Sharwan Chand and Conor Smith.

Climbers' deaths 'devastating'

Conor Smith and Sarwan Chand were "experienced, competent" climbers, making their deaths in Fiordland even more shocking, friends say.

Shooting suspect a cop

The Otepuni Ave address where a shooting took place in Invercargill on Tuesday night.

12:17 PM  A policeman is suspected of shooting dead his wife and wounding her lover in Invercargill.

50-year-old receipt returned

They'd kept their honeymoon receipt for five decades. So when a shopkeeper found it, she knew she had to return it.

Nasa balloon seen from Chch

That "bright stationary object" is headed for outer space - with an Anzac poppy in tow.

Remembering the fallen at Gore

A Tamworth student carried Australia's flag at Gore's Anzac Day service.

The watchmaker at Cassino

Warren Warburton's working life was about beauty and precision. His war wasn't.

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News

Wyndham well clear

Club rugby.

2 min ago  First phase of Southland's division one club rugby competition to wrap up on Saturday.

Ski sale queue tops 200 video

12:57 PM  There's no snow in Queenstown but when skiers heard about the goodies donated to the Salvation Army, they started queuing at 4am.

Pennants semifinalists found

Sniffer dog huts for velvelteaf

Video

Ski sale queue tops 200

There's no snow in Queenstown but when skiers heard about the goodies donated to the Salvation Army, they started queuing at 4am.

Business

Ski sale queue tops 200 video

Hannah Smith Simon Voggenreiter were first in line at 4am this morning for Salvation Army's annual ski sale in Queenstown.

There's no snow in Queenstown but when skiers heard about the goodies donated to the Salvation Army, they started queuing at 4am.

Ruling threatens jet services

Queenstown Airport has refused to comment on the impact a Court of Appeal decision could have on its safety ...

Transport Minister warned court ruling could end jet services to key airports.

Wanaka men win aviation awards

Wanaka recreational pilot Shaun Gilbertson with his 2017 Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association "general aviation ...

Two Wanaka men have been acknowledged by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

Online plant nursery making its mark

The Plant Store owner Michael Tither talks with Sreeraj Balachandran, with Julianna Franco and children Ajay Sreeraj, 4, ...

Online stores becoming ''inevitable'' for Southland's economy, strategy leader says.

Invest South invests in BISON

BISON co-founders Greg Fahey, CEO and Mark Fahey, CTO with a set of BISON container scales.

Invest South have announced an investment in BISON Group Limited, a Dunedin-based company developing new industrial weighing technology.

Opinion

And another thing

Pat Veltkamp-Smith.

Opinion: Somewhere just the other day I read that size 16 is the average size for a New Zealand woman.

From the beehive with Ria Bond

New Zealand First MP Ria Bond.

On Monday, Prime Minister Bill English appeared on The AM Show and pledged "more money for more people, because in the end this is a people business", when talking mental health. 

How to carry Anzac forward

Upholding tradition still allows scope for careful change.

EDITORIAL: So between now and next Anzac Day, what?

Warfare will keep testing our morality

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EDITORIAL: Morality in warfare requires human judgment, and risk of human error.

Letter to the editor

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Illustration - 3d illustration of opened red mailbox with letters

address, await, box, ...

A matter of charges

Sport

Wyndham well clear

Club rugby.

First phase of Southland's division one club rugby competition to wrap up on Saturday.

Pennants semifinalists found

Golf.

Greenacres, Queens Park and Winton are the 2017 MLT Vice Presidents Pennants semifinalists.

Still no Sopoaga

Highlanders pivot Lima Sopoaga will miss a seventh consecutive game with a hamstring injury.

Highlanders fans hoping for Lima Sopoaga's return will have to wait at least another week.

Anderson wins fifth Carolina Cup

Annabel Anderson in a recreational mood on Lake Wanaka.

Anderson back on track with paddle boarding after smashing her shoulder.

Steel's 200km challenge

Southern Steel coach Reinga Bloxham.

Six players live in Invercargill and the other four in Dunedin, but it's no problems for the Southern Steel.

Culture

There's no place like home

The Grace Darling was a ship-shaped house on Stewart Island, built by Harry Rose.

The Grace Darling was a ship-shaped house on Stewart Island, built by Harry Rose. 

Gore woman directs Lovepuke

Playwright, author and screenwriter Duncan Sarkies' play Lovepuke is being performed at the Southland Festival of the Arts.

Play about relationships features in Southland Festival of the Arts

Dropping 17kg in 12 weeks

Barbara Morris was one of 16 athletes to participate in the NABBA 2017 Southland Regional Bodybuilding Championships.

After 30 years, Barbara Morris finally achieved her dream of competing as a bodybuilder.

Descendants honour veterans' friendship

Noel Bockett and Garry Ross look at the medals of their great-uncle Richard Travis VC.

The friendship between Noel Bockett, Garry Ross and Ken Bowie's is a special one.

Golden win at panning champs

National gold panning champion Stu Ide, of Quenstowwn, was going for gold in Arrowtown on Sunday.

Bigger floats and more pies attracted over 10,000 people to the Arrowtown Autumn Festival.

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