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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Rams beat Otago

Southland Rams.

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

SBHS conquer Christchurch Boys' High

18 min ago  Southland Boys' High take down CBHS in the 2016 South Island secondary schools rugby final.

Green thumbs keep Central Southand blooming

Next step for Winton shoe shop

Video

Were the Stags robbed?

Some Stags fans suggest first five-eighth Wharenui Hawera shouldn't have been penalised late in game against Manawatu.

Business

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.

Tighter rules for Glenorchy airstrip

Use of the Glenorchy Airstrip is now to be regulated.

Glenorchy Community Association says regulation seems to be working.

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

SBHS conquer Christchurch Boys' High

Jay Renton of Southland Boy's celebrates a try with Ben Pope and Flynn Thomas during the South Island schools rugby final.

Southland Boys' High take down CBHS in the 2016 South Island secondary schools rugby final.

Were the Stags robbed? video

Stags first five-eighth Wharenui Hawera.

Some Stags fans suggest first five-eighth Wharenui Hawera shouldn't have been penalised late in game against Manawatu.

Stampede defend Birgel Cup title

Southern Stampede celebrate going back-to-back in the Birgel Cup.

 Southern Stampede go back-to-back.

Stags find confidence with second half effort

Southland prop Peni Ravai steps through a tackle in the provincial rugby game against Manawatu in Palmerston North.

Spirited second half performance not enough as Southland goes down 34-31 to Manawatu.

Christchurch Boys' ready for Southland Boys' test

Wing Atu Manu dots down for one of his two tries in the Crusaders' regional final for Christchurch Boys' High.

All on the line in South Island schools rugby final.

Culture

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.

Life doesn't stop at the rest home

Wyndham and Districts Community Rest Home nurse manager Annette Sinclair out front with the rest home van.

From the road it looks like a regular house. But the Wyndham Rest Home is so much more than that.

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