Kevin Braswell of the Sharks drives to the hoop during the National Basketball League grand final.

Southland Sharks NBL champions

Southland Sharks beat Wellington Saints to be crowned NBL champions.

Bluff a family affair

Susan Marshall, Avice Mitchell, Steve Mitchell and David Marshall take in the scenery in their new home town of Bluff.

When Steve Mitchell traded life in Queensland for NZ's deep south, he wasn't sure his family would want to visit.

Man sought after student attacked

Invercargill Police seeking public help to catch man after a female student was assaulted.

New homes planned

A Waikiwi property could be subdivided to allow the construction of three new homes.

Hairdresser wins trip to Australia

An Invers haidresser is one of seven stylists to be chosen for a Star Spot Opportunity.

Drama school for Southland kids

Drama Works! wants to give Southland children the opportunity to experience drama.

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News

American cars hit Southland roads

Dave Harris, left, and Nick Wiering prepare for a cold and wet trip back to Invercargill in a 1928 Oakland owned by Harris after the Tour of Duty American car road trip to Te Anau on Saturday.

Dozens of American cars driven by middle-aged cruisers hit Southland roads at the weekend.

Police name victim of Otago crash

The victim of a fatal crash south of Oamaru on Friday has been named as Ema Louise McGeown. 

Man charged with assault

Murder charge laid after Dunedin death

Opinion

Letters to the editor July 4

How much?

Spare us fanciful figures, Philip Todd writes in a letter to the editor.

A word of caution to the nauseating

EDITORIAL: Who would cram a carcass into a recycling bin?

Ali Timms

So here's the long-term plan

This week the council approved our Long-term Plan 2015-2025 which includes a drop in some of the rates increases that were originally forecast, as well as some extra community support.

Business

Southland dairying couple battle tough times

Jono and Kelly Bavin are the 2015 Southland-Otago Sharemilkers of the Year

Sonita Chandar reports on an award-winning Southland couple who battled through a tough season

Things that irritate a lawyer (this is not a how-to guide)

There are a number of things that have been annoying me lately – more than usual.

Catherine and John Ford, owners of Highland Station near Rotorua and winners of the Ballance Farm Environment Award for 2015.

Farm passes wow test

Winning the nation's top farming award has special significance for a Rotorua couple.

Sport

Ohai-Nightcaps topple Pioneer

Club rugby.

Division two club rugby wrap.

Rovers a class above the rest of the pack

Queenstown Rovers march toward Southland football's Donald Gray Cup senior men's title remained on track when they beat Southend United 8-1 at the Frankton Events Centre ground on Saturday.

Marist flanker Tangaroa Walker in action against Star at the Les George Oval.

Marist impress in win over Star

The 2015 Southland premier club rugby semifinalists have been found with Star, Eastern-Northern Barbarians, Marist and Woodlands advancing to next weekend's playoffs.

Culture

Arthur's relatives moved by show

We Will Remember Them tells the story of soldiers from Tapanui who fought in World War 1.

The relatives of Tapanui World War One veteran Private Arthur Gordon were treated to a performance of We Will Remember Them - a show based on his wartime diaries, on Sunday.

Carcosa enjoying whirlwind year

One of Invercargill's newest bands has just finished recording its first EP after a whirlwind year of playing gigs.

Members of the Southland Multicultural Council, from left, Meggy Bartlett-McBride, Jason Nguyen, Jasmine Campbell, Rukman Babaranda, Thembi Mabunda, Ferenc Szucs and Madhu Redman.

Multicultural council to focus on support gallery

The Southland Multicultural Council needs to focus more on being a support service for both migrants and locals, its new leadership team says.

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