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Happy2Help shares the kindness

Paige Kirk lies awake at night, worrying about cold children.

'They just had no idea'

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1:22 PM  Two tourist drivers blamed fog and their GPS for driving at 60kmh and stopping in the middle of the road.  

Arrest for assault

A teen has been arrested in relation to a serious assault at a party in Dunedin.

5000 may attend street party

Dunedin police hope to stop a planned street party named after a student drinking critic.

Farmers face 'brutal' times

Six 'brutal' months ahead for farmers as Fonterra cuts milk forecast for this season.

Hot ashes start two fires

Hot ashes are to blame for two fires around Central Otago this week.

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Submitters want Mataura pool

The Mataura swimming pool could be replaced with a destination playground.

Many Mataura submitters to the Gore District Council 2015-2025 Long Term Plan Consultation don't want their swimming pool replaced with a playground.

Call for council to shelve upgrade

Instead of upgrading the civic building, the Gore District Council could consider moving into vacant commercial space, a proposal says.

Arrowtown focus in affordable homes battle

Film crew captures Longford success

Opinion

Which way, where....

Writer Pat Veltkamp Smith.

OPINION: Which way, where…

Drug testing for meetings?

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

Piper is all-serious during her graduation ceremony.

It takes more than parents to raise a child

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.

Business

Blue Sky partners with Duncan NZ

Blue Sky Meats plant at Morton Mains near Invercargill.

A new meat processing partnership shows the rationalisation of the New Zealand meat industry, the companies involved say.

Drug testing for meetings?

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

Fibre Optic cable - the UFB rollout in Invercargill is progressing well, Chorus says.

Bid to boost business and home UFB capability in rural centres

A bid to include Te Anau, Winton and Otatara in the ultra-fast broadband (UFB) rollout is being launched as Southland battles to keep pace in a rapidly-advancing telecommunications environment.

Sport

Rolling subs for annual Town-Country rugby clash

Stags hooker Dillan Halaholo will captain Town in their annual clash with Country on Saturday.

11 min ago  Aspiring Stags will never have a better opportunity than the Town-Country curtain raiser to the Chiefs-Highlanders Super Rugby game at Rugby Park in Invercargill on Saturday.

Dream Collector spot-on after Ascot Park win

Top greyhound Dream Collector is 100 percent after his win at Ascot Park in Invercargill on Tuesday.

Highlanders No 8 Nasi Manu

Highlanders still without Manu

Highlanders remain without co-captain Nasi Manu for their showdown with the Chiefs in Invercargill.

Culture

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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