A tin that will be used for the Blue River Dairy sheep milk baby formula for export to China.

Chinese exports are go

Blue River Dairy can restart exports of its sheep milk baby formula to China.

Owner to be charged

27082015 News. Robyn Edie. Southland Times/Fairfax NZ.  Invercargill man Mike Richards with a photo of their family cat Squirt who was mauled to death by four pig dogs on their front porch, after the dogs came through a gap in the hedge from the neighbouring property.

Man whose unregistered dogs killed neighbours' cat will be prosecuted, city council says.

Serious assault in Queenstown

An Australian tourist allegedly bashed a man in Queenstown on Thursday night.

Drone laws 'limit opportunities'

Invercargill is missing out on promotional opportunities because of strict rules around flying drones, a broadcaster says.

Mayor Tim: I'm a Union Jack man

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt stoutly defends our national flag.

Hearing to decide on subdivision

Application to subdivide Waikiwi property and build three new homes to be heard by ICC panel.

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News

Conman avoids jail

Mrinal Sardana outside the Dunedin District Court on Wednesday.

A conman who ripped off a pregnant woman managed to come up with $20,000 to stay out of jail.

Aurora College student says he was provoked

An Aurora College student who attacked another boy at school says he did so because he says the victim threatened to kill his family.

New owners add a sweet twist to craft show

Hospice Southland create All Blacks collection for Rugby World Cup

Opinion

I'm a Union Jack man

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt.

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt stoutly defends our national flag.

Huffington hears a Who

Who do we have here?

EDITORIAL: A country's a country no matter how small.

For pity's sake . . .

Refugees. Who needs 'em?

We're the not-so-good Samaritans

Government priorities wrong -- letter

Not a priority

Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie answers letters to the editor on priorities and bureaucracy.

Changes must keep people safe at work

Ria Bond

The Government's health and safety categorisations are a mess, Southland's New Zealand First list MP Ria Bond writes.

Business

Blue River gets OK for Chinese exports

A tin that will be used for the Blue River Dairy sheep milk baby formula for export to China.

Blue River Dairy can restart exports of its sheep milk baby formula to China, following an accreditation from the Certification and Accreditation Administration.

Southland needs to diversify - Joyce

Minister for Economic Development Steven Joyce speaks at a public meeting at the Winton Salvation Army Corps on Tuesday.

Southland cannot rely on its biggest employers to remain strong in the future, Steven Joyce says.

Development Strategy report due

Graham Cooney

A report identifying opportunities and factors holding development back in Southland will be presented to the mayoral forum on September 9.

Flat Hill wind farm opened gallery

Pioneer Generation Flat Hill Wind Farm near Bluff

With turbines churning on a grey day, Southland's newest wind farm is officially up and running.

Invercargill Licensing Trust buys Southland Times building

The Southland Times building in Invercargill.

The Invercargill Licensing Trust has bought the Southland Times building in Esk St.

Sport

Southland Girls' qualify

Southland Girls' High School senior A basketball team.

The Southland Girls' High School Senior A basketball team qualified for nationals in Palmerston North.

Southland Girls' High School reach rugby final

Southland Girls' High School, left, and Feilding High School in action at the Top Four girls' national rugby tournament in Palmerston North on Friday.

Southland Girls' High School have made the final of the Top Four national school girls' rugby competition in Palmerston North. 

Big challenge for under-19s

Rugby.

Southland under-19 rugby coach Craig Pullar openly admits he is team has a David and Goliath type battle on their hands on Saturday at Rugby Park in Invercargill.

Not for the faint hearted

New Zealand's Hank Bilous competing in the 2015 North Face Freeski Open of New Zealand Big Mountain at The Remarkables in Queenstown on Friday.

By no means is it a feat suitable for the faint hearted.

Mooar firmly grips underdog tag

Southland coach Brad Mooar says Wellington and Hawek'es Bay are the big dogs of the NPC championship.

Stags coach labels Wellington and Hawke's Bay premiership teams playing in the NPC championship.

Culture

Southland band of the week: Zutto

Zutto's logo

Invercargill rock band Zutto are surfing a zen wave.

Enter Stage Left: Maree Beker

Southland artist Maree Beker.

Enter Stage Left: Pukeko Alley Gallery owner Maree Beker, in Fortrose, reveals what she loves about south Catlins.

Polyfest eyes funding sources

Bluff school senior Kapa Haka group, front three from left, Eden Foggo, Sharvae Te Huia-Goodma, and Jasmyn Pollock.

As Polyfest wraps up organisers are trying to secure funding for the event next year.

Auckland Grammar Stage Band tours Southland

Vocalist AG Fernando performs some Johnny Cash with the Auckland Grammar Stage Band at a public concert at Northern Southland College in Lumsden on Saturday afternoon, before entertaining the crowds at a show in Te Anau on Saturday night.

There won’t be much of Southland left unseen after the Auckland Grammar Stage Band concludes its whistle stop concert tour of the province this week.

Southern kids take stage by storm

The Rakiura Rockers from Halfmoon Bay School perform at the Rockshop Bandquest in Dunedin on Wednesday night.

They may be young, but southern kids sure know how to rock.

Healthy Families Invercargill

Join in on the healthy journey

Southland Times editor Natasha Holland.

I have so many bad eating habits it's not funny.

How do you beat bad habits?

Healthy Families Invercargill manager Jared Cappie.

Think about where you live, learn, work and play.

How to start your own food forest

A ``woodland look'' food forest.

Anyone wanting to start a food forest might be pleasantly surprised to find that they don't have to start from scratch.

How do you think about food?

Sherry Elton is a GAPS Practitioner.

In the old days, cooking was learnt from scratch from our mothers or grandmothers.

A campervan and a chance to change

Rebecca Amundsen started her journey to a healthier life in 2012.

Labour weekend 2012 saw my husband and I making a spur of the moment decision to buy a 1974 Bedford Camper.

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Not for the faint hearted

By no means is it a feat suitable for the faint hearted.

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