Fire crews at the scene of a house fire in Wallacetown on Tuesday morning.

Southland woman's very bad day

First she went out to free her car from a ditch - then she found her house on fire.

Havoc on roads gallery

Snow and ice cover the road through Mossburn on Monday morning.

2:58 PM  Motorists advised to avoid all non-essential travel due to treacherous conditions.

Woman killed in accident named

2:16 PM  Police have named the woman killed in a farm accident near Gore on Sunday.

Search for dairy hub site continues

A site for the Southern Dairy Hub should be confirmed by spring.

Selby-Rickit to rejoin Southern Steel

After a four-year hiatus, Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit is returning to the Southern Steel.

McDonald's nearly ready to build

The South Invercargill McDonald's is due to open towards the end of November.

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News

Australian artist joins kākāpō survival fight

A kākāpō portrait by Australian artist Janet Luxton.

10 min ago  An Australian artist is using her paintings of a critically endangered New Zealand bird to fund the species' survival.

Couple appeal against dog ruling

3:33 PM  Mojo the terrier should not be classed as menacing despite biting a labrador during a training session in Queenstown, the dog's owners say.

Thunder, rain and snow

"We need to do more": Council

Opinion

Twin triumphs exhilarate south

Paul Henare

OPINION: Pretty. Danged. Inspirational.

Letters to the Editor July 6

If the Opposition are really worried about an Australian charity wanting to invest in New Zealand housing it just shows how scared they are of trying a new approach that might help tenants, Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie writes in a letter to the editor.

Napier schoolgirl Anela Pritchard

Letters to the editor July 7

 Technology has made large tracts of what we're teaching redundant, Mervyn Cave writes in a letter to the editor

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

Sharks' success goes beyond court video

Sharks' co-captain James Paringatai holds up the National Basketball League trophy with team-mates at the Invercargill airport after the team's return from Wellington.

The wider community is reaping the benefits of a much-debated investment in professional sport, Southland community funders say.

Southland's strong speedway talent

There must be something in the water at Oreti Speedway because their solo riders dominated the New Zealand Speedway awards.

Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit is poised to return to the Southern Steel after four seasons with the Central Pulse.

Steel likely to land Pulse's Selby-Rickit

The Central Pulse are poised to lose the most popular member of their team to their NZ rivals.

Culture

Soar set for Wanaka stage

Wanaka singer Jenn Shelton and dancer Rachel Erichsen are directing SOAR, a music and theatre production a the Lake Wanaka Centre on July 10-11.

The directors of Wanaka's musical theatre production SOAR, Rachel Erichsen and Jenn Shelton, have a vision for developing the town's talent.

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.

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

Arthur's relatives moved by show

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.

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