A rail good send-off

'One last train ride'

Former train driver Merlyn Tily wanted his last ride to be on a train.
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Poachers fined $1100

A Northern Southland farmer who pursued two men he caught spotlighting onto his property said the spotlight was turned on him.

Man kicked in head

9:58am Queenstown police are urging men to control themselves after a "cowardly’' attack in the resort overnight.

Ruru talks new focus

The Southland District Council is considering cutting roading costs to fund community development.

Teacher sold E at preschool

Two Wanaka early-childcare teachers were deregistered after admitting buying and selling ecstasy at preschool.

Show jumpers converge on Gore

Sixty temporary yards are being added for the South Island Show Jumping and Showhunter Championships.

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Unit commander moves on

International travel, qualifications, the love of her life - she got it all from the cadets.

Ranui kids share Christmas joy

One small kindergarten has gone out of there way to make sure their neighbourhood got a little piece of Christmas.

Gore police seek assault witnesses

A rail good send-off

Kohanga has health all wrapped up

An Invercargill kohanga is promoting healthy lifestyles, in and out of the classroom.

Flying in Colombia, glowing in Glasgow

A team sprint world title and a superb Commonwealth Games highlights for NZ cycling in 2014.

McCullum waiting in wings

A six-hour rain delay followed by solid Otago batting meant Brendon McCullum had no part to play today.

Conroy soaks up F1 tips

Southern clubs make waves

Southland at full strength

Southland cricket coach Steve Jackson will roll out close to his first-string lineup for their Hawke Cup showdown with North Otago.

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.

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

Invercargill indie band The Sparrow Thieves have high hopes for their first album.

Show Me Shorts heads south

Scavenger that does us all a favour

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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.

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.

Want a pollie cracker?

Politics ain't pretty. Politicians, however . . .

Little Miss Liquored-up

It says here ...

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.

Katy Perry flies into Queenstown

Queenstown is buzzing with news Katy Perry had been in town after the singer posted a photo of her and a helicopter.

Rappers aim to entertain

An Invercargill-based rap group who started their musical career opening for metal bands are off on their first tour.

Art world softens on selfies

Return to the Manor a treat

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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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