Southland Stags hooker Jason Rutledge, centre, will captain the Southland Stags against Wellington in their NPC rugby match.

Rutledge to captain Stags

Veteran hooker Jason Rutledge will captain the Southland Stags against Wellington on Friday night.

Crash victim isn't dead

Police initially said a man was dead following a crash in Southland on Wednesday morning. They have since corrected the ...

Police apologise after incorrectly stating a Southland crash victim was dead.

Visa declined because of heart problems

After 7 years in New Zealand, a Filipino woman has left the country with a broken heart.

Boat owner left afloat

A Southland boat owner had parts stolen from boat trailer and ute after a weekend on the lake.

Search and destroy wallabies

Invading Wallaby pests are on Otago's most wanted list.

Voter wants boundary review

An Invercargill City Council ratepayer says historic boundaries for the ILT leave him unable to vote. 

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Future of art gallery imagined

Invercargill Public Art Gallery assistant manager Claire Baker has recently returned from the The Ninth International ...

Invercargill Public Art Gallery staff are travelling far to gather ideas for their future facility.

Council adopts cycle trail action plan

The Southland District Council has adopted a new action plan for how it will run the Around the Mountain Cycle Trail project after recieving heavy criticism earlier this year from an independent review.

CTOS marks results

Dobson and Bailey depart council

Local body elections 2016

Mayoral candidate profile, Karen Arnold video

Invercargill mayoral candidate Karen Arnold.

As her first term as an elected city councillor draws to an end, Karen Arnold talks about why she is running for mayor.

Mayoral candidate profile, Tom Conroy video

Invercargill 2016 mayoral candidate  Tom Conroy.

Airfares, an innovators scheme and council staff relationships are issues close to home for mayoral candidate Tom Conroy.

Mayoral candidate profile, Tim Shadbolt video

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt is standing for another term in office.

Incumbent mayor Tim Shadbolt says bureaucracy could be more flexible to ease pressures on new businesses.

Councillors pay packets questioned

Often the Holdco directors who were also around the council table were not able to vote on issues around Holdco, Graham ...

Concerns about council-owned company directorships have resurfaced before the election.


Bike swipe caught on CCTV

"There's someone getting in the house," husband says after spotting brazen burglar on CCTV.


Wanaka Airport lease proposed

The entrance to the Wanaka Airport.

Selling on open market an option but not being considered: council report

Shabby carpark conundrum

The area of proposed redevelopment in Queenstown looking from Stanley St towards Shotover St.

 There's a lack of space in central Queenstown, which makes the Stanley St car park very valuable, fueling fierce debate.

EasyLaw can help home buyers

Business owner and solicitor Emma Stanley.

An app produced in Southland for home buyers seeks to demystify property law.

Boxer wants Q-town women to feel safe

Boxer Linda Coultrip wants women to know how to get away from the assault with professional military self defense classes.

"I want to run it until we have no one to keep running it for."

Windsor 'a great wee area'

Windsor New World owners Sasha and Ashley Hunter have recently jumped ship from Winton New World.

New Windsor New World owners say they enjoy how 'proactive' the community is.


Letters to the editor - September 28

Letters to the editor

During the last three years, Invercargill City Council, one of the city's most important, iconic historic places, Anderson Park, has been decommissioned based on "so-called" earthquake risk.

From the news desk

Should New Zealand be the next country to stop observing Daylight savings?

Should New Zealand be the next country to stop observing Daylight savings?

Letters to the editor, September 27

Letters to the editor

A letter writer is concerned that blame is being shifted instead of ownership taken.

Rise of the machines? Park that thought.

Us or them, baby . . .

EDITORIAL: When it comes down to us against the machines, there are faults on both sides.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

As for the morally dead TPPA, we should follow the Europeans in rejecting this, a letter writer says.


Rutledge to captain Stags

Southland Stags hooker Jason Rutledge, centre, will captain the Southland Stags against Wellington in their NPC rugby match.

Veteran hooker Jason Rutledge will captain the Southland Stags against Wellington on Friday night.

Keast back to defend title

Defending champion Southland cyclist Hamish Keast will be returning for the Yunca Junior Tour of Southland in 2016.

Southland's Hamish Keast won last year's Junior Tour of Southland with a broken collarbone, now he's back to defend his title.

Rio star Schmidt bounces back

Dylan Schmidt is all smiles after a seventh place performance in the Olympic Games trampoline final.

Dylan Schmidt has bounced back from making the trampolining final in Rio to compete at the nationals in Invercargill.

Gymnasts soar at Stadium Southland

Gymsports New Zealand chief executive Tony Compier, left, talks with ILT Stadium Southland general manager Nigel Skelt ...

Invercargill has attracted almost 1000 gymnasts to the New Zealand Gymsports Championships.

Emilia Price at world tennis cup

New Zealand junior tennis player Emilia Price.

Emilia Price, of Winton, is playing against the world's top junior tennis stars in Hungary.


Marimba and percussion duo to perform

Jeremy Fitzsimons and Yoshiko Tsuruta are touring New Zealand.


Past and present brought together at 60th Alexandra Blossom Festival

Alexandra Blossom Festival 2016 queen Caitlin Turfus, representing the Men's Shed, and Karen Peterson, who was the first ...

A retired fire fighter is not called the "float guru" for nothing.

Fireworks and fairground rides start the Blossom Festival party

Mark Sturgeon, of Sturgeon's Amusements with employee Natalie Ravenswood. The family-owned business is among dozens of ...

Fireworks and fairground rides get the party started as Alexandra celebrates its 60th blossom festival.

Government "pulling plug" on small power stations

One the country's oldest generators, Roaring Meg, in Central Otago, is at risk of closing if the Electricity Authority's ...

Proposed electricity reforms will cause power costs to go up and local power stations to shut, industry players say.

Central Lakes Trust's proposed changes "undemocratic"

Peter Mead.

A former chairman of the Central Lakes Trust is "appalled" at proposed changes.

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