Blueberry Country Otautau farm manager Simon Bardon says the farm has recovered from major frosts in November 2015.

Blueberry farm aims high video

Southland blueberry farm aims to increase its production tenfold in 2016.

Rugby field of dreams

Highlanders fan Brad Crickett, 11, of Otautau, in his Stags rugby jersey at the match between the Highlanders and Crusaders in farmer Fred Booth's paddock near Gore.

It's not exactly Eden Park... the Highlanders and the Crusaders meet in a farmer's paddock.

Late Boys try snatches draw

Southlander Tim Boys scores at the death on a farmer's paddock to claim preseason draw for Crusaders against Highlanders.

Night 'n Day attack 'gutless'

Ahu Taylor stood over a badly injured Kahu Vincent thinking "what have I done".

Council insurers ordered to pay

Council insurers ordered to pay costs in wake of Stadium Southland court case.

Co-ops front up at field days video

Shareholders use Southern Field Days to fire shots at major meat and dairy co-operatives.

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News

Crash near Riverton

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6 min ago  Police believe alcohol was a factor in a single car crash near Riverton on Thursday night.

Man burned in Southland

9 min ago  Gore police are investigating an incident where a man was severely burnt on Tuesday night.

Trees to be trimmed

Buckman ruled out for season

Video

Co-ops front up at field days

Shareholders use Southern Field Days to fire shots at major meat and dairy co-operatives.

Business

Co-ops front up at field days video

Silver Fern Farms chief executive Dean Hamilton.

Shareholders use Southern Field Days to fire shots at major meat and dairy co-operatives.

South Port off to a good start

South Port chairman Rex Chapman.

South Port's net profit improved by more than 50 per cent in the second half of 2015.

Inventor to keep product in NZ

Matamata entrepreneur Patrick Roskam and his Gudgeon Pro at Southern Field Days.

A humble science project has turned into an award-winning venture for Matamata teenager Patrick Roskam.

Blueberry farm aims high video

Blueberry Country Otautau farm manager Simon Bardon says the farm has recovered from major frosts in November 2015.

Southland blueberry farm aims to increase its production tenfold in 2016.

Health and safety app launched

Safely health and safety consultants Duncan Faulkner and Richard Tattersfield at the Southern Field Days at Waimumu

New app helps busy, tech-savvy farmers deal with health and safety.

Opinion

It's okay to sell, and wear, German war gear - letter

A hat featuring a swastika in the window of an Invercargill store.

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Trainspotting. In a good way.

It's not complicated.

EDITORIAL: Surprise encounters with trains. Not good.

New health and safety laws

Mike Mitchell

New health and safety law affects volunteers and charities, writes Mike Mitchell in Work To Rule.

Defacing flags sometimes tolerable, seldom classy

Someone's not rallying around this flag.

EDITORIAL: There are better ways to protest

Colac Bay suffering from road closure - letter

Gravel washed over the Colac Bay Foreshore road.

Tourist have disappeared over the summer, Julie Guise writes in a letter to the editor.

Sport

Buckman ruled out for season

Richard Buckman, left, requires surgery on his injured shoulder.

Highlanders star staying as positive as he can after injuring shoulder against Racing.

Late try snatches draw

Tim Boys is mobbed after salvaging a 19-19 preseason draw against the Highlanders.

Crusaders claim preseason draw at the death against the Highlanders on a farmer's paddock.

Cop tackles Coast to Coast

Otautau Police constable Dave Cowie.

Otautau Police constable Dave Cowie is used to tackling crime, but this weekend he faces a different challenge.

Point Proven wins at Gore

Winner Point Proven with his Winton owner-trainer Greg Wright at Gore on Thursday.

Greg Wright is keen to add another Invercargill Cup to his family's list of wins.

Queens Park set for birthday bash

Golf.

Queens Park Golf Club is preparing to celebrate 100 years.

Culture

Members make the show go on gallery

Life members of the Waiau A & P Show Dave and Mary Adams.

Winton woman Mary Adams has many memories of her time as president for the Waiau A & P Show.

Show cancelled tonight

Nigel Edwards (left) and Jason Fraser perform on opening night of Shakespeare in the Park's Twelfth Night.

Shakespeare in the Park has been cancelled tonight due to poor weather forecast.

Arrowsmith's travels earn Tui award

Holly Arrowsmith, originally of Arrowtown,  performs at Earnslaw Park.

Holly Arrowsmith has come a long way since a chance meeting with a guitar six years ago.

SIT celebrates Chinese New Year

Tim Wen Xin Li, 4, celebrates Chinese New Year at SIT on Wednesday night.

Good luck spread throughout SIT's Chinese New Year celebration.

New experience for French students

Marama Davis with French students Caroline President and Mathilde Calloch, both 16, as they wait to be welcomed onto the Bluff marae.

School life's a bit different in France compared to New Zealand.

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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