Invercargill cat lover Judy Redhead with one of her siamese cats, Tola in the cat enclosure she has had built in her backyard.

Cats could avoid curfews video

6 min ago  Woman proposes enclosures as alternative to help Southland cats avoid curfews.

O-Week prep begins

Victoria Yang, left, and Mayur Mutty take part in a pizza eating competition during O-Week at the Southern Institute of Technology in 2015.

3:29 PM  Food, fun and mayhem as students celebrate SIT's Orientation Week.

Museum closed after power cut

3:36 PM  The Southland Museum and Art Gallery has been closed to the public after a power cut.

Dawkins switches uniforms at nats

3:13 PM  Southland cyclist Eddie Dawkins will wear both provincial and national colours at the Elite Track National Championships.

'You can't put a price on this'

2:37 PM  A slice of rugged coast, pristine beaches, and endangered wildlife is up for grabs.

Family angry at not guilty plea

Driver will defend manslaughter charge over smash that killed Invercargill teenager.

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News

Dunedin man charged with attempted murder

Police outside a home in Cutten St, South Dunedin.

3:07 PM  Dunedin man accused of attempted murder of a 40-year-old woman appears in court.

Patients to air opinions

2:36 PM  Public meeting to allow patients to give feedback to Southern District Health Board next month.

People power to save trees

Farmer happy with lamb prices

Video

Cats could avoid curfews

Keep cats in enclosures rather than impose curfews, says Southland woman.

Business

People power to save trees

"Save Me" signs were attached to 29 trees on Ladies Mile, Queenstown, in order to raise awareness of a plan to cut them down.

Public stink over plan to remove 29 trees on Ladies Mile on the outskirts of Queenstown.

Farmer happy with lamb prices

Waimatua farmer Roger Bell assesses his long grass which he thinks has contributed to his good lamb prices for the 2015/16 season.

You can almost hear Roger Bell's grass growing on his Waimatua sheep farm.

Real estate agent fined

Hoamz Southland Ltd agent Carl Wilson has been censured and fined $1000.

An Invercargill real estate agent has been fined $1000 forĀ failing to prepare a market appraisal.

Chinese New Year influx

Chinese New Year celebrations are becoming a major calendar event in Southland.

Southern tourism operators, crayfishers and police poised for Chinese New Year influx.

'This gets me out of the house'

James Pirie, of Invercargill, won the Gore A&P Association's champion fleece award with his border leicester ewe fleece.

At 87 years old and with 318,000km on the clock of his wee Fiat, James Pirie is a true champion.

Opinion

Our wealth explained in one word

Tim Shadbolt

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt gets back to basics.

Not a pharoah in sight, this time

The Great Pyramid of Giza. Remind you of anything?

EDITORIAL: No pharoah, but the Invercargill museum upgrade has had its plagues.

Hot but not all that bothered

Turned out nice again

EDITORIAL: Nothing exceeds like excess

Star Spangled Kiwi

In Berlin, a döner kebab is never eaten with a fork.

Some things in Southland are similar to Germany, but others are not, as Ben Mack writes in his latest column.

Undercover Boss 'underhand'

Robin Pollard.

EDITORIAL: Honesty wasn't deemed the best policy at Lincoln University.

Sport

Skier Craig Murray freaks father with first free ride win

Wanaka skier Craig Murray, 17, took the fall line from the start gate to win the Freeride Junior Tour leg in Chamonix on Saturday.

Proud dad Keith Murray can't bear to watch.

Dawkins switches uniforms at nationals

Eddie Dawkins in action on the final day of the UCI Track World Cup in Cambridge.

Southland cyclist Eddie Dawkins will wear both provincial and national colours at the Elite Track National Championships.

Te Rapa sprint attracts the best

Xtravagant (Matt Cameron) wins the Group I 2000 Guineas at Riccarton.

Volkstok'n'barrell launches a new campaign in the Group I NRM Sprint on Saturday.

Kiwi driver looking forward to Manfeild

Brendon Leitch, here in action at Taupo during round four of the Toyota Racing Series last weekend, is the leading Kiwi in the series, which finishes at Manfeild this weekend.

Brendon Leitch is the leading Kiwi in the TRS this year.

Southern swimmers in champs

Fifteen-year-old Flynn Sinclair of Invercargill wins the Sandfly Cafe Across Lake Te Anau swim.

Southland's Flynn Sinclair is one of several promising swimmers representing the Southern Makos at the NZ Zonal Championships.

Culture

Museum closed after power cut

Power is out at the Southland Museum and Art Gallery.

The Southland Museum and Art Gallery has been closed to the public after a power cut.

Preparations under way for SIT O-Week

Victoria Yang, left, and Mayur Mutty take part in a pizza eating competition during O-Week at the Southern Institute of Technology in 2015.

Food, fun and mayhem as students celebrate SIT's Orientation Week.

Review: Twelfth Night

Travis Oudhoff (back) and Dryw McArthur rehearse for Shakespeare in the Park's production of Twelfth Night.

Simple stage props belie wonderful performances in Shakespeare in the Park's Twelfth Night.

Lecherous rogues and swashbuckling swordplay video

Nigel Edwards, left, Nick Round-Turner, and Jason Fraser, background, rehearse for Shakespeare in the Park's production of 'Twelfth Night'.

By day, Nigel Edwards is an undertaker. By night, he's a drunken, lecherous rogue.

SIT celebrates with Sri Lanka

SIT students, staff and community members celebrate Sri Lankan independence day.

SIT students, staff and community members celebrate Sri Lanka's independence day.

Southland duxes for 2015

Fiordland College dux

Patrick Dougherty is Fiordland College's 2015 dux.

Patrick Dougherty is Fiordland College's 2015 dux.

Catlins dux community driven

Catlins Area School dux for 2015 is Owaka's Abigail Clarke, 18.

Catlins Area School dux Abigail Clarke has only modest ambitions: she wants change the world.

Waiau Area School dux: Hayley Adams

Hayley Adams is Waiau Area School's 2015 dux.

Hayley Adams is Waiau Area School's 2015 dux.

Duxes united in praise for school

South Otago High School co-duxes for 2015 are Caitlin Cook, 17, left, and Bailey Rutter, 18.

A shared interest in science isn't the only common ground between South Otago High School's new co-duxes.

High achievers across the board

Tokomairiro High School co-duxes for 2015 are Nicholas Shaw and Georgia Pringle, both 18.

Head boy and girl, sports captains, now co-duxes.

Healthy Families Invercargill

Extra hour fun

Healthy Families Invercargill manager Jared Cappie.

Spring brings all sorts of beauty and surprises.

Sugar fast facts

GAPS practitioner Sherry Elton.

October 2015 has been named Stoptober. It has been designated as a month for people to get good support to stop smoking.

Loving food in a bag

Love Local trustees Sara Westbury, left, and Richelle Surendran with some of the fruit and vegetables in the different size bag options customers can order through their service.

Two couples are using their collective skills to deliver real food to city residents.

New food vision

Robyn Guyton sits by the fire at Riverton's South Coast Environment Centre.

Walking into a brick building in Riverton your senses are overwhelmed by two things.

Exercise of the week:

Grace Jones, from Sport Southland, demonstrates a wall press up.

Exercise of the week: The wall press-up

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