Gathering around a fire are Tommy Jack of Christchurch; Lee Mckernan of Nelson; Wayne Stocks of Christchurch and Morrie Stoddard.

Bikers set camp for monkey rally

Hundreds of bikers are looking forward to a night of "good yarns, beers and laughter".

Migrant visa holdups

Vuniyana Qoro (front), and (left to right) Qasevakatini Napoleoni, Joe Natuikata and Warren Heslip at work in Pebbly Hills forest. The three Fijian men are applying for residency.

A Southland dairy leader is calling on Immigration New Zealand to extend migrant visa concessions.

Highlanders get bonus-point win video

Highlanders look bound for playoffs after an impressive 36-9 demolition of the Chiefs.

Spelling the end for playcentre

A proposal to sell off a council reserve could spell the end for the Makarewa Playcentre.

Steel's playoff chances on the line

Will the Southern Steel's 2015 season end on Sunday? Or will they make the playoffs?

Greens name new co-leader video

Former business consultant James Shaw takes over from Russel Norman.

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News

Arrowtown motel unit burns down

Huge flames took hold of and destroyed a unit at Mace Motel, Arrowtown.

An Arrowtown motel unit has been destroyed by fire.

Cromwell man to head Camp Quality New Zealand

A Cromwell Lion is the new head of a national volunteer group that helps children living with cancer.

Dubstepper takes on buskers

Death not suspicious

Opinion

Saturday morning rituals important

Zach and Piper enjoy their all-important post-pancake pre-cartoon watching Saturday morning picnic.

Creating Saturday morning memories is important, writes Mark Hotton.

Which way, where....

OPINION: Which way, where…

Tim Shadbolt

We deserve the rewards

It's easy to mock Councillor Kett's proposal to have a limited number of free trips to Stewart Island for Gold Card members but I wish to publicly congratulate him for drawing attention to the injustice of this issue. 

Business

Council CEO's interest probed

Queenstown Lakes District Council chief executive Adam Feeley.

Issues of trust and confidence raised over Queenstown council CEO's involvement in affordable housing proposal.

Farmers face 'brutal' times

Federated Farmers predict brutal six months ahead for dairy farmers as Fonterra cuts milk price forecast for this season.

Taxing things is the answer!

HEAD: Taxing Times Article

Sport

Sharks seal seventh straight NBL win

Southland's Todd Blanchfield top-scored with 24 points in the Sharks' 88-73 win over the Hawke's Bay Hawks.

Southland Sharks overpower Hawke's Bay Hawks 88-73 to claim seventh straight NBL win on Saturday night.

Munro set for Fifa U-20 World Cup

"Once they declared that it was in New Zealand I was definitely keen."

Town-verses-Country rugby

Town and Country rugby teams battle it out

Who took out the battle of the pen pushers and hay seeds at Rugby Park?

Culture

Sleeping Beauty on Ice cancelled

Imperial Ice Stars' Sleeping Beauty on Ice will not come to Christchurch and Dunedin

Shipping error forces cancellation of South Island Sleeping Beauty on Ice shows.

Southern stars shine in steamroller tribute show

REVIEW: Following up the once-in-a-lifetime experience of One Of These Nights was always going to be a big ask.

Masterchef 2014 finalist Bec Stanley shares a simple recipe for kumara and quinoa cakes with yoghurt dressing.

Recipe: Kumara and quinoa cakes

Indian flavours spice up this healthy dish from Masterchef finalist Bec Stanley.

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