A salvage helicopter with rope attached to car wreck in Blue Cod Bay near Curio Bay.

Car lifted from water

The car linked to missing Invercargill boy Mike Zhao-Beckenridge was pulled from the ocean.

Lowry lands top ride

Wingatui apprentice Jacob Lowry.

Jacob Lowry will ride the star Invercargill open 1400m race mare Sucre on Sunday.

Edendale kids push for cycle track

A group of students took it upon themselves to call on council to build a cycle route.

Drink driver's eighth charge

A Gore man recieved his sixth conviction for driving while disqualified and his eighth for drink driving.

State houses offered for sale

Invercargill's 370 state houses could be among the first offered to community housing providers.

Tenant: State housing sale pathetic

In a quiet cul-de-sac off Tay Street lives state house tenant George Park.

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News

Man threatened to blow up WINZ office

A man who threatened to blow up a Work and Income New Zealand office in Gore knew the staff involved in the fatal shooting in the Ashburton office.

Jury hears conflicting accounts

A witness in a sexual assault trial today gave a conflicting account of what happened on the night a woman says she was sexually assaulted by her cousin in Invercargill.

Possible drive-off after crash

Wasp sting leads to truck prang

Anzac 2015: Voices of Courage

A century-old snub video

Radio personality John McDowell holds up a photo of his great-grandfather Lieutenant-Colonel Edmund Bowler in 'We Will Remember Them' - the Returned Services Association's 2015 calendar.

He set off for Gallipoli as one of New Zealand’s highest ranking officers - to “strike a blow for the Empire”.

'Gutsy' nurse adored by the French

Few Southlanders have heard of Makarewa nurse Lily Lind, who was on the frontlines well before her compatriots joined the fight.

Ernest John Pay, of Invercargill, was killed during the Battle of Somme in 1916.

A search for answers

As a child, Ray Pay often found himself staring at a large portrait of a soldier on the wall of his Bluff home.

Opinion

Gypsies, tramps and bureaucrats

If you build it they will come (if only to go crook about what you've just built).

Just look up, Harry

OPINION: We'll be showing the prince one of our own crown jewels.

Behold, the ninja cat. Feline of many skills.

When ninja babies strike

Cats are funny things, particularly when it comes to children. Regular readers will remember that 4-year-old Zach has had his battles with our feisty feline Furley Cat.

Business

Dairy prices hit five-year low

A screen from the GlobalDairyTrade auction website showing recent trends.

Prices have continued to fall at Fonterra's GlobalDairyTrade auction.

Southland Biz Excellence celebrated

The Southland Chamber of Commerce as launched the awards with a speech by Dean Addie.

Gore district mayor Tracy Hicks

Gore CBD initiative to keep heart of town healthy

Gore wants to become New Zealand's most resilient provincial town and is bringing stakeholders together to brace for the future.

Sport

Queenstown may be part of Winter Olympics

Matt Graham competing in the Men's Moguls Qualification at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

A new report suggests it is feasible for New Zealand to host the Olympic Winter Games in 2026.

Sore Smokin Bird ruled out of Addington feature

Smokin Bird ruled out of $150,000 Sires' Stakes Final for 3-year-old fillies at Addington on Saturday.

He Tauaa player Willie Pera (with ball) is tackled by Matthew Low (Cooks) in a rugby league game recently.

Injuries hinder Cowboys in league competitions

Despite injuries to key players, Cowboys are able to field full teams for the Southland and Otago rugby league competitions.

Culture

Bachelorette has no regrets video

Bachelorette Alysha Brown

Southland Bachelorette Alysha Brown has no regrets about being on the show.

Why I love my mum video

In the count down to Mother's Day, photographer Nicole Johnstone is touring the south to find out what makes mum special. 

Java Dance Company's Emma Coppersmith in the new show 'The Wine Project'.

Introducing The Wine Project

Tasting wine early in the morning in a cellar in France was a great source of inspiration for Sacha Copland.

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