Member of Suqian Municipal Committee Zhao Zhenglan with Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt at the turning on of the ...

Invercargill's unusable Xmas lights

Slammed as an embarrassment, Christmas lights, bought from China in 2015, are non-compliant with New Zealand standards.

Shelving goes viral video

Invercargill City Library advisory librarian Andrew Eng, community connections coordinator Jay Coote and graphic ...

Invercargill City Library video viewed by thousands and featured in international media.

See GP for minor issues, DHB says

Southern emergency departments experiencing "winter peak" in patients with minor ailments.

Suspected workplace accident

A man is believed to have a broken leg after a suspected workplace accident.

Alone in grief video

Tramper Pavlina Pizova speaks of "harrowing month" of solitude.

Gold gone in mine fire

Gold stored in a safe at a Southland mine is feared lost forever after devastating fire.

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Southland Boys' and Girls' reach national high video

Southland Boys' High School first XV captain Flynn Thomas, left, and Southland Girls' High School first XV captain ...

1 min ago  Southland Boys' High and Southland Girls' High fly province's flag proudly.

Council CEO apologises for lights drama

5 min ago  Is it too late now to say sorry?

Czech tramper familiar with death video

Disabled man let down by Idea Services

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Southland Boys' and Girls' reach national high

Southland Boys' High and Southland Girls' High fly province's flag proudly.

Business

Remote volunteers raising their voices in the wild

Matukituki Charitable Trust co-founders Gillian and Derek Crombie giving their new Tait mobile radios a first run in the ...

Keeping Wanaka's pest controllers within cooee in rugged terrain.

Charming the Chinese

Shorter kayak tours in the Abel Tasman National Park is an example of attempts to cater for the needs of Chinese tourists.

Kayak guides are encouraging Chinese visitors who cannot swim and have a fear of the sea to have a go.

Maniototo residents threaten Westpac boycott if Ranfurly bank closes

Gavin A'Court and Ray Hunter at a protest in Ranfurly over the proposed closure of the town's Westpac bank.

Stuart Hore, 77, will change banks if Westpac closes its Ranfurly branch.

Infinity buys Yaldhurst development

The partially completed subdivision at Yaldhurst which has been purchased by Infinity.

The developer associated with Pegasus Town has purchased a Yaldhurst subdivision in a deal which may help Delta Utilities recovery $13m.

NZ Post profit up, letters drop

AUCKLAND, AUCKLAND - APRIL 06:  New Lynn Kiwibank and Postshop on April 6, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand ...

Postal service reports a $141m profit and parcel growth, but posties are delivering fewer letters.

Opinion

Letters to the editor - August 27

Letters to the editor

A letter writer wants the council to divvy up its profits to those who need it.

Our heritage offers us our brand

Philip Todd

OPINION: Invercargill's brand should invoke its heritage, Philip Todd contends.

Will it be a weaker or a neater Easter?

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EDITORIAL: Who said open-and-shut issues were easy?

Insecurity for pigs of purity

Can we sell their cells?

EDITORIAL: Is it really a case of "That'll have to do pig. That'll have to do''?

Letters to the editor - August 26

Letters to the editor

A letter writer is calling for leadership so more people will be attracted to the city and even enticed to stay in the region.

Sport

''We need Southland to believe in us"

Southland Rams player Junior Toparea being tackled by Otago Whalers' players suring the South Island provincial game in ...

The Southland Rams have recorded back-to-back wins in the South Island provincial rugby league competition.

Snow Farm goes to the dogs

Sled dog musher John Pinney competes in the 2016 Wanaka Sled Dog Festival.

Chills and thrills at the 23rd annual Wanaka Sled Dog Festival.

SBHS 'off to big dance'

The Southland Boys' High School first XV after beating Christchurch Boys' High School to win the South Island secondary ...

Southland Boys' High School off to national top four finals for the first time in 13 years.

Southland B pipped by Red Devils

Southland B Flanker Jack Capil in action against the Tasman Red Devils in Blenheim.

Southland B narrowly beaten by Tasman Red Devils.

Smith to cap off 'best season'

Southland Boys' High School football striker Henry Smith playing for Old Boys.

Striker Henry Smith is looking to cap off his "best season" at the Linwood Boys' Football Tournament.

Culture

Live entertainment vital for children

Rollicking Entertainment performers Lizzie Tollemache and David Ladderman perform as Mr & Mrs Alexander.

Can you remember your first live theatre experience?

Maniototo residents threaten Westpac boycott if Ranfurly bank closes

Gavin A'Court and Ray Hunter at a protest in Ranfurly over the proposed closure of the town's Westpac bank.

Stuart Hore, 77, will change banks if Westpac closes its Ranfurly branch.

Overwhelming support for Southland Polyfest

Atlanta Milford, Michelle Meredith, Dana Gillard, Kim Nicol and Jessica Watts have volunteered to help at the Murihiku ...

 Southland Polyfest organisers have been overwhelmed by the generosity of Southlanders.

Alexandra shows Prime Minister rural heart of New Zealand

Alexandra Kindergarten children Rocky Lemuelu, 4, Fletcher Cordery, 4 and Finn Anderson, 4, got to play in the sandpit ...

 

Casting the net wide

Gore Musical Theatre society member Jade McDowall is confident the show will find its final two cast members before ...

The casting for Gore Musical Society's show Avenue Q is proving to be a bit more difficult that first imagined.

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