Russell Glendinning stands near the Kingston Flyer.

Flyer driver dies

A stalwart of the Kingston community and a train driver has passed away.

Hand almost severed video

The scene at Taieri Beach Rd south of Dunedin where a man has been arrested following an alleged attack on another man ...

A man's hand was left "just" hanging on after a machete attack near Dunedin.

Shearer breaks world record video

In a mere eight hours, Invercargill shearer Leon Samuels sheared 605 ewes - breaking the world record.

Community spirit at the heart

New Winton Community Board chairman Brian Somerville wants to get help get people involved in helping their communities.

Night sky tourism

Stargazing is being investigated as a tourism product for Southland.

Navy ship docks in Bluff

Crew on board the HMNZS Otago navy ship got the weekend off to relax in Bluff before the ship leaves for the Auckland Islands.

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Just another day at the office

Shearer Leon Samuel with wife Ngawai on the way back home to Invercargill, the day after shearing 605 ewes in eight ...

The day after breaking a world shearing record, Leon Samuels was back at the sheds to help with the clean up.

16 appeal District Plan

The Invercargill City Council has received 16 appeals against its district plan. 

'Not something I am proud of'

SGHS through to SI finals


Hand almost severed

A man's hand was left "just" hanging on after a machete attack near Dunedin.


Wanaka waits for details on Hunter Valley Station deal

The entrance to Hunter Valley Station at Meads Road.

Wanaka on tenterhooks as they wait for Hunter Valley Station terms and conditions

Artisan hub proposed for Wanaka

Rachel Brown, Wanaka Community Board chairwoman, will negotiate the extent of road reserve encroachment.

The Teat family are planning an artisan's hub next to Wanaka's charming Bullock Creek. But first, they want to sort out a road road reserve encroachment.

Coffee brews in Invercargill

Viking Coffee owners Markus and Maria Hirner at Global Byte cafe, where they are also managers. Markus and Maria ...

Coffee roasting venture started in Invercargill to fill gap in the market.

Baby boom means business for Belinda

Wanaka businesswoman Belinda Smalls.

Stick with your dreams and just go with it, Wanaka businesswoman says.

English checks on Kawarau Falls Bridge

NZTA's Southern Business Unit Manager Ian Duncan with Prime Minister Bill English at the Kawarau Falls Bridge ...

English and Bridges visited the building site of Kawarau Falls Bridge in Queenstown on Thursday.


Fixing the health system

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Of course, Southland Hospital needs more money to do its job.

Keep school crossings safe

School Community officer constable Fenton Herrick discusses farm and vehicle safety with Drummond Primary School ...

Students operating the School Patrols on the crossings at their schools are new and inexperienced so are often hesitant in operating the signs.

Trouble upstairs with Trump

If it feels good, believe it.

EDITORIAL: How The Goon Show sounds a caution about Trump.

Universal basic income

Gwynne Dyer.

There's a new idea that might be the solution to runaway populism.

Back to CORE business for council

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The councillors of the Southland District Council have to show some courage and admit that the cycle trail was a disaster from the outset.


SGHS through to SI finals

Ben Wylie from James Hargest College hits a forehand at the Southland secondary schools tennis championships in Invercargill.

Representative tennis players helped their schools to success at the Southland secondary schools tennis championships.

Ridden thinks overseas players have raised bar

Southern United's Andrew Ridden in action in the Stirling Sports Premiership football competition.

Southern United's Andrew Ridden thinks that overseas players have improved the quality of the Stirling Sports Premiership.

NZ rugby search comes to Southland

Black Ferns sevens representative Alena Saili from Invercargill.

The search for the next NZ Black Ferns Sevens rugby star is coming to Southland.

First win for talented horsewoman

Genevieve Crawford had her first win at a harness racing meeting at Gore on Sunday.

First win at Gore harness racing meet for 20-year-old.

Subcontinent cricket in Mossburn

Sri Lankan dairy farm workers, from left, Lahiru Danushka, Suthkaran Krishapillai, Gayan Mendis, Nalinda Abeykoon, ...

Sri Lankans and Indian cricket fans are indulging their love of the game in Southland.


Cycle speed dating

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How does one single female spend a Valentines Day evening, what is there to do for a mouldly.

Singalong with the Von Trapps

Libby Fraser as Maria von Trapp for Sound of Music Singalong at Repertory House in Invercargill on Saturday night.

How well do you know The Sound of Music?

'Vicar of Dibley' coming to Tapanui

**** Vicar Of Dibley, Dawn french (Geraldine Granger, the Vicar) Bride, wedding, marriage.

A star of the small screen will be in Tapanui in June.

Life style change suits couple

Maree and Barry Keen have met thousands of travellers at their cafe and camping ground at Kapuka.

Business owners Barry and Maree Keen have plenty to offer their customers.

New site for Winton community garden

Winton community garden chairman Mark Taylor and volunteer Graham Beggs get to work on the garden's new site, donated by ...

CAPTIONS / PHOTO IDS: Winton community garden chairman Mark Taylor and volunteer Graham Beggs get to work on the garden's new site, donated by Ravensdown. MARY WITSEY

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