Tasting poverty line

Highlighting human trafficking heartbreak

A Balclutha mum is giving up her favourite foods of meat and chocolate to live on $2.25 a day - the New Zealand equivalent of the extreme poverty line.
Ronel Hunter

Section sales strong

Te Anau section It appears Te Anau is up for sale with more than 300 properties listed.

DOC scales back 1080 fish warning

DOC backtracks on warning over trout caught in areas where 1080 aerial operations took place.

Evidence suppressed

Evidence at an inquest into the death of a Southland toddler who drowned in a farm rubbish hole has been suppressed until further notice.

Possums in water supply

Dead possums found in intake to public water supply at Piano Flat, prompting health concerns.

Coal ban dismays carer

Gore carer George Stratton is dismayed with a ban on the use of Kai Point coal from next year.

Toddler drowned in pond

Baby, toddler, children, hands A toddler walked up to 1 kilometre before falling into a pond and drowning, a coroner's court was told.

Father tells of driveway tragedy

A Southland father tried to save his son after reversing his ute over him.

Lots of librarians letting loose

Tasting poverty line

David McCormick

Gone fishing

It's the time of the year when southerners spend time in a pursuit so appealing that others are prepared to cross the world to join them.

Ferns chase credibility

Waimarama Taumaunu Waimarama Taumaunu trying to remind players that a lot of the stuff the team did in Glasgow was actually alright.

World champ back home

It may have been her first time at a world champs but Clutha's Stephanie Botting returned a member of a world winning surf life saving team.

On track for sizzling Sunday

Pride of the south

John Hardie

Stags lock gets lift

Craig Smith rates Sunday's win over Canterbury as the best game of rugby he's played in.

Resident and non-resident - who pays what?

Taxing Times There has been a lot of discussion, at least among tax advisers, on a recent case about tax residency.

Lorneville stock sale

Firm demand occurred for a small yarding of prime sheep, large yarding of cattle and medium yarding of bobby calves at this week's Lorneville sale.

Employers can become victims

Rope firm cuts staff

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Boutique grows into bigger store

A Bluff fashion boutique is re-opening its doors in a new location.

Recycling in Southland has come a long way

Wastebusters You may not remember this far back, but there was a time in Southland when there was almost no recycling.

School's 'Superman' hangs up his cape

East Gore School principal Wes Gentle has mixed emotions about leaving the school where he spent his first day at the front of a classroom in 1976.

Miro offers fine dining for wood pigeons

Age Concern given $15,000

Ship unloader at Tiwai

Giant moveable machines

ABOUT THE SOUTH: Southland's largest moveable machine is the new 544-tonne ship-unloader on the Tiwai wharf.

Murray in the big room

Murray McCully's speech in support of our bid for a seat on the UN security council was less hard-hitting than hard-swinging.

More parks but less charm

There was a time in the mid-1980s when the Todds auction site in Invercargill was proposed for the new Invercargill Public Library.

You do the best you can

Too many mis-steps for Labour

Pat Veltkamp Smith

It's time to put down the put-downs

Look, it might be OK to crack "seen better" to an idle flasher in the park but honestly, how often should we be using these put-down phrases?

Get the dirt on winespeak

wine generic Want to fool dinner party guests into thinking you're a proper connoisseur? Then get to grips with these buzzwords.

Perfect brussels sprouts

I have memories of horrible grey unpleasant smelling little cabbages.

Big spring flavour

Let your chickens do the hard work

Robin Allison

Digging the communal way

Do you ever feel you're "over" managing a conventional Kiwi section and garden by yourself and ponder some different form of housing where there's more neighbourly co-operation, sharing of knowledge and skills?

Outspoken heard again next year

Outspoken Poets will tread the boards of Wanaka's performance venues again next January.

Murder mystery unravels in letters

BOOK REVIEW: Ruth Sutton's world is turned upside-down with one phone call in a compelling book that ends all too soon.

A slam-dunk hayride to Hitsville

From our reviewers: General fiction

Steven Hayes

Purple Hayes

It's not often a tight forward gets the spotlight. Rugby rocker Steven Hayes talks to Chris Chilton about being inducted into the Southland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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