Prime Minister John Key gets a photo with fans Huriana Ponga, 14, left, and Matilda Highfield, 14, at the Southern Field Days on Friday.

Key lauds Southland farmers video

New, modern and efficient dairy conversions mean Southland is becoming more important to NZ's dairy production, John Key says.

Workers sent home

Prime Range Meats signage on West Plains road, Invercargill.

Staff at Invercargill meatworkers told to go home until further notice.

Record crowds at field days video

Record crowds and unexpected spending have capped off the Southern Field Days.

Fowler-Reid's back gallery video

After three days of travel, netballer Jhaniele Fowler-Reid is back in Southland.

Opposition to Oreti driving ban

Invercargill City Council staff recommend abandoning beach driving ban.

Long drop for toilet block

Sweet relief for climbers as toilet block is dropped off by helicopter on Mt Cook.

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News

Tennis sisters serving it up

Southland tennis sisters Halle, left and Charly Faherty.

Move over the Williams sisters and the Bryan brothers, Southland tennis has the Faherty sisters.

Marist forced to default

Default is a reality of the challenges Marist face with player resources.

Fowler-Reid returns to Steel gallery video

Opposition to Oreti driving ban

Video

Fowler-Reid returns to Steel

After three days of travel, netballer Jhaniele Fowler-Reid is back in Southland.

Business

Southern Field Days draw record crowds video

BNZ national agribusiness manager Scott Wishart (left) and Crowe Horwath head of corporate agribusiness Hayden Dillon at the Waimumu Field Days on Friday.

Record crowds and unexpected spending have capped off the Southern Field Days at Waimumu.

Meatworkers sent home, worker says

Prime Range Meats signage in West Plains Rd, Invercargill.

Invercargill meatworks staff told to go home until further notice.

Key lauds Southland farmers video

Prime Minister John Key gets a photo with fans Huriana Ponga, 14, left, and Matilda Highfield, 14, at the Southern Field Days on Friday.

New, modern and efficient dairy conversions mean Southland is becoming more important to NZ's dairy production, John Key says.

Chinese New Year boom in Queenstown

Chinese New Year is the busies time of the year for businesses in Queenstown.

Queenstown packed to start Chinese New Year, with some operators reporting records.

Special signage for tourists

One of many businesses in Queenstown to have a sign in Chinese for Lunar New Year celebration.

Chinese restaurants are fully booked for the next week, streets are filled with tourists, but an even bigger wave is coming to Queenstown this weekend.

Opinion

It's OK to sell, and wear, German war gear - letter

A hat featuring a swastika in the window of an Invercargill store.

Surely if a shop owner wants to sell German hats it is his business, writes Jack Ricketts in a letter to the editor.

Trainspotting. In a good way.

It's not complicated.

EDITORIAL: Surprise encounters with trains. Not good.

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.

Sport

Belle Miraaj resumes

Sam Wynne guides Belle Miraaj to success in the Southland Guineas.

Belle Miraaj has returned to Gay Robinson's stable at Ascot Park.

Tennis sisters serving it up

Southland tennis sisters Halle, left and Charly Faherty.

Move over the Williams sisters and the Bryan brothers, Southland tennis has the Faherty sisters.

Marist forced to default

Marist batsman Jamie Glenn in action against Invercargill-Old Boys at Queens Park in Invercargill.

Default is a reality of the challenges Marist face with player resources.

Purdon happy with Sky Major

Sky Major is starting in Saturday night's A$200,000 Coca-Cola Amatil Sprint at Menangle.

Sky Major hinted in his latest start he could be close to regaining his best form for Clevedon trainer Barry Purdon.

Fowler-Reid returns to Steel gallery video

Jhaniele Fowler-Reid has returned to Invercargill for the Southern Steel's netball season.

After three days of travel, netballer Jhaniele Fowler-Reid is back in Southland.

Culture

Art and culture blooming in Bluff

Lands End Garden Club publicity officer Paddy Rowe sits in one of the Bluff gardens which will be open to the public this weekend.

February is shaping up to be busy in Bluff.

From Uganda to Southland

Richmond Wandera in Kampala, Uganda.

It may be summer in Southland, but Richmond Wandera swears it's freezing. 

Six vie for Southland entertainer award gallery

Shannon Cooper-Garland

Six of Southland's best performers vie to be Southland Entertainer of the Year.

Cabaret Club aims high

The Cabaret Club,  from left: Julie Smith, Jason Schmidt, Nathan Kahukura, Paula Gilroy-Schmidt, Aleisha Kennard, Amelia Dowling, Neale Smith, Emma Williams, Hannah Kennedy, Laura Skeggs, Craig Waddell, Brittany Harris, Morina Colyer and Marc Colyer.

Invercargill has its first professional musical theatre company, the Cabaret Club.

Members make the show go on gallery

Life members of the Waiau A & P Show Dave and Mary Adams.

Winton woman Mary Adams has many memories of her time as president for the Waiau A & P Show.

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