Dance school on the move

Sadness mixed with excitement

La Muse has closed the big red doors on its Nith St premises for the final time.
Hana Skeggs

Fire under control

A grass fire on the outskirts of Queenstown gave fire fighters an early wake up today.

Four injured in Lindis Pass crash

Four people have been injured after a car and van collided in the Lindis Pass, near Omarama.

Driver dies, passenger critical

The driver of a car involved in a crash with a campervan at Five Rivers in Southland has died.

Woman ignored police sirens

A woman who continued driving for 7km despite police lights and sirens flashing behind her thought they were chasing robbers.

Looming 50th spurs 27kg loss

Self-confessed Southland party girl decided to finally join her family at a triathlon after years of watching.

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Kayakers saved by lifejackets

Two kayakers escaped harm because they were wearing life jackets when they got into trouble on the Clutha River.

Lorde's tribute touches family

Pop star sends her condolences to the funeral of Cromwell College head girl Rachel Clark who died suddenly.

'Farewell chicken'

Cow illness mystery remains

Lord of the Rings location scout dies

Dave Comer, the man who helped redefine New Zealand as Middle-earth, loses his cancer battle on Christmas Day.

Bates steers Sparks to win

Otago Sparks skipper Suzy Bates has batted her team to a five wicket win over the Central Hinds at Lincoln today.

Williamson records 100th training win

* First starter Statham provided Nathan Williamson with his 100th training at Gore today.

Scully, Gaze in national road champs

Gore HRC tips

Huisman blitzes Lake Hayes triathlon

Robert Huisman blitzed the field at the Lake Hayes triathlon today so comprehensively he was left wondering where the second placegetter was.

Rent needs to drop

The cost of leasing retail space in Esk Street could be too high to attract new businesses, a property valuer says.

Film industry boosts tourism

The billion-dollar visitor economy in Queenstown is on the up, sector representatives say.

Blis pinged for NZX rule breach

Laundromat to get upgrade

KiwiYo opens in Invercargill

Invercargill has a new place for tweenagers to hang out, as the town's first frozen yoghurt bar opens.

Otago lads do the Sugar Plum

... and how elegant they are when pirouetting.

Artists prove career possible

A group of former arts students have put on a show to prove a career in the arts is possible after graduation.

Sparrow Thieves drop album

Show Me Shorts heads south

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Spring chicks for dotterel

This banded dotterel appears to have three legs. There's an important reason for this. The photograph was taken on a cold windy day at the beach high-tide zone.

Bigger issues at risk in film debate

Sony Pictures' cowering to the demands of cyberterrorists is a disturbing invitation.

The sane response to atrocity

We protect ourselves as best we can. We pursue the wrongdoers with steely resolve. But we don't, ever, lose focus on the rights of the innocents on both sides of the conflict.

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Little Miss Liquored-up

Enough sunscreen sloppiness

We've been slipping on sloppy sunscreen rules. The Government needs a slap.

Spirit of Munro rides on

One of John Munro's earliest memories involves him riding to school on the tank of his dad's motorbike.

Blazing a trail in the south

Tom O'Brien has toiled relentlessly for two years in some challenging terrain to realise his dream. But Hannah McLeod discovers his "mad" dream is about to be realised.

Going without is a Lotta struggle

A lovely lunch for two


Flashy flower heads

Love fat, flashy flower heads? Then take a look at the bearded iris.

La Muse finds a new home

La Muse has closed the big red doors on its Nith St premise for the final time.

Left Or Right to tour

There's never a dull moment for southern power trio Left Or Right.

Katy Perry flies into Queenstown

South City Christmas Concert a success

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Artist puts different spin on glass

Invercargill artist Phil Newbury works with glass in a different way to others.

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