Winton Area Promotions chairman Bryce Williams checks out the car boot sales at the 12th annual Winton wide garage sales ...

Garage sales pull in crowds

2:45 PM  Annual garage sales attract hundreds of bargain hunters.

Gore's half-empty pool

Gore Aquatic Centre operations supervisor Donna Burr isn't even knee deep in water after an electrical fault at the ...

550,000 litres of water drains from pool overnight.

Tania Dalton critical

Former Silver Fern in critical condition after collapsing during a game of touch rugby.

Secret recording in child death case

Family secretly recorded CYF manager admitting mistakes that saw injured toddler sent home before he was killed.

Hands-on whale training

A training day to teach people how to care for stranded marine animals has been held.

Woman rescued after getting lost

A woman was picked up by helicopter after she became lost on Stewart Island.

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News

Two trapped in car

Emergency services have rescued two people trapped in a vehicle after a crash on the Kingston Rd.

3:04 PM  Two people have been cut from a car after a crash on the Kingston Rd, between Queenstown and Kingston, on Monday afternoon.

Bikers roll into Queenstown

2:54 PM  About 50 bikers roll into Central Otago to spread a message.

Shot putters warm up for nationals

Child rolled over by police car

Video

Secret recording in child death case

Family secretly recorded CYF manager admitting mistakes that saw injured toddler sent home before he was killed.

Business

Crowing about Year of the Rooster

Year of the Rooster celebrations boosted tourism growth from China.

Chinese New Year contributed to the record 381,100 visitors who arrived in January.

Stinky water turns off tourists

Overseas visitors are not impressed to find warning signs like this one at Canterbury's Coes Ford.

Overseas visitors expecting pristine countryside are being put off by NZ's pollution.

kin2kin turns one

The kin2kin family app celebrates its first birthday.

Founder Hamish McGregor says Wanaka community support is behind huge growth of family app.

Units for Qtown workers proposed

Artist's impression of what 40 one- bedroom temporary units for workers at Queenstown Country Club will look like, ...

40 temporary units in Queenstown to accommodate retirement village builders have been proposed.

Great southern job growth

A tourism surge and building boom accounted for most of the job creation in the Queenstown Lakes District over the March ...

A boom in tourists and building made Queenstown Lakes the place to find a job last year.

Opinion

Our differently abled rivers

Ol' manky river? Environment Minister Nick Smith sets out the Government's intentions..

EDITORIAL: So are our new river swimmability standards a case of full-immersion hogwash?

Letters to the editor - February 25

Letters to the editor - February 25.

Letters to the Editor for February 25, 2017

Go back and do it properly

A PR nightmare?

EDITORIAL: The Invercargill City Council isn't winning friends with its building WOF backtrack, but it needs to be done.

Don't wait for a multi-person crash

200514. Photo: 123rf.com
Illustration - 3d illustration of opened red mailbox with letters

address, await, box, ...

Heavy tax

And then there was one

EDITORIAL: Where would we be without Alliance? Let's not find out.

Sport

Shot putters warm up for nationals

Southland shot putter Jack Welsh in action at the Southland Athletics Championships at Surrey Park.

There were some excellent performances at the Southland Athletics Championships in Invercargill.

New sports programme begins

Southland Secondary Schools Triathlon Champs held at Central Southland College, Winton, on Friday. Pictured in the ...

The Southland secondary schools sports summer season is in full swing.

Golfers to compete in US

Noah Novacek, 9, (left) and Josh Harris,8, with their wad of medals at Frankton Golf Course.

Two young Kiwi blokes will be taking on the world's best young golfers in the United States in August, after cleaning up in the US Kids Tour finals on home turf.

Teenager's Braveheart test

Teenage Southland hooker Flynn Thomas on the run while playing for the Highlanders B team (the Bravehearts) against the ...

Southlanders line up for Highlanders B teamĀ against a Crusaders B team on Saturday.

Netball community rallies behind Dalton

Southern Sting netballer Tania Dalton has eyes only for the ball as she tussles with the Northern Force's goal keep ...

The southern netball community are devastated with the news Tania Dalton is in hospital fighting for her life.

Culture

Sunday outdoors cinema

The award winning recycling movie Bag It will play in Queenstown in May.

A reusable bag movement will also be launched.

Passion ignites in latest ballet offering

Natalya Kusch as Carmen and Joseph Skelton as Don Jose.

The dancers' passion and chemistry was alight in the company's performances of Roland Petit's L'Arlesienne and Carmen.

New hospital short $3.5m

Conceptual drawings of a proposed Maniototo health facility development.

Supporters of a new $5.5 million Maniototo health facility are seeking a $1m contribution from council to help close a $3.5m shortfall.

Starting a business at 18

Sarah Sarfaiti, 18, decided to stay in Invercargill to teach piano.

While the rest of her friends were busy packing to go to university, Sarah Sarfaiti decided to set up shop in Invercargill.

'Sneaky' water plan change

The Otago Regional Council is currently holding a series of drop-in sessions to get feedback on a proposed plan change ...

A proposed change to how water is taken from streams or tributaries around Otago has been dubbed 'sneaky' and 'vague'.

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