A Victory Medal from World War I, similar to the one pictured, has been found in a Dunedin couch.

War medal found in op-shop couch

A Dunedin woman has discovered an unlikely treasure in her charity shop couch. 

Crash kills man

The site of a car crash on Otatara Rd, near Invercargill, on Monday night.

6:14 PM  Man who died after crash near Invercargill standing and talking immediately afterwards, witness says.

Famous sausage gets comeback?

The famous Tuatapere Sausages may be gone, but don't panic just yet.

Hunting death sentencing put off

Judge adjourns sentencing of Southland hunter who accidentally shot his son dead.

Whale surfaces in the south

The long-awaited south city sculpture has at last taken its place over the entrance to Russell Square in Invercargill.

Missing boy's mother files action

Mother of missing boy Mike Zhao-Beckenridge takes legal action over Queenstown house.

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News

Whooping cough spike in Central Otago

Public Health South medical officer of health Dr Keith Reid urges parents to vaccinate their children against whooping cough as cases increase in Central Otago

17 min ago  Call for vaccination as whooping cough outbreak spikes in Central Otago.

Man sentenced on drug charges in Invercargill

A man, who said relatives gave him morphine sulphate tablets for his headache, was sentenced in the Invercargill District Court on Tuesday.

Kumaguya students meet the mayor

Two Wanaka homes in running for design award

Opinion

Editorial: So that's all right, for a bit

Tiwai Point

To enormous local relief. Tiwai still has a future. A finite, but still immensely valuable, one.

Flags of our fathers? Really?

Those wartime heroics we evoke during the flag debate don't strike Mervyn Cave as apt.

Southland Museum and Art Gallery

Redeveloped museum could tell our stories more vividly -- letter

The Southland Museum and Art Gallery has exciting potential, Cathy Macfie writes in a letter to the editor

Business

Major new Invercargill building on track to open in December

The new building on the corner of Don and Deveron Sts in Invercargill which will house ASB Bank and other tenants.

A major new inner-city development is taking shape in Invercargill.

You can't take it with you when you go

Trouble was on the cards when a company wanted a departing employee's laptop back, Mary-Jane Thomas reports.

Neil Bulling from PGG Wrightson Real Estate at the site for a new retirement village in Cromwell.
Photo: Supplied

Cromwell retirement village gets green light

A retirement village "more attractive than the standard retirement villages" has been given the green light for Cromwell in Central Otago.

Sport

Riverton galloper to race in Winter Classic

Trainer Kelvin Tyler

5:49 PM  Timy Tyler, upset winner of the Winter Cup (1600m) last weekend, is set to back up in the 200m longer Winter Classic at Riccarton on Saturday.

Cricket upgrade may cost $350k

International cricket games in Queenstown might be a thing of the past because a pitch upgrade could cost $350,000

Junior Ngaluafe scores a try against North Otago on Saturday in Gore.

Stags team named to play Otago

The Southland Stags team has been named to play Otago in their final preseason match in Riverton on Wednesday.

Culture

Senior queens unite for festival

Former Senior Blossom Festival Queens Pat Lines, of Clyde, and Judy Elliot-Hall, of Alexandra.

Two former senior queens of the Alexandra Blossom Festival are joining a drive to promote the competition.

Hairspray hits the right notes

It's a dazzling show with a big, big heart, awash with colour, corny comedy and catchy, 60-style bubblegum pop and r'n'b tunes.

Before the Polyfest Art Exhibition was opened at the museum, a prizegiving was held at Centre Stage in Invercargill

Youngsters get creative for Polyfest

About 30 art pieces created by Southland youngsters went on display at Southland Museum on Sunday in celebration of Polyfest.

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