Jaimee Fincher and her daughter Adorabella, 10. Jaimee was diagnosed with a rare tumour on her spine earlier this year.

Surgery for rare tumour

5:00 AM  Most people relax over Queen's Birthday weekend, but Jaimee Fincher will be preparing for the worst.

Concern over tardiness

Tim Lovelock, president of the Southland Primary Schools Association.

5:00 AM  Concern is growing at the number of Southland parents failing to get their kids to school on time.

Schools Tryline Cafe to reopen

5:00 AM  A cafe run by high school students is so popular tables are already booking out before it reopens.

More chilly nights after snow day

Queenstown, Wanaka and Cromwell residents wake to a thick blanket of snow.

Lightning cuts power

"Massive boom" shakes family home as lightning strikes nearby transformer.

Police seek hit and run driver

Invercargill police are seeking the driver of a vehicle involved in a minor car crash.

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Popular Dunedin student bars close

Dunedin venue Capone is shutting down.

Students' Association blames tighter alcohol rules for closure of student haunts Boogie Nites and Capone.

Determining effluent pond drops

Regional councils are taking notice of a test designed to discover effluent pond-level drops.

Firefighters conquer Sky Tower

Population decline leads to research


It takes more than parents to raise a child

Piper is all-serious during her graduation ceremony.

Five important people have played a vital role in helping to mould and shape Piper into the strong, confident and independent little girl that she's become.

Water and land plan worth your attention

We had a good turn out and some honest discussion at Environment Southland's public meeting in Riverton this week. This was our first meeting to explain how we are planning to use our latest science (physiographic science) in the Water and Land Plan due out in the next couple of months.

Mary-Jane Thomas.

Drug testing for meetings?

OPINION: Why would someone who is going to a meeting, need to agree to be drug tested?


Drug testing for meetings?

Mary-Jane Thomas.

OPINION: Why would someone who is going to a meeting, need to agree to be drug tested?

Expansion not a surprise - South Port

Port Otago expansion not a surprise, South Port says.

The 'Five Mile' construction site in Frankton, near Queenstown.

Q'town's $250m building boom

Frankton leads the way as Queenstown's construction industry booms.


Dream Collector to resume at Ascot Park

Trainer Dave Fahey

Glamour greyhound Dream Collector makes a comeback to racing at Ascot Park on Tuesday.

New sire for White Robe Lodge

Ghibellines, winner of the Group II Todman Stakes, has been secured for stud duty by White Robe Lodge, North Taieri.

James Hargest college year 13 pupil Josh Cochrane, 17, is into his 4th year as a Rugby Referee.

Young referee has a passion for the game

For Josh Cochrane there's nothing quite like the feeling of knowing he has had a good game.


Recipe: Kumara and quinoa cakes

Masterchef 2014 finalist Bec Stanley shares a simple recipe for kumara and quinoa cakes with yoghurt dressing.

Indian flavours spice up this healthy dish from Masterchef finalist Bec Stanley.

Southland Arts Festival ended

The seventh annual Southland Festival of the Arts has just concluded for another year.

Neil Chilton slips effortlessly into rock star character as Mick Jagger in the show When Love Comes To Town.

Southern stars shine in steamroller tribute show

REVIEW: Following up the once-in-a-lifetime experience of One Of These Nights was always going to be a big ask.

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