Stephen Phillip Long leaves the Invercargill District Court on Tuesday, surrounded by his family and friends.

Shot that 'broke' dad video

Man who accidentally shot dead his son during hunting trip discharged without conviction.

I fear tourist drivers stuff nation

DANGER DRIVER: Haast woman Sol Norton captured this footage of a dangerous driver on her cellphone, while her friend Sheri Wright was driving on the West Coast.

As peak tourist season approaches, a Southern Lakes resident worries about the safety of her family.

Infant dies suddenly video

Forensics police investigate sudden death of 17-month-old infant in Southland.

Winton takeaway store moves

Winton's Jumbo Takeaways has opened the doors of its new store.

Dog warns owners of fire video

Dog hailed a hero after alerting owners to a fire threatening their house in Tuatapere.

Farmers 'too confident' on quads

New study says NZ farmers think they're invincible on quad bikes.

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Abandoned car found in ditch

Police car.

Police say they don't know how long an abandoned car has been lying in a ditch in Makarewa.

Farmers too confident on quads - study

New study says farmers think they're invincible on quad bikes.

Twilight star Kellan Lutz spotted in Queenstown

Are you ready?


A faint, fleeting taste of misery

Fleetingly homeless

EDITORIAL: Let's not condescend to those in the 14-hour homeless challenge.

Bike races questioned

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Bike races on public roads should not be happening, a Wyndham resident writes in a letter to the editor.

Animal tormenters need to face pointy reckoning


EDITORIAL: Animal cruelty is sometimes extravagant, sometimes discretely slug-sized.

Inking amid the wrinkling

Moya Twaddle, 82, and her new tattoo.

EDITORIAL: Why not get artful with seasoned skin?

Taxing times

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Today I focus on three common, but potentially costly, tax fallacies.  


Winton takeaway store moves

Jumbo Takeaways owner Peter Kong has opened a brand new shop on Great North Road in Winton.

Winton takeaway store opens new doors.

First international flight filling up

House of Travel Lakers owner-operator Tony Laker has almost sold all the seats on his Melbourne Cup flight.

There are only a few seats left on Invercargill's first international flight to the Melbourne Cup.

Invercargill re-use shop for sale video

Bev Hall and Sam Hall are moving on from the Garage Reuse shop after 12 years of saving reusable items from entering the landfill.

Invercargill's popular Garage Re-use Shop is up for sale.

Business boom in south city video

Emily Brown, 9, plays the piano in the South City Mall during a street party on Thursday evening.

The South City Mall revival, which took more than two months to complete, is being wrapped up with a bang. 

Mobile travel ready to take flight

Invercargill woman Toni Biddle is a mobile travel broker.

Invercargill mobile travel broker set to take flight on October 19.


Wingatui trials

Quartet wins a trial at Wingatui on Tuesday.

Quartet had her second barrier trial win in a fortnight  at Wingatui on Tuesday.

Dalton Bromac to miss NZ Cup

Dalton Bromac has disappointed in this preparation and will not start in the New Zealand Cup.

Plans to race high profile pacer Dalton Bromac at the NZ Cup meeting are in disarray.

Southland team unlikely in South Island football comp

Old Boys play Queenstown in the Charity Cup in Invercargill.

Southland football teams are unlikely to enter a proposed new South Island competition.

High expectations set

Bailey Andrews-Kennedy is one of 15 players named in the Southland cricket training squad.

Southland cricket coach Steve Jackson says the province's leading players are the most focused he has ever seen them and have set standards he concedes are strict.

Volts depth to be tested

Otago Volts batsman Ryan Duffy.

Three players are in line for their Otago debut in the absence of eight injured players.


New book about Bluff

Linzi Keen has written a book about Bluff that celebrates local identities, events and landmarks to be released at the Bluff hill climb on November 26.

Bluff is to be celebrated in a childrens book featuring Mayor Tim Shadbolt, South Port and Burt Munro. 

Museum talks yet to happen

Southland Museum and Art Gallery.

$43m redevelopment plans 'not dead in the water' despite lack of progress.

On track for The Great Little Train Show

Model train enthusiast Chris Wimot with the two boards of tracks on display at the The Southern Model and Modellers Club  annual Model and Hobby Expo at the Invercargill Workingmen's Club.

Chris Wilmot has been playing with trains since he was a boy.

Let's Go To Chateaux Foveaux in Bluff

The Bluff Drama Club's Let's Go To Chateaux Foveaux starring Natalie Kerr, Alisha-May Perkins and Laura Fuller is on stage October 9 and 10.

The Bluff Drama Club's theatre restaurant show Let's Go To Chateaux Foveaux is hitting the stage.

Cromwell granny gets ink video

Cromwell woman Moya Twaddle, 82, gets her first tattoo from Dean Jones at Central Ink Tattoo Studio in Cromwell.

An 82-year-old Cromwell grandmother decided she needed cheering up when she walked into tattoo studio, Central Ink.

Healthy Families Invercargill

New food vision

Robyn Guyton sits by the fire at Riverton's South Coast Environment Centre.

Walking into a brick building in Riverton your senses are overwhelmed by two things.

Leadership is needed

Healthy Families Invercargill manager Jared Cappie.

It was great to read in last week's Southland Times about changes to food policy at Rugby Park.

Exercise of the week

The exercise of the week for the  Healthy Families Invercargill project is the Wall Sit.

The correct way to do a wall sit.

A garden with a heart

Invercargill Environment Centre trustee Richelle Surendran and Lithgow Street Community Garden co-founder Grant Alexander are part of a team that care for a garden in the south that plays an important role in helping to feed its community.

A former gang headquarters is now becoming the heart of its community and giving back to its residents by way of food.

Time to quit smoking

Healthy Families Invercargill manager Jared Cappie.

Been thinking about quitting smoking?


Infant dies suddenly in Southland

Forensics police are examining a Southland house after the sudden death of a 17-month-old infant on Tuesday.

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