A view from the inaugural aurora "flight to the lights".

Psychedelic aurora flight first video

The Southern Lights have never been pictured like this – in a flight through the sublime swirl.

Beautiful, deadly road

Sergeant Tod Hollebon of Te Anau police, Te Anau Volunteer Fire Brigade Chief Fire Officer Graeme Moffat, Te Anau St ...

The Milford Rd claimed two more victims this week. Do we need to change the road, or educate drivers?

Millions of unclaimed cash held

Unclaimed bonds will be used as revenue for roads if people don't come forward and claim it.

O'Connor to leave South Port

South Port NZ Limited chief executive Mark O'Connor has resigned.

Vicious cycle of quitting smoking

OPINION: Somehow, my inhibitions towards smoking after drinking cocktails get the better of me.

Man denies killing sea lion

A Dunedin man accused of stabbing an endangered sea lion has pleaded not guilty.

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News

Muddy madness video

MAD Day Out mud run at Daffodil Bay, near Invercargill, on Sunday. Pictured enjoying the mud pit is Jack Harding, 9, of ...

Did you check out the action at Mad Day at Sandy Point?

Koha Kai wins national award

Not-for-profit group Koha Kai has won the Supreme Award at the Trustpower National Community Awards.

Cowboys and He Tauaa big winners

Steel overcome nervous start

Video

Muddy madness

Did you check out the action at Mad Day at Sandy Point?

Business

"Fingerprinting" eggs prevents fraud

Egg samples tested at Oritain's Mosgiel laboratory will confirm whether the eggs genuinely came from free range producers.

A Dunedin company's "fingerprinting" of free range eggs and other premium products is helping deter food fraud.

Millions of unclaimed cash held with Queenstown council

Queenstowner's are being urged to claim cash the council is holding for them.

Unclaimed bonds will be used as revenue for roads if people don't come forward and claim it.

O'Connor to leave South Port

South Port chief executive Mark O'Connor has announced his resignation.

South Port NZ Limited chief executive Mark O'Connor has resigned.

Let us test, says oil industry

A coal field in Ohai, western Southland. Tenders have gone out for oil and gas exploration in the region also.

Oil and gas explorers seek to reassure Te Anau residents and dolphin lovers.

Rates increase "proactive"

Queenstown Lakes District residents are facing an average 4.25 per cent rate increase.

Key issues include public transport, keeping lakes and waterways pristine and affordable housing options.

Opinion

Southland's past presents itself

EDITORIAL: Our heritage is to the fore, just now.

Vicious cycle of quitting smoking

Columnist Che Baker - a semi-closet social smoker - is trying to stop being a Mad Woman.

OPINION: Somehow, my inhibitions towards smoking after drinking cocktails get the better of me.

Unhelpful Barclay faces fresh reproach

Todd Barclay:  ". . .  as is my right".

EDITORIAL: Todd Barclay has certainly not been helping the police with their inquiries .

Secure your Property

Crime is preventable – a burglar will usually act on easy or tempting opportunities, especially when it is evident that ...

Crime is preventable – a burglar will usually act on easy or tempting opportunities, especially when it is evident that no one is home, or the risk of being caught is low.

From the news desk: The Eye

daylight savings ends next Sunday

This may be a little premature but I can not wait to wind my clock back an hour on April 2.

Sport

Pulse pip Mystics on Super Sunday

Catherine Tuivaiti of the Pulse played well against her old team, the Mystics.

The Central Pulse edged the Northern Mystics 56-55 to give the ANZ Premiership's opening day a thrilling finish.

Cowboys and He Tauaa big winners

Cowboys player Afi Peteru is tackled by Cooks player Matt Birch, on left at Elles Road Park in Invercargill.

He Tauaa and Cowboys set alarm bells ringing in Southland club rugby league.

Steel overcome nervous start

Wendy Frew of the Steel competes for the ball with Courtney Tairi of the Stars. in their 2017 ANZ Premiership netball ...

The Southern Steel posted a 75-57 win over the Northern Stars in the opening match of the national netball league.

Indian maestro stuns in final

Appleby players celebrate taking another Invercargill-Old Boys wicket during the 2016/17 Southland club cricket final.

Appleby upset Invercargill-Old Boys on the back of some Ankit Pursharthy heroics.

Rower ready to hurt

Verdon College rower Xavier Wright after winning the under-16 single at 2016 the New Zealand Secondary School ...

Xavier Wright on his own flying the Verdon College flag at the 2017 New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Championships.

Culture

ORC vacancy following death

Otago regional councillor and respected scientist Maggie Lawton who died in March from cancer.

Nominations will open next week for candidates wanting to fill the Dunstan Constituency vacancy on the ORC created by the recent passing of Dr Maggie Lawton.

Councillors halt water plan change

The Otago Regional Council's proposed plan change looking at how much water is taken from small tributaries has been halted.

Otago regional councillors have put a halt to the development of a new water plan for the region.

Curtis and Wardrop play Cardrona in April

Cardrona folk singer-songwriter Martin Curtis at the Wanaka cenotaph.

Martin Curtis has been recording songs of war, mountains, keas, and his love of the land for more than 35 years.

60-minute challenge: One, two cha cha cha

Club Charitable Trust president Bev Patrick teaches Eye reporter Joanna Griffiths the Sally-Ann cha cha as part of her ...

My ballroom dancing experience boils down to four awkward 30 minute sessions during high school PE classes about 10 years ago.

Q&A: Tim Pierce, Wanaka film maker

Wanaka filmmaker, Tim Pierce.

Remember those television commercials: Kiwi Christmas, the Tortoise and Hare, Snow Fight? Tim Pierce made them. What's he up to now?

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