Is a New Zealand man the heir to Prince's estate?

Kiwi man claims to be Prince's heir

Invercargill man says Prince was his dad. Lawyers say musician was in high school, not NZ.

Burglar an 'outcast'

Mark Olsen, 22, was sentenced for three burglaries and being a party to three other burglaries.

A Southland man who was burgled did the same to other properties, believing it was "the only way ahead".

Smokefree Esk St discussed

One step closer to a smokefree Invercargill shopping precinct.

Reporting mistake for company

An oversight by a council-owned company has been revealed at council committee meeting. 

Water microbiology study evolves

In 200 years the study of water microbiology has come a long way.

Adopt a Family for Christmas

The Salvation Army is underway with their fifth year of Adopt a Family which helps struggling Southlanders get a helping hand at Christmas.

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Tour of Southland 2016

TOS stage win 'biggest dream' video

Rotorua's Sam Phibbs, of Team Skoda Racing, wins the 150km stage from Riverton to Te Anau on day three of the Tour of ...

Rotorua cyclist Sam Phipps is still coming to terms with winning a stage on the Tour of Southland.

Bond adjusting to cycling peloton

The 60th SBS Tour of Southland, stage 1 Invercargill to Lumsden, pictured after the finish, Vantage Windows and Doors ...

Double Olympic Games gold medallist Hamish Bond is adjusting to riding in the peloton in the 2016 Tour of Southland.

Who will break the drought? video

Southland's Doug Bath winning the Tour of Southland in 1994.

Doug Bath confident another Southland winner of the Tour of Southland is not far away.

Past winner salutes officials video

Former Tour of Southland winner Doug Bath, of Invercargill, who is commentating this year's race.

Doug Bath has paid tribute to the officials for making the Tour of Southland such a great event.


$40k too much for young Parker

Pokies the only way to find funds for promising young NZ boxers, former Joseph Parker trainer says.


Proposed Wanaka lakeside development attracts scrutiny

A bridge over Waterfall Creek leads from Wanaka to Glendhu Bay.

Opposers say the combination of adverse effects from a proposed commercial lodge is unacceptable.

Cromwell restaurant and bar opening

Five Stags food and beverage manager George Tiko and bar manager Renee Paranihi are looking forward to the opening of ...

After six months of renovations, the Golden Gate Lodge has reinvented itself.

Bidding in NZ's hottest housing market video

The median sale price in October 2016 was $923,750 compared with $624,500 in October 2015.

A typical Queenstown house now sells for over $1m, so what's it like in an auction room there?

Tourist tax proposed

Ideas for raising money for tourist facilities could benefit  visitor hot spots such as Lake Tekapo.

Bed and border levies are proposed to help pay for toilets, car parks and other tourist facilities

Average Queenstown Lakes house value tops $1 million

Queenstown Bay.

Sales of multi-million dollar properties in the Queenstown Lakes have boosted the average property price to over $1 million for the first time.


From the Eye news desk

John Key leaving it up to caucus

This week, I, like many others, was shocked when John Key announced his resignation. 

Key kept eye on the exit lights

And it's goodbye from him.

EDITORIAL: The timing, but only the timing, was unexpected.

Now for signs of traction

Lights, camera . . . action.

EDITORIAL: That $2.4 million is something to be getting on with.

Top tips for travelling with parents - don't

The Scottish town of Falkland, in Fife, where some of Outlander was filmed. The compromise in coming here on out holiday ...

I recently took a trip overseas with my family. It wasn't all rainbows ad unicorns.

'Bureaucratic nonsense'

Letters to the editor

A reader is unhappy about the decision to opposed the liquor licence for the Gibbston Valley Concert.


Cosman's brush with boxing royalty

Francis Cosman, of Gore,met former WBC heavyweight champion Larry Holmes on a trip to the USA.

Joseph Parker is front and centre in the boxing world right now but a Gore man met boxing royalty recently.

Jock Paget to run coaching clinic

Jock Paget.

Olympic medalist Jock Paget will be in Southland on December 14-16.

Sharks sign another


 Another piece of the Southland Sharks' 2017 National Basketball League player puzzle has been filled.

Southland schools have high hopes

Southland Girls' High School touch team listens to orders from coach Dennis Thompson at training before the NZSS touch ...

SBHS and SGHS have great expectations heading into the NZSS touch tournament in Auckland.

Small-town NZ, big-time boxing

Heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker at the Stirling Point signpost in Bluff.

From Las Vegas to Bluff, the week in 2015 when big-time boxing took over southern New Zealand.


Arrowsmith at home finalising second album

Singer and songwriter Holly Arrowsmith is happy to be back in the mountains, in Queenstown.

Queenstown's own tiny folk queen with the powerhouse voice is finalising her second album.

Wooing Tree plans to develop a boutique 'vineyard village' in Cromwell

Wooing Tree directors Thea and Steve Farquharson and Jane and Geoff Bews

Central Otago's Wooing Tree Vineyard plans to develop a boutique residential and commercial space at its wine business in Cromwell.

Central Otago mayor breaks down barriers over coffee

Roger Auburn, of Cromwell, meets Mayor Tim Cadogan, at the Tin Goose for a "coffee and chat". The mayor introduced the ...

It's 7.30am and Central Otago mayor Tim Cadogan has started work.

Cromwell tradie has $6500 worth of tools stolen

Summerfields Estate in Cromwell.

A Cromwell bricklayer is warning other tradespeople to be vigilant securing equipment and property.

Dressing up Winton

SDC Community Services librarian Raewyn Patton with some of the round artworks on show at the Winton library as part of ...

This Sunday Winton Public Library staff are encouraging people to celebrate Winton Open Day with an event themed "a round Winton."

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