The new team at No7 restaurant and bar in Cromwell which is opening on September 4. From left: Head chef Paul van der Molen, manager Ceri Richardson and assistant manager Keeley Gillan.

Restaurant to make a comeback

A trio of out-of-town are reopening the No.7 restaurant in Cromwell Mall.

A tearful reunion

Barbara Macnee, 67, right, is reunited with Buddy held by Emma King, 40 at their Milton home destroyed by fire on Saturday.

After the fire she thought her 6-month-old cat was dead. 

Teenager released from hospital 

The 18-year-old Cromwell man crashed into a grit truck.

Snipe transferred to island

A small secretive bird is now roaming another island off the coast of Stewart Island.

Man who cut bracelet still wanted

Police are still searching for the man who cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet.

Jaimee's life after surgery

Following risky surgery to remove a tumour, Jaimee Fincher is back on her feet.

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Chef scared elderly couple

Queenstown District Court.

A former Masterchef contestant tried to climb into the wrong house and frightened an elderly Queenstown couple.

Haast man spat in partner's face

Builder who spat in his on-off girlfriend's face remanded for sentence.

Queenstown not a factor in Invercargill decision - Jetstar

Tourist in massage mix-up

Opinion

Dog control officers need to pull up their socks -- letter

Roaming dogs are killing cats

After a dog's third attack on cats, Christina Laughton writes to the editor urging more action from civic authorities.

Safety trumps all, Mr Vincent

Alfred Vincent, as a boy.

EDITORIAL: The Alfred Vincent case tests our stamina for vigilance, not vengeance

Safety reform mustn't drive education indoors -- letter

It's educational.

Health and safety law reform mustn't stifle the benefits of outdoor education, Catherine Kappelle writes in a letter to the editor.

SDHB needs solutions not political opportunism

Todd Barclay

OPINION:The poor financial management of the former Southern District Health Board has to be addressed and -- in spite of what the Opposition portrays -- consultation is key, Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay writes.

Flag from the touch judge -- letter

Servicemen prepare the flag for the Anzac Day dawn service

Just because we had had previous flags does not change that for more than a century we have had law, order and patriotism under this one, David Russell writes in a letter to the editor.

Business

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.

Online purchase GST rules could go further

New GST laws for online purchases are coming up.

OPINION: Murray McClennan considers the changes ahead for GST and online purchases.

Health and safety law clarified

Mike Mitchell

Small businesses, farms, and volunteers should understand the changes in health and safety legislation. Mike Mitchell sets them out.

Don Nicolson appointed to Power Company Ltd board

Don Nicolson, who has been appointed to The Power Company Ltd board.

Don Nicolson has been appointed to The Power Company Ltd board.

Meet Maggie, the 'bride horse'

Three-year-old Shire, Max, is readied for the morning’s training by Zara-Lee Macdonald.

Seven-year-old Percheron mare sure to bring the "x-factor" to country weddings.

Sport

New rugby league challenge for student

Fifteen-year-old Revelation Niue, from Southland Boys' High School, has been selected for the South Island 15s rugby league team.

Most Sundays Revelation Niue runs from a church in north Invercargill to his home in south city.

Southland Boys' High School land medals in indoor bowls

Indoor bowls

Jason Gray won his second medal at the New Zealand secondary schools' indoor bowls championships in Wellington when he and Trevor Burgess finished third in the pairs section.

Southland Girls' High School in rugby finals

Seven of the eight students who are in their last year of playing for the Southland Girls' High School's first XV rugby team, front row from left, Lauren Brown, Lilly Tomlins; back row from left, Kate Black, Trisha Hopcroft, Laura Molloy, Aly Doherty, Alex Bodle. Brown and Tomlins are holding the trophies the team have won in the past two years.

Winning the Top Four national secondary school girls' rugby title would be a fitting farewell for eight last-year Southland Girls' High School students.

Thomas impresses in rugby circles

Southland under-18 rugby player Flynn Thomas is hoping to be selected for the New Zealand secondary schools' rugby development camp in Palmerston North in late September.

Flynn Thomas is showing signs of a future Stags' rugby player.

Josh Kennett begins employment in Williamson stable

Josh Kennett

Josh Kennett, who drove his first winner at Washdyke on Sunday, is now employed by the Ryal Bush stable of  leading Southland trainer, Nathan Williamson.

Culture

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.

"Open mic" night at library

Invercargill City Council.

An "open mic" night will be held at the Invercargill City Library on Friday to celebrate National Poetry Day.

CLiK spellbinding in concert

CLiK - The Ensemble 
From left: Edward King, John Chen and Natalie Lin

REVIEW

Hairspray star battles illness

Rachael Scott

In theatre circles they say the show must go on, but rarely has a leading lady given more to the cause than Rachael Scott.

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.

Video

$9 airfares spark price war

Air NZ offers its own $9 fares after Jetstar opens a sale on its new regional routes.

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