NZ Thoroughbred Racing national venue inspector Garry Foskett, jockey Terry Moseley, stipendiary steward Mark Davidson, Ascot Park course manager Warren Broad, and Ascot Park assistant groundsman Steve Herbert inspect the track at Ascot Park on Friday.

Corporates still keen on races

3:09 PM  The absence of horses at Invercargill's popular Christmas at the Races event has so far had little impact on bookings, organisers say.

Quake near Tuatapere

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck 50km north-west of Tuatapere on Sunday.

1:30 PM  A 4.3 magnitude earthquake has struck 50kms north-west of Tuatapere.

Enviro report snubs Southland

Southland overlooked in major Government climate change study.

Big Lotto winner in Gore

Nine lucky punters have won $111,111 each in Lotto's First Division.

Bluff artist honoured at awards

A Bluff community leader has been honoured for her lifetime of service to Maori arts.

Speedway spectacular postponed

Burt Munro Challenge extends to Sunday afternoon with speedway event postponed because of bad weather.

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Brits converge on south for "The Burt" gallery video

Francie Winteringham with the 1930 Rudge 500cc bike she built over 7 months.

Visiting Brits and bikes made from bits - it's Burt time in Southland.

Climate of change as NZ marches gallery video

Thirty five rallies nationwide demand the Government do more to prevent catastrophic climate change.

Beach packed for Burt gallery video

My best piece of advice video

Burt Munro Challenge

Coppins wins beach race gallery video

Josh Coppins of Nelson, (centre) on his Yamaha YZ450, before going onto win the 50 mile Burt Munro Trophy race.

Josh Coppins turns focus to street race on Sunday.

Invercargill street races set to go gallery

The first Invercargill street races are set for Sunday.

Crowds of people watch the Burt Munro Challenge beach races from sand dunes on Oreti Beach.

Beach packed for Burt gallery video

Friday was not the first time Rhys Hanna has sat on the beach waiting for the Burt Munro beach race to begin.


'We share in your pain'

The family of the helicopter pilot in the fatal Fox Glacier crash has spoken out about the tragedy.


Expansion plans for Wanaka backyard brewer

Wanaka brewer James Hay's new Popnpils beer is the fourth in his
B.Effects range.

Wanaka brewer produces another small drop in New Zealand's growing ocean of craft beer.

Taxing Times: Offshore GST provision

New GST calculations have come into play.


Work To Rule: $13k compo for nine days' work

The Employment Relations Authority was not impressed with Mr A's summary dismissal of Ms F.

An Auckland University student was awarded $13,000 after just nine days of employment, writes Mary-Jane Thomas.

"Powerful group'' to lead strategy gallery

Tracy Hicks

The team faces a tough assignment but is up to it, according to the region's Mayoral Forum.

Last drinks at Appleby Tavern

Former Appleby Tavern employees, from left, Carol Chin Poy, John McCann, Joann Grennell and Audrey McKelvey reminisce about the old days.

Former staff remember the Appleby Tavern's glory days before it closes on Wednesday.


Opinion: Letter to the editor

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The Future of Houses

From the Hotseat: Southland's strategic revolution

Bill Richardson Transport World in Invercargill.

From motorbikes to a museum opening, November has been a busy month, writes Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt.

First Church will need a hand, now

Fire Safety officer Duane Shannon at First Church.

EDITORIAL: It's not just parishioners who should care.

Rage against the elderly

030712 News. Photo: Mytchall Bransgrove/Timaru Herald. 8 Letters were sent and received the next day.

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The attitude by the public regarding allowing suffering without pain relief, when one would be prosecuted for doing that to an animal needs, to be made clear by as many people as possible.

Time to clean up the city

12122014 News Photo: Grant Matthew/Fairfax NZ

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It's time to give Invercargill's grass a mow, G Bulling writes in a letter to the editor.


Bluff artist honoured at awards

Bluff artist Huhana Morgan.

A Bluff community leader has been honoured for her lifetime of service to Maori arts.

The five faces of Kali Kopae

Actor Kali Kopae, who will star in a one woman show directed by her husband Jamie McCaskill.

 Actor Kali Kopae plays all five characters in a NZ Festival play about domestic violence. It's a pretty intense ride, she says.

Fit for a princess gallery

The Princess Theatre in Gore

There is no stopping Gore's Princess Theatre.

Michelle Beck shoots for stars

Michelle Beck, Fight For Her

Michelle Beck's country music career hits the ground running.

John Pringle sings from the heart

John Pringle's Long Time Coming



Injuries sideline riders

New Zealand's top jockey Lisa Allpress.

Jockey Lisa Allpress and apprentice Dylan Mo are recovering from race-falls and hope to ride at Trentham on Saturday.

Marist bowler claims hat-trick

Cricketer James Ng.

James Ng grabs hat-trick in Southland club cricket and almost made it four in a row.

Hornby win Queenstown Nines

He Tauaa's Javaan Fa'amoe-Ioane sets off to score a try against the Wakatipu Giants in a game at the Queenstown Nines in Queenstown on Saturday.

Christchurch club Hornby has taken out the first Queenstown Nines rugby league tournament played on Saturday.

First race delayed

Jacqui Hyde, the clerk of scales, weighs Terry Moseley on replacement scales for race one at Cromwell on Sunday.

The start of the race meeting at Cromwell on Sunday was delayed when the scales to weigh out jockeys failed to function.

Demons Red win combined softball competition

Demons Red pitcher Daniel Perry.

Demons Red win 3­-1 against Panthers to take out Southland/Otago competition.

Healthy Families Invercargill

Extra hour fun

Healthy Families Invercargill manager Jared Cappie.

Spring brings all sorts of beauty and surprises.

Sugar fast facts

GAPS practitioner Sherry Elton.

October 2015 has been named Stoptober. It has been designated as a month for people to get good support to stop smoking.

Loving food in a bag

Love Local trustees Sara Westbury, left, and Richelle Surendran with some of the fruit and vegetables in the different size bag options customers can order through their service.

Two couples are using their collective skills to deliver real food to city residents.

New food vision

Robyn Guyton sits by the fire at Riverton's South Coast Environment Centre.

Walking into a brick building in Riverton your senses are overwhelmed by two things.

Exercise of the week:

Grace Jones, from Sport Southland, demonstrates a wall press up.

Exercise of the week: The wall press-up

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