Was it a try? video

Hurricanes coach questions decision to award Highlanders "critical" try in Super Rugby final.

Murder charge laid

Police working at the Waldronville, Dunedin, house where Vicki Lee Warrington was found dead.

Police charge 22 year-old man with murder of a Dunedin woman.

Police name victim of Otago crash

4:15 PM  The victim of a fatal crash south of Oamaru on Friday has been identified.

Man charged with assault

4:59 PM  A 24-year-old man will appear in the Queenstown District Court on Monday July 6 charged with assault with a blunt instrument.

Thousands greet Highlanders video

Jubliant fans flock to airport to welcome team after an all-night party in Dunedin.

Alexandra blaze started by cigarette

Cigarette accident believed to have caused Alexandra house fire this morning.

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Te Anau lights up

The lights are turned on at Anau's illumination event on Saturday night.

Te Anau shed its sleepy mid winter's reputation by bursting into light-dominated festivities on Saturday night.

American cars hit Southland roads

Dozens of American cars driven by middle-aged cruisers hit Southland roads at the weekend, making their way from Invercargill to Te Anau.

Firefighters battle Alexandra blaze

New homes planned for Invercargill


Letters to the editor July 4

How much?

Spare us fanciful figures, Philip Todd writes in a letter to the editor.

A word of caution to the nauseating

EDITORIAL: Who would cram a carcass into a recycling bin?

Ali Timms

So here's the long-term plan

This week the council approved our Long-term Plan 2015-2025 which includes a drop in some of the rates increases that were originally forecast, as well as some extra community support.


Southland dairying couple battle tough times

Jono and Kelly Bavin are the 2015 Southland-Otago Sharemilkers of the Year

Sonita Chandar reports on an award-winning Southland couple who battled through a tough season

Things that irritate a lawyer (this is not a how-to guide)

There are a number of things that have been annoying me lately – more than usual.

Catherine and John Ford, owners of Highland Station near Rotorua and winners of the Ballance Farm Environment Award for 2015.

Farm passes wow test

Winning the nation's top farming award has special significance for a Rotorua couple.


Rugby field turns into battle ground

Star players line up to tackle Riverton's Brandon Young, right, in a division three club rugby game at Riverton on Saturday.

5:18 PM  Stephen Braithwaite underwent a CT scan at Southland Hospital in Invercargill after suffering neck injuries in the Wrights Bush-Balfour/Lumsden club rugby game at Balfour on Saturday.

Two rugby players sent to hospital

Wrights Bush players Stephen Braithwaite and Simon Moran were taken to Gore Hospital after suffering injuries in a division three club rugby game at Balfour on Saturday.

The Highlanders celebrate after beating the Hurricanes to win the Super Rugby title in Wellington on Saturday night.

Brave Highlanders prove unstoppable video

OPINION: Tough southern men have plenty of reasons to cry after hanging tough in thrilling final.


Arthur's relatives moved by show

We Will Remember Them tells the story of soldiers from Tapanui who fought in World War 1.

The relatives of Tapanui World War One veteran Private Arthur Gordon were treated to a performance of We Will Remember Them - a show based on his wartime diaries, on Sunday.

Carcosa enjoying whirlwind year

One of Invercargill's newest bands has just finished recording its first EP after a whirlwind year of playing gigs.

Members of the Southland Multicultural Council, from left, Meggy Bartlett-McBride, Jason Nguyen, Jasmine Campbell, Rukman Babaranda, Thembi Mabunda, Ferenc Szucs and Madhu Redman.

Multicultural council to focus on support gallery

The Southland Multicultural Council needs to focus more on being a support service for both migrants and locals, its new leadership team says.

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