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Dragon to headline

Moonshiner's Festival signs replacement act

Trans-Tasman rockers Dragon will replace The Angels as the headline act at the Hokonui Moonshiner's Festival in March.

Safety pledge too late

A man who drowned while fishing said he would take a lifejacket the next time he was in his boat minutes before his dinghy capsized.

Hunters rescued

Three hunters caught out by a snowstorm got a lucky break early this morning.

A community mourns

Kubala A Gore couple will never return to their family farm after a Sunday drive turned to tragedy.

Ecstasy importer 'stupid'

Queenstown man "stupid in the extreme" for having drugs sent to post office box in his own name.

When James Bond dropped by

Daniel Craig swapped the usual Martinis for a few wines with his wife when he lunched in Dunedin.

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Tourist death prompts DOC change

Milford Track Strap Milford Track bridges to stay a month longer than usual following a tourist's death.

Minister sees Christianity in action

Lumsden's Reverend Gillian-Mary Swift is still feeling inspired after a busy trip to Malawi.

Kill switches in spotlight

Online help for the mentally ill

Alice Pottinger

Parade still needs helpers

Groups are rolling in to help with the Southland Santa Parade, but the organiser is still calling for more volunteers.

Southlanders make Maori All Blacks

southland maori all blacks Four Southlanders have been named in the New Zealand Maori team to play Japan next month.

Jazara’s star still rising

Star softballer Jazara Hopa is expected to be named in three Southland representative teams for the summer.

Hinds make it three

Shooters hit their marks

Brad Mooar

Expect better in 2014

Perhaps the best thing about watching the Stags play this season was imagining what they might look like next year.

Budding creatives get down to business

Southland Times photo Budding entrepreneurs and business brains get their chance to pitch ideas and build a concept from start to finish this weekend.

Long journeys on slink run ending

With lambing and calving almost over for another season, Mervyn Soper and his assistant Roger Kubala have travelled about 450 kilometres a day around northern Southland on their slink skin run.

Members drive SBS changes

McD's location opposed

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Longtime truckie in industry award

Les MacKenzie has diesel in his blood.

Of crabs, cheese and lightning

ABOUT THE SOUTH: New Zealand's first purpose-built dairy factory was a two-storey insulated wooden building at Edendale.

Children at home with block challenge

Brick by Lego brick, Southland schoolchildren are solving New Zealand housing problems.

Abundance of smelt a sign of clean water

Injury closes Clutha dojo

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Ultrasound boost for Cromwell patients

A new ultrasound facility has been established at the Cromwell Medical Centre.

Editorial: NZ takes place at the table

UN security council meeting New Zealanders' competitive side tends to kick in when it comes to contests such as our just-won seat on the UN Security Council

Cautionary reminders aren't cutting it

The savagery of dog attacks continues to test our social tolerances. Or, to put it less daintily, turn our stomachs.

Faith, and faith rewarded

Letter: Business sense


Editorial: Half-baked advice

Lynda Stuart last week challenged Treasury officials to go without breakfast for a month to share the experience of thousands of Kiwi kids.

Hip injury proving to be a worry

Uphill Battle column Mum and reporter JO McKENZIE-McLEAN is taking on one of the biggest challenges of her life training for the Northburn Station 50km. She reports on her progress. 

The power and the glory

I like riesling. Why don't you?

Potted lemons show when they're hungry

Thai herbed coconut soup


DIY bug sprays save cash

As the weather warms up, the number of bugs and diseases also rises. Start a regular pest control programme now and you should be able to stay on top of any problems when and if they arise. But save your dosh and make your own solutions to banish bugs, diseases and weeds.

Dragon to headline

Dragon Trans-Tasman rockers Dragon will replace The Angels as the headline act at the Hokonui Moonshiner's Festival in March.

More than just a ladies' night out

Ladies, it's time to get your bras out.

Goodrem posts Q'town pic

Arts lessens stress

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All that jazz

New Zealand pianist Steve Barry, nationally acclaimed in Australia, and a rising star on the Sydney jazz scene, would like to say he was always a dedicated, hard-working student, who loved the piano from the time he started learning at the age of five.

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