Nakita Strange, 18, of Invercargill, who was killed in a Dunedin car crash.

Friends pay tribute to crash victim

A video tribute to a teen who died in a Dunedin car crash has been posted on Facebook.

Fails to regain job

Former Salford School principal Marlene Campbell.

The sacked principal of an Invercargill primary school has failed in her bid to be reinstated.

Sacred Heart School show contrasts

9:08 PM  An Invercargill school has kicked off Rugby World Cup preparations early.

Trampers identified

Pair swept 350 metres by avalanche confirmed as 23-year-olds Louis-Vincent Lessard and Etienne Lemieux.

Invers swells for Parker bout

In terms of a hot August night - Invercargill may never have seen anything like it.

Man's body found

Missing South Otago man is found dead a week after he disappeared.

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Dunedin shark attack survivor speaks video

In 1971 Barry Watkins was thrown in the air by a four metre shark, which had three goes at him before its teeth ended up getting stuck on his surfboard.

"I am 60 and the shark attack happened when I was 16, but there isn't a day goes by without me thinking about it."

Land swap paves way for centre

A land swap in Queenstown could pave the way for the development of Ngai Tahu hot pools.

Yeasts to the fore at collaborative brew

Riverton Soundshell future questioned gallery


Intentional or unintentional, racism is still wrong

Jale Moala says no one can explain the feeling of helplessness and loss racism can cause until they themselves have become a victim of racial abuse.

OPINION: In the wake of incidents of abuse at rugby grounds, Jale Moala relates his experience of racism in Christchurch.

ICC misguided over Anderson Park -- letter

The ICC has got way ahead of itself in reaction to laws that don't exist yet, Lindsay Buckingham writes in a letter to the editor.

The musically impatient Andrew Little

Labour gets up an anthem

OPINION: No, Mr Little, we have no dirge to purge.


Contract workers fill rooms

Shona King from Invercargill's Surrey Court Motel.

Motels are benefitting from an increasing number of contractors coming to Southland for work.

Former Taha manager sentenced in Invercargill

A former United Kingdom cop appeared in the Environment Court in Southland on Monday.

Bill English says the Government has been in talks with banks about troubles facing the dairy sector.

Banks 'reluctant' to force farm sales

Banks will be reluctant to force indebted dairy farmers to sell up, Finance Minister predicts.


Plenty of support expected at division two final

8:54 PM  The top two teams from the division two round-robin competition have deservedly won through to Saturday's final.

Parker's very relaxed formula gallery video

Joseph Parker concedes other fighters might frown at the way he prepares on fight night.

South embraces Parker gallery video

It seems Southland has Joseph Parker fever.


What's hot this week

Gore Musical Theatre actresses Keziah McCornick, left, who plays Little Inez and Julie-Anne Black who plays Motormouth tried on their Hairspray costumes for the first time last week.

The Gore Musical Theatre season of Hairspray springs into action on Friday night.  

Nation's fresh style stands out in southern music scene

Nation's eclectic musical stylings have been catching ears and eyes up and down the country for more than a year.

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