Passengers disembark the United States Of America aircraft at Invercargill airport.

Five Eyes could be in Invercargill

An unusual landing at Invercargill Airport has been said to be visitors for the Five Eyes intelligence network.

New Zealand's most rural burglary?

A brazen thief has stolen hundreds of dollars worth of home kill, dozens of cheese rolls, a Swanndri, and some gumboots ...

It's enough to make any Southerner weep into their Speight's.

Te Anau wastewater saga continues

Talk of an alternative site for the Te Anau wastewater scheme remains on the council's mind, after its agreed alternative fell over.

Milford Sound shift

The Community Trust of Southland is investigating whether it might be able to bring Milford Sound under its wing.

Orepuki bus stop staying put

The dispute over the location of the Orepuki's school bus stop has come to an end.

Audiences afraid of new arts shows

The Southland Festival of the Arts started last week, but ticket sales are not going well.

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The watchmaker at Cassino

5:00 AM  Warren Warburton's working life was about beauty and precision. His war wasn't.

House fire in Mataura

People were home when a large house fire broke out in Mataura on Monday evening.

Alleged Queenstown head stomper arrested

Concern growing for firefighters' welfare


Award-winning senior citizens

Money raised through the Gore Pakeke Lions Club's recycling operation is benefiting people in eastern Southland.


Wanaka men win aviation awards

Wanaka recreational pilot Shaun Gilbertson with his 2017 Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association "general aviation ...

Two Wanaka men have been acknowledged by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

Online plant nursery making its mark

The Plant Store owner Michael Tither talks with Sreeraj Balachandran, with Julianna Franco and children Ajay Sreeraj, 4, ...

Online stores becoming ''inevitable'' for Southland's economy, strategy leader says.

Invest South invests in BISON

BISON co-founders Greg Fahey, CEO and Mark Fahey, CTO with a set of BISON container scales.

Invest South have announced an investment in BISON Group Limited, a Dunedin-based company developing new industrial weighing technology.

Queenstown Lakes council to study Wakatipu Basin report

The Wakatipu Basin's capacity for urban growth is being explored.

People in tailspin over independent report recommending urban growth in Wakatipu Basin.

Wanaka Airport lease confirmed

Wanaka Airport's plane on a pole.

Councillors unanimous about new governance model but air concerns about potential airport user conflict.


Warfare will keep testing our morality


EDITORIAL: Morality in warfare requires human judgment, and risk of human error.

Letter to the editor

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Illustration - 3d illustration of opened red mailbox with letters

address, await, box, ...

A matter of charges

My arsenal against all colds, sniffles and the flu

It was all over in 30 seconds, with only a pin prick of blood to show from it. I felt so silly for being concerned.

OPINION: I am sitting in the office nursing my arm as I write to you this week. Yes, it is that time of year again, staff Flu Vaccinations.

Giving credit where it's due

Letters to the editor - April 24.

A reader says we need to protect our clean, green image and give credit where credit is due.

Quiet contemplation, ICC style, still a worry

How's the serenity?

EDITORIAL: Decisions reached in closed-sessions council workshops? Not good.


Premier clubs to test talent

Woodlands first five-eighth Toka Sopoaga could well be a key figure in the Southland under-19 team this season.

Southland under-19 coach Daryl Thompson says build up has been provided with a boost.

Contact Epic Centurion race to continue

Shaun Portegys of Alexandra won New Zealand's first 100 mile mountainbike race, the 160km Centurion, at Lake Hawea.

Centurion riders the heroes of the day at Contact Epic Around Lake Hawea bike ride.

Youngest ever Routeburn Classic winner

Queenstown's Jack Beaumont, 19, crosses the line in first place at the Routeburn Classic over the weekend.

Queenstown's Jack Beaumont ran his way into the record books.

White Horse Cup stays in Arrowtown

Arrowtown's Aidan Winter carries the ball during the 23-20 White Horse Cup win over Cromwell on Saturday.

Cromwell put up a valiant effort but could not secure the most sought-after prize in Central Otago rugby.

Nerves fade for Faddes

Matt Faddes on the run in the Highlanders 40-15 win over the Highlanders at Rugby Park in Invercargill.

Matt Faddes shines in 'patchy' Highlanders win over Sunwolves in Invercargill.


Golden win at panning champs

National gold panning champion Stu Ide, of Quenstowwn, was going for gold in Arrowtown on Sunday.

Bigger floats and more pies attracted over 10,000 people to the Arrowtown Autumn Festival.

Flowers to light up at show

The Queenstown Gardens were illuminated during the LUMA festival in 2016.

This year's light festival will include the 150th year Queenstown Gardens' commemoration.

Audiences afraid of new arts shows

Southland Festival of the Arts organiser Angela Newell is concerned about the lack of tickets which have been booked for ...

The Southland Festival of the Arts started last week, but ticket sales are not going well.

New technology tells old stories

Southland Museum and Art Gallery history curator David Dudfield at the museum's refreshed Southland's War exhibition, ...

The Southland Museum and Art Gallery is using modern devices to tell a 100 year old story,

Duck shooters' port flies off shelf

Debra Cruickshank enjoying the delightfully messy job of making port at her Cromwell winery.

Cromwell winemaker Debra Cruickshank is trying to keep up with demand for her new duck shooters' port.

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