2015 New Zealand Rose of Tralee Maggie Fea, of Queenstown, and Southland Rose of Tralee committee member Laura Morrison ...

Roses to visit deep south

Regional Rose of Tralee winners will be visiting Otago and Southland in hopes of winning a trip to Ireland.

Real-world science video

James Hargest College year 13 students Savannah Egerton and Sam Wood conducting an experiment looking at calcium level ...

James Hargest College students take part in real-world science testing.

Lungs put to the test

In recognition of World Smokefree Day on Tuesday, Healthy Families Invercargill is offering to test lung function.

Bluff oyster frenzy video

What is the right price for Bluff oysters? Just about any price you name, it would seem.

Sky Tower success

"It was a very exhilarating event to be involved in, we were excited with the whole atmosphere." 

Schools struggling to fill boards

While some schools are preparing for school board elections, others will not be holding any.

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New 'Business HUB' for Esk St

Southland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Sheree Carey.

The Southland Chamber of Commerce is excited to be moving to the Esk Street end of the SIT Arcade in early

Library changes under fire

Decision to allow public consultation on library changes met with applause at the Invercargill City Council.

Kidnapping accused interview shown in court

Future Star:Sophie Thompson

Video

Launching Project McKenzie

The All Blacks have some special plans for their gifted young rookie back from the Chiefs.

Business

Tiwai smelter drops $2m in earnings

NZAS made an underlying profit after tax of $54 million in the year to December 31, which was a $2 million drop from 2014.

NZAS remains exposed to external economic factors and will struggle in 2016.

Tim Porter takes over helm of Boating New Zealand magazine

Tim Porter is the publisher of Boating New Zealand.

Former Fairfax executive returns to first love of boating.

NZ lamb faces offshore competition

The Lamb Company (North America) president Tony Ruffo speaks at the Alliance Group Pure South conference in Queenstown ...

Potential constraints on the future supply of New Zealand lamb are a concern for an American company.

The 'Viagra' of carpet video

Dying for something different? NZ Yarn can oblige with "out there" colours like this bright orange.

NZ company targets high fliers with a carpet that doesn't lose its oomph.

Tourism industry hot over DOC funding cuts

The Tourism Export Council said stricter enforcement of concession fees for visiting scenic spots such as the pancake ...

Tourism industry leaders are worried that lack of funding will continue to severely handicap the Department of Conservation.

Opinion

Letter to the editor: Editorial concern

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The Southland Times'  editorial of May 28, 2016, "Third mayoral contender enters the race", contains several inaccuracies which cannot go unchallenged.

Third mayoral contender changes the dynamic

Invercargill city councillor, and now mayoral candidate, Karen Arnold

EDITORIAL: For Tim, the more challengers the mayor-ier.

Letters to the editor - May 27

Letters to the editor

The police seemed more interested in eating pies than rescuing people, a letter writer says.

What will this Budget really budge?

Bill English

EDITORIAL: Bill English: smooth operator or up to his elbows in it?

At this rate . . .

Anderson Park - where to put its art collection?

EDITORIAL: We got what we asked for, apparently.

Sport

Launching Project McKenzie video

Damian McKenzie is ready to make the most of his dream promotion to the All Blacks.

The All Blacks have some special plans for their gifted young rookie back from the Chiefs.

Future Star:Sophie Thompson

Wakatipu High School student Sophie Thompson claims bronze as part of the coxed four at the Maadi Cup 2016.

Queenstown teenager Sophie Thompson has only been rowing for two seasons, but is already aiming high.

Change of stable for Eyrish Mist

Otago owner, trainer and driver Ricky Allen.

Eyrish Mist will be the third to race for Ricky Allen at the Harness Jewels.

Long queues mean top sale figures for Wakatipu Ski Club

Peter Devine, Wakatipu Ski Club president and annual ski sale organiser.

"People were very well behaved and they came through sequentially and orderly, but they just kept on coming," Wakatipu Ski Club sale organiser Peter Devine.

Taurua responds to 'boring' comments video

Southern Steel netball coach Noeline Taurua.

Noeline Taurua has come in to bat for her team following some less than complimentary post-match comments from Northern Mystics captain Maria Tutaia.

Culture

Trey Ratcliff to speak during social media day at Winter Fest

Queenstown will be seen through the screens of over 16 million Trey Ratcliff's follower as he captures it during the Winter Festival.

Cure Kids get VIP treatment at Highlands Motorsport Park

Highlands Motorsport Park member Ross Young, of Wanaka, gave Cure Kids ambassador Brayden Warnock-Hannon, 12, of ...

Brayden, like most boys, loves rugby, lego, music and fast cars. But unlike most boys he lives with burns.

Great outdoors is a keeper

Otautau Vets Ltd veterinary surgeon and director Louise Ingram loves the outdoor lifestyle Otautau offers.

Louise Ingram speaks about why she loves Otautau and Southland.

Committee work a success

Otautau woman Isabel Booth has been heavily involved in many of the town's committees.

Being involved in Otautau community gave resident Isabel Booth something to do.

Simon Lucas trumps 155 entries for Hiddleston MacQueen award.

Auckland filmmaker and adventurer Simon Lucas.

Six men and two dogs master steep learning curves in remote North American river network.

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