Cyclist Eddie Dawkins.

Your chance to cast a vote

Your chance to have your say for the 2016/2017 Southland Sports Awards.

Bus stuck on the beach

Jeff Leeden got his 1964 VAL Bedford bus, Chubby Cheeks, stuck in the sand on Oreti Beach.

Off on an adventure, two men travelling from Melbourne found their vintage bus stuck in the sand at Oreti Beach.

Health professionals unhappy

4:51 PM  A medical union has accused the Government of "continued neglect" with its annual health budget announcement on Thursday.

Council's 'Gypsy Day' u-turn

It's deemed too offensive so a new name for sharemilkers moving cows to farms is needed.

Three Wanaka developments

Developers continue to fill in bare urban land as Wanaka's population booms.

Man injured after forklift tips

A man has serious arm injuries after a forklift tipped over in Bluff harbour.

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News

Hauroko Valley off to the capital

The Hauroko Valley Primary School players, and principal Glen Puna, celebrate winning the Southland Primary School's ...

5:35 PM  The Hauroko Valley school's Rippa Rugby team are off to Wellington.

School gets new playground

5:12 PM  Donovan Primary School is growing once again but this time its with a new playground.

Citizen scientists monitoring Lake Wanaka video

Independent economic report sought

Video

Citizen scientists monitoring Lake Wanaka

Swimmers and schools unite in citizen science investigation of Wanaka's water quality.

Business

Separate group to 'steer development' after hall delays

The Cromwell Memorial Hall as it stands today.

Community board slammed over handling of town hall delays: 'It's not too late for you to accept the reality of the consequences of the process.'

Independent economic report sought

Central Otago District Council economic development manager Warwick Hawker.

The public need 'robust data' to make understand the impact of proposed water changes in Central Otago.

Three Wanaka developments in the system

Northlake village centre as it might look when completed.

Developers continue to fill in bare urban land as Wanaka's population booms.

Qtown backpackers forced to leave

Bungi Backpackers manager Aoife Sheehan, 23, says it's hard to find accommodation in Queenstown in winter, but not ...

Long-term Queenstown backpacker residents "forced to leave home" as their hostel gets demolished to make way for a $60m hotel.

Southland economy rebounding, Queenstown surging ahead

Infometrics senior economist Benji Patterson.

Southland's economy continues to bounce back, while construction in Queenstown is growing at unprecedented levels.

Opinion

Budget 2017 -- what the Invercargill candidates say

Liz Craig, Labour Party

Invercargill candidates discuss their high and lowlights of Budget 2017.

Just a little bit of kindness can go a long way

Koha Kai founder Janice Lee says, "It was kindness. Giving something of value to somebody who needed it at that exact ...

Opinion: Years ago, while living in Central Queensland, it happened that there was a knock at my office door one day.

Noting facts, and fantasies

Pat Veltkamp-Smith.

There are more beds in the Invercargill men's prison than there are at Southland Hospital (Kew).

A new deputy mayor emerges

Cr Rebecca Amundsen,left, has been appointed deputy mayor by Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt, replacing the resigning ...

OPINION: Rebecca Amundsen fills a vacancy created by carnage.

Focus on holding the line

Clutha Southland MP Todd Barclay

Every year, there are a few dates that stand out and for an MP Budget Day is one of them.

Sport

Hauroko Valley off to the capital

The Hauroko Valley Primary School players, and principal Glen Puna, celebrate winning the Southland Primary School's ...

The Hauroko Valley school's Rippa Rugby team are off to Wellington.

Smith wary of confident 'Tahs

Highlanders fullback Ben Smith, left, will play his 127th game for the Dunedin-based franchise on Saturday night.

The Waratahs' form guide isn't flash, but Highlanders captain Ben Smith is bracing for a 'massive challenge'.

Stodart makes big time in basketball

Mac Stodart is in the New Zealand under 16 basketball team heading to the Australian Junior Championships in Perth in July.

James Hargest College student Mac Stodart is close to achieving one of his goals - to play basketball for New Zealand.

Veteran Shark closing in on return

Hayden Allen in action for the Southland Sharks in the National Basketball League.

Injured Southland Shark Hayden Allen has been a frustrated spectator.

Van Rij on a wing and a prayer

Queens Park's John van Rij, in yellow, jostles for possession against Thistle in Donald Gray Cup football.

Grace Presbyterian Church pastor John van Rij is making his mark in Southland club football.

Culture

Independent economic report sought

Central Otago District Council economic development manager Warwick Hawker.

The public need 'robust data' to make understand the impact of proposed water changes in Central Otago.

Region continues to soar

Infometrics senior economist Benji Patterson.

Record-level activity in Queenstown-Lakes' construction industry has netted $158m in resource consents over the past year.

School takes 'proactive' approach

Mount Aspiring College principal Wayne Bosley, of Wanaka.

Roll spikes are not set to ease around Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago.

60-minute challenge: Something is brewing

Eye reporter Joanna Griffiths learns how to make cyser mead with Southland Bee Society member Pat Hoffmann

I don't have the best track record with home brewed alcohol.

Early underground mine at Hokonui

The brick tower was a chimney with the rising hot air from the fire drawing the stale air from the mine below and ...

One of Southland's early underground mines was the Hokonui mine near Springhills, at the junction of the Makarewa River and Otapiri Stream.  

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