06022016 News. Robyn Edie. Southland Times/Fairfax NZ.   2016 Farm Jam event, at the Frew family farm in the Otapiri Gorge on Saturday. Pictured competing in the Freestyle Motocross section is Levi Sherwood of Palmerston North.

Spotlight on Southland farm gallery video

An international spotlight hovered over a Central Southland sheep farm on Saturday.

Hump gets stumped

Still standing after 6th annual Stump the Hump at Rarakau on Sunday were, from left, in third equal third-place Maree Small, from Invercargill and Ross McKay, from Rangiora, second-placed Darren Wilson, from Invercargill, and winner Roger Leslie, from Invercargill.

An Invercargill man has well and truly stumped the Hump.

Increased levies an added stress

Increased levies add stress to already under-resourced St John stations and committees.

Ship showcases the spirit gallery video

The flags were flying and the mainsails were hoisted, but there were no pirates to be found on Spirit of New Zealand.

Salford School principal announced

Salford School in Invercargill has hired a new principal.

'This gets me out of the house'

At 87-years-old and with 318,000kms on the clock of his wee Fiat, James Pirie is a true champion.

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Pilot killed in glider crash

The Canterbury Gliding Club's flagship glider, a Janus C, flying along the Craigieburn Range.

The pilot of a glider which went missing in North Otago did not survive when it crashed.

World-class riders wow crowd gallery video

Levi Sherwood struggles through Farm Jam with ankle injury.

Teenager triumphant in Te Anau

Two assaults in Dunedin


World-class riders wow crowd

Levi Sherwood struggles through Farm Jam with ankle injury.


Chinese New Year influx

Chinese New Year celebrations are becoming a major calendar event in Southland.

Southern tourism operators, crayfishers and police poised for Chinese New Year influx.

'This gets me out of the house'

James Pirie, of Invercargill, won the Gore A&P Association's champion fleece award with his border leicester ewe fleece.

At 87-years-old and with 318,000kms on the clock of his wee Fiat, James Pirie is a true champion.

Nervous tourists hire chauffeurs video

Christchurch-based chauffeur Robin Adams acts as both taxi driver and guide for overseas visitors. "I mother them all the way around."

Tourists too scared to take to the wheel, or wanting a more relaxing holiday, are paying to be chauffeur-driven around NZ.

Increase in domestic manufacturing sales makes up for weaker exports

Dieter Adam, chief executive of the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association, said a relatively strong domestic economy was making up for uncertainty in the global economy.

A survey of manufacturing in December showed an increase in domestic sales almost made up for a 10.76 per cent drop in export sales.

Less disruption for Queenstown flyers

An ATR aircraft lands in Queenstown.

Air NZ to adapt specialist navigation technology to popular ATR turbo prop aircraft.


Our wealth explained in one word

Tim Shadbolt

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt gets back to basics.

Not a pharoah in sight, this time

The Great Pyramid of Giza. Remind you of anything?

EDITORIAL: No pharoah, but the Invercargill museum upgrade has had its plagues.

Hot but not all that bothered

Turned out nice again

EDITORIAL: Nothing exceeds like excess

Star Spangled Kiwi

In Berlin, a döner kebab is never eaten with a fork.

Some things in Southland are similar to Germany, but others are not, as Ben Mack writes in his latest column.

Undercover Boss 'underhand'

Robin Pollard.

EDITORIAL: Honesty wasn't deemed the best policy at Lincoln University.


World-class riders wow crowd gallery video

Freestyle motocross star Levi Sherwood in action at the 2016 Farm Jam event at Otapiri Gorge in Southland on Saturday.

Levi Sherwood struggles through Farm Jam with ankle injury.

Win tinged with sadness

John Morrison with his father, Chris after driving his first winner on Sunday.

John Morrison chalked up his first driving win at Sunday's Waikouaiti harness meeting.

Teenager triumphant in Te Anau

Fifteen-year-old Flynn Sinclair, of Invercargill, wins the Across Lake Te Anau Swim held on Saturday.

Fifteen-year-old Flynn Sinclair is a talent, there is little doubting that.

Speeding Spur finishes second

Trainer John Dickie

Melbourne's Great Southern Star has been added to Speeding Spur's progamme.

Stewart comes up short

Southland boxer Clayton Stewart.

Southland boxer Clayton Stewart is unable to dethrone Chad Milnes.


SIT celebrates with Sri Lanka

SIT students, staff and community members celebrate Sri Lankan independence day.

SIT students, staff and community members celebrate Sri Lanka's independence day.

Kingswell Height marks 55 years

Kingswell Heights today

In January 1961, Kingswell Height was at the peak of innovative neighbourhood development. But it wasn't to go ahead.

First exhibition in 30 years for collection

Joan Hall-Jones, left, and Lindsay Hazley with one of the paintings from the collection.

Collection of paintings not seen in public for three decades will go on display next year at the Southland Museum.

How a parrot saved a life

John Robertson with a ceramic parrot, which his great-great-grandfather Louis Rodgers believed saved his life.

It's not every day a ceramic parrot saves a life, but it happened in the 1880s.

Fortrose is My Town

The sign going in to Fortrose

David McKenzie has lived in Fortrose his whole life. He shares what he loves about it.

Southland duxes for 2015

Fiordland College dux

Patrick Dougherty is Fiordland College's 2015 dux.

Patrick Dougherty is Fiordland College's 2015 dux.

Catlins dux community driven

Catlins Area School dux for 2015 is Owaka's Abigail Clarke, 18.

Catlins Area School dux Abigail Clarke has only modest ambitions: she wants change the world.

Waiau Area School dux: Hayley Adams

Hayley Adams is Waiau Area School's 2015 dux.

Hayley Adams is Waiau Area School's 2015 dux.

Duxes united in praise for school

South Otago High School co-duxes for 2015 are Caitlin Cook, 17, left, and Bailey Rutter, 18.

A shared interest in science isn't the only common ground between South Otago High School's new co-duxes.

High achievers across the board

Tokomairiro High School co-duxes for 2015 are Nicholas Shaw and Georgia Pringle, both 18.

Head boy and girl, sports captains, now co-duxes.

Healthy Families Invercargill

Extra hour fun

Healthy Families Invercargill manager Jared Cappie.

Spring brings all sorts of beauty and surprises.

Sugar fast facts

GAPS practitioner Sherry Elton.

October 2015 has been named Stoptober. It has been designated as a month for people to get good support to stop smoking.

Loving food in a bag

Love Local trustees Sara Westbury, left, and Richelle Surendran with some of the fruit and vegetables in the different size bag options customers can order through their service.

Two couples are using their collective skills to deliver real food to city residents.

New food vision

Robyn Guyton sits by the fire at Riverton's South Coast Environment Centre.

Walking into a brick building in Riverton your senses are overwhelmed by two things.

Exercise of the week:

Grace Jones, from Sport Southland, demonstrates a wall press up.

Exercise of the week: The wall press-up

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