Prove your perfection

Townies urged to 'have a go'

She would take a beer over an apple martini and work boots over high heels any day, but country girl Jaimee McMeeken thinks city slickers are still hot contenders in the 2014 Speights Perfect Woman Competition.
Jaimee McMeeken

Nothing sinister in offer

Men who it was believed tried to lure a young boy into their car were just trying to help, police say.

No breach - BSA

A TV news report did not breach standards during a broadcast about Queenstown police officer Jenny McNee, the industry watchdog says.

Fire and oil spill in south

9:15pm Emergency services are having a busy night in the south.

Morgan says sorry to Wanaka

Trade Me founder Sam Morgan apologises after permitted fire chokes skies around Wanaka.

Octagon of Solace in Dunedin

Villains can't nail down James Bond, but two Dunedin teens have managed to get the job done.

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Police chase driver

Police Police cars chased a vehicle through Invercargill streets early this afternoon.

Sports official wallet thief

A sports administrator has been granted interim name suppression after admitting stealing a credit card and using it to buy alcohol.

Prove your perfection

Gospel draws missionaries

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Kids' play mecca getting all set to roll

Tokanui looks set to become a major destination for kids on wheels this summer, thanks to the generosity of the Catlins' community.

World's best in Wanaka

Braden Currie There's going to be a showdown in the mixed category of the inaugural Defiance Adventure Race in Wanaka.

Sucre on target for Riccarton

Sucre took another step towards the Valachi Downs Canterbury Breeders' Stakes at Riccarton when winning at the Winton trials on Monday.

Volts out to cause a shock

McCauley has got competition

Marty Banks

Highlanders boost Tasman stocks

Tasman will have a hefty influence in Dunedin next year after two more Makos and a Taranaki flyer signed up.

Take care over work agreements

STL Work to Rule A recent decision of the Chief Judge of the Employment Court has set out yet again the rules that will be used in deciding whether a person is an employee or a contractor.

Longtime truckie in industry award

Les MacKenzie has diesel in his blood.

Budding creatives get down to business

Long journeys on slink run ending

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Antique dealer ready to expand

Two shipping containers parked at Shingle Creek have tantalised passing traffic since February, raising speculation as to the future of the former hotel.

Ultrasound boost for Cromwell patients

Southland Times photo A new ultrasound facility has been established at the Cromwell Medical Centre.

Minister sees Christianity in action

Lumsden's Reverend Gillian-Mary Swift is still feeling inspired after a busy trip to Malawi.

Of crabs, cheese and lightning

Children at home with block challenge

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Roxburgh park's name future-proofed

Was it King George V or King George VI Memorial Park?

Highlighting what we have

Southern Focus In 1981, I came to Southland for the first time as a constable after a stint following the Springbok tour around New Zealand.

Careful on those not-so-intrepid journeys

Just because we've been doing something for yonks , doesn't mean that it's a tried-and-true practice.

Editorial: Half-baked advice

Editorial: NZ takes place at the table

Today's letter

Letter: Do not judge

The spiritual leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, Pope Francis, called for the church to take a more merciful approach to unmarried mothers, remarried divorcees and gays, famously saying of homosexuals, ''Who am I to judge?''.

Hot and spicy

Prawns A cuisine that has gained popularity over recent years Down Under is that of Mexico.

Hip injury proving to be a worry

Mum and reporter JO McKENZIE-McLEAN is taking on one of the biggest challenges of her life training for the Northburn Station 50km. She reports on her progress. 

DIY bug sprays save cash

The power and the glory

Julia Faithful

Artist leaves her Faithful followers

Southland artist Julia Faithful has died, leaving a great body of work.

Hollywood-sized plan

Jason Rhodes For five years, Jason Rhodes has been beavering away on one of Wanaka's most ambitious projects.

Schools collaborate on creative book

High school students are launching a book they have written, illustrated and put together themselves.

Dragon to headline

All that jazz

Simon King

Interest in art grows again

From small beginnings more than four decades ago, the Wanaka Arts Society now has more than 100 active members.

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