06/03/2014. NEWS. ROBYN EDIE/Southland Times/Fairfax NZ.  2014 Age group Track National Championships held at the SIT Zero fees Velodrome, Invercargill, over five days. Pictured on Day 2, Thursday night, Southland rider & World Masters 40-44 Individual pursuit champion Erin Criglington on her way to winning gold in the W1 2000m Individual pursuit race.

Criglington wins another gold

1:17 PM  Southland cyclist Erin Criglington has won her second gold medal at the Track Cycling World Masters Championships in Manchester.

Slug gun shot kills cat

John and Rachael Ward are frustrated and upset after their cat Patch was shot and killed by someone with a slug gun, in Invercargill, Rachael holding the slug.

Invercargill couple frustrated and upset after cat shot and killed.

Otago town evacuated

1:16 PM  A tiny township in rural Otago has been evacuated as a 90-hectare fire threatens the area.

Lind's biggest challenge yet

1:12 PM  Greg Lind has been at the heart of DOC for nearly three decades.

Otago University deserted video

7 min ago  Police want University of Otago students to nominate potential suspects for an online gun threat towards the Dunedin campus.

Haunted house hits big screen

A haunted house legend in Central Otago is coming to cinemas.

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Broadband targets good for Southland - Barclay

Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay.

18 min ago  Almost all Clutha-Southland residents will have access to high-speed broadband within a decade, MP Todd Barclay says.

LOTR tours celebrates 10 years

Ten years of Lord of the Rings fever is being celebrated by a Glenorchy business.

Cromwell summer market's new look

Dr Libby preaches power of energy


The good, the bad and the bit by Voltaire

Tim Groser

Remember the old phrase, says Tim Groser: Excellence is almost always the enemy of the good.

Letters to the editor

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Agreement has 'claws'

Sometimes the rules just don't fly

Dave Armstrong

What's officialdom saying here? Well done and don't do it again?

Anglers object to cycle trail - letter

Around the Mountain cycle trail manager Mike Barnett of Queenstown, left,  and Southland District Councillor John Douglas, of Mossburn, on the Oreti River banks, near Lumsden.

The Wyndham Angling Club assails the Oreti River Valley route in a letter to the editor.

Are power prices a rort? - letter


It's time for an inquiry into power prices, Anne Johnstone writes in a letter to the editor.


LOTR tours celebrates 10 years

Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours owner Mark Holmes with the truck that helped him launch the business 10 years ago.

Ten years of Lord of the Rings fever is being celebrated by a Glenorchy business.

Buyers battle for property

Former Wellington couple Michael Durand and Felicity Boyd have purchased a property in Invercargill.

Invercargill's property market is heating up this spring, with some properties selling as soon as they are listed.

Bumper cruise ship season expected

Cruise liner The Voyager of the Sea in Milford Sound in Fiordland.

The Southland cruise ship industry is gearing up for its biggest summer season.

Clyde brewery releases second craft beer

Victoria Store Brewery brewer Grant Radka tries out the latest beer to be made at the Olivers' brewery, an IPA. The new label will be launched at Olivers in Clyde on October 10.

Olivers in Clyde is celebrating another milestone this weekend with the release of the second craft beer from Olivers' Victoria Store Brewery.

How I scammed the scammer video

Richard Gutschlag has assured his caravan is not for sale.

Sometimes to catch a rat, you have to act like one. 


Motukarara specialist

Colin De Filippi drives Shadow Rider.

Shadow Rider's success at Motukarara grass track meetings has given enjoyment to Frank Shrives.

Criglington wins another gold medal

Masters cyclist Erin Criglington.

Southland cyclist Erin Criglington has won her second gold medal at the Track Cycling World Masters Championships in Manchester, England.

Colin Baynes will long be remembered

Horseman Colin Baynes.

Well-known harness racing owner Colin Baynes died in Gore on Monday. He was 94.

Bright boxing talent on show

Promising New Zealand boxer Ryan Scaife.

Logan Savory picks out six boxers to keep an eye at the NZ Boxing Champs in Invercargill.

Pero, Tie Me Down eye Cup Week

Pero (No 7) is making a return to racing at the Egmont Racing Club meeting at Hawera on Saturday.

Pero and Tie Me Down's performances at Hawera will be watched closely by their connections.


Haunted house hits big screen

The horror film will be released in cinemas on October 29.

A haunted house legend in Central Otago is coming to cinemas.

The rise of the man cave video

Daniel Bell has spent the past three years building his man cave from odds and ends he has collected or inherited from his family.

A place to be alone and enjoy beer, indulge in hobbies or watch a game with your mates - the man cave is a sanctuary and a retreat.

Daffodils in full bloom for Te Anau show

Manapouri gardening hobbyist  Neal Duncan preparing his daffodils for the 42nd Te Anau Spring Flower Show which runs on Friday from 2pm until 7pm and Saturday  from 9am until 4pm at the Te Anau events centre.

You'd be blooming mad to miss the Te Anau Spring Flower Show.

Metal band Hatred to play two shows

Hatred are playing two shows in Invercargill.

Southland metal band Hatred are playing two gigs in Invercargill.

Artist of the week: John Pringle

John Pringle's debut album Long Time Coming

 Invercargill lawyer John Pringle's debut album was 30 years in the making.

Healthy Families Invercargill

New food vision

Robyn Guyton sits by the fire at Riverton's South Coast Environment Centre.

Walking into a brick building in Riverton your senses are overwhelmed by two things.

Leadership is needed

Healthy Families Invercargill manager Jared Cappie.

It was great to read in last week's Southland Times about changes to food policy at Rugby Park.

Exercise of the week

The exercise of the week for the  Healthy Families Invercargill project is the Wall Sit.

The correct way to do a wall sit.

A garden with a heart

Invercargill Environment Centre trustee Richelle Surendran and Lithgow Street Community Garden co-founder Grant Alexander are part of a team that care for a garden in the south that plays an important role in helping to feed its community.

A former gang headquarters is now becoming the heart of its community and giving back to its residents by way of food.

Time to quit smoking

Healthy Families Invercargill manager Jared Cappie.

Been thinking about quitting smoking?


Uni of Otago students 'on edge'

Police want students to nominate potential suspects for online threat towards Dunedin campus.

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