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Geoffrey, a large black pig at the Animal Farm at Gardner Valley Road who will be celebratiing their first birthday this weekend.

Giant pig traps woman

A hungry 150kg pig trapped a woman in her car near Dunedin as it searched for food.

Quake hits Wanaka

Earthquake near Wanaka: Map showing the epicentre of the 6.0 magnitude earthquake.

4:03 PM  People spill into the street as a magnitude 5.8 earthquake that "sounded like a freight train" shakes the lower South Island.

'Help our daughter'

Parents say ill daughter was allowed to roam free despite history of self harm and suicide attempts.

Duck shooters injured

Poor behaviour from some duck shooters mars opening weekend for many.

When ninja babies strike

Cats are funny things, particularly when it comes to children.

Schools clash in competition gallery

Caleb Dawson likes to experiment with food. But he knows that not all experiments end well.

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Kelvin Hts couple mark 100th birthday

Norma, 100, and Phil Lakeland have been quietly celebrating a milestone at home in Queenstown.

12 min ago  Norma Lakeland hopes she'll be up and singing again soon at her favourite social club after her 100th birthday weekend.

Southland dog control consultation to be extended

3:59 PM  Some Southland District Council community boards are calling for drastic changes to dog control rules, meaning consultation with the public is likely to be extended.

Tunes and Tries promo to attract people south at QB weekend

Grant give Rakiura Hertiage Centre boost

Anzac 2015: Voices of Courage

A century-old snub video

Radio personality John McDowell holds up a photo of his great-grandfather Lieutenant-Colonel Edmund Bowler in 'We Will Remember Them' - the Returned Services Association's 2015 calendar.

He set off for Gallipoli as one of New Zealand’s highest ranking officers - to “strike a blow for the Empire”.

'Gutsy' nurse adored by the French

Few Southlanders have heard of Makarewa nurse Lily Lind, who was on the frontlines well before her compatriots joined the fight.

Ernest John Pay, of Invercargill, was killed during the Battle of Somme in 1916.

A search for answers

As a child, Ray Pay often found himself staring at a large portrait of a soldier on the wall of his Bluff home.


Just look up, Harry

Here comes Harry.

OPINION: We'll be showing the prince one of our own crown jewels.

The spirit is unwilling

Should a Christian church be so tetchy about tai chi?

Sport and/or recreation?

In with a sporting chance

OPINION: Whose up for playing mind games with sporting bodies?


Tunes and Tries promo to attract people south at QB weekend

04042015. News. Photo: Supplied. New Zealand band Six60 who are playing in Invercargill on May 31.

3:25 PM  Venture Southland is launching a "Tunes and Tries" promotion to entice people south for an action-packed Queens Birthday weekend in Invercargill.

Fonterra's winter milk offer a 'token gesture'

Fonterra's premium offer for more South Island winter milk described as a "token gesture".

Justin and Melissa Slattery have been named 2015 New Zealand Sharemilker/Equity Farmers of the Year.

Sharemilkers ahead of the game

NZ Dairy Industry Awards winners ahead of the game in driving profitability on farms, during a forecast period of low milk payouts.


Students take to Turbo Touch

Defending Champion Ryan Cull during the 2013 winter series.

3:07 PM  Unlike traditional touch, in turbo touch the ball can be passed forwards, backwards, sideways with teams only having two possessions to create a Touchdown

Thistle puts preseason form to one side to produce stunning upset

Thistle dumped its horrific early season form line when they convincingly upset Queens Park 3-1 in Southland senior men's Donald Gray cup football competition at the ILT Football Turf in Invercargill on Saturday.

Southland Stags Dillan Halaholo has been called into the highlanders squad for their two-game trip to South Africa.

Southland hooker Halaholo gets Highlanders call up

Southland hooker called into the Highlanders squad for their trip to South Africa to play the Lions and Cheetahs.


Bluff Oyster Festival celebrates music

Lyttelton-based band The Eastern who are performing at the 2015 Bluff Oyster Festival.

3:27 PM  The Bluff Oyster Festival is still a few weeks away, but the bands are ready to perform for the faithful Bluff crowds.

Teen makes youth jazz orchestra

Wakatipu High School student Luke Petre's love of jazz music has seen him selected for the New Zealand Youth Jazz Orchestra.

Phil Robinson of Invercargill, writing on the 'I Wish' blackboard wall on Don street, for Arts Festival.

I wish wall returns for a second year

2:38 PM  The wishes of the people of Invercargill are on display for everyone to see.

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