Monique Clementson (Deloris), Annie Sherborne, and Rachael Scott (Sister Mary Patrick) at rehearsals for the ...

Young performers face the music

Young performers are gaining exposure and touring the country for Sister Act the musical.

Arrested after threats

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A 54-year-old man was arrested after threatening Work and Income staff.

Father 'evil', grief-stricken mum says

Grieving Southland mother says her soul was "ripped to pieces" when she found out her partner caused her infant son's death.

Green Party takes off

Green Party co-leader comments on Clutha-Southland MP resignation during Invercargill visit.

Burglar sold nana's belongings

Burglar who sold all his grandmother's belongings to second-hand dealers has been jailed.

MPI will test Foveaux Strait

MPI will conduct further testing for Bonamia ostreae in Foveaux Strait.

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News

Carnival and chaos at festival

Competitors leapt into a chilly Lake Wakatipu during the Queenstown Winter Festival 'Day on the Bay' event at Queenstown ...

8:51 AM  Queenstown's lake front was a scene of carnival and carnage as near-nude men and women fell over one another and rafts lost crew.

He Tauaa make it five

He Tauaa has won their fifth Southland club rugby league title in a row.

Murky politics in the deep south video

Club rugby results

Video

Carnival and chaos at festival

Queenstown's lake front was a scene of carnival and carnage as near-nude men and women fell over one another and rafts lost crew.

Business

Tourism's recruitment crisis video

Dylan Bryant got his big break by completing a five week hospitality course run by Accor Hotels and now works  at ...

Migrant labour is propping up our tourism industry which needs thousands of new workers to service the international visitor boom.

Shock as Cadbury bid dropped

A Dunedin group's plan to keep production of Pineapple Lumps, Jaffas, Buzz Bars and Pinky bars locally made, is now over

An ambitious campaign to keep the production of famous Kiwi Cadbury products in Dunedin is over.

Bar gives lollipops to keep quiet

The Vinyl Bar, in Queenstown, wants to stay open until 4am.

Queenstown bar wanting to stay open until 4am hands out lollipops to appease neighbouring hotel guests.

Desexing programme ignored

An Invercargill City council animal control officer tries to catch a large dog on Ness St in 2013

The Invercargill City Council is disappointed by the number of dog owners who have not made use of their free "high-risk" desexing programme.

Spark launches 4.5G

A rigger performing an installation on a central Queenstown mobile tower.

Queenstown becomes New Zealand's first town with 4.5G – enabling fastest mobile speeds in the country

Opinion

Many magnificent memories

Many magnificent memories were made in the Mighty Mondeo.

OPINION: I've officially joined the world of adults: I bought a new car.

Show me the money, honey …

With a couple of bills to pay, columnist Pat Veltkamp Smith has sworn off opening sale catalogues for the time being.

With a couple of bills to pay, columnist Pat Veltkamp Smith has sworn off opening sale catalogues for the time being.

Farmers need to re-invest in environment

Farmers will ultimately benefit from environmental initiatives, Peter McDonald says.

 The Proposed Southland Water and Land Plan will ultimately benefit farmers, Peter McDonald writes.

Where has all the business gone?

Whitcouls store manager Paula Winslade and Invercargill City Council city centre coordinator Kari Graber hang kites in ...

OPINION: Walking through Invercargill CBD, you cannot help but notice the empty buildings and lease signs. 

'We need a game changer'

Tracy Hicks.

OPINION: I must admit the life of a mayor at times feels a little like being in one of the classic Mainland cheese TV ads from a decade ago.

Sport

He Tauaa make it five

Jaavan Fa'amoe-Ioane was part of He Tauaa's 2017 grand final victory over Cowboys.

He Tauaa has won their fifth Southland club rugby league title in a row.

Defending champ looking strong

Miss Three Stars has been impressive in a Winter Cup dress rehearsal at Riccarton in the hands of Sam Wynne.

She's a star alright. Southern mare gets another big scalp at Riccarton.

Club rugby results

Club rugby.

Pirates-Old Boys, Star, Eastern-Northern Barbarians pick up premier club rugby wins.

A great man farewelled

Club rugby.

A club rugby hero is farewelled and fingers crossed for a Southland lad overseas - this week's Sav's Sidelines column.

3 generations, 1 rugby team video

Grandfather Mackie Thompson, his son Colin, and grandson Cullen.

Grandad plays in the loose forwards, his son's at halfback and grandson is in the outside backs.

Culture

Carnival and chaos at festival

Competitors leapt into a chilly Lake Wakatipu during the Queenstown Winter Festival 'Day on the Bay' event at Queenstown ...

Queenstown's lake front was a scene of carnival and carnage as near-nude men and women fell over one another and rafts lost crew.

Festival goes to the dogs gallery

Russell Wilson and Tedd at the Monteith's Dog Derby on the opening day of the Queenstown Winter Festival at Coronet Peak ...

Capable dogs and their confused owners barrelled down Coronet Peak ski field on the opening day of Queenstown Winter Festival.

Arrests made over restaurant burglary

The Postmaster's House Restaurant in Arrowtown.

An off-duty police officer helped nab three Invercargill men sitting in a parked car full of spoils from an alleged burglary.

Ladies Mile plans released

Queenstown Lakes District Council's planning practice manager Blair Devlin, planning and development general manager ...

A rural area on the outskirts of Queenstown could see up to 2800 homes be developed to cope with growth.

A sign of the times?

Southland Girls' High School students Nakita Tupoutoa, 17, Ruby Bodkin-Oien, 16, Rachel Hawkes, 17, and Bethan Madoc, ...

A Southland teacher is calling for the community to support high school theatre productions.

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