Southland Sharks basketball team at Invercargill Airport before flying to Wellington for the NBL finals weekend.

Sharks shoot for title No 2 video

First up is the Super City Rangers in the semifinal on Saturday with the hope to play in Sunday's final in Wellington.

Dead woman named

Police working at the Waldronville house were a woman was found dead in what was believed to be a stabbing.

A man has been arrested after a woman found dead in a Dunedin house, police say.

Retired in Riverton

Les and Janet Gibbs have found the ultimate way to give back to their community.

Painters are masters

Several southern painters were recognised last weekend at the National Master Painter Awards in Wellington.

Splash of red marks socks day

Red socks added a bright touch to the school day at Southland Girls' High School.

Killer's son sentenced

Anger management for son of convicted killer after assault on All Black. 

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News

New homes planned for Invercargill

The Invercargill City Council has publicly notified applications for resource consent to subdivide a Waikiwi property and create four new allotments.

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

Dunedin man shot

A Dunedin man has been shot, and his assailant remains at large.

Renters suffering in Queenstown growth boom

Options considered to reopen Southern Scenic Route

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

Farm passes wow test

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

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

Fonterra job cuts plan confirmed

Fonterra confirms that massive jobs cuts are underway after a series of leaks about staff meetings across the country.

Mary-Jane Thomas

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.

Sport

Southland's weightlifting family gallery

Ethan Hawken lifts during a competition at the Southland Olympic Weightlifting clubrooms.

Four Southlanders head to Pacific Games and Oceania Championship.

Elusive Catch chasing more success in Queensland

Southland filly Elusive Catch is entered for the first race at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.

Wayne Duffy, left, and Ginge Burnett are encouraged by Matt Randall as they prepare to mimic riding the Tour de France over 23 days starting on Saturday.

Southlanders to take on Tour de France

Twenty six Southlanders will get to taste some of the pain a Tour de France a goes through over the next three weeks.

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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