29082015 News. Robyn Edie. Southland Times/Fairfax NZ.  Relaunch of the 107 year old Eureka vessel at Riverton on Saturday. The Eureka was built in Dunedin then bought to Invercargill in 1928 where it was in the Biggs family for 50 years. She was the last boat to leave Ingill Harbour when it ceased being used. She was bought by Murray Rohloff (0210448490) of Alexandra and rebuilt by Cory Ward of Marinecraft and Fibreglass, in Riverton. Pictured on board the front of the boat is Stan Malsen, who works for restorer Cory Ward.

Eureka back in the water gallery video

Alex Biggs, 96, never thought the boat he sailed in as a child would be relaunched about 100 years after its maiden voyage.

Fatal crash probe

Italian man Simone Agatau,24, was driving a campervan involved in an accident which left Sri Lankan dairy worker Pradeep Edirisinghe dead.

Police will wait for serious crash report before deciding whether to lay charges against Italian driver.

Frana's final gift

Frana Cardno's life was all about giving, and the former Southland District mayor has left her beloved province one final gift.

Southern kids take stage by storm

They may be young, but southern kids sure know how to rock.

Winter Games an annual event?

The New Zealand Winter Games is being hailed an international success.

Stewart makes a statement gallery

Boxer looks bound for NZ Boxing Champs after delivering a stunning KO win.

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News

Italian motorist questioned in crash

Pradeep Edirisinghe, 44, died when his car was hit by a campervan at an intersection in Southland on Friday.

Death of dairy worker in Southland again stirs debate over whether foreign drivers should face NZ tests.

Several drink-driving arrests in Queenstown

Queenstown police dealt with several drink-drivers in the resort during the weekend.

Auckland Grammar Stage Band tours Southland

Car crashes through fence

Opinion

Safety trumps all, Mr Vincent

Alfred Vincent, as a boy.

EDITORIAL: The Alfred Vincent case tests our stamina for vigilance, not vengeance

Safety reform mustn't drive education indoors -- letter

It's educational.

Health and safety law reform mustn't stifle the benefits of outdoor education, Catherine Kappelle writes in a letter to the editor.

SDHB needs solutions not political opportunism

Todd Barclay

OPINION:The poor financial management of the former Southern District Health Board has to be addressed and -- in spite of what the Opposition portrays -- consultation is key, Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay writes.

Flag from the touch judge -- letter

Servicemen prepare the flag for the Anzac Day dawn service

Just because we had had previous flags does not change that for more than a century we have had law, order and patriotism under this one, David Russell writes in a letter to the editor.

Where's it all going, and so fast

Pat Veltkamp Smith.

Columnist Pat Veltkamp Smith stabilises after a few speed wobbles.

Business

Invercargill Licensing Trust buys Southland Times building

The Southland Times building in Invercargill.

The Invercargill Licensing Trust has bought the Southland Times building in Esk St.

Online purchase GST rules could go further

New GST laws for online purchases are coming up.

OPINION: Murray McClennan considers the changes ahead for GST and online purchases.

Health and safety law clarified

Mike Mitchell

Small businesses, farms, and volunteers should understand the changes in health and safety legislation. Mike Mitchell sets them out.

Don Nicolson appointed to Power Company Ltd board

Don Nicolson, who has been appointed to The Power Company Ltd board.

Don Nicolson has been appointed to The Power Company Ltd board.

Meet Maggie, the 'bride horse'

Three-year-old Shire, Max, is readied for the morning’s training by Zara-Lee Macdonald.

Seven-year-old Percheron mare sure to bring the "x-factor" to country weddings.

Sport

Southland under-19 too strong for Southland under-18

Southland under-19's George Tuineau is tackled by Southland under-18 players Caleb Young, left, and Kane Findlay in a rugby game at the Les George Oval, near Invercargill, on Sunday.

The Southland under-19s recorded a comprehensive win over the Southland under-18s in rugby at the Les George Oval on Sunday.

Harbour grab dramatic win over Stags

North Harbour players celebrate their win  over Southland in Invercargill.

Daniel Halangahu penalty helps North Harbour steal a dramatic 26-25 NPC win over Southland.

Jamie Hume, Abby Erwood named in Southern Steel squad

Southern Steel coach Janine Southby.

The addition of two exciting young players from the southern region has completed the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel squad.

Stuart, Wilson win South Island RSA snooker champs

Ernie MacManus, of Gore, eyes a shot at the 37th South Island RSA Snooker Pairs Championship at the Gore RSA on Sunday.

The Invercargill combination of Doug Stuart and Ron Wilson beat Greg Adams and Tony Hammond, of South Canterbury, in the final of the South Island RSA Snooker Pairs Championship at the Gore RSA on Sunday.

Southland schools in tournament week

The Greymouth High School's hockey team, with coach Sioux Morgan, front right, at the ILT Hockey Turf in Invercargill on Sunday. The team is in the city for a secondary school girls' tournament, which starts on Monday.

The last day of August marks the start of the secondary schools winter sports tournament week.

Culture

Auckland Grammar Stage Band tours Southland

Vocalist AG Fernando performs some Johnny Cash with the Auckland Grammar Stage Band at a public concert at Northern Southland College in Lumsden on Saturday afternoon, before entertaining the crowds at a show in Te Anau on Saturday night.

There won’t be much of Southland left unseen after the Auckland Grammar Stage Band concludes its whistle stop concert tour of the province this week.

Southern kids take stage by storm

The Rakiura Rockers from Halfmoon Bay School perform at the Rockshop Bandquest in Dunedin on Wednesday night.

They may be young, but southern kids sure know how to rock.

"Open mic" night at library

Invercargill City Council.

An "open mic" night will be held at the Invercargill City Library on Friday to celebrate National Poetry Day.

CLiK spellbinding in concert

CLiK - The Ensemble 
From left: Edward King, John Chen and Natalie Lin

REVIEW

Hairspray star battles illness

Rachael Scott

In theatre circles they say the show must go on, but rarely has a leading lady given more to the cause than Rachael Scott.

Healthy Families Invercargill

Join in on the healthy journey

Southland Times editor Natasha Holland.

I have so many bad eating habits it's not funny.

How do you beat bad habits?

Healthy Families Invercargill manager Jared Cappie.

Think about where you live, learn, work and play.

How to start your own food forest

A ``woodland look'' food forest.

Anyone wanting to start a food forest might be pleasantly surprised to find that they don't have to start from scratch.

How do you think about food?

Sherry Elton is a GAPS Practitioner.

In the old days, cooking was learnt from scratch from our mothers or grandmothers.

A campervan and a chance to change

Rebecca Amundsen started her journey to a healthier life in 2012.

Labour weekend 2012 saw my husband and I making a spur of the moment decision to buy a 1974 Bedford Camper.

Video

Eureka! It's in the water again

Southland man Alex Biggs, 96, never thought he'd hear that the boat he sailed in as a child would be relaunched about 100 years after its maiden voyage.

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