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Invercargill resident Hannah Jackson is a finalist for Miss Universe New Zealand 2016.

Invercargill finalist for Miss Universe

An Invercargill finalist for Miss Universe New Zealand wants Southland's support. 

Drug company freebies

A JAMA study released this week found even a free meal could influence what drugs doctors prescribed.

Southern DHB tried to keep secret drug company freebies to its staff. It failed.

Window smashed

Emergency services called after man went through large glass window on Kelvin Street, Invercargill.

Netball fever returns video

Netball fever takes over Southland as the Steel eye a potential three playoff games.

Moko protest in south gallery video

 Hundreds march for Moko in Southland.

Little issues warning

Andrew Little believes the Brexit vote should serve as a warning to New Zealand.

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News

Stealing manager's $23k party

Richard Beven has admitted stealing from Wanaka's doctors.

Richard Bevan stole $730k from a medical centre. He blew it on travel, cars, booze, casinos and a $23k golfing birthday party for himself.

Couple left bruised and bleeding

The victims of an "unprovoked" attack say they have been left emotionally scarred as perpetrators sentenced.

SDC to adopt plan changes

Grey Power supports hospital food campaign

Video

Moko protest in south

 Hundreds march for Moko in Southland.

Business

Southland silica examined

Silica mined in Southland could be smelted into silicon for manufacture and export.

Venture Southland is taking steps towards developing the silica industry in Southland. 

Brexit may make British visitors more frugal

The tourism industry is hoping financial volatility following Britain's exit from the European Union won't deter Lions ...

Visitors from the United Kingdom pumped more than $1 billion in the New Zealand economy last year and the tourism industry is waiting to see if the Brexit has an impact on their spending habits.

Farmer confidence boost

Farm confidence bounced back strongly in the June quarter, according to a survey by Rabobank.

Dairy payout forecast sees positive farmers outnumber pessimists for first time in 15 months.

Faster growing lambs from partnership

Matt McRae on Eilean Donan Farm in Redan Valley, Southland.

McRae brothers involvement in pilot programme improves farm productivity.

Council to consider Haast Hollyford road support

The proposed Haast-Hollyford toll road.

The Southland District Council will discuss whether to support the toll road at a meeting next week.

Opinion

Getting personal over poisoning

MP Marama Fox

EDITORIAL: We should be arguing law and morality. Not Marama's manners.

Star Spangled Kiwi

Ben Mack describes his difficulties in understanding Southlanders in his latest column.

Letters to the editor - June 22

Letters to the editor

A letter writer agrees with Kerry McDonald regarding what is wrong with the New Zealand economy and the way it affects Southland.

From the newsdesk

Newslink reporter Rachael Kelly.

OPINION: If laughter is the best medicine, I think I overdosed last Thursday night.

Letters to the editor - June 21

Letters to the editor.

A letter writer says Nick Smith has a new buzz phrase.

Sport

Pro bout heads charity card

Fight for Kidz co-organiser Dave Bartley.

A proffesional boxing bout will headline this year's Fight for Kidz charity boxing event.

Looking to the Stags

Southland Stags player Junior Ngaluafe.

Time is ticking towards the Stags 2016 campaign. So how is the Southland team shaping up?

Rogerson's first ride

Bailey Rogerson is looking forward to riding at Wingatui on Thursday.

Bailey Rogerson and her mother, Michelle Northcott, have rides in the same race at Wingatui on Thursday.

Next start looms for Our Waikiki Beach

Driver and co-trainer Mark Purdon and part-owner Trevor Casey have had huge success with Our Waikiki Beach.

Our Waikiki Beach returns to racing at Menangle on Tuesday week.

Mixed results for Southland badminton

Southland's Ella Smith,15, at the South Island U 19 Badminton Champs in Invercargill

Southland's promising badminton talented was tested as the city hosted the South Island under-19 championships on Saturday.

Culture

Cultural feast fun

A Fijian singing group from Mataura performs at last year's Hokonui Culture Feast.

Cultures come together to celebrate with food and song in Gore

Shame for family still there gallery

26042016 News. CAMERON BURNELL/FAIRFAX NZ.  A sculpture of Archibald Baxter a conscientious objector during The Great ...

Since the World Wars stories of heroic actions have emerged. What isn't often heard is the stories of those who objected.

Snowmen, suits and street parades video

Queenstown Winter Festival kicked off with a street parade.

Festival-goers ditched their jackets and donned their silliest costumes for the Queenstown's Winter Festival.

Poppins picks up pace

Emily Burns, as Mary Poppins, with pupils at Otatara School in Invercargill, ahead of the show's opening next month.

The cast and crew of Mary Poppins are turning up the heat ahead of their show opening in three weeks' time.

Smog report 'innovative'

Smog over Cromwell, Central Otago. Between May 1 to June 13 Cromwell had 10 high pollution days (those days when air ...

A report exploring novel ways to solve Central Otago's smog problem is "innovative" and "comprehensive".

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