Fire crews on guard

Red zone firebugs risk big bills

Rural firefighters will be on patrol in the Wakatipu ‘‘red zone’’ in a bid to deter people from setting fireworks in the high-risk prohibited area.
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Gunman arrested

aos invercargill 1:25pm Police have arrested an Invercargill man in relation to an aggravated robbery in the suburb of Otatara.

Council books show turnaround

The Invercargill City Council has turned a budgeted deficit into a multimillion-dollar surplus.

Fly-fisher 'lacked vital safety gear'

A coroner has recommended solo fishermen don lifejackets and carry waterproof comms gear.

Trail-blazers advised to have faith

The people behind the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail need to keep working together.

Seismic mapping in offing

A busy summer of seismic mapping in the Great South Basin could lie ahead.

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Gore's award winners

New Zealand boxing team assistant coach Russell Newton continued his golden year by winning the Sport Southland Coach of the Year award.

Club Hotel awaits heritage fate

Owners of Bluff building awaiting decision from Heritage NZ over its historic status.

Shrek's still the star

Designers take pop-up option

Waihopai School jump jam

Waihopai dancers twirl into regionals

A troupe of boot scootin' dancers from Waihopai School have roped their way into this year's Jump Jam regionals.

Keen to cap mixed season

Joe Cooper It's been a season of a big low and even bigger highs for Joe Cooper, but he's hoping to squeeze in one more highlight.

Thumbs up for Charity Pairs

It doesn't have the glitz of a Comm Games gold medal, but Jo Edwards rates the Bowls Southland tournament right up there.

Experience a key feature

All Blacks focus won't wane

Duane Bailey

Sharks hook Breakers player

Southland lure promising young forward Duane Bailey south to play in the 2015 National Basketball League.

Taxman and creditor preferences

Taxing Times In company insolvency, the 7th Schedule to the Companies Act sets out the order in which receivers and liquidators must pay preferential claims.

Impartiality must be strictly observed

Your workplace is not a "pick up joint" . . . but if your employer sacks you for treating it as such, they still need to be fair about it.

Station planned for patch of Arrowtown

Apprenticeships hit hard by recession

Gunther and Heidi Birgel

Antique Lodge a dream opportunity

New Zealand Ice Hockey League general manager Gunther Birgel is living his dream ... in Clyde.

Scavenger that does us all a favour

Black-billed seagull Here is a bird that is both a predator and a scavenger. It's the black-backed gull commonly known as the "black-back".

Fan of the tree fuchsia

There is an unusual feature to one of our most valuable native trees, the tree fuchsia.

Snowstorm cost lives of 17 goldminers

Educators compete for green awards

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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.

Oh, for return of common sense

Pat Veltkamp Smith Do you ever feel that loads of good solid info we once had is getting lost?

Editorial: Few GPs not on board

There won't be many GP practices left to sign up for the free under-6s doctor visit scheme by July.

Onwards and upwards for Invercargill

Editorial: Dim, distant present

Mug of tea

No gunfight at the smoko corral?

So, we are told, here's where bosses and workers alike should enjoy more relief from the arthritic inflexibilities of old-time rule.

Going without is a Lotta struggle

Uphill Battle column 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.

A lovely lunch for two

Watching decent-sized asparagus spears shoot up after waiting several years is a quite a thrill.

The way to grow

Sumac sublime


Flashy flower heads

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

Three years of going without

Lotta Dan Everything we believe about booze is utter bullshit, a top-selling author about sobriety told Central Otago crowds.

Jump to it

A troupe of rootin' tootin' dancers from Waihopai School has roped its way into this year's jump jam regionals.

Wanaka shot a winner

Grylls delivers - and some

Phil Newbury

Artist puts different spin on glass

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

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