The design of the proposed realignment of State Highway 1 will mean north-bound traffic will bypass the town via a ...

Bypass design confirmed

 NZ Transport Agency chooses design for Edendale bypass, consents to be lodged soon.

Dalton's life support turned off

Tania Dalton, in her role as a Sky Sports netball commentator.

The former Silver Fern's family have kept a vigil after she collapsed, suffering a brain aneurysm.

Motorcyclist killed in truck smash

A motorcyclist is dead after a collision with a truck in Central Otago.

Farmer used vehicle as weapon

Court finds a "hot headed" farmer used a vehicle as a weapon, driving directly at his victim.

Dixon ready for another epic

Highlanders loose forward Elliot Dixon ready to be pushed to the limit in showdown with Crusaders.

South Port dispute

Leisure boat owners berthed in Bluff fear they may soon have nowhere to berth.

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News

Two people injured after car and tractor crash

The crash took place near Counsell Road, just outside Makarewa

The crash took place on the Winton-Lorneville Highway about 5.45pm.

Councillors want directorships review

A directorship policy is up for three-year review, and councillors want entire process re-examined.

Mixed results for Southland tennis

Tourist steals to save money

Video

Disabled students learn to dance

Dance classes aimed to help special needs students at Waihopai school have started with the aim to help improve their physical and mental wellness.

Business

Crowing about Year of the Rooster

Year of the Rooster celebrations boosted tourism growth from China.

Chinese New Year contributed to the record 381,100 visitors who arrived in January.

Stinky water turns off tourists

Overseas visitors are not impressed to find warning signs like this one at Canterbury's Coes Ford.

Overseas visitors expecting pristine countryside are being put off by NZ's pollution.

kin2kin turns one

The kin2kin family app celebrates its first birthday.

Founder Hamish McGregor says Wanaka community support is behind huge growth of family app.

Units for Qtown workers proposed

Artist's impression of what 40 one- bedroom temporary units for workers at Queenstown Country Club will look like, ...

40 temporary units in Queenstown to accommodate retirement village builders have been proposed.

Great southern job growth

A tourism surge and building boom accounted for most of the job creation in the Queenstown Lakes District over the March ...

A boom in tourists and building made Queenstown Lakes the place to find a job last year.

Opinion

Who could have seen it coming?

So far so  . . . far from satisfactory.

EDITORIAL: Hindsight's easy. But that doesn't mitigate a tragic, inexplicable lack of foresight.

'Oh, wop diddle do'

Letters to the editor - February 28.

One reader is fed up with the amount of money spent on space travel.

Getting into heavy vetting

Privacy commissioner John Edwards says clearer rules needed for police vetting

EDITORIAL: Check, please.

Our differently abled rivers

Ol' manky river? Environment Minister Nick Smith sets out the Government's intentions..

EDITORIAL: So are our new river swimmability standards a case of full-immersion hogwash?

Letters to the editor - February 25

Letters to the editor - February 25.

Letters to the Editor for February 25, 2017

Sport

Mixed results for Southland tennis

Southland men's tennis players George Taylor and Joshua Cochrane on their way to winning their doubles match against ...

The Southland tennis team fell short of repeating their pre-Christmas success at the Southern Districts division two teams event.

Dixon ready for another epic

Elliot Dixon in action for the Highlanders.

Highlanders loose forward Elliot Dixon ready to be pushed to the limit in showdown with Crusaders in Dunedin.

Rugby's challenging path

Robbie Robinson in action for the New Zealand under 20 rugby team in 2009.

From talented age-group star to All Blacks, the road is a difficult one.

Hall 18-holes from NZ Open

Jeremy Hall from Greenacres Golf Club is preparing for the NZ Open golf tournament in Cromwell.

Southland's Jeremy Hall is 18-holes away from his second appearance at the NZ Open golf tournament.

Hobby turns into serious collecting

Some gear of British and Irish Lions rugby player Willie John McBride is in Carl Wilson's collection.

"It's gone beyond a hobby. It's become an extreme passion."

Culture

Lake Hawea's Ronnie Anderson remembers Africa

Ronnie Anderson, 91, has lived almost as long in Lake Hawea as he did in Africa.

A recent film review of A United Kingdom in the Wanaka Mirror prompted Lake Hawea resident Ronnie Anderson, 91, to share his memories of Africa. Reporter Marjorie Cook shares some of his life story.

Anti-plastic socialising in Queenstown

The award winning recycling movie Bag It will play in Queenstown in May.

Queenstown-based anti-plastic advocates organise outdoors movie night.

Passion ignites in latest ballet offering

Natalya Kusch as Carmen and Joseph Skelton as Don Jose.

The dancers' passion and chemistry was alight in the company's performances of Roland Petit's L'Arlesienne and Carmen.

New hospital short $3.5m

Conceptual drawings of a proposed Maniototo health facility development.

Supporters of a new $5.5 million Maniototo health facility are seeking a $1m contribution from council to help close a $3.5m shortfall.

Starting a business at 18

Sarah Sarfaiti, 18, decided to stay in Invercargill to teach piano.

While the rest of her friends were busy packing to go to university, Sarah Sarfaiti decided to set up shop in Invercargill.

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