Te Anau school principal Grant Excell.

$800k for new classrooms

Te Anau Primary School is receiving a funding boost to be able to build two new classrooms as a result of a steadily increasing roll.

South Port dispute

Boat owner John Hawkless fears he may lose his berth in Bluff which he has had for 42 years.

Leisure boat owners berthed in Bluff fear they may soon have nowhere to berth.

New job targets student growth

International Education Coordinator to be appointed to help grow regional market and attract international students.

New faces in Netball South squad

Netball South has named talented squad of players to contest national development league.

Police car rolled over child

Stationary police car used in tug of war.

Garage sales pull in crowds

Annual garage sales attract hundreds of bargain hunters.

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News

Aiming for a smoke free Qtown

Southern DHB worker and smoke free coalition member of Queenstown and Central Otago Marie Roxburgh proposed for open ...

9 min ago  Should Queenstown parks and open spaces become smoke free?

Hall 18-holes from NZ Open

14 min ago  Southland's Jeremy Hall is 18-holes away from his second appearance at the NZ Open golf tournament.

Book: Trump assassination attempt

Frisbee golf for park

Video

Disabled students learn to dance

Dance classes aimed to help special needs students at Waihopai school have started with the aim to help improve their physical and mental wellness.

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

Getting into heavy vetting

Privacy commissioner John Edwards says clearer rules needed for police vetting

EDITORIAL: Check, please.

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

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Illustration - 3d illustration of opened red mailbox with letters

address, await, box, ...

Heavy tax

Sport

Rugby's challenging path

Robbie Robinson in action for the New Zealand under 20 rugby team in 2009.

From talented age-group star to All Blacks, the road is a difficult one.

Hall 18-holes from NZ Open

Jeremy Hall from Greenacres Golf Club is preparing for the NZ Open golf tournament in Cromwell.

Southland's Jeremy Hall is 18-holes away from his second appearance at the NZ Open golf tournament.

Hobby turns into serious collecting

Some gear of British and Irish Lions rugby player Willie John McBride is in Carl Wilson's collection.

"It's gone beyond a hobby. It's become an extreme passion."

Pullar rewarded for golf success

Southland golfer Robyn Pullar tees off.

Southland's Robyn Pullar hasĀ been rewarded for a strong golf showing at the NZ women's senior matchplay championships.

Queenstown team wins GODZone video

Team Tiki Tour cross the GODZone finish line at Frankton
Beach near Queenstown on Tuesday morning.

A Queenstown adventure race team has crossed the GODZone finish line first at Frankton Beach, near Queenstown.

Culture

Anti-plastic socialising in Queenstown

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

Queenstown-based anti-plastic advocates organise outdoors movie night.

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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