Storms fail to dampen excitement

'We've had an absolute stunning result'

The 2014 Warbirds over Wanaka International Airshow has been hailed as one the most successful in the show's history.

Demo farm planned

5:00am A $26.5 million dairy and research hub is being planned for Southland.

Wanaka war is a blast

5:00am A large blast was heard before a fire ball exploded and thick black smoke filled the air.

Paraplegic forced to return records

acc 5:00am A paraplegic says he was forced to drive to Dunedin so that ACC docs mistakenly sent to him could be destroyed.

Sheep breeders stand firm

5:00am Sheep breeders are standing by their call for a vote of no confidence in the board of AgResearch.

Big test nears for firefighters

5:00am It's a test of endurance, but nothing compared with those they are raising money for.

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Yellow hordes invade estuary

The mother duck was late to deliver her clutch at the Easter Sunday Aparima River Duck Race.

Bunny cull dips in annual hunt

7478 rabbits will be turned into compost by the Alexandra Scouts after the annual Great Easter Bunny Hunt.

Crash delays race carnival

Couple milk house colour scheme


Proposal made in warbird

For Auckland couple Dan Frew and Krysta Goldfinch, love was in the air over Wanaka on Friday.

Tactix shooter impresses Fowler-Reid

Mwai Kumwenda Mwai Kumwenda's sparkling play in the shooting circle has caught the attention of one of the best in the business.

Richards takes the major spoils

There was no shortage of carnage at the Riverside Speedway on Friday and Saturday and Southland Stock Car Drivers' Association president Graeme McKernan was thankful the damage was limited to just the cars.

Sotutu secures New Zealand U20 trial

Steely finish needed

Tour de Lakes race

Christchurch rider primed to win

Christchurch rider Daniel Barry has a hold on the yellow jersey heading into the final day in the annual Tour de Lakes A-grade cycle race.

New home for hotel

Grand Chancellor site Christchurch's tallest building pre-quake, the Hotel Grand Chancellor will not be rebuilt in its old spot.

Moths, beetles rid farm of ragwort

Once covered in ragwort, a Manawatu farm is now almost free of the stock-threatening weed thanks to the introduction of moths and beetles.

Rendering plant up and running

Big plans for farm


Strong debut for Genesis

Shares in Genesis Energy have traded as high as $1.83 on the NZX, well above their $1.55 issue price.

Trail tale accents the nature of Southland

Linzi Keen A children's book about two boys and their adventures on the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail has been released by a Northern Southland farmer.

Grizzlies take to the ice

Children under 13 from all over the south took to the Gore ice rink on Sunday in the first round robin games of the 2014 ice hockey season.

Feel the Fomo and do it anyway

Strong family ties in contest

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Ride's tally amazes organiser

The aim was to raise $20,000 but when the final figure came through as $46,000 Ride to Recovery organiser Johnny Perkins was lost for words.

Rats, rates and rationalisations

Rugby Park Stadium, in Invercargill Tim Shadbolt's attempts to persuade other Southland councils to help fund Rugby Park are likely to come up against the classic Invercargill dead-rat dynamic.

Remembrance and distraction

Easter and Anzac Day both speak of sacrifice and if history has taught us anything it's that both redemptive and cautionary messages can be drawn from them.

Stewart Island takeover

Southland economy among NZ's best

Grass, land, earth

Field of dreams

Editorial: Invercargill is now dotted with what Shadbolt ripely calls the "rotting corpses" of former schools.

Fire chief says goodbye

Neville Hills Never be scared to ask the experts for advice before lighting a fire was the message from Clutha's principal rural fire officer, who finished this month after nearly two years in the role.

Is the journey worth it?

It's dark outside when the guy with the machine gun gets on board our bus.

A taste of London

Luxury the life


Get more of the mountain

Skiers in search of season-pass bargains need to act quickly.

Kiwi short film heads to Cannes

Amie Bentall A 15-minute movie made by a NZ pair will screen at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival.

Brothers fill in for Walker

Paul Walker's brothers are stepping in to help finish filming on Fast & Furious 7.

AC/DC singer denies split

Artist's art for everyone

Roger Liddle

A record celebration

International Record Store Day is a chance to visit independent record stores and celebrate vinyl.

Healthy Easter treats

Raw cross buns Just because you're into healthy eating doesn't mean you have to miss out on Easter treats.

Beauty cabinet covetables

Looking for the latest? Here's a round-up of new trends crossing the fashion desk.

My good friend failure

Social triumphs of a plus one


He's Beyonce's gym buddy?!

Sir Paul McCartney and the world's fiercest pop star are workout pals. Yes, we were as surprised as you are.

Stop, iPhone thief!

Phones get stolen a lot, but victims aren't helpless. Here's what to do the moment your phone is missing.

Emmy nominee weighs app-ropriate attire

Nathan Martin has a big decision to make.

Online activists battle paedophiles

Playstation 4 sales top 7 million

Lego tie-in comes up short

A little hero, just got a li' bit littler. We review the latest Lego title to be set in Middle-Earth, The Hobbit.

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