Invercargill woman Rachael Scott as Tracy Turnblad, the lead in Gore Musical Theatre's production of Hairspray.

Hairspray hits all the right notes

It's a dazzling show with a big, big heart, awash with colour, corny comedy and catchy, 60-style bubblegum pop and r'n'b tunes. 

Parker knock out video

NZ heavyweight Joseph Parker lands the knockout blow on Bowie Tupou at Stadium Southland.

Unbeaten Kiwi boxer pulls off stunning 63 second KO in Invercargill to put heavyweight division on notice.

Severe rain in store

Most places can expect rain this weekend, but keep an eye on next week's forecast.

'We love Logan' gallery video

A Southland Times reporter is "probably the main reason" Joseph Parker is fighting in Invercargill.

Rose Lady lives

Southland is all the more colourful for the contribution of Dawn Chisholm.

Migrants valuable for province

Mayor encouraged to see the commitment and effort migrants are making in communities.

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News

Taetuli KOs Letele video

Kaleni Taetuli celebrates his knockout win over Dave 'The Brown Buttabean' Letele.

Southland's Kaleni Taetuli $15,000 richer after 22-second demolition of 'Brown Buttabean'.

Fenech: Tupou to fight Parker like 'The Hulk'

Kiwi heavyweight is about to learn what it feels like to be hit by the Hulk, boxing hall of famer Jeff Fenech says.

Parker could be back in 2016 gallery video

Missing bikers survive freezing night near Mosgiel

Opinion

What starts when benefit stops? -- letter

Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie

Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie is challenged on whether the tide is turning on welfare dependency by a letters-to-the-editor correspondent Michael Gibson.

Legacy attitudes not helping workplace death, injury toll -- letter

The Government's workplace health and safety reforms are a step in the right direction, Dean Addie writes in a letter to the editor

Not on her watch. Social Development Minister Anne Tolley.

What would David Attenborough do?

OPINION: Suffer the little children, for the sake of robust scientific data. Or maybe not.

Business

You can't take it with you when you go

Mary-Jane Thomas

Trouble was on the cards when a company wanted a departing employee's laptop back, Mary-Jane Thomas reports.

Top dogs fetch $5700

A shortage of good working dogs pushed prices up at the Gore dog sale recently.

Fringe benefit tax; you can't just say "no thanks''.

Fringe benefit tax -- it's not an optional thing

There's a lot of non-compliance to fringe benefit tax, Murray McClennan writes.

Sport

Taetuli KOs Letele video

Kaleni Taetuli celebrates his knockout win over Dave 'The Brown Buttabean' Letele.

Southland's Kaleni Taetuli $15,000 richer after 22-second demolition of 'Brown Buttabean'.

Kelvin Tyler gains biggest win in Winter Cup

Timy Tyler, owned and trained at Riverton by Kelvin Tyler, became the first Southland-trained winner of the Winter Cup at Riccarton in 20 years when he triumphed at odds of 46 to one on Saturday.

Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker and his opponent Bowie Tupou face off at Friday's weigh-in in Invercargill.

Recap: Parker vs Tupou fight night in Invercargill

Relive coverage of Joseph Parker's showdown with Bowie Tupou in Invercargill.

Culture

What's hot this week

Gore Musical Theatre actresses Keziah McCornick, left, who plays Little Inez and Julie-Anne Black who plays Motormouth tried on their Hairspray costumes for the first time last week.

The Gore Musical Theatre season of Hairspray springs into action on Friday night.  

Nation's fresh style stands out in southern music scene

Nation's eclectic musical stylings have been catching ears and eyes up and down the country for more than a year.

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