Hokonui Runanga elder Rewi Anglem wants his grandchildren to be able to swim in the Mataura River.

Rivers and lakes 'swimmable' by 2040

Hokonui Runanga elder Rewi Anglem wants his grandchildren to inherit a swimable Mataura River.

Child hit by car

A child has been hit by a car in Garston.

A child is suffering shock after being hit by a car in Garston, in northern Southland.

Truck driver killed at port

The man had stepped out of his truck at Bluff's port when he was struck by a loader.

Library launches WWI letters website

Library Launches World War I Letters Website

Sea lion pups make a comeback

DOC is celebrating a 14 per cent increase in sea lion pup births this year.

Council's public relations nightmare

The council ups its game on building information - costing building owners.

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Punched in head

Police have arrested a man and charged him with assault.

12:52 PM  Man in court following altercation in Queenstown.

'She's a victim too'

12:44 PM  A US tourist who caused a serious crash has been left to look after herself, court hears.

Pedestrian hit by car

Fiordland Marine Plan approved


GODZone is go

Epic 420km adventure race starts in Queenstown.


Stinky water turns off tourists

Overseas visitors are not impressed to find warning signs like this one at Canterbury's Coes Ford.

Overseas visitors expecting pristine countryside are being put off by NZ's pollution.

kin2kin turns one

The kin2kin family app celebrates its first birthday.

Founder Hamish McGregor says Wanaka community support is behind huge growth of family app.

Units for Qtown workers proposed

Artist's impression of what 40 one- bedroom temporary units for workers at Queenstown Country Club will look like, ...

40 temporary units in Queenstown to accommodate retirement village builders have been proposed.

Great southern job growth

A tourism surge and building boom accounted for most of the job creation in the Queenstown Lakes District over the March ...

A boom in tourists and building made Queenstown Lakes the place to find a job last year.

Koha Kai 'unstoppable'

Koha Kai trainee Jeff Moyles cooks in a school kitchen for the first time thanks to an adjustable table that can be ...

For two years they have been cooking in small school kitchens, now the Koha Kai team is getting ready for its biggest challenge.


Our diferently abled rivers

Ol' manky river? Environment Minister Nick Smith sets out the Government's intentions..

EDITORIAL: So are our new river swimmability standards a case of full-immersion hogwash?

Letters to the editor - February 25

Letters to the editor - February 25.

Letters to the Editor for February 25, 2017

Go back and do it properly

A PR nightmare?

EDITORIAL: The Invercargill City Council isn't winning friends with its building WOF backtrack, but it needs to be done.

Don't wait for a multi-person crash

200514. Photo: 123rf.com
Illustration - 3d illustration of opened red mailbox with letters

address, await, box, ...

Heavy tax

And then there was one

EDITORIAL: Where would we be without Alliance? Let's not find out.


GODZone is go

Teams start the GODZone adventure race from Queenstown bay on Saturday.

Epic 420km adventure race starts in Queenstown.

Rennie not smiling despite win video

Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie slips an Aaron Smith tackle attempt.

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie seeking improvement despite ending Highlanders' hoodoo.

Sharks imports progress to ANBL final

Mitch Norton will play for the Illawarra Hawks in the ANBL grand finals before linking with the Southland Sharks for the ...

It could be a tight turnaround for Southland's overseas basketball imports as they eye the ANBL final series.

Steel's Silver Ferns return

Southern Steel midcourter Gina Crampton.

Southern Steel's Silver Ferns quartet back for preseason outing in Oamaru.

Duffy back for Volts

Otago Volts bowler Jacob Duffy.

Jacob Duffy to line up for Otago Volts after lengthy stint on the sidelines.


Passion ignites in latest ballet offering

Natalya Kusch as Carmen and Joseph Skelton as Don Jose.

The dancers' passion and chemistry was alight in the company's performances of Roland Petit's L'Arlesienne and Carmen.

New hospital short $3.5m

Conceptual drawings of a proposed Maniototo health facility development.

Supporters of a new $5.5 million Maniototo health facility are seeking a $1m contribution from council to help close a $3.5m shortfall.

Starting a business at 18

Sarah Sarfaiti, 18, decided to stay in Invercargill to teach piano.

While the rest of her friends were busy packing to go to university, Sarah Sarfaiti decided to set up shop in Invercargill.

'Sneaky' water plan change

The Otago Regional Council is currently holding a series of drop-in sessions to get feedback on a proposed plan change ...

A proposed change to how water is taken from streams or tributaries around Otago has been dubbed 'sneaky' and 'vague'.

Cycle speed dating

17022017 Photo: Dasha Kuprienko. MIR News: For a 60-minute-challenge Mirror reporter Dasha Kuprienko did cycle speed ...

How does one single female spend a Valentines Day evening, what is there to do for a mouldly.

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