Cyclist Eddie Dawkins.

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Your chance to have your say for the 2016/2017 Southland Sports Awards.

Busman's holiday gets beached video

Jeff Leeden got his 1964 VAL Bedford bus, Chubby Cheeks, stuck in the sand on Oreti Beach.

Aussies thought they'd take their housebus for a jaunt on the sands. This was nearly its final stop.

Health professionals unhappy

A medical union has accused the Government of "continued neglect" with its annual health budget announcement on Thursday.

Council's 'Gypsy Day' u-turn

It's deemed too offensive so a new name for sharemilkers moving cows to farms is needed.

Three Wanaka developments

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

Man injured after forklift tips

A man has serious arm injuries after a forklift tipped over in Bluff harbour.

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News

Sav's Sidelines: The big game

Southland's Junior Ngaluafe will lineup for the Provincial Barbarians team against the British and Irish Lions.

The big game, taking on the Lions, remembering 1997 - this week's Sav's Sidelines column.

Giant killers after ultimate scalp

As netball pundits around the country hail the Northern Stars as "giant killers", captain Leana de Bruin shrugs it off.

Steel shooter at home in defence

On the run for penguins

Video

Busman's holiday gets beached

Aussies thought they'd take their housebus for a jaunt on the sands. This was nearly its final stop.

Business

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.

Qtown backpackers forced to leave

Bungi Backpackers manager Aoife Sheehan, 23, says it's hard to find accommodation in Queenstown in winter, but not ...

Long-term Queenstown backpacker residents "forced to leave home" as their hostel gets demolished to make way for a $60m hotel.

Opinion

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.

Focus on holding the line

Clutha Southland MP Todd Barclay

Every year, there are a few dates that stand out and for an MP Budget Day is one of them.

Sport

Sav's Sidelines: The big game

Southland's Junior Ngaluafe will lineup for the Provincial Barbarians team against the British and Irish Lions.

The big game, taking on the Lions, remembering 1997 - this week's Sav's Sidelines column.

Steel shooter at home in defence

Southern Steel shooter Jennifer O'Connell stays on her feet against the Mainland Tactix in an ANZ Premiership warm up ...

Southern Steel shooter Jennifer O'Connell is spending plenty of time in the defensive circle this season to help her selection chances.

Hauroko Valley off to the capital

The Hauroko Valley Primary School players, and principal Glen Puna, celebrate winning the Southland Primary School's ...

The Hauroko Valley school's Rippa Rugby team are off to Wellington.

Smith wary of confident 'Tahs

Highlanders fullback Ben Smith, left, will play his 127th game for the Dunedin-based franchise on Saturday night.

The Waratahs' form guide isn't flash, but Highlanders captain Ben Smith is bracing for a 'massive challenge'.

Stodart makes big time in basketball

Mac Stodart is in the New Zealand under 16 basketball team heading to the Australian Junior Championships in Perth in July.

James Hargest College student Mac Stodart is close to achieving one of his goals - to play basketball for New Zealand.

Culture

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.

60-minute challenge: Something is brewing

Eye reporter Joanna Griffiths learns how to make cyser mead with Southland Bee Society member Pat Hoffmann

I don't have the best track record with home brewed alcohol.

Early underground mine at Hokonui

The brick tower was a chimney with the rising hot air from the fire drawing the stale air from the mine below and ...

One of Southland's early underground mines was the Hokonui mine near Springhills, at the junction of the Makarewa River and Otapiri Stream.  

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