Tai Wesley lead the Southland Sharks to a win over the Supercity Rangers in the NBL semifinals.

Sharks reach NBL final

The Southland Sharks reached the NBL final with a 95-80 semifinal win over the Supercity Rangers

Dead woman named

Police working at the Waldronville house were a woman was found dead in what was believed to be a stabbing.

A man has been arrested after a woman found dead in a Dunedin house, police say.

Retired in Riverton

Les and Janet Gibbs have found the ultimate way to give back to their community.

Painters are masters

Several southern painters were recognised last weekend at the National Master Painter Awards in Wellington.

Splash of red marks socks day

Red socks added a bright touch to the school day at Southland Girls' High School.

Killer's son sentenced

Anger management for son of convicted killer after assault on All Black. 

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News

New homes planned for Invercargill

The Invercargill City Council has publicly notified applications for resource consent to subdivide a Waikiwi property and create four new allotments.

A Waikiwi property could be subdivided to allow the construction of three new homes.

Dunedin man shot

A Dunedin man has been shot, and his assailant remains at large.

Renters suffering in Queenstown growth boom

Options considered to reopen Southern Scenic Route

Opinion

Letters to the editor July 4

How much?

Spare us fanciful figures, Philip Todd writes in a letter to the editor.

A word of caution to the nauseating

EDITORIAL: Who would cram a carcass into a recycling bin?

Ali Timms

So here's the long-term plan

This week the council approved our Long-term Plan 2015-2025 which includes a drop in some of the rates increases that were originally forecast, as well as some extra community support.

Business

Farm passes wow test

Catherine and John Ford, owners of Highland Station near Rotorua and winners of the Ballance Farm Environment Award for 2015.

Winning the nation's top farming award has special significance for a Rotorua couple.

Fonterra job cuts plan confirmed

Fonterra confirms that massive jobs cuts are underway after a series of leaks about staff meetings across the country.

Mary-Jane Thomas

Things that irritate a lawyer (this is not a how-to guide)

There are a number of things that have been annoying me lately – more than usual.

Sport

Brave Highlanders prove unstoppable video

The Highlanders celebrate after beating the Hurricanes to win the Super Rugby title in Wellington on Saturday night.

9:49 PM  OPINION: Tough southern men have plenty of reasons to cry after hanging tough in thrilling final.

Highlanders beat Hurricanes video

The Highlanders have beaten the Hurricanes 21-14 in an intense Super Rugby final.

Star's Sheldon Laing jumps high for the ball in a division three club rugby game at Riverton on Saturday. Star beat Riverton 41-3.

Two rugby players sent to hospital

Wrights Bush players Stephen Braithwaite and Simon Moran were taken to Gore Hospital after suffering injuries in a division three club rugby game at Balfour on Saturday.

Culture

Arthur's relatives moved by show

We Will Remember Them tells the story of soldiers from Tapanui who fought in World War 1.

The relatives of Tapanui World War One veteran Private Arthur Gordon were treated to a performance of We Will Remember Them - a show based on his wartime diaries, on Sunday.

Carcosa enjoying whirlwind year

One of Invercargill's newest bands has just finished recording its first EP after a whirlwind year of playing gigs.

Members of the Southland Multicultural Council, from left, Meggy Bartlett-McBride, Jason Nguyen, Jasmine Campbell, Rukman Babaranda, Thembi Mabunda, Ferenc Szucs and Madhu Redman.

Multicultural council to focus on support gallery

The Southland Multicultural Council needs to focus more on being a support service for both migrants and locals, its new leadership team says.

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