Southland Girls' High School Senior A netball team coach Natalie Avellino gives a team talk.

Southland Girls' team hopeful

Southland Girls' High School Senior A netball team's coach hopes her team can improve on their third place finish from last year, in an upcoming tournament.

Riversdale house fire

A house on Waipounamu Road, near Riversdale, was gutted by fire on Thursday night.

Two-storey house went up in flames in Riversdale in northern Southland Thursday night.

Taxidermist's home stuffed by fire

18 min ago  Taxidermist David Jacobs first lost his home and business in the Christchurch quakes and now his house ash been damaged in a fire.

One dead after Southland smash

Campervan ends up in a paddock after fatal collision.

House damaged in Waimatuku fire

12:53 PM  A house was extensively damaged in a fire just outside Riverton on Friday morning.

Uru aims for three

1:10 PM  A Southland family is aiming to make it three Olympics in a row.

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Samoan heritage spans Poutasi generations gallery

Three generations of the Poutasi family, from left, Roy, Elena,11, and David Poutasi. Roy and Elena live in Invercargill, David is formerly of Invercargill but now lives in Auckland.

David Poutasi will feel nothing but pride when he watches his 11-year-old granddaughter take to the stage at Polyfest.

Dogs maul neighbours' cat

An Invercargill man may face charges after four of his dogs mauled a neighbours' cat to death as a family watched on in terror.

Crash victim 'gorgeous girl'

Blaze strikes Arrowtown building

Opinion

SDHB needs solutions not political opportunism

Todd Barclay

OPINION:The poor financial management of the former Southern District Health Board has to be addressed and -- in spite of what the Opposition portrays -- consultation is key, Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay writes.

Flag from the touch judge -- letter

Servicemen prepare the flag for the Anzac Day dawn service

Just because we had had previous flags does not change that for more than a century we have had law, order and patriotism under this one, David Russell writes in a letter to the editor.

Where's it all going, and so fast

Pat Veltkamp Smith.

Columnist Pat Veltkamp Smith stabilises after a few speed wobbles.

Polyfest a luminous event

Winton Weka Pre School pupils at Polyfest.

EDITORIAL: It's a cultural kaleidoscope out there.

Progress made, challenges ahead

Sarah Dowie.

Invercargill and Southland are a great place to live, MP Sarah Dowie writes.

Business

Don Nicolson appointed to Power Company Ltd board

Don Nicolson, who has been appointed to The Power Company Ltd board.

Don Nicolson has been appointed to The Power Company Ltd board.

Meet Maggie, the 'bride horse'

Three-year-old Shire, Max, is readied for the morning’s training by Zara-Lee Macdonald.

Seven-year-old Percheron mare sure to bring the "x-factor" to country weddings.

Stabicraft in famous company at design awards

Paul Adams of Stabicraft Marine Ltd in his boat building factory on the Bluff Road

A Southern-designed boating sensation is about to foot it with some famous names at the New Zealand Design Awards.

Transport World a "catalyst" for tourism

H W Richardson Group director Jocelyn O'Donnell and operations manager Sally McDonald stand in the Henry Ford workshop entrance to the events centre, inside the building site for the Bill Richardson Transport World.

Bill Richardson Transport World is going to instigate a tourism boost for the south, Venture Southland says.

Creeping IR debt recovery rules

Might that be the Commissioner of Inland Revenue tiptoeing up behind you? Taxing Times columnist Craig Macalister wants a word with employees who find themselves indebted to the taxman.

Sport

Uru aims for three

Southland rower Jade Uru.

A Southland family is aiming to make it three Olympics in a row.

Southland Girls' team hopeful

Southland Girls' High School Senior A netball team coach Natalie Avellino gives a team talk.

The Southland Girls' High School Senior A netball team coach Natalie Avellino is hoping her team can improve on their third place finish from last year, when the South Island secondary schools' netball tournament gets underway in Timaru next week.

Sparring partners to clash

Training partners Nathaniel Arnold, left, and Aaron Lay, both 17, will square off as the main bout on Saturday at the Southland Boxing Championships.

They are training buddies but will put that friendship to one side on Saturday night.

Moffat a chance for NH clash

Southland coach Brad Mooar.

Stags coach Brad Mooar has not ruled the centre out of playing against North Harbour.

van Dyk passes on knowledge

Irene van Dyk talks to Southland Girls' Year 9 pupils as part of a coaching session.

Former New Zealand Silver Fern's star Irene van Dyk was in Invercargill conducting a netball coaching session as part of the nationwide Tall Poppy Real Estate competition at Southland Girls' High School in Invercargill on Thursday.

Culture

"Open mic" night at library

Invercargill City Council.

An "open mic" night will be held at the Invercargill City Library on Friday to celebrate National Poetry Day.

CLiK spellbinding in concert

CLiK - The Ensemble 
From left: Edward King, John Chen and Natalie Lin

REVIEW

Hairspray star battles illness

Rachael Scott

In theatre circles they say the show must go on, but rarely has a leading lady given more to the cause than Rachael Scott.

Prestigious Moffitt works donated to Gore gallery

Enyth Good of Auckland is donating this Trevor Moffitt painting, Mackenzie with Dog Swimming in the Clutha River, 1966, to the Eastern Southland Gallery. It is one of 35 works from the artist being donated.

A collection of work from one of Gore's most famous artistic sons will be housed permanently at Eastern Southland Gallery.

A Splotch of Ink gallery

Southland cartoonish Shaun Yeo.

Cartoonist and dedicated Stags fan Shaun Yeo is a full-time graphic artist who signs his illustrations simply as YEO. 

Healthy Families Invercargill

Join in on the healthy journey

Southland Times editor Natasha Holland.

I have so many bad eating habits it's not funny.

How do you beat bad habits?

Healthy Families Invercargill manager Jared Cappie.

Think about where you live, learn, work and play.

How to start your own food forest

A ``woodland look'' food forest.

Anyone wanting to start a food forest might be pleasantly surprised to find that they don't have to start from scratch.

How do you think about food?

Sherry Elton is a GAPS Practitioner.

In the old days, cooking was learnt from scratch from our mothers or grandmothers.

A campervan and a chance to change

Rebecca Amundsen started her journey to a healthier life in 2012.

Labour weekend 2012 saw my husband and I making a spur of the moment decision to buy a 1974 Bedford Camper.

Video

Lomu in quiz machine prank

Former All Blacks try-scoring machine surprises unsuspecting members of public in Dublin pub with intricate prank.

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