Mike Thom from High Country Helicopters captured these images of the flooding in the Waikaia Valley.

Floods batter Southern town video

Flooding blocking multiple roads around Southland town Waikaia, after weekend of wet weather.

Armed police on road

Armed police stand at a cordon on the corner of Oteramika Rd and Rockdale Rd in Invercargill.

Armed police have cordoned off an Invercargill road. 

Women's march

Invercargill protesters joined the global movement on Saturday to fight for women's rights.

Friendship secret to calf success

The Winton A & P Show was held this weekend. 

New races markets

A market day will be an extra attraction at the Southland Racing Club's Gold Cup meeting in Feburary.

Dancing through the years

Helen McKay has been teaching highland and Irish dancing in Tuatapere for 63 years.

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News

Teviot Street Reserve plans still up in the air

South Invercargill residents meet with councillors to discuss the fate of the Teviot Street Reserve.

8:55 PM  The Teviot Street Reserve in south Invercargill has been eyed for two very different developments.

Tackling homelessness in Southland

8:12 PM  Word

Crap day at work? video

Who hit Dunedin's celebrity seal?

Video

Crap day at work?

Gulls are leaving their mark at Dunedin's albatross colony.

Business

Charging ahead with new technology

PowerNet electrical engineer Dyson Gentle with an electric vehicle, which the company is hoping Southland businesses ...

PowerNet are taking charge of the uptake of environment-friendly cars in Southland.

Dirty dumpers outed on Facebook

The CampNZ Facebook page is using graphics like this to remind freedom campers where not to "go."

A Facebook page set up to encourage responsible freedom camping has outed a couple seen dumping effluent into a camp ground drain.

Putting the QT in Queenstown

The Rydges Hotel Queenstown with development of the new QT Hotel at rear.

"It's an eclectic mix of design and art. It's style and luxury with a touch of quirk."

Controversial rental company's key ring

The "Try not to be a c..." key holder is given to every Wicked Campers customer.

"People love them. They say 'can I have more to take home overseas?'"

Wanaka lodge approved amid noise

Roys Peak is one of NZ's marquee spots but it has "at least a limited capacity to absorb change", planning commissioner ...

Hush-hush ordered as permission granted for contentious lodge at Roys Peak near Wanaka.

Opinion

Too many upsets can take the gloss off

Germany's Mischa Zverev embraces Andy Murray after winning their men's singles fourth round match at the Australian Open.

OPINION: While I don't mind the odd Cinderella story, there is nothing more satisfying than watching a clash of the titans in the Australian Open final.

An apple a day

Zest, apples line up, Blush
Golden delicious apple with a blushing French cousin.
Kate Fraser
pic Jane Sanders
ZEST ...

The humble apple is in short supply in the country because of the weather. 

Letters to the editor

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Illustration - 3d illustration of opened red mailbox with letters

address, await, box, ...

Labels versus debate

Editorial: Skipping school zones

EDUCATION:980907:SMH GENERIC:Pix by QUENTIN JONES........Generic Education Pix..
Primary Schools / School Children / ...

OPINION: As long as there have been rules, humans have found a way around them. 

It's hard to stay fearless

Columnist Che' Baker wants to be like Pukekohe great-great-grandmother Mary Manssen when she is older, who at the age of ...

Columnist Che' Baker use to live carelessly on the edge. Now she is trying to ensure she still becomes that 82-year-old sky diving over shark infested waters.

Sport

Southlander triumphs in Strokeplay

Southlander Scott Hellier triumphed at the Canterbury Strokeplay.

Southlander takes out Canterbury strokeplay title.

Dream becomes reality video

Strength and conditioning coach Nardine Oakes, left, and cyclist Bradly Knipe, unpacking some of the new equipment for ...

Welcome to Southland's new sporting training centre - the Mike Piper Training Centre.

Too many upsets can take the gloss off

Germany's Mischa Zverev embraces Andy Murray after winning their men's singles fourth round match at the Australian Open.

OPINION: While I don't mind the odd Cinderella story, there is nothing more satisfying than watching a clash of the titans in the Australian Open final.

Time up for JP

Foundation Southland Sharks player James Paringatai will not return to play for the Sharks in 2017.

Foundation Southland Sharks player James Paringatai's time in the orange singlet is up, for the moment at least.

Kooman learns from NZ touch debut

From left, Southland's Dominic Ririnui-Sipa, Brad Kooman, Kaleb Talamahina and coach Dennis Thompson were in the NZ U18 ...

Debuting for NZ U18 was a 'special' experience for touch player Brad Kooman, despite the series loss to Australia.

Culture

Shears, music and bicycles

Glengarry events co-ordinator Rebecca Amundsen, Speed Shearing co-ordinator Tami Ormsby and Ahria Ormsby, 7 mths stand ...

 A group of organisers have partnered up after planning four different events in Glengarry on the same day.

Fat Freddy's drop a gig in Qtown

Fat Freddy's Drop perform at Neudorf Vineyards.

The band hopes to see "lots and lots of faces" at their last summer show in New Zealand.

Icehouse rocks Gibbston crowd

Gibbston Valley Summer Concert Tour 2017 had a crowd of 16,000 people and was a sell-out.

Icehouse warmed up the 16,000 people dancing in the rain at Gibbston Valley concert.

Bring jackets and singing voice to concert

Icehouse, led by Iva Davies, will be the final performance at the Gibbston Valley Summer Concert on Saturday.

"If I was going myself I would probably bring a shower proof jacket just in case." Metservice meteorologist

Move over Gepetto, reporter Joanna Griffiths has a chisel

Woodworkers Guild secretary/treasurer Peter Robbie shows Eye reporter Joanna Griffiths how to make a wooden car as part ...

When asked to give woodwork a go, I immediately feared for the safety of my fingers and of those around me.

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