A Victory Medal from World War I, similar to the one pictured, has been found in a Dunedin couch.

War medal found in op-shop couch

A Dunedin woman has discovered an unlikely treasure in her charity shop couch. 

One dead after crash

A person has died after a serious motor crash near Invercargill on Monday night.

Famous sausage gets comeback?

The famous Tuatapere Sausages may be gone, but don't panic just yet.

Hunting death sentencing put off

Judge adjourns sentencing of Southland hunter who accidentally shot his son dead.

Whale surfaces in the south

The long-awaited south city sculpture has at last taken its place over the entrance to Russell Square in Invercargill.

Missing boy's mother files action

Mother of missing boy Mike Zhao-Beckenridge takes legal action over Queenstown house.

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News

Kumaguya students meet the mayor

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt meets Kumagaya students Kaori Yoshimura and Miharu Yamaguchi at a special mayoral reception for 40 students from Kumagaya in Japan.

3:28 PM  Forty students from two Kumagaya high schools enjoyed a mayoral reception in Invercargill on Tuesday morning.

Two Wanaka homes in running for design award

3:20 PM  Two Wanaka homes are finalists in the New Zealand 2015 Architecture Awards.

Langbein's Wanaka development challenged

ICC events figures "wrong"

Opinion

Editorial: So that's all right, for a bit

Tiwai Point

To enormous local relief. Tiwai still has a future. A finite, but still immensely valuable, one.

Flags of our fathers? Really?

Those wartime heroics we evoke during the flag debate don't strike Mervyn Cave as apt.

Southland Museum and Art Gallery

Redeveloped museum could tell our stories more vividly -- letter

The Southland Museum and Art Gallery has exciting potential, Cathy Macfie writes in a letter to the editor

Business

Cromwell retirement village gets green light

Neil Bulling from PGG Wrightson Real Estate at the site for a new retirement village in Cromwell.
Photo: Supplied

A retirement village "more attractive than the standard retirement villages" has been given the green light for Cromwell in Central Otago.

Fringe benefit tax -- it's not an optional thing

There's a lot of non-compliance to fringe benefit tax, Murray McClennan writes.

Mary-Jane Thomas

You can't take it with you when you go

Trouble was on the cards when a company wanted a departing employee's laptop back, Mary-Jane Thomas reports.

Sport

Stags team named to play Otago

Junior Ngaluafe scores a try against North Otago on Saturday in Gore.

3:28 PM  The Southland Stags team has been named to play Otago in their final preseason match in Riverton on Wednesday.

Hall on road to Rio

Southland Discus thrower Marshall hall is on the road to Rio.

Rain covers going on at the New Zealand v Pakistan cricket match in Queenstown in 2011.

Cricket upgrade may cost $350k

International cricket games in Queenstown might be a thing of the past because a pitch upgrade could cost $350,000

Culture

Senior queens unite for festival

Former Senior Blossom Festival Queens Pat Lines, of Clyde, and Judy Elliot-Hall, of Alexandra.

Two former senior queens of the Alexandra Blossom Festival are joining a drive to promote the competition.

Hairspray hits the right notes

It's a dazzling show with a big, big heart, awash with colour, corny comedy and catchy, 60-style bubblegum pop and r'n'b tunes.

Before the Polyfest Art Exhibition was opened at the museum, a prizegiving was held at Centre Stage in Invercargill

Youngsters get creative for Polyfest

About 30 art pieces created by Southland youngsters went on display at Southland Museum on Sunday in celebration of Polyfest.

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