Richelle Surendran with some of the fruit and vegetables in the different size bag options customers can order through their service.

Two couples are using their collective skills to deliver real food to city residents.

New food vision

Robyn Guyton sits by the fire at Riverton's South Coast Environment Centre.

Walking into a brick building in Riverton your senses are overwhelmed by two things.

Exercise of the week:

Grace Jones, from Sport Southland, demonstrates a wall press up.

Exercise of the week: The wall press-up

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