Tai chi classes are no longer held at Central Southland Presbyterian Church hall.

Church expels tai chi group

Tai chi class booted out of church hall over fears they are a threat to church's "spiritual wellbeing".

$4k on YouTube posts

Invercargill City Council communications manager Eirwen Harris believes the ICC TV concept has a lot of promise.

Invercargill City Council to spend $4000 a month to get its message out on YouTube.

Referee assault stuns club

Rugby Southland is confident whoever assaulted a referee in the weekend will be caught.

Farmers schooled on animal welfare

Tough new animal welfare laws are on the horizon, but Southland dairy farmers are working to ensure they’re ahead of the game.

River search for missing tramper

Police search Young River for Dunedin student who may have been swept away.

Drivers told to slow down at crashes

Fire station officer says drivers speeding past accidents put emergency crews at risk.

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Nasa balloon flight ends

The Nasa super pressure balloon when it lifted off off from Wanaka Airport.

Just a month after it launched from Wanaka, Nasa's super pressure balloon's flight is over.

Kiwi pilot rescues Everest climbers

Jason Laing plucks dozens of Sherpas and climbers off Everest after quake and avalanche.

Gore ambassador finalists announced

Southland Nepalese count cost of earthquake

Anzac 2015: Voices of Courage

A century-old snub video

Radio personality John McDowell holds up a photo of his great-grandfather Lieutenant-Colonel Edmund Bowler in 'We Will Remember Them' - the Returned Services Association's 2015 calendar.

He set off for Gallipoli as one of New Zealand’s highest ranking officers - to “strike a blow for the Empire”.

'Gutsy' nurse adored by the French

Few Southlanders have heard of Makarewa nurse Lily Lind, who was on the frontlines well before her compatriots joined the fight.

Ernest John Pay, of Invercargill, was killed during the Battle of Somme in 1916.

A search for answers

As a child, Ray Pay often found himself staring at a large portrait of a soldier on the wall of his Bluff home.


You've got to laugh. Apparently.

Barack Obama  and his anger translator

OPINION: Obama's climate change jokes were enough to make you weep afterwards.

Our occasionally puerile PM

OPINION: Prime Minister John Key stands exposed as a bit of a serial ponytail puller. He'll grow out of it, right?

CTU President Helen Kelly says pressure to improve worker safety has worked in forestry and now the agricultural industry is the target.

Helen Kelly: Keep up the pressure

OPINION: Workers need a three-pronged approach to improve safety in the workplace.


Lack of vision 'hampers Invercargill'

Chantillys co-owners Carolyn, left, and Lana Milne are concerned about the future of Invercargill's CBD.

Invercargill leaders need to show vision for the city's central business district to survive, retailer Carolyn Milne says.

Funeral home buys former Bella Kai building

Avenal Park Funeral Home has bought the former Bella Kai building in Lorneville.

Anzac Day day in lieu and extra pay rules are confusing if you usually work on a Saturday or a Monday.

The Mondayisation of Anzac Day

OPINION: There has been some confusion as to what people do about the new phenomenon of the Mondayisation.


Kakapo heading to Sydney

Sally McKay with her Wingatui winner Kakapo.

Kakapo, an impressive winner at Wingatui at his only start, is to join the Warwick Farm stable of Craig Ritchie.

Southland's latest rowing star

While most of her school friends sleep Michaela Townshend is up and about chasing her dream.

Sabin Kirkland with, from left, Coat Of Arms, Elusive Catch and Kina Win.

Elusive Catch gearing up for Brisbane campaign

Southland filly Elusive Catch flies from Auckland to Brisbane on Saturday.


Southland singers make top five

Stevie Tonks performs on the X Factor NZ.

Southland Boys' High School teacher Steve Broad is safe for another week on the X Factor NZ.

Invercargill misses out on shot at film

Southland rain has put a damper on Invercargill's chance to make it on the big screen.

Invercargill Repertory Society's production of Chunuk Bair.

Praise for Once on Chunuk Bair

The Invercargill Repertory Society production of Once On Chunuk Bair was always going to be a conversation starter.

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