Benjamin Elder, 4, Bailey Swain, 3, and Rose Keast play a game of dress-ups at the Makarewa Playcentre.

Spelling the end for playcentre

A proposal to sell off a council reserve could spell the end for the Makarewa Playcentre.

Migrant visa holdups

Vuniyana Qoro (front), and (left to right) Qasevakatini Napoleoni, Joe Natuikata and Warren Heslip at work in Pebbly Hills forest. The three Fijian men are applying for residency.

A Southland dairy leader is calling on Immigration New Zealand to extend migrant visa concessions.

Death not suspicious

Police said Invercargill man Barry McCorkindale was not injured under suspicious circumstances.

Saturday morning rituals important

Creating Saturday morning memories is important, writes Mark Hotton.

Educators in disguise helps students

SIT nurse educator Johanna Rhodes greets her nursing students and walks into the back room.

Dubstepper takes on buskers

Gore got a lesson in dubstep yesterday from 15-year-old Connor O'Brien.

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Arrowtown motel unit burns down

Huge flames took hold of and destroyed a unit at Mace Motel, Arrowtown.

An Arrowtown motel unit has been destroyed by fire.

Cromwell man to head Camp Quality New Zealand

A Cromwell Lion is the new head of a national volunteer group that helps children living with cancer.

Teachers go back to classroom

Cromwell fruit grower wins regional title


We deserve the rewards

Tim Shadbolt

It's easy to mock Councillor Kett's proposal to have a limited number of free trips to Stewart Island for Gold Card members but I wish to publicly congratulate him for drawing attention to the injustice of this issue. 

It takes more than parents to raise a child

Five important people have played a vital role in helping to mould and shape Piper into the strong, confident and independent little girl that she's become.

Writer Pat Veltkamp Smith.

Which way, where....

OPINION: Which way, where…


Council CEO's interest probed

Queenstown Lakes District Council chief executive Adam Feeley.

Issues of trust and confidence raised over Queenstown council CEO's involvement in affordable housing proposal.

Farmers face 'brutal' times

Federated Farmers predict brutal six months ahead for dairy farmers as Fonterra cuts milk price forecast for this season.

Taxing things is the answer!

HEAD: Taxing Times Article


Heads brings up a century

Rebecca Heads with Sundon Invasion, left, and De Vito after they finished first and second, respectively, for her father, trainer Billy Heads, at Forbury Park on Friday night.

Sundon Invasion gave Waimumu trainer Billy Heads his 100th win when the gelding led all the way in a maiden trot at Forbury Park on Friday night.

Bolger: Funders and volunteers key to the Sharks future

Will the Sharks be around for another 100 games?

Highlanders assistant coach Tony Brown and Waimumu land owner Fred Booth on the site being prepared for a preseason match between the Highlanders and Crusaders.

Highlanders and Crusaders to meet in farmer's paddock video

Super Rugby heading to Waimumu, with the Highlanders and Crusaders set to play a pre-season match in farmer Fred Booth's paddock next February.


Sleeping Beauty on Ice cancelled

Imperial Ice Stars' Sleeping Beauty on Ice will not come to Christchurch and Dunedin

Shipping error forces cancellation of South Island Sleeping Beauty on Ice shows.

Southern stars shine in steamroller tribute show

REVIEW: Following up the once-in-a-lifetime experience of One Of These Nights was always going to be a big ask.

Masterchef 2014 finalist Bec Stanley shares a simple recipe for kumara and quinoa cakes with yoghurt dressing.

Recipe: Kumara and quinoa cakes

Indian flavours spice up this healthy dish from Masterchef finalist Bec Stanley.

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