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Colac Bay  Foreshore Road was closed to traffic due to a high tide  and big waves washing out parts of the road at Colac Bay

High tide havoc

High tides and stormy seas have forced the closure of Colac Bay's Foreshore Rd.

Times reporter wins 

Southland Time sports reporter Logan Savory has won a national award for his coverage of the National Basketball League competition.

The Southland Times reporter Logan Savory has won a national award for his basketball coverage.

League administrator steps down

Cheryl Officer has stepped down as chairperson of Southland District Rugby League.

Southland's strong speedway talent

Oreti Speedway's solo riders have dominated the New Zealand Speedway awards.

Steel likely to land Selby-Rickit

The Central Pulse are poised to lose the most popular member of their team to the south.

Highlanders victory parade

Still basking in the Highlanders Super Rugby victory?

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News

Luggate's Hunter Morrow a quacking champ video

Hunter Morrow of Luggate demonstrates his champion duck calling pose.

Luggate building apprentice Hunter Morrow has won the New Zealand Live Duck Calling Championships and a ticket to the world championships in the USA.

Woman killed in farm accident

A 32-year-old woman has died after an incident on a Southland farm.

Oh deer, what can the matter be?

Police still investigating assault in Invercargill

Opinion

Letters to the Editor July 6

Sarah Dowie

If the Opposition are really worried about an Australian charity wanting to invest in New Zealand housing it just shows how scared they are of trying a new approach that might help tenants, Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie writes in a letter to the editor.

Letters to the editor July 4

Spare us fanciful figures, Philip Todd writes in a letter to the editor.

Pebbles Hooper

Careful the stones that you throw

A peril of our rapidly evolving electronic age has caught out a young commentator whose sneering reaction to a tragedy has invoked a storm of scorn

Business

Southland dairying couple battle tough times

Jono and Kelly Bavin are the 2015 Southland-Otago Sharemilkers of the Year

Sonita Chandar reports on an award-winning Southland couple who battled through a tough season

Things that irritate a lawyer (this is not a how-to guide)

There are a number of things that have been annoying me lately – more than usual.

Catherine and John Ford, owners of Highland Station near Rotorua and winners of the Ballance Farm Environment Award for 2015.

Farm passes wow test

Winning the nation's top farming award has special significance for a Rotorua couple.

Sport

Sharks stars keen to return next season

Southland Sharks player Tai Wesley celebrates after winning the NBL title on Sunday night in Wellington.

Majority of Southland's NBL title-winning team indicate they want to return to defend their crown next year.

The Bishop ends season with success

The Dennis brothers, of Woodlands, broke new ground when The Bishop won at Ashburton on Friday.

Trevor Nelson holds the cup he won for being named Official of the Year at the Speedway New Zealand Awards in Wellington recently.

Nelson wins national speedway award

Winning a Speedway New Zealand award came as a pleasant surprise to Invercargill automotive mechanic Trevor Nelson.

Culture

Soar set for Wanaka stage

Wanaka singer Jenn Shelton and dancer Rachel Erichsen are directing SOAR, a music and theatre production a the Lake Wanaka Centre on July 10-11.

The directors of Wanaka's musical theatre production SOAR, Rachel Erichsen and Jenn Shelton, have a vision for developing the town's talent.

Multicultural council to focus on support gallery

The Southland Multicultural Council needs to focus more on being a support service for both migrants and locals, its new leadership team says.

We Will Remember Them tells the story of soldiers from Tapanui who fought in World War 1.

Arthur's relatives moved by show

The relatives of Tapanui World War One veteran Private Arthur Gordon were treated to a performance of We Will Remember Them - a show based on his wartime diaries, on Sunday.

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