Liz Miller with her papillons Candy (left) and Bonnie.

The family pack gallery video

Dogs just want to please, to belong. We don't always make it easy for them.

Cleaning the Kepler video

Luxmore Hut on the Kepler Track.

More than 30,000 people are expected to walk the Kepler Track this season.

English flexes shearing muscle video

Deputy Prime Minister Bill English wants to share his shearing skills with ewe.

A star-spangled Waitangi Day

Ben Mack experiences his first Waitangi Day in his latest column.

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.

Southland meatworkers sent home

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

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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.

Southern Field Days draw record crowds video

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

Marist forced to default

Fowler-Reid returns to Steel gallery video

Video

English flexes shearing muscle

There are some skills you just never lose.

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

The first Waitangi Day

Waitangi  Day celebrations at O Te Ika Rama marae on Waitangi Day. Norman Blakely, of Riversdale, left, gives police iwi liaison officer Simon Kairau a hongi.

Ben Mack experiences his first Waitangi Day in his latest column.

Tourism heating up

Southland District Mayor Gary Tong.

Things are heating up in the tourism sector, with the number of tourists coming to Southland continuing to grow.

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.

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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