Students party in Hyde St, Dunedin, in 2014..

5000 may attend street party

10 min ago  Dunedin police hope to stop a planned street party named after a student drinking critic.

Arrest for assault

A teen has been arrested in relation to a serious assault at a party in Dunedin.

Farmers face 'brutal' times

9:52 AM  Six 'brutal' months ahead for farmers as Fonterra cuts milk forecast for this season.

Hot ashes start two fires

9:52 AM  Hot ashes are to blame for two fires around Central Otago this week.

Arrowtown eyes affordable homes

10:09 AM  A controversial proposal to extend the Arrowtown urban boundary is being considered.

Film crew captures success

Longford Intermediate School's achievements are being captured on film.

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Submitters want Mataura pool

nlk 27052015 NEWS Photo: Rachael Kelly/Fairfax NZ. The Mataura swimming pool could be replaced with a destination playground. PHOTO: RACHAEL KELLY/FAIRFAX NZ

Many Mataura submitters to the Gore District Council 2015-2025 Long Term Plan Consultation don't want their swimming pool replaced with a playground.

Rare spinal tumour patient less isolated

An Invercargill woman with a rare, life-threatening spinal cord tumour is feeling less isolated after talking to someone who had the same condition.

Section of Catlins road closed after slip

Man admits downloading child sex images


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Drug testing for meetings?

OPINION: Why would someone who is going to a meeting, need to agree to be drug tested?

Piper is all-serious during her graduation ceremony.

It takes more than parents to raise a child

Five important people have played a vital role in helping to mould and shape Piper into the strong, confident and independent little girl that she's become.


Blue Sky partners with Duncan NZ

Blue Sky Meats plant at Morton Mains near Invercargill.

A new meat processing partnership shows the rationalisation of the New Zealand meat industry, the companies involved say.

Drug testing for meetings?

OPINION: Why would someone who is going to a meeting, need to agree to be drug tested?

Fibre Optic cable - the UFB rollout in Invercargill is progressing well, Chorus says.

Bid to boost business and home UFB capability in rural centres

A bid to include Te Anau, Winton and Otatara in the ultra-fast broadband (UFB) rollout is being launched as Southland battles to keep pace in a rapidly-advancing telecommunications environment.


Dream Collector spot-on after Ascot Park win

Dream Collector wins at Ascot Park on Tuesday.

Top greyhound Dream Collector is 100 percent after his win at Ascot Park in Invercargill on Tuesday.

Carvalho is still on the move

John Carvalho is enjoying driving a taxi  in semi-retirement after 29 years working with  thoroughbreds at White Robe Lodge.

Horseman Gavin Smith

Expect Great Things from Jewels hopeful

The 3-year-old trotter Great Things Happen has been transferred to the stable of Robert Dunn to complete his final week of training at the beach before the Harness Jewels.


Recipe: Kumara and quinoa cakes

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

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

Southland Arts Festival ended

The seventh annual Southland Festival of the Arts has just concluded for another year.

Neil Chilton slips effortlessly into rock star character as Mick Jagger in the show When Love Comes To Town.

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.

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