More chilly nights after snow day

2:14 PM  Queenstown, Wanaka and Cromwell residents wake to a thick blanket of snow.

Lightning cuts power

The transformer, which was struck by lightning in Dunedin.

2:20 PM  A "massive boom" shook the Whittaker family's home, when lightning struck a transformer by their home.

Lake Wakatipu search called off

Police will not resume a search after a mystery message launched a lake search.

Big dumps on southern skifields

1:02 PM  Southern Lakes skifields report variable snowfall of between 30cm and 60cm.

Aurora College fight filmed

Video posted online leaves Aurora College parents worried for children’s safety.

Shallow earthquake near Wanaka

A 3.5-magnitude quake just 5km deep has shaken an isolated area 50km from Wanaka.

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Queenstown Hilton books in future apprentices

Marsha Gillan, 12, Rei Watanabe, 12, and Jordan Kent, 13, learn how to make restaurant-standard pizza from Stacks chef de partie Matias Schaab.

The Queenstown Hilton is future proofing business by putting young people to work.

Farmers urged to think environmentally

Sheep and beef farmers need to start thinking about environmental issues, Federated Farmers says.

Lake search called off

'Blizzard-like' blast


It takes more than parents to raise a child

Piper is all-serious during her graduation ceremony.

Five important people have played a vital role in helping to mould and shape Piper into the strong, confident and independent little girl that she's become.

Water and land plan worth your attention

We had a good turn out and some honest discussion at Environment Southland's public meeting in Riverton this week. This was our first meeting to explain how we are planning to use our latest science (physiographic science) in the Water and Land Plan due out in the next couple of months.

Mary-Jane Thomas.

Drug testing for meetings?

OPINION: Why would someone who is going to a meeting, need to agree to be drug tested?


Drug testing for meetings?

Mary-Jane Thomas.

OPINION: Why would someone who is going to a meeting, need to agree to be drug tested?

Expansion not a surprise - South Port

Port Otago expansion not a surprise, South Port says.

The 'Five Mile' construction site in Frankton, near Queenstown.

Q'town's $250m building boom

Frankton leads the way as Queenstown's construction industry booms.


Southland Boys face Otago challenge

Southland Boys' High School first XV players, from left, Marlon Adcock, Blake Ryder and Thomas Grey at training last week.

Southland Boys' look set for a tough outing when they host the Otago Boys' High School 1st XV on Wednesday.

Bulls coach takes time to look at Southland league talent

Canterbury Bulls management visited Invercargill during the weekend to try identify some potential players for New Zealand Rugby League's national zonal competition this season.


Encouraging results for Southland boxers at Golden Gloves

Six boxers, five titles for Southland at the South Island Golden Gloves.


Recipe: Kumara and quinoa cakes

Masterchef 2014 finalist Bec Stanley shares a simple recipe for kumara and quinoa cakes with yoghurt dressing.

12:56 PM  Indian flavours spice up this healthy dish from Masterchef finalist Bec Stanley.

Southland Arts Festival ended

The seventh annual Southland Festival of the Arts has just concluded for another year.

Neil Chilton slips effortlessly into rock star character as Mick Jagger in the show When Love Comes To Town.

Southern stars shine in steamroller tribute show

REVIEW: Following up the once-in-a-lifetime experience of One Of These Nights was always going to be a big ask.

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