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Don McKay with his grandson Shaun, 8, at the Wendonside War Memorial.
Don's uncles Robert McKay and Frank Marshall served in World War I.

Passing on the family legacy

They may be generations apart, but the significance of Anzac Day is clear to both Don McKay and his grandson Sean.

Student missing


A search is underway for a Dunedin student who went missing on the Routeburn track.

Heavy rain, gales ahead

4 min ago  MetService warns heavy rain and wind is not likely to clear for much of the country until after dark.

Wanaka staff in Nepal

Queenstown helicopter pilot Jason Laing is in the thick of a third natural disaster in Nepal in a year.

Car rolls near Gore, occupants flee

At least two occupants of a car that rolled in Gore left the scene before emergency crews arrived.

Film to promote understanding

A Riverton war veteran is hoping to change how soldiers are perceived.

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Five Nepelese staff of Wanaka-Based Adventure Consultants confirmed dead

The avalanche moves towards the campsite.

11:47 AM  Injured airlifted off Mt Everest.

Cat Bermuda Triangle strikes again

11:07 AM   A resident on Teviot street is rattled after the discovery of a dead kitten in a outside bin on Friday.

Southlander in Gallipoli has "big" day

Water and Land meetings set

Anzac 2015: Voices of Courage

A century-old snub

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.


Our occasionally puerile PM

Up close and personal, certainly. But there are still boundaries.

OPINION: Prime Minister John Key stands exposed as a bit of a serial ponytail puller. He'll grow out of it, right?

Like it was just yesterday

OPINION: You won't want to be too tediously anti-Aussie. Or insufficiently, either.

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt.

Things are hotting up for winter

OPINION: This is shaping up to be one of the most dramatic, exciting and challenging winters we have faced for some time.


Lack of vision 'hampering Invercargill'

Chantillys co-owners Carolyn, left, and Lana Milne are concerned about the future of Invercargill's CBD.

Invercargill leaders need to show vision for the city's central business district to survive, retailer Carolyn Milne says.

Funeral home buys former Bella Kai building

Avenal Park Funeral Home has bought the former Bella Kai building in Lorneville.

Anzac Day day in lieu and extra pay rules are confusing if you usually work on a Saturday or a Monday.

The Mondayisation of Anzac Day

OPINION: There has been some confusion as to what people do about the new phenomenon of the Mondayisation.


Belkmyster breaks $100,000 in earnings

Belkmyster won the feature race, the $50,000 Rangiora Classic, at Rangiora on Sunday.

Belkmyster graduated to open class and took his stake earnings beyond $100,000 with success in the Group III $50,000  Rangiora Classic at Rangiora on Sunday.

Gore HRC tips

Jamie Searle's selections for the Gore Harness Racing Club meeting on Monday:

Junior driver Stevie Golding.

Golding looking for wins at Gore

Rangiora's Stevie Golding is seizing opportunities throughout the South Island in his bid to win the national junior drivers' premiership this season.


Praise for Once on Chunuk Bair

Invercargill Repertory Society's production of Chunuk Bair.

The Invercargill Repertory Society production of Once On Chunuk Bair was always going to be a conversation starter.

Film moves in, family moves out

A family of four braved the Tapanui snow in their family caravan after moving out of their house to make way for the Pete's Dragon film crew.

Child actors get off the school bus in Tapanui for the filming of Pete's Dragon.

Invercargill misses out on shot at film

Southland rain has put a damper on Invercargill's chance to make it on the big screen.

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