Three members of the Southland Community Trust were some of the first to experience the new section after the opening of ...

Stage two of cycle trail opened

The newest section of the Te Anau to Manapouri cycle trail is open for use, with people of all ages welcomed out for a spin.

Steel break record 

The Southern Steel squad after their victory over the Northern Stars.

Southern Steel have broken a franchise record with their 82-58 win over the Northern Stars.

Passion for singing video

Country music singing has taken Max McCauley all over the New Zealand.

Te Anau fights for maternity centre

The Te Anau community bands together to fight for better rural maternity funding.

Dinner parties and grown up things

OPINION: I am a big fan of dinner parties.

Principals call for funding

More than a dozen Southland school principals have thrown their weight behind a demand for better wages for their support staff.

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News

Sea lions could scupper fishery

A juvenile sea lion in Port Pegasus in January 2016. In New Zealand sea lions are ranked as "nationally critical" on the ...

10:26 PM  A new investigation is being put together to examine whether a new aquaculture project on Stewart Island would have a negative effect on its growing sea lion colony.

A second mum to many video

Cherie Bidois, who lost her life in a car crash, was the type of person who would give to others, no matter what.

Barclay says he will not let centre close

Hall throws into champs reckoning

Video

Sea lions could scupper fishery

A new investigation is being put together to examine whether a new aquaculture project on Stewart Island would have a negative effect on its growing sea lion colony.

Business

Wanaka school could have 800 pupils

A new primary school will be built in Wanaka, the Government has announced.

Government announces a new primary school for Wanaka and more classrooms for the growing town's only secondary school.

Fiordland leads Southland's tourism growth

Tourism spending was up by 16 per cent over the last 12 months in the Fiordland region, the second highest increase in ...

Figures released by the Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation have shown a big increase in tourism spending in Te Anau.

Separate group to 'steer development' after hall delays

The Cromwell Memorial Hall as it stands today.

Community board slammed over handling of town hall delays: 'It's not too late for you to accept the reality of the consequences of the process.'

Independent economic report sought

Central Otago District Council economic development manager Warwick Hawker.

The public need 'robust data' to make understand the impact of proposed water changes in Central Otago.

Three Wanaka developments in the system

Northlake village centre as it might look when completed.

Developers continue to fill in bare urban land as Wanaka's population booms.

Opinion

Budget 2017 -- what the Clutha-Southland candidates say

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Clutha-Southland candidates discuss their high and lowlights of Budget 2017

Budget 2017 -- what the Invercargill candidates say

Liz Craig, Labour Party

Invercargill candidates discuss their high and lowlights of Budget 2017.

Just a little bit of kindness can go a long way

Koha Kai founder Janice Lee says, "It was kindness. Giving something of value to somebody who needed it at that exact ...

Opinion: Years ago, while living in Central Queensland, it happened that there was a knock at my office door one day.

Noting facts, and fantasies

Pat Veltkamp-Smith.

There are more beds in the Invercargill men's prison than there are at Southland Hospital (Kew).

A new deputy mayor emerges

Cr Rebecca Amundsen,left, has been appointed deputy mayor by Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt, replacing the resigning ...

OPINION: Rebecca Amundsen fills a vacancy created by carnage.

Sport

Hall throws into champs reckoning

Southland discus thrower Marshall Hall.

Southland discus thrower Marshall Hall has recorded the second best distance in New Zealand history.

O'Connell to build on debut

Southern Steel shooter Jennifer O'Connell shooting in her debut game for Steel, Stars player Sulu Fitzpatrick defending, ...

Her stats might not be the best, but Southern Steel's Jennifer O'Connell, 19, enjoyed her 3 minute debut.

Scott Barrett in race against clock

Scott Barrett hasn't featured for the Crusaders since injuring himself against the Hurricanes on May 13.

Crusaders lock set to miss Highlanders clash, hindering his All Black chances for Lions series.

Twins have shooters seeing double

Abby Erwood, left and Sophie Erwood played alongside each other for Netball South against the Northern Comets.

Who's marking who? Identical twin defenders confuse shooters at national development netball game.

Challenge Wanaka changes the game

Dougal Allan is not racing Challenge Wanaka 2018.

Challenge Wanaka to promote half iron distance race to professional triathletes.

Culture

Pink ribbon cowshed

VetSouth staff enjoying their fund-raising pink ribbon breakfast recently.

Pink ribbon breakfasts have been happening all over Southland this month to raise funds and awareness around breast cancer.

Central Otago designers dominate at WoolOn event

Alexandra designer Daphne Randle won the Breen Construction Collections Award with Patterns in Paua at the Rural Women ...

Central Otago designers dominated category wins at the WoolOn Creative Fashion Event in Alexandra.

Independent economic report sought

Central Otago District Council economic development manager Warwick Hawker.

The public need 'robust data' to make understand the impact of proposed water changes in Central Otago.

Region continues to soar

Infometrics senior economist Benji Patterson.

Record-level activity in Queenstown-Lakes' construction industry has netted $158m in resource consents over the past year.

School takes 'proactive' approach

Mount Aspiring College principal Wayne Bosley, of Wanaka.

Roll spikes are not set to ease around Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago.

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