Former Bluff woman Ann Gopi made the first donation to the Bluff Oyster Festival.

Bluff, the world's oyster

The story of the modern Bluff Oyster and Food Festival starts with a $10 note.

Spotlight on camo gear

New Zealand Deerstalkers' Association president Bill O'Leary.

When hunter Samuel Long wore camouflage gear he was making it harder for other humans to see him. But that proved fatal.

Mystics hang on for win over Steel

The Mystics continue to sit pretty on the top of the NZ conference after a 63-61 win.

More than parents

Five important people have played a vital role in helping to mould and shape Piper.

Come Fly With Me 

Come Fly With Me displayed her preference for firm footing with a runaway win.

Southland Sharks ease road concerns with win over Manawatu

Southland Sharks beat Manawatu 106-93.

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Neilson wins country album Tui

Tami Neilson has won the Best Country Music Album tour for Dynamite!

10:45 PM  Tami Neilson's Dynamite! is the nation's Best Country Music Album for 2015, while Kaylee Bell and Jared Porter's Pieces is the Best County Music Song. 

South Island braces for cold snap

A frosty start to the day is a sign of things to come for South Islanders this weekend.

Father admits accidentally killing son

Steel mix it up

Opinion

Drug testing for meetings? Not me, buster

Mary-Jane Thomas

OPINION: Why would someone who is going to a meeting, where the most they will wield is a cheap ball point pen, need to agree to be drug tested?

Manana from heaven?

OPINION: This looks an even-handed Budget. Which is to to say it's part open-palmed "have this" and part backhand "take that!"

Ali Timms

Water and land plan worth your attention

We had a good turn out and some honest discussion at Environment Southland's public meeting in Riverton this week. This was our first meeting to explain how we are planning to use our latest science (physiographic science) in the Water and Land Plan due out in the next couple of months.

Business

Drug testing for meetings? Not me, buster

Mary-Jane Thomas

OPINION: Why would someone who is going to a meeting, where the most they will wield is a cheap ball point pen, need to agree to be drug tested?

Expansion not a surprise - South Port

Port Otago expansion not a surprise, South Port says.

The 'Five Mile' construction site in Frankton, near Queenstown.

Q'town's $250m building boom

Frankton leads the way as Queenstown's construction industry booms.

Sport
Club football

Waihopai topple Old Boys in Donald Gray Cup

Waihopai's football players have every right to celebrate long into the night after causing something of a boil-over by beating the more fancied Old Boys Laker House Of Travel unit in their Premier Men's Donald Gray Cup game played at Surrey Park on Saturday.

Culture

Artist happy to be back in the south

Stephen Mulqueen with his Poppies of War and Peace made from .303 rifle shell cases.

Stephen Mulqueen is enjoying being back in familar territory.

Changing of the guard for repertory

When it meets again, the Invercargill Repertory Society committee will look considerably different.

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