Focus on safety

Nightclub patrons at risk of fire

When the fire service's new Queenstown-based fire risk manager visited 15 nightclubs last week, they were all found to be in breach of fire safety regulations.
World Bar fire

Smokefree Esk St?

smoke Smokers could soon be banned from lighting up in Esk St, if a youth council proposal gets approval.

Youth charged over vehicle fire

3:49pm A teenager has been charged in relation to the theft and arson of a car taken from the Edendale-Woodlands Highway.

'She could have died'

A 16-year-old girl is lucky to be alive after being left for dead by her friends after drinking vodka.

Man 'shrugged off taser'

Gore police hunting for man in alleged car break-in they say shrugged off zap and escaped.

Toddler strays from preschool

The status of a Dunedin preschool is being reviewed after a toddler wandered away undetected.

Safety ambition 'never ceasing'

Helicopter, chopper There have been only two heli-skiing incidents since 2000, and Saturday's crash was the only fatal one.

Drink-driving tourist caught

A tourist driving on the wrong side of the road was caught after a concerned motorist chased him.

Forging ahead with Haast highway plan

Consultation before bus change


No ordinary organ

A piece of World War II history could soon be housed at St Mary's Basilica.

Robinson to face Stags

Robbie Robinson Robbie Robinson will start at fullback for North Harbour against Southland tomorrow night.

Close to get sweet drive

Robbie Close has landed the plum drive on Dalton Bromac in the race for junior drivers at Addington on Friday night.

Rutledge ruled out

Steel round out squad

Jason Rutledge

Rutledge's career in balance

One of Southland rugby's true legends could have played his last game in the maroon jersey.

Lorneville stock sale

Firm demand occurred medium yarding of prime sheep and cattle at this week's Lorneville sale.

Putting safety first

A Cromwell duo has a solution for adventure tourism operators who face "enforcement action" if they do not comply with new legislation.

Salon wins top of the south award

Tractor site offers convenience

Mark Egginton

Firm sorry for toxic dumping

Fertiliser firm "misinterpreted advice" and dumped contaminant that hospitalised two people.

Region's heritage has enthusiastic support

Esler A keen interest in heritage was very evident at the recent Southland Social Sciences Fair, where about two-thirds of the exhibits had a heritage theme, president Lloyd Esler noted.

Back from the brink of extinction

Rare bird's population is growing once again, thanks to a recovery programme on a tiny island in the Foveaux Strait.

An imaginative name when you look at it

Boys whip up a menu

sophie conner

Youngsters' science projects on show

Little Einsteins from far and wide are showing off their experiments.

Editorial: Tough viewing

Dramatists are doing what dramatists should. They are drawing audiences into stories from which we might otherwise flinch.

Editorial: Consequential questions

If those persistently high polls have been giving the impression that John Key can walk on water, the first post-Hager poll will show whether he can walk on sewage.

Editorial: Train of thought

Grounds for vigilance

Cameron Slater

Editorial: Rats and niceties

This is another dirty politics editorial. Can't be helped.

Winter magic from a tough customer

Red cabbage You love it or hate it. If the latter, I bet you've only had it boiled - until the Moon sets over the cow shed - a crime that should be relegated to the Cooks Hall of Shame.

Watch for collateral damage

The very mention of fat (which is why I have suits of four different sizes in my wardrobe) always grabs my attention.

Rosemary: Brain tonic

Peri peri chicken quinoa salad


Messing with natural order comes at a cost

Mankind has a problem messing with nature and the natural order of things for either greed or their own ego.

Tackling gender debate with lots of humour

are men obsolete This little book takes on the gender debate with four talented feminist writers and critics taking a crack at the argument both for and against those hairy creatures we share our lives with: Men.

From our reviewers: Non-fiction

Our reviewers take a look at a selection of non-fiction books available now.

No surprises policy not so good in book

Quirky debut mixes drama, mystery

Liv McBride and Graeme Woller

Performers caught unaware

An Invercargill musician and her partner have won the New Zealand Country Group/Duo of the Year.

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