The Morris family want to talk about their son Jayden, they don't want him to be the elephant in the room.

When you have to carry on video

Tracy and Geoff Morris lost their son Jayden to cancer, but have to keep going for their daughter Samara.

Let's talk about cancer

Cancer cells

Every year, one in 200 New Zealanders is diagnosed with some form of cancer.

A friendship like no other video

Friendships can be forged in the toughest of circumstances. Cancer brought Kerry Heffer and Rachael Barnfather together.

"Pleasing progress" for health board

The Southern District Health Board's annual report shows positive results for child immunisation, especially for Maori children.

City events fund boost

Invercargill events fund needs a leg up, committee concedes.

Impact of road dust on waterways

Heavy breaking on roads can lead to more than just worn brake pads, it can have an impact on the environment.

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News

Family's bid to save swimmer video

A 19-year-old is dead after a water incident near Cromwell on Saturday afternoon.

9:36 AM  The teen was swimming out to a pontoon in Lake Dunstan when he got into trouble and died.

Volunteers pitch in

The Helping Hands volunteer group is making life easier for Southlanders.

Many changes in 70 years

Wrong times, right times . . . now right times?

Tour of Southland 2016

TOS stage win 'biggest dream' video

Rotorua's Sam Phibbs, of Team Skoda Racing, wins the 150km stage from Riverton to Te Anau on day three of the Tour of ...

Rotorua cyclist Sam Phipps is still coming to terms with winning a stage on the Tour of Southland.

Bond adjusting to cycling peloton

The 60th SBS Tour of Southland, stage 1 Invercargill to Lumsden, pictured after the finish, Vantage Windows and Doors ...

Double Olympic Games gold medallist Hamish Bond is adjusting to riding in the peloton in the 2016 Tour of Southland.

Who will break the drought? video

Southland's Doug Bath winning the Tour of Southland in 1994.

Doug Bath confident another Southland winner of the Tour of Southland is not far away.

Past winner salutes officials video

Former Tour of Southland winner Doug Bath, of Invercargill, who is commentating this year's race.

Doug Bath has paid tribute to the officials for making the Tour of Southland such a great event.

Video

Family's bid to save swimmer

The teen was swimming out to a pontoon in Lake Dunstan when he got into trouble and died.

Business

Paying to park in a national park

Pressure on hugely popular locations, such as Coromandel's Cathedral Cove, is driving calls for a new $130 million fund ...

Car parking charges in national parks and other tourist spots could help pay for much needed infrastructure.

Airport future proofing

Shaun Gilbertson is concerned Wanaka Airport recreational airport users could be pushed out.

Reservations expressed about Wanaka Airport's future development costs and who gets to foot the bill.

Tourist swarms worry Kiwis

Kiwis see the economic benefits of tourism, but have concerns about overcrowding, road accidents and traffic congestion.

Almost one in five Kiwis feel we are attracting too many overseas visitors.

Concert liquor licence approved

The Gibbston Valley concert in 2015.

Good news for those wanting to have a quiet beer at this summer's Gibbston Valley Summer concert.

Swipe payments for freedom campers

The KiwiCamp ablution block ensures councils get payback from freedom campers.

A truck stop owner has designed an ablution block with a payment app for freedom campers.

Opinion

Blessed events at the city council

Polyfest.  Invercargill needs events like this.

EDITORIAL: Invercargill mustn't shy away from events spending. Just don't go crazy on it.

The art of giving and receiving gifts

Elephant's are no longer Che's sister's cup of tea.

I like to think I am an amazing gift giver, just not a great gift receiver.

SoRDS is 'hog-wash'

Letters to the editor.

City parking time limits are stammering business, one reader says.

A Southlander steps forward

Who's been a busy boy, then?

EDITORIAL: Yes, Prime Minister

Library change cost a 'profligate waste'

Letters to the editor.

"I have never heard of such profligate waste'' says a reader on the proposed library changes.

Sport

Many changes in 70 years

Murray Faul has been a supporter of the Invercargill Harness Racing Club for seven decades.

Murray Faul's 70 years with the Invercargill Harness Racing Club is a remarkable achievement.

Whanau enough for Salter

Netball.

Georgie Salter has been named coach of the Netball South Beko League team.

Stag to play in Cape Town

Junior Ngaluafe in action for the Stags in 2016.

Southland's Junior Ngaluafe is set to line up for the New Zealand sevens team.

He Tauaa makes a difference

He Tauua player Shaun Tamariki-Todd, left, being tackled by Cowboys player Lima Leituale.

He Tauaa's hard work on and off the field has been highlighted by New Zealand Rugby League.

Parker's rise, fight by fight

Joseph Parker knocks out Francois Botha.

From a school teacher as an opponent to a world title fight. How did Joseph Parker get here?

Culture

Topp Twins coming south for Wanaka show

The Topp Twins, Lynda and Jools, will perform at the 80th Wanaka A&P Show on March 10-11.

Lynda and Jools Topp will help Wanaka celebrate its 80th agricultural and pastoral show show in March 2017.

Historic Central Otago fashion collection's future discussed

A model wears an item of the Eden Hore Fashion Collection.

The future of the Eden Hore Collection will be discussed at the Central Otago District Council's final meeting for the year.

Otago vineyards' new spray-drift tool

Recent damage from an agrichemical spray drift incident in Central Otago.

Central Otago winegrowers hope to prevent multi-million damage to vineyards from agrichemical spray drift.

Community board votes against tendering memorial hall redevelopment

Cromwell Community Board Chairman and Central Otago Deputy Mayor Neil Gillespie.

The decision to accept no tender reflects the concerns of some board members about the design, scope and cost of the project, board chair says.

Industry buy-in needed to progress wine and food event in Cromwell

Cromwell and Districts Promotion Group chairwoman Janeen Wood.

The group pitching a proposal for a new wine and food event for Central Otago has been told to go back and get more industry buy-in.

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