The Invercargill City Council building department is upping it's game on building information - but it may cost building ...

Council's public relations nightmare

The council ups its game on building information - costing building owners.

AOS callout in Clutha

The armed offenders squad was called to an incident at a Hillend address about 5am Thursday.

Police are searching for a man after an armed offenders squad callout in Hillend, north of Balclutha.

Kingston Flyer sold

The Kingston Flyer has been sold unconditionally to mystery buyers.

Don't ignore your mental health

Experts are calling for individuals recovering from an injury to look after their mental health.

Asking for help isn't easy video

Single mother-of-three Jacinta Kerepeti Gillbert​ knows about trying to get a budget to stretch.

Struggling families get help

Invercargill families living below the breadline get help from Southland volunteers.

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Rivers and lakes 'swimmable' by 2040

Hokonui Runanga elder Rewi Anglem wants his grandchildren to be able to swim in the Mataura River.

Hokonui Runanga elder Rewi Anglem wants his grandchildren to inherit a swimable Mataura River.

McCaw flight lifts patient's spirits video

Sky's the limit for cancer patient with All Blacks great Richie McCaw in support.

Monitoring continued for offender

More Southland games likely for Southern


McCaw flight lifts patient's spirits

Sky's the limit for cancer patient with All Blacks great Richie McCaw in support.


Units for Qtown workers proposed

Artist's impression of what 40 one- bedroom temporary units for workers at Queenstown Country Club will look like, ...

40 temporary units in Queenstown to accommodate retirement village builders have been proposed.

Great southern job growth

A tourism surge and building boom accounted for most of the job creation in the Queenstown Lakes District over the March ...

A boom in tourists and building made Queenstown Lakes the place to find a job last year.

Koha Kai 'unstoppable'

Koha Kai trainee Jeff Moyles cooks in a school kitchen for the first time thanks to an adjustable table that can be ...

For two years they have been cooking in small school kitchens, now the Koha Kai team is getting ready for its biggest challenge.

New Qtown road opening soon

Stage one of the Eastern Access Road (Hawthorne Dr) should be open before winter.

It's hoped one of Queenstown's several roading initiatives, the Eastern Access Road, will ease traffic congestion.

Wanaka waits for details on Hunter Valley Station deal

The entrance to Hunter Valley Station at Meads Road.

Wanaka on tenterhooks as they wait for Hunter Valley Station terms and conditions


Don't wait for a multi-person crash

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Heavy tax

And then there was one

EDITORIAL: Where would we be without Alliance? Let's not find out.

Keep our beaches clean

Beach footprints on Stewart Island.

From stories about dumped cars, syringes, rubbish and now human faeces found on Southlands popular beaches I can not help but worry.

Southern shearers stand proud

Leon Samuels at work.

EDITORIAL: Once again, a Southland shearer stoops to conquer

Fixing the health system

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Of course, Southland Hospital needs more money to do its job.


More Southland games likely for Southern

Southern United's Michael Hogan challenges Leo Villa from Team Wellington during their Stirling Sports Premiership match ...

Southern United are keen to stage future national football league games in Invercargill, despite drawing small crowds this season.

Fekitoa's future uncertain

Malakai Fekitoa on the charge against the Hurricanes during last year's Super Rugby campaign.

Highlanders and All Blacks midfielder Malakai Fekitoa open to change after 2017.

Wilkins joins Netball South coaching team

Former Silver Ferns netball shooter Donna Wilkins, right, will be a specialist coach for the Netball South Beko League team.

Former Silver Ferns netball shooter Donna Wilkins has joined the Netball South coaching ranks.

Kirk Larsen cleared

Branxholme trainer-driver Kirk Larsen with Melina Lowe.

Trainer Kirk Larsen has been cleared of any involvement into Melina Lowe returning a positive swab at Forbury Park.

Highlander's mystery illness

The Highlanders don't know what's keeping Shane Christie from playing.

Club puzzled as they still don't know what's wrong with flanker Shane Christie.


Passion ignites in latest ballet offering

Natalya Kusch as Carmen and Joseph Skelton as Don Jose.

The dancers' passion and chemistry was alight in the company's performances of Roland Petit's L'Arlesienne and Carmen.

New hospital short $3.5m

Conceptual drawings of a proposed Maniototo health facility development.

Supporters of a new $5.5 million Maniototo health facility are seeking a $1m contribution from council to help close a $3.5m shortfall.

Starting a business at 18

Sarah Sarfaiti, 18, decided to stay in Invercargill to teach piano.

While the rest of her friends were busy packing to go to university, Sarah Sarfaiti decided to set up shop in Invercargill.

'Sneaky' water plan change

The Otago Regional Council is currently holding a series of drop-in sessions to get feedback on a proposed plan change ...

A proposed change to how water is taken from streams or tributaries around Otago has been dubbed 'sneaky' and 'vague'.

Cycle speed dating

17022017 Photo: Dasha Kuprienko. MIR News: For a 60-minute-challenge Mirror reporter Dasha Kuprienko did cycle speed ...

How does one single female spend a Valentines Day evening, what is there to do for a mouldly.

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