Ann Bodkin and her husband Graham Richardson holidaying on the Gold Coast.

Prepare and survive

Former Southland woman Ann Bodkin credits being prepared for her survival in the Canterbury earthquakes.

Roulston back on track

INVERCARGILL, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 09:  Hayden Roulston of New Zealand overtakes Nick Yallouris of Australia in the Elite Men 4000m Individual Pursuit qualifying during the Oceania Track Cycling Championships on October 9, 2015 in Invercargill, New Zealand.  (Photo by Dianne Manson/Getty Images)

NZ cyclist Hayden Roulston wins gold at Oceania Track Cycling Champs in Invercargill.

All Blacks sweep Tonga aside gallery video

ABs move into RWC quarterfinal with confidence after convincing win over Tonga.

Toddler's ears are alive video

Since having his cochlear implants switched on, Masyn Johnston-Weir has found a new love for the sound of music.

Museum talks yet to happen

$43m Southland Museum and Art Gallery plans 'not dead in the water' despite lack of progress.

We can't miss broadband targets

EDITORIAL: Broadband connectivity simply must improve. Sharpishly.

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Reserve redevelopment plans

Moores Reserve in Winton.

Winton reserve could be redeveloped to include a new pavilion and changing rooms.

7 Days coming to Invercargill

TV programme 7 Days will film an episode in Invercargill this year as part of a nationwide tour.

All guns blazing

Let's Go To Chateaux Foveaux in Bluff


Inking amid the wrinkling

Moya Twaddle, 82, and her new tattoo.

EDITORIAL: Why not get artful with seasoned skin?

Taxing times

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Today I focus on three common, but potentially costly, tax fallacies.  

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OPINION: My wife and I are going through the stages of our youngest child getting into the workforce after finishing university and she is starting to ask some awkward questions.

Time to refocus and set new goals

Cromwell volunteer firefighter Clayton Andrews put reporter Jo McKenzie-McLean through her paces at a boxing class at NRG Health and Fitness.

Reporter Jo McKenzie-McLean is continuing her Uphill Battle journey learning to live with a hip injury and looking for a new challenge.

Dealing with drink-drivers

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New maps needed


Invercargill re-use shop for sale video

Bev Hall and Sam Hall are moving on from the Garage Reuse shop after 12 years of saving reusable items from entering the landfill.

Invercargill's popular Garage Re-use Shop is up for sale.

Business boom in south city video

Emily Brown, 9, plays the piano in the South City Mall during a street party on Thursday evening.

The South City Mall revival, which took more than two months to complete, is being wrapped up with a bang. 

Mobile travel ready to take flight

Invercargill woman Toni Biddle is a mobile travel broker.

Invercargill mobile travel broker set to take flight on October 19.

Council seeks business brain

Central Otago District Council Property and Facilities Manager Mike Kerr (right) with Chief Flying Instructor Nick Taylor at Alexandra Airport.

Council seeks businessperson to complete its new Airports Reference Group.

LOTR tours celebrates 10 years

Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours owner Mark Holmes with the truck that helped him launch the business 10 years ago.

Ten years of Lord of the Rings fever is being celebrated by a Glenorchy business.


Ted West wins first Australian start

Ted West

Former Southland pacer Ted West won his Australian debut at Penrith on Thursday night.

Hayden Roulston back on track

New Zealand's Hayden Roulston overtakes Nick Yallouris in the Elite Men 4000m Individual Pursuit.

New Zealand cyclist Hayden Roulston has won a gold medal at the Oceania Track Cycling Championships in Invercargill.

Mooar wants strong finish

Southland coach Brad Mooar has his last game in charge of the Stags on Saturday.

Moaar wanted from Stags finale.

Gore HRC tips

Brent Barclay's drive in race one at Gore on Saturday, Easy Moment, should win. He has raced in stronger fields in the past four weeks.

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

NZ Cup hopefuls meet

Racha Cuneen will ride Wild Bill in the Winton Cup.

Wild Bill, the beaten favourite in the Wairio Cup at Winton in May, could make amends in the Winton Cup on Sunday.


Museum talks yet to happen

Southland Museum and Art Gallery.

$43m redevelopment plans 'not dead in the water' despite lack of progress.

Let's Go To Chateaux Foveaux in Bluff

The Bluff Drama Club's Let's Go To Chateaux Foveaux starring Natalie Kerr, Alisha-May Perkins and Laura Fuller is on stage October 9 and 10.

The Bluff Drama Club's theatre restaurant show Let's Go To Chateaux Foveaux is hitting the stage.

Cromwell granny gets ink video

Cromwell woman Moya Twaddle, 82, gets her first tattoo from Dean Jones at Central Ink Tattoo Studio in Cromwell.

An 82-year-old Cromwell grandmother decided she needed cheering up when she walked into tattoo studio, Central Ink.

Buddhist Rain on tour

Blair Latham

Arts aficionados are in for a treat when the Buddhist Rain roadshow performs three southern concerts.

Otepuni Moonshine CD due

Otepuni Moonshine, from left, Amy Dunick, Mardee Barstud, Luke Moretti, Dr Bones and Col Keane.

Playing in a goodtime originals band in Invercargill is often no picnic, and Otepuni Moonshine intend to rectify that situation.

Healthy Families Invercargill

New food vision

Robyn Guyton sits by the fire at Riverton's South Coast Environment Centre.

Walking into a brick building in Riverton your senses are overwhelmed by two things.

Leadership is needed

Healthy Families Invercargill manager Jared Cappie.

It was great to read in last week's Southland Times about changes to food policy at Rugby Park.

Exercise of the week

The exercise of the week for the  Healthy Families Invercargill project is the Wall Sit.

The correct way to do a wall sit.

A garden with a heart

Invercargill Environment Centre trustee Richelle Surendran and Lithgow Street Community Garden co-founder Grant Alexander are part of a team that care for a garden in the south that plays an important role in helping to feed its community.

A former gang headquarters is now becoming the heart of its community and giving back to its residents by way of food.

Time to quit smoking

Healthy Families Invercargill manager Jared Cappie.

Been thinking about quitting smoking?


Masyn's ears are alive

Since having his cochlear implants switched on, Masyn Johnston-Weir has found a new love for the sound of music.

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