Farmer fed up with attacks

Sign says dogs could be shot

A Mataura farmer is threatening to shoot menacing dogs after a recent spate of attacks on his stock.
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Dogs owners lacking

Standards in dog ownership are dropping, a Southland dog behaviouralist says.

Dog owner faces court

Another Riverton Dog owner is going to court after their pitbull cross allegedly bit a Southland District Council animal control officer.

Katy Perry says bye to Queenstown

Pop superstar Katy Perry is on her way to Auckland after being spotted boarding her private jet in Queenstown this afternoon.

Runner stops for stranger

'He didn't trip, he collapsed'

He was so close to the finish line, but he gave that up to save a stranger's life while others ran on.

DHB boss gets $100k pay rise

The top boss of the cash-strapped Southern District Health Board is being paid at least 100,000 more than last year.

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Brash seeks inquiry into Ellis case

Former National leader Don Brash writes to Justice Minister asking for independent review into man convicted of child abuse.

Pair charged with aggravated robbery

Two South Otago men have been arrested in relation to an alleged aggravated robbery in Invercargill earlier this year.

Farmer fed up with attacks

Left Or Right to tour

Catlins watercolour wins prize

A Bannockburn artist has won the top award at the Southland Art Society's Provincial Pride Art Exhibition with a watercolour of a Catlins landscape.

Country jaunt for Highlanders

Central Otago provided the perfect pre-season training ground for the Highlanders this week.

Ronnie Hira a surprise package for Canterbury

Ronnie Hira the star on day two of the Canterbury-Otago Plunket Shield match in Rangiora.

Eddie Dawkins the headline act for track festival

Things on the back-burner

Robinson still between jobs

The former Chiefs and Highlanders player Robbie Robinson still looking to secure a contract.

Rent needs to drop

The cost of leasing retail space in Esk Street could be too high to attract new businesses, a property valuer says.

Film industry boosts tourism

The billion-dollar visitor economy in Queenstown is on the up, sector representatives say.

Blis pinged for NZX rule breach

Laundromat to get upgrade

KiwiYo opens in Invercargill

Invercargill has a new place for tweenagers to hang out, as the town's first frozen yoghurt bar opens.

Otago lads do the Sugar Plum

... and how elegant they are when pirouetting.

Artists prove career possible

A group of former arts students have put on a show to prove a career in the arts is possible after graduation.

Sparrow Thieves drop album

Show Me Shorts heads south

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Spring chicks for dotterel

This banded dotterel appears to have three legs. There's an important reason for this. The photograph was taken on a cold windy day at the beach high-tide zone.

The sane response to atrocity

We protect ourselves as best we can. We pursue the wrongdoers with steely resolve. But we don't, ever, lose focus on the rights of the innocents on both sides of the conflict.

Want a pollie cracker?

Politics ain't pretty. Politicians, however . . .

Little Miss Liquored-up

It says here ...

Enough sunscreen sloppiness

We've been slipping on sloppy sunscreen rules. The Government needs a slap.

Spirit of Munro rides on

One of John Munro's earliest memories involves him riding to school on the tank of his dad's motorbike.

Blazing a trail in the south

Tom O'Brien has toiled relentlessly for two years in some challenging terrain to realise his dream. But Hannah McLeod discovers his "mad" dream is about to be realised.

Going without is a Lotta struggle

A lovely lunch for two

Garden

Flashy flower heads

Love fat, flashy flower heads? Then take a look at the bearded iris.

Katy Perry flies into Queenstown

Queenstown is buzzing with news Katy Perry had been in town after the singer posted a photo of her and a helicopter.

South City Christmas Concert a success

for the South City Christmas Concert at St Andrews Community Centre in Invercargill. The concert featured several musical acts, including performers from three different Pacific Islands, New River Primary School, New Field Park School and story teller Liz Miller. Afterwards they held a barbecue where Santa mad an appearance and gave out sweets to the crowd. 

Rappers aim to entertain

Art world softens on selfies

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Artist puts different spin on glass

Invercargill artist Phil Newbury works with glass in a different way to others.

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