Gore High School's hostel buildings are being demolished.

Gore High's hostel buildings demolished

Hostel buildings demolished as the number of boarders drops.

Just a day at the office

Shearer Leon Samuel with wife Ngawai on the way back home to Invercargill, the day after shearing 605 ewes in eight ...

The day after breaking a world shearing record, Leon Samuels was back at the sheds to help with the clean up.

The beach isn't a toilet

A Southland man is repulsed by freedom campers who left poo and toilet paper on the beach.

Singalong with the Von Trapps

How well do you know The Sound of Music?

Lotto winner slept with ticket under her pillow

Invercargill woman slept with her winning lotto ticket under her pillow.

16 appeal District Plan

The Invercargill City Council has received 16 appeals against its district plan. 

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New hospital short $3.5m

Conceptual drawings of a proposed Maniototo health facility development.

16 min ago  Supporters of a new $5.5 million Maniototo health facility are seeking a $1m contribution from council to help close a $3.5m shortfall.

Don't ignore your mental health during recovery

9:55 AM  Experts are calling for individuals recovering from an injury to look after their mental health.

Tensions boil over at Cadbury meeting

Big bus changes for Qtown

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Tensions boil over at Cadbury meeting

Bitter taste left in Dunedin Mayor's mouth after Cadbury management meeting, thanks to media intrusion.

Business

Koha Kai 'unstoppable'

Koha Kai trainee Jeff Moyles cooks in a school kitchen for the first time thanks to an adjustable table that can be ...

For two years they have been cooking in small school kitchens, now the Koha Kai team is getting ready for its biggest challenge.

New Qtown road opening soon

Stage one of the Eastern Access Road (Hawthorne Dr) should be open before winter.

It's hoped one of Queenstown's several roading initiatives, the Eastern Access Road, will ease traffic congestion.

Wanaka waits for details on Hunter Valley Station deal

The entrance to Hunter Valley Station at Meads Road.

Wanaka on tenterhooks as they wait for Hunter Valley Station terms and conditions

Artisan hub proposed for Wanaka

Rachel Brown, Wanaka Community Board chairwoman, will negotiate the extent of road reserve encroachment.

The Teat family are planning an artisan's hub next to Wanaka's charming Bullock Creek. But first, they want to sort out a road road reserve encroachment.

Coffee brews in Invercargill

Viking Coffee owners Markus and Maria Hirner at Global Byte cafe, where they are also managers. Markus and Maria ...

Coffee roasting venture started in Invercargill to fill gap in the market.

Opinion

And then there was one

EDITORIAL: Where would we be without Alliance? Let's not find out.

Keep our beaches clean

Beach footprints on Stewart Island.

From stories about dumped cars, syringes, rubbish and now human faeces found on Southlands popular beaches I can not help but worry.

Southern shearers stand proud

Leon Samuels at work.

EDITORIAL: Once again, a Southland shearer stoops to conquer

Fixing the health system

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Illustration - 3d illustration of opened red mailbox with letters

address, await, box, ...

Of course, Southland Hospital needs more money to do its job.

Keep school crossings safe

School Community officer constable Fenton Herrick discusses farm and vehicle safety with Drummond Primary School ...

Students operating the School Patrols on the crossings at their schools are new and inexperienced so are often hesitant in operating the signs.

Sport

Highlander's mystery illness

The Highlanders don't know what's keeping Shane Christie from playing.

Club puzzled as they still don't know what's wrong with flanker Shane Christie.

Gilmour Rosebowl staying in Waikaka

Waikaka have retained Southland golf's Gilmour Rosebowl.

The Gilmour Rosebowl is staying in Waikaka once again after their most recent challenge.

Good things take time for Hegan

Southland tennis representative Jan Hegan training at the Te Anau Tennis Club.

A desire to play tennis with her children has eventually led to 49-year-old Jan Hegan's selection in the Southland team.

A hit and the splits

James Hargest College senior volleyball team get ready to start the Invercargill Secondary School Competition.

Everyone has the occasional mishap on the court but no one does it like Tessa Kirby.

SGHS through to SI finals

Ben Wylie from James Hargest College hits a forehand at the Southland secondary schools tennis championships in Invercargill.

Representative tennis players helped their schools to success at the Southland secondary schools tennis championships.

Culture

New hospital short $3.5m

Conceptual drawings of a proposed Maniototo health facility development.

Supporters of a new $5.5 million Maniototo health facility are seeking a $1m contribution from council to help close a $3.5m shortfall.

Starting a business at 18

Sarah Sarfaiti, 18, decided to stay in Invercargill to teach piano.

While the rest of her friends were busy packing to go to university, Sarah Sarfaiti decided to set up shop in Invercargill.

'Sneaky' water plan change

The Otago Regional Council is currently holding a series of drop-in sessions to get feedback on a proposed plan change ...

A proposed change to how water is taken from streams or tributaries around Otago has been dubbed 'sneaky' and 'vague'.

Cycle speed dating

17022017 Photo: Dasha Kuprienko. MIR News: For a 60-minute-challenge Mirror reporter Dasha Kuprienko did cycle speed ...

How does one single female spend a Valentines Day evening, what is there to do for a mouldly.

Singalong with the Von Trapps

Libby Fraser as Maria von Trapp for Sound of Music Singalong at Repertory House in Invercargill on Saturday night.

How well do you know The Sound of Music?

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