Grateful son didn't kill anyone

'Think before you drink. Think before you drive.'

On a frosty Southland morning, Biddy Poole thought her boy was dead and a mother's worst nightmare had come true.
Biddy Poole

Cause of crash unknown

5:00am Police are investigating the cause of a crash that killed a dairy farmer, north of Winton.

Popular campsite's future in doubt

5:00am Seasonal workers staying cheaply at a popular Central Otago camping spot could soon be forced to find somewhere else to live.

Burglars keeping police on the go

5:00am A police focus on burglaries has nabbed a serial thief.

Owner defends dogs

5:00am An Invercargill dog owner is disputing the city council's story that his dogs jumped over a fence on his property to attack a building inspector.

Caught hunting without permission

5:00am Police may lay charges after three men were arrested for hunting without permission on a property at Drybread, near Omakau, at the weekend.

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Man used fake passport

planes airport A Fijian man has pleaded guilty to carrying a false passport when allegedly in disguise at Queenstown Airport.

Southland's space role over

Southland's role in international space project will end with the final lift-off of region's first foray into space.

Maori teachers wanted in kindies

Stage set for bobby dazzler?

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Call centre ready for emergencies

Emergency Management Southland manager Neil Cruickshank has a fashion accessory like no other, a suitcase that is a portable call centre.

Finals at Rugby Park

rugby ball generic Invercargill's Rugby Park will be a hive of activity on Saturday afternoon with more action than originally scheduled.

Record haul for rowers

Southland rower Kristen Froude has won a bronze medal at the World Under-23 Rowing Championships in Italy.

Ah Kuoi spurred by tragedy

Woodlands crush Marist

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Tudor on track

Southland athletics official Lilian Tudor hopes to attain an international ranking this spring.

Chasing a fair go

Mark Berry His job involves grappling with forces of corporate darkness yet Mark Berry is disarmingly twinkly.

Sawmill must reduce night noise

A major Southland company has been served an abatement notice following complaints to the Invercargill City Council.

South Island primed for platinum

Anger can be expensive


Empire began over lunch

A friendly chat at lunch about rubber inflatable boats led to the creation of the south's largest boat manufacturer.

Back from the brink of extinction

kakapo Rare bird's population is growing once again, thanks to a recovery programme on a tiny island in the Foveaux Strait.

An imaginative name when you look at it

ABOUT THE SOUTH: Southland's shortest placename has a single letter.

Cash incentive drives recycling programme

Conservation plan needs sponsor

Liam Calder

Boys whip up a menu

For a decade teens at Southland Boys' High School have been cooking up a storm.

Israel can't win battle of opinion

gaza strap In war, the perception of who is right and who is wrong differs markedly, depending on where you are viewing the carnage.

Meeting in the bonds of love

In days when NZ's gaze has moved to the Asia Pacific region in preference to England, it is easy to wonder: what is the point of the Commonwealth?

Letter: Donor registry

Blessed ... and lucky

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Skin cancer data sorely lacking

Should we be committing resources to the cause of monitoring skin cancers in the name of earlier detection and treatment?

Chickpeas pulse with goodness

Chickpeas Poets have been celebrating food and drink since time began, so it's a fair bet that someone - probably in Ancient Rome - wrote an ode to the venerable chickpea.

A loo roll checking disorder

Y ep, I do like having the last word, whether it is goodbye, thank you or I love you.

A sucker for edamame

Grape expectations

Whetu Taewa

Swapping league for speed

Whetu Taewa blitzed the opposition with pace and power throughout his international league career.

'Amazing garments' for Hokonuis

Hokonui models Trends come and go but good quality will never go out of style.

First time nerves for students

A group of eager fashion designers are entering the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards for the first time this weekend.

Sophie wears win really well

Hokonui awards just part of NZ

 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Seamless ape sequel shocks and awes

MOVIE REVIEW: Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a flawless blend of good storytelling, great casting and seamless production.

This week we're obsessed with

Blake Lively's thoughts, dancing cops, Game of Thrones excellence and the weirdest photo we've ever seen. Blake Lively's thoughts, cops with attitude, Game of Thrones excellence and the weirdest photo we've ever seen.

Wife seeks gown for Emmys

Mandy Cordobes will be swapping her gumboots for the red carpet when she attends the Emmy awards in LA.

Senior flatties settle in

Best & worst: Comic Con


Meet the 11 hottest athletes ...

... representing their countries at the Commonwealth Games. Fine, fit and at the top of their game.

BuzzFeed fires editor

Twitter users' analysis ends up with Buzzfeed confirming at least 41 instances of plagiarism.

Virtual moa on the move

A propotype project to create a roaming 3D digital moa is taking shape in Otorohanga.

Airing broadband grievances

Teens adept at hiding online lives

Bose sues Beats over patent

Headphone maker accuses Beats of infringing noise-cancellation patents.

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