Missing Alexandra woman Denise Potter, 53, who left her daughter's home in Dunedin on Sunday afternoon.

Family desperate to find woman

One moment, Denise Potter was weeding the garden. Suddenly, she was gone.

Demanded $80k

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A Queenstown man walked into a restaurant in the resort and demanded $80,000, police say.

Life-saving surgery for Harold

1:57 PM  Balclutha becomes the first in the South Island to have a type of life-saving surgery.

Taking a bite out of the news

We've always known our readers cannot wait to devour the news each morning, but not like this.

Free flight for fear video

Emma Sheat is getting a free flight from Air NZ to help her battle her flying fears.

Tourist assaulted in Queenstown

A Queenstown man spat in the face of an American tourist last night, police say.

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News

Wanaka cannabis finds not related: police

Cannabis plants recovered by police at Kingston, near Queenstown.

Alexandra Detective Alan Lee has confirmed three cannabis operations in Wanaka this week were unrelated.

Artist and mechanic has special Chitty commission

Queenstown artist and former Possum Bourne mechanic Julian Ford is now the official Chitty Chitty Bang Bang artist.

Goulding captain and MVP

Dairy prices tumble again

Sport

Midlands v Riversdale game cancelled after ref fails to show

Rugby Southland rugby referee education officer Kirk Rae.

1:13 PM  Because of an unfortunate communication breakdown, a Southland-wide premier rugby clash between Midlands and hosts Riversdale was unable to be played on Wednesday night.

Quiet environment perfect for trainer

Racing fans might be unaware that Riverton trainer Kelvin Tyler was positioned a creditable national premiership 19th with 16 flat successes as a fully fledged professional trainer as at 31 March this season.

Charlie and Ailsa Smaill

Jaccka Jack scores overdue win

Being free of soreness brought to an end Jaccka Jack's losing streak.

Business

Great South Basin included in 2015 block offers

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Block Offer 2015 was announced today including a 141,757 square kilometre block across the Great South and Canterbury Basins.

A large chunk of the Great South Basin extending up to the Canterbury Basin has been included in the Government's 2015 block offerings for oil and gas exploration.

Designers choose Kiwi-made

Customers are now looking for the New Zealand-made tag when buying boutique clothes, New Zealand designer Jon Dyball says.

Waikiwi Tavern in Invercargill.

Waikiwi Tavern project runs into liquefaction delay

Plans for the new Waikiwi Tavern are running into delays with liquefaction potential meaning changes are needed to the new building's foundations.  

Opinion

Never wear a skirt to the doctor

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The signs were there from the start - my hip appointment was not going to go in my favour.

Our forgettable edibles

OPINION: Didn't we do better with "best before'' before?

Culture

Closet artist makes debut young

Bethany Hughes is exhibiting her work at the City Gallery as part of the Closet Artist exhibition.

There is nothing quite like drawing a dragon for young Invercargill artist and writer Bethany Hughes.

Dancers ready to rock'n'roll

It's all about the twist and shout for 50 local dancers heading to Rock'n'Roll Junior Nationals in Christchurch.

Graeme Woller (left) and Liv McBride from Into The East perform at the Hokonui Moonshiners' Festival in Gore on March 21.

Into the East earn top spot on charts

Invercargill band Into the East have come up victorious as top of the ArtistSignal charts for March.

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