Huge effort at Tartan Festival

Real family event in Te Anau

Wearing the police tartan, Constable Dwight Grieve, of Highway Patrol, shows his strength in the caber toss.
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500 still without power

Helicopters will be used to help restore power to 500 storm-hit households in the West Coast.

Paraplegic forced to return records

Southland Times photo Poll: A paraplegic says he was forced to drive to Dunedin so that ACC docs mistakenly sent to him could be destroyed.

DOC solution for trail

OPINION: What is the use of cycling alongside a road?

'Dangerous dogs' in Windsor

Gun-wielding police roamed the streets of Windsor after two rottweilers reportedly attacked an elderly woman.

Wanaka war is a blast

A large blast was heard before a fire ball exploded and thick black smoke filled the air.

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Proposal made in warbird

warbirds For Auckland couple Dan Frew and Krysta Goldfinch, love was in the air over Wanaka on Friday.

Yellow hordes invade estuary

The mother duck was late to deliver her clutch at the Easter Sunday Aparima River Duck Race.

Bunny cull dips in annual hunt

Crash delays race carnival


Gore fire reignites

One of the biggest blazes in Southland's history reignited yesterday a week after it first started.

Tactix shooter impresses Fowler-Reid

Mwai Kumwenda Mwai Kumwenda's sparkling play in the shooting circle has caught the attention of one of the best in the business.

Richards takes the major spoils

There was no shortage of carnage at the Riverside Speedway on Friday and Saturday and Southland Stock Car Drivers' Association president Graeme McKernan was thankful the damage was limited to just the cars.

Sotutu secures New Zealand U20 trial

Steely finish needed

Tour de Lakes race

Christchurch rider primed to win

Christchurch rider Daniel Barry has a hold on the yellow jersey heading into the final day in the annual Tour de Lakes A-grade cycle race.

KiwiSavers paying too much tax

Kiwisaver Tax rates for KiwiSaver investors need to be lowered, a fund-management industry group says.

Confidence swells, but bank wary

Consumer and business confidence is so high they suggest the economy could grow as much as 6 per cent

First time sale

Transpower manager quits

Mary-Jane Thomas

Following incapacity clause vital

Mr S worked as an egg collector for Inghams Enterprises. In October 2011 he suffered a back injury at work. He did not return to work and was dismissed on February 28, 2012.

Huge effort at Tartan Festival

Southland Times photo Wearing the police tartan, Constable Dwight Grieve, of Highway Patrol, shows his strength in the caber toss.

Ride's tally amazes organiser

The aim was to raise $20,000 but when the final figure came through as $46,000 Ride to Recovery organiser Johnny Perkins was lost for words.

Trail tale accents the nature of Southland

Grizzlies take to the ice

And Baby Makes Four

Welcome to the dad club

I don't see him that often now but he's been a mate for about as long as I can remember anything.

Remembrance and distraction

window Easter and Anzac Day both speak of sacrifice and if history has taught us anything it's that both redemptive and cautionary messages can be drawn from them.

Field of dreams

Editorial: Invercargill is now dotted with what Shadbolt ripely calls the "rotting corpses" of former schools.

Stewart Island takeover

Southland economy among NZ's best

Rugby Park Stadium, in Invercargill

Rats, rates and rationalisations

Editorial:Tim Shadbolt's attempts to persuade other Southland councils to help fund Rugby Park are likely to come up against the classic Invercargill dead-rat dynamic.

Auckland's best breweries

Beer They say beer should be drunk within the shadow of the brewery.

Paid to have fun

This guy's job pays him to have as much fun in Australia as possible.

Get more of the mountain

Fire chief says goodbye

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Humour helps in this special job

Paul Rodgers doesn't have what you'd call a conventional job and with it comes some unconventional accessories.

Shame about the script

leslie mann The Other Woman The Other Woman is a female-strong, but not quite feminist, take on infidelity.

Invisible Woman a must-see

The Invisible Woman should not be allowed to slip away unseen.

A record celebration

A record celebration

Reginald D Hunter

Comedian's southern discomfort

Reginald D Hunter says as long as NZ isn't full of sensitive white people, his show will go down a treat.

Healthy Easter treats

Raw cross buns Just because you're into healthy eating doesn't mean you have to miss out on Easter treats.

Beauty cabinet covetables

Looking for the latest? Here's a round-up of new trends crossing the fashion desk.

My good friend failure

Social triumphs of a plus one


He's Beyonce's gym buddy?!

Sir Paul McCartney and the world's fiercest pop star are workout pals. Yes, we were as surprised as you are.

Stop, iPhone thief!

Phones get stolen a lot, but victims aren't helpless. Here's what to do the moment your phone is missing.

Emmy nominee weighs app-ropriate attire

Nathan Martin has a big decision to make.

Online activists battle paedophiles

Playstation 4 sales top 7 million

Lego tie-in comes up short

A little hero, just got a li' bit littler. We review the latest Lego title to be set in Middle-Earth, The Hobbit.

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