Grateful son didn't kill anyone

'Think before you drink. Think before you drive.'

On a frosty Southland morning, Biddy Poole thought her boy was dead and a mother's worst nightmare had come true.
Biddy Poole

Crash victim named

Police Young Southland dairy farmer killed when his 4WD hit a power pole near Winton yesterday.

'Cool' shooter wins gold

Stress of crucial gear going missing not enough to sway NZ's latest gold medallist Sally Johnston.

Popular campsite's future in doubt

Seasonal workers staying cheaply at a popular Central Otago camping spot could soon be forced to find somewhere else to live.

Burglars keeping police on the go

A police focus on burglaries has nabbed a serial thief.

Owner defends dogs

An Invercargill dog owner is disputing the city council's story that his dogs jumped over a fence on his property to attack a building inspector.

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Man used fake passport

planes airport A Fijian man has pleaded guilty to carrying a false passport when allegedly in disguise at Queenstown Airport.

Southland's space role over

Southland's role in international space project will end with the final lift-off of region's first foray into space.

Maori teachers wanted in kindies

Stage set for bobby dazzler?

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Call centre ready for emergencies

Emergency Management Southland manager Neil Cruickshank has a fashion accessory like no other, a suitcase that is a portable call centre.

Finals at Rugby Park

rugby ball generic Invercargill's Rugby Park will be a hive of activity on Saturday afternoon with more action than originally scheduled.

Record haul for rowers

Southland rower Kristen Froude has won a bronze medal at the World Under-23 Rowing Championships in Italy.

Ah Kuoi spurred by tragedy

Woodlands crush Marist

Lilian Tudor

Tudor on track

Southland athletics official Lilian Tudor hopes to attain an international ranking this spring.

Chasing a fair go

Mark Berry His job involves grappling with forces of corporate darkness yet Mark Berry is disarmingly twinkly.

Sawmill must reduce night noise

A major Southland company has been served an abatement notice following complaints to the Invercargill City Council.

South Island primed for platinum

Anger can be expensive


Empire began over lunch

A friendly chat at lunch about rubber inflatable boats led to the creation of the south's largest boat manufacturer.

Back from the brink of extinction

kakapo Rare bird's population is growing once again, thanks to a recovery programme on a tiny island in the Foveaux Strait.

An imaginative name when you look at it

ABOUT THE SOUTH: Southland's shortest placename has a single letter.

Cash incentive drives recycling programme

Conservation plan needs sponsor

Liam Calder

Boys whip up a menu

For a decade teens at Southland Boys' High School have been cooking up a storm.

Israel can't win battle of opinion

gaza strap In war, the perception of who is right and who is wrong differs markedly, depending on where you are viewing the carnage.

Meeting in the bonds of love

In days when NZ's gaze has moved to the Asia Pacific region in preference to England, it is easy to wonder: what is the point of the Commonwealth?

Letter: Donor registry

Blessed ... and lucky

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Skin cancer data sorely lacking

Should we be committing resources to the cause of monitoring skin cancers in the name of earlier detection and treatment?

Chickpeas pulse with goodness

Chickpeas Poets have been celebrating food and drink since time began, so it's a fair bet that someone - probably in Ancient Rome - wrote an ode to the venerable chickpea.

A loo roll checking disorder

Y ep, I do like having the last word, whether it is goodbye, thank you or I love you.

A sucker for edamame

Grape expectations

Whetu Taewa

Swapping league for speed

Whetu Taewa blitzed the opposition with pace and power throughout his international league career.

'Amazing garments' for Hokonuis

Hokonui models Trends come and go but good quality will never go out of style.

First time nerves for students

A group of eager fashion designers are entering the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards for the first time this weekend.

Sophie wears win really well

Hokonui awards just part of NZ

 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Seamless ape sequel shocks and awes

MOVIE REVIEW: Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a flawless blend of good storytelling, great casting and seamless production.

Help! My bum is disappearing

Candice If your glutes aren't pulling their weight, it's time to change your routine.

Goat stuck in a baaad situation

When one goat finds himself stuck in a hole, another tries to help him... but the rescue doesn't quite go to plan.

10 ways to look slimmer, fast

A curse upon thee

Her beauty caused a storm

Her beauty caused a storm

This young woman just wants to play volleyball. Her many, many new online fans won't let that happen.

Kids consider IT 'a bum subject'

Report shows gradual decline in the proportion of students enrolled in science-related subjects.

PlayStation everything

Sony plans to reposition the console warhorse as a hub for a network of streamed services.

Microsoft in antitrust probe

Amazon opens 3D printing store

Ready for blast off

NZ-made 10-tonne rocket capable of sending satellites into space at a fraction of current costs.

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