Two females were taken to hospital after a crash in Wallacetown on Thursday.

Woman suffers head injuries

Woman in Wallacetown crash taken to Dunedin Hospital with head injuries.

Fire under control

Riverton Racing Club president Alasdair Lindsay, left, committee member Neil Evans and vice president Neil McCrostie in front of the public grandstand after the roof was peeled off by heavy winds.

12:08 PM  Two hectare Awarua fire controlled overnight.

Roads closed and power out

Roads closed and power out across Queenstown and Wanaka after strong winds.

Rees races to victory gallery video

The long family road trip from Whakatane to Bluff Hill paid off for New Zealand Hill Climb Championship winner Tony Rees.

Workers threaten industrial action

Union members from PowerNet and Otago Power threaten industrial action over pay.

Pensioner unaware of accident

Pensioner unaware he had been in car crash until he later drove through scene

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Taylor Swift has left the country

Taylor Swift performs live on stage during the 1989 World Tour Live at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 10, 2015 in Shanghai, China.

2 min ago  Taylor Swift's whirlwind visit to New Zealand is over.

Duo accused of burying dead baby

12:27 PM  Two people accused of concealing dead baby's body get interim name suppression in Dunedin District Court.

MP unrepentant about flag vote post

Winds wreak havoc in Southland

Burt Munro Challenge

Rees races to Bluff Hill victory gallery video

Tony Rees, of Whakatane, races up Bluff Hill during the 10th Burt Munro Challenge.

The long family road trip from Whakatane to Bluff Hill paid off for New Zealand Hill Climb Championship winner Tony Rees.

Burt Munro rider taken to hospital video

A motorcyclist competing in the Burt Munro Challenge has been taken to hospital after a crash.

Brett Ladbrook has been riding motorcycles for 29 years since he had a spinal injury that left him unable to walk.

'Life doesn't stop after a spinal injury' gallery video

Nearly 30 years after he crashed his motorbike and injured his spine, Brett Ladbrook is still getting around on two wheels.


Phantom race meeting at Ascot Park

New Zealand's first phantom race meeting will be held at Ascot Park's Christmas at the Races in Invercargill on December 12.


"Powerful group'' to lead strategy gallery

Tracy Hicks

The team faces a tough assignment but is up to it, according to the region's Mayoral Forum.

Last drinks at Appleby Tavern

Former Appleby Tavern employees, from left, Carol Chin Poy, John McCann, Joann Grennell and Audrey McKelvey reminisce about the old days.

Former staff remember the Appleby Tavern's glory days before it closes on Wednesday.

Let the tills start ringing

Gore's retailers are open late tonight.

It's less than a month to Christmas but if you haven't started shopping yet don't stress.

Doors to mega store open

Mitre 10 Mega owner Jason Smith is delighted with the new Queenstown store.

Mitre 10 MEGA is the latest big box retail store in open in Queenstown.

Purser tops off award-winning year

Chanelle Purser won an award at the Enterprising Rural Women Award 2015

Gore retailer racks up another award.


Opinion: Letter to the editor

12122014 News Photo: Grant Matthew/Fairfax NZ

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The Future of Houses

First Church will need a hand, now

Fire Safety officer Duane Shannon at First Church.

EDITORIAL: It's not just parishioners who should care.

Rage against the elderly

030712 News. Photo: Mytchall Bransgrove/Timaru Herald. 8 Letters were sent and received the next day.

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The attitude by the public regarding allowing suffering without pain relief, when one would be prosecuted for doing that to an animal needs, to be made clear by as many people as possible.

Time to clean up the city

12122014 News Photo: Grant Matthew/Fairfax NZ

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It's time to give Invercargill's grass a mow, G Bulling writes in a letter to the editor.

Mafia v Islamic State? Fuhgeddaboudit

Giovanni Gambino

EDITORIAL: Once again, the Mafia's offering protection.


Michelle Beck shoots for stars

Michelle Beck, Fight For Her

Michelle Beck's country music career hits the ground running.

John Pringle sings from the heart

John Pringle's Long Time Coming


Rockers raising cash for sick kids

Zutto, from left, Ashley Seales, Emma Wells, S K Ray (back), Deo Bohn (front) and Ricky Andrews.

A veteran Southland musician is using his stage skills to raise money for sick kids.

Glen Country Music Christmas show

Maureen Calvert

The Glen Country Music Club is holding its Christmas concert on Sunday, November 29, at 69 Conon St, starting at 2pm.

Widows and wives sway to beat

Jackie Neumann, centre, leads her Don't Walk Dance group at St Andrew's Church in south Invercargill.

Which Invercargill church comes alive with tango, salsa and rumba beats every Tuesday?


Phantom race meeting at Ascot Park

A track inspection at Ascot Park on Friday, from left, stipendiary stewards Jeff McLaughlin and Mark Davidson and jockeys David Walsh and Lee Callaway.

New Zealand's first phantom race meeting will be held at Ascot Park's Christmas at the Races in Invercargill on December 12.

Phillis follows father to Burt Munro

Australian Superbike rider Alex Phillis.

Australian World Superbike Championship rider Alex Phillis follows his father's footsteps to the Burt Munro Challenge.

Southland Development cricket team named

Southland cricketer Alex Tait.

Second tier Southland cricketers get their chance to impress.

Private investors take control of Highlanders

Co-captains of the Highlanders Ben Smith, left, and Nasi Manu hold the Super Rugby trophy after the franchise won their first title by beating the Hurricanes in Wellington on July 4

A group of four private investors have bought into the future of the Super Rugby champion Highlanders

NZ Supercross champs cut short

Cody Cooper, of Mt Maunganui, on his Honda CRF450 on his way to winning a race at the NZ Supercross Championships held at Oreti, near Winton.

Gale force winds brought a premature end to the 2015 edition of the New Zealand Supercross Championships in Winton overnight.

Healthy Families Invercargill

Extra hour fun

Healthy Families Invercargill manager Jared Cappie.

Spring brings all sorts of beauty and surprises.

Sugar fast facts

GAPS practitioner Sherry Elton.

October 2015 has been named Stoptober. It has been designated as a month for people to get good support to stop smoking.

Loving food in a bag

Love Local trustees Sara Westbury, left, and Richelle Surendran with some of the fruit and vegetables in the different size bag options customers can order through their service.

Two couples are using their collective skills to deliver real food to city residents.

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.

Exercise of the week:

Grace Jones, from Sport Southland, demonstrates a wall press up.

Exercise of the week: The wall press-up

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