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Softballers put to the test

Young softballers and cricketers got the opportunity to tap into knowledge from the best yesterday.
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Possum traps an eyesore

12:02am A Bluff resident is complaining about dead possums hanging from traps on Bluff Hill.

'He peed in my shoes'

A Southland girl reveals shameful tale about her new boyfriend to 4 million viewers of UK hit show Graham Norton.

David Moen 'outgoing, pleasant'

Former teacher of a climber who died on Tasman Glacier 40 years ago remembers him as an avid tramper.

AOS callout in Mataura

11:06pm Police have arrested a man after the armed offenders squad was called to a house in Mataura.

New rumble strips, yellow lines

More rumble strips, yellow lines, and keep left arrows will be installed to help foreign drivers.

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Drummer back to visit mum

Returning to see his mother in Southland does not happen often enough for celebrated drummer Darren Mathiassen.

Business donations bolster National

National Party candidates in the south largely outspent political rivals during their successful campaigns.

Tuatara to star in BBC documentary

Japanese couple make rare find

Pens galore for collector

Dennis Hamilton never has to worry about never finding a pen - he has 50,000.

Competent Crampton relishes challenge

Gina Crampton, who had played just six games for the Steel, has filled a midcourt void.

Spanish/Brazilian team runners-up in Godzone

World No 1 ranked adventure racers Vidaraid cross Godzone finish this afternoon to place second in Wanaka.

Club cricket playoffs loom

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Highlanders desperate to turn chances into tries

Execution has been a key word for the Highlanders as they prepare to take on the red-hot Chiefs.

Tough competition for Glammies

Will Southland farmer Don Morrison take out the coveted Golden Lamb Awards title again?

Council looks to free trade benefits

The Invercargill City Council will look to further capitalise on a free trade agreement with Taiwan.

Briquette plant for sale

Mataura Valley Milk project stalls

Figure confirms 'spectacular' sale

The purchase of OtagoNet for $153m may prove to be a poor decision, Marlborough Lines chairman says.

Camp Taringatura gets facelift

New private owner is pumping thousands of dollars into renovations at Camp Taringatura.

Knights engage in combat

Members of Invercargill Medieval club to travel to capital next weekend for a medieval tournament.

Perks of being a cowboy

Where is NZ's capital of romance?

Historic rally a step back in time

Fifty years ago, a young Invercargill car enthusiast left school to become part of history. This weekend, he will return to the rally that started his lifelong passion.

Not one for the banknotes

Southland artist Nigel Brown's work, Intestinal Tract, has been clenching the colons of Captain Cook Society members.

Standing safe and sound?

For safety rules on school buses, is "so far, so good'' satisfactory?

An unappealing situation? Good.

Isn't this survival-instinct stuff?

Talent show producers acted badly

The notoriety of X Factor talent show contestant Shae Brider who served six years for his role in a manslaughter is testament to the fact that putting past wrongdoing into careful context is an important thing to get right.

Dust and discourse

A collection of chairs in varying states of disrepair, coated in dust, are assembled around an old fire.

Family heads for the hills

The Murray family of Wanaka have spent the last four months in the hills, training for the tough Godzone Adventure Race.

Tumour mistaken for blocked duct

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The roguish philanthropist

Or, if you prefer, the philanthropic rogue. Either way, Louis Crimp was the stuff of legend in Invercargill. Michael Fallow reports

Musical Theatre back from the brink

The Invercargill Musical Theatre has won six awards just three years after being in financial crisis.

Is interactive art our future?

Interactive art provided a boost for Christchurch after the quakes. Could Invercargill follow its lead?

Knitters plot yarn bomb

Southland's heritage revisited

Southland on a reality roll

Four girls from the deep south have been announced to be competing in the first season of The Bachelor NZ, continuing the region's streak of reality television appearances.

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