Santa thrills the crowd at the Southland Santa Parade.

Don't rain on my parade - but it did

The day started out with such promise and then it rained on parade

Whitebait decline

Roger McNaughton, Southland Recreational Whitebaiters Association president.

The whitebait fishery in the spotlight as DOC investigates plummeting numbers.

Inside a drift car video

Inside a drift car under the roof at Forsyth Barr Stadium

Collins sees sculpture video

Judith Collins had something special in mind when visiting Invercargill - a photo with a prisoner's sculpture of Paul Henry.

No charges for MP Barclay

Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay will not face charges in relation to an allegation that he recorded private communications.

Dairy forecast positive

After two bad years for dairy in Southland, improved production and milk prices may turn things around.

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Dianne Blair pleased to help

Dianne Blair working as a volunteer at the Bluff Hill climb event last week.

Dianne Blair is one of many good samaritan's in Southland.

Southland generosity reflected in boat

Wayne Williams will never forget the generosity of Southlanders.

Top tips for travelling with parents - don't

Application for forensic accountant denied

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.

Video

Bidding in NZ's hottest housing market

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

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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.

Where is the centre of Queenstown?

The proposed Queenstown Central development as shown in a resource consent application.

"There's only one downtown Queenstown and we are it."Downtown QT manager Steve Wilde.

Plans for 'boutique' city arcade

Southland Regional Development Strategy governance group chair Tom Campbell stands in Cambridge Arcade. The arcade has ...

Plans for sparse Invercargill Arcade announced by regional strategy.

Opinion

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.

Letters to the editor, December 1

Letters to the editor

A reader is concerned about city assault during the weekend.

From the news desk

An example picture of some of the lights to be installed in Invercargill for Christmas this year.

It's December, this means it is now socially exceptable to cover as many surfaces you can with tinsel, holly and fair lights. 

Sport

Invercargill to go alone

Netball.

The Invercargill Netball Centre will leave the Central and Eastern Centres for the 2017 representative season.

Rep cricket countdown underway

Invercargill-Old Boys' Jason Domigan has taken a step back from Hawke Cup duties this season.

Southland 2016/17 Hawke Cup and development cricket teams named.

Selectors name women's teams

Bowls.

The Southland bowls' selectors have named their open and development women's teams.

Mixed pairs finalists complete

Bowls.

The Bowls Southland mixed pairs finalists have emerged.

Inside a drift car video

A drift cars leaves Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.

Inside a drift car under the roof at Forsyth Barr Stadium

Culture

Don't rain on my parade - but it did

Santa thrills the crowd at the Southland Santa Parade.

The day started out with such promise and then it rained on parade

Maniototo high-achiever to meet Queen

Ashleigh Smith, 19, has been named New Zealand's Queen's Young Leader award winner for 2017.

Central Otago teen Ashleigh Smith will meet the Queen after winning NZ's Queen's Young Leader award.

Finding light in interesting places

Smokin' Dog lights owner Hunter Chisholm has opened a shop on Elles Rd in South Invercargill.

No materials were off limits not event the toilet roll holder.

Lake Snot poses 'a national problem' scientist warns

University of Otago freshwater scientist Dr Marc Schallenberg hopes to get funding for several Lake Snot research proposals.

Lake snot - there is no way to get rid of it, the job now is not to spread it, an Otago University scientist warns.

Wanaka company wins with flax chair design

Wanaka husband and wife Alex Guichard and Monique Kelly have won three awards for their prototype, flax bio-composite, ...

Entrepreneurs Alex Guichard and Monique Kelly chose Wanaka's business hub over busy city life in France because it fitted with their dna. Now, their innovative flax chair has won three awards in four months.

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