First time nerves for students

Hokonui Fashion Design Awards

A group of eager fashion designers are entering the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards for the first time this weekend.
Hokonui Awards

Family with hurt teen

St John's Ambulance An Australian teenager who fell from a hotel balcony in Queenstown remains in intensive care.

Smith defends 1080 approach

Environment Southland cops flak over allowing DOC to dump 1080 poison in the Waikaia forest.

Letter: Donor registry

OPINION: Should there be an organ donor register showing those who would take but not give?

Tidy burglar makes clean escape

A tidy burglar stacked dishes on another table before stealing a tablecloth and cash.

Not easy being green

OPINION: It is time for the Highlanders to wear their green jersey at home as well, writes Logan Savory.

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Support pours in for April

April Miller Hundreds of New Zealanders, including a former All Black, have thrown their support behind April Miller, who has been banned from playing men's club rugby in Southland.

'Lot of love' poured into Matariki creations

About 20 pieces inspired by Maori culture and designs will be paraded along a runway at Murihiku Marae tomorrow.

New house for old critters

QLDC accepts Ferg's $100k offer

Liam Calder

Boys whip up a menu

For a decade teens at Southland Boys' High School have been cooking up a storm.

Shooter sticks with Steel

Te Pea Sleby-Rickit Southern Steel shooter Te Paea Selby-Rickit knows 2015 is her time to shine in the trans-Tasman league.

Talented trio bring home medals

They ventured into the unknown but exceeded all expectations by bringing home some table tennis bling.

McCall gets Eisenhower callup

Pool closure concerns athletes

Robbie Robinson

Robinson heads for Harbour

Talented fullback stresses his decision to leave Southland for North Harbour was not about chasing the cash.

Sawmill must reduce night noise

lumber A major Southland company has been served an abatement notice following complaints to the Invercargill City Council.

South Island primed for platinum

Canadian company given go-ahead to search for precious metal in Tasman and Southland.

Anger can be expensive

SBS Bank in good shape


Empire began over lunch

A friendly chat at lunch about rubber inflatable boats led to the creation of the south's largest boat manufacturer.

An imaginative name when you look at it

U Pass ABOUT THE SOUTH: Southland's shortest placename has a single letter.

Cash incentive drives recycling programme

Intrepid Southland Wastebusters secretary Jenny Campbell spent time in Israel recently and found there was more to waste minimisation and recycling there than meets the eye.

Conservation plan needs sponsor

Diabolic ride

Liam Calder

Boys whip up a menu

For a decade teens at Southland Boys' High School have been cooking up a storm.

Holy birthday best, Batman

In a world gone mad, we need our superheroes to stand between us and the tyranny of evil.

Letter: All hail kale

A readers sings the praises of Southland's leafy superfood.

Fewer opportunities

South brims with positive brands


Blessed ... and lucky

It has been a long time since I was first sworn in as an MP. I can't even imagine how many people have come through my various electorate office doors in that time, but I'd like to think that I've done my very best to help them or at least direct them to the right agencies.

Chickpeas pulse with goodness

Chickpeas Poets have been celebrating food and drink since time began, so it's a fair bet that someone - probably in Ancient Rome - wrote an ode to the venerable chickpea.

A loo roll checking disorder

Y ep, I do like having the last word, whether it is goodbye, thank you or I love you.

A sucker for edamame

Grape expectations

Whetu Taewa

Swapping league for speed

Whetu Taewa blitzed the opposition with pace and power throughout his international league career.

'Amazing garments' for Hokonuis

Hokonui models Trends come and go but good quality will never go out of style.

First time nerves for students

A group of eager fashion designers are entering the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards for the first time this weekend.

Sophie wears win really well

Hokonui awards just part of NZ

 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Seamless ape sequel shocks and awes

MOVIE REVIEW: Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a flawless blend of good storytelling, great casting and seamless production.

They've lost 56kg between them

weight It's hard to believe these confident women were once so ashamed of their appearance they avoided cameras.

Metabolism-boosting secrets

Scientists have unlocked three important factors in the battle to coax our bodies to burn calories more efficiently.

Sniff your way to love

The week's best & worst dressed


She really is superhuman

Gisele has pulled the ultimate cosmetic humble brag - going makeup free in a high fashion campaign.

IRD needs tech heads

Inland Revenue wants input from technology industry on its $1.5b business transformation programme.

Yahoo! Community is back

Just because Community is going to Yahoo doesn't mean it's in for a lot of changes, creator says.

Google forgets rest of world

First look at live-action Halo

Has the iPad passed its peak?

The numbers are clear: Apple is selling fewer iPads.

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