Hokonui Runanga elder Rewi Anglem wants his grandchildren to be able to swim in the Mataura River.

Rivers and lakes 'swimmable' by 2040

Hokonui Runanga elder Rewi Anglem wants his grandchildren to inherit a swimable Mataura River.

Child hit by car

A child has been hit by a car in Garston.

A child is suffering shock after being hit by a car in Garston, in northern Southland.

Worker killed at Bluff port

A man has died in an early-morning workplace accident at South Port, Bluff.

Library launches WWI letters website

Library Launches World War I Letters Website

Sea lion pups make a comeback

DOC is celebrating a 14 per cent increase in sea lion pup births this year.

Council's public relations nightmare

The council ups its game on building information - costing building owners.

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One injured in car rollover

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A person has been taken to Southland Hospital with moderate injuries after a crash near Te Anau.

Hardie gets start

Kilted-Kiwi John Hardie back in the Scotland starting lineup.

Freedom camping monitoring to be looked at

Library launches WWI website


Stinky water turns off tourists

Overseas visitors expecting pristine countryside are being put off by NZ's pollution.


Stinky water turns off tourists

Overseas visitors are not impressed to find warning signs like this one at Canterbury's Coes Ford.

Overseas visitors expecting pristine countryside are being put off by NZ's pollution.

kin2kin turns one

The kin2kin family app celebrates its first birthday.

Founder Hamish McGregor says Wanaka community support is behind huge growth of family app.

Units for Qtown workers proposed

Artist's impression of what 40 one- bedroom temporary units for workers at Queenstown Country Club will look like, ...

40 temporary units in Queenstown to accommodate retirement village builders have been proposed.

Great southern job growth

A tourism surge and building boom accounted for most of the job creation in the Queenstown Lakes District over the March ...

A boom in tourists and building made Queenstown Lakes the place to find a job last year.

Koha Kai 'unstoppable'

Koha Kai trainee Jeff Moyles cooks in a school kitchen for the first time thanks to an adjustable table that can be ...

For two years they have been cooking in small school kitchens, now the Koha Kai team is getting ready for its biggest challenge.


Go back and do it properly

A PR nightmare?

EDITORIAL: The Invercargill City Council isn't winning friends with its building WOF backtrack, but it needs to be done.

Don't wait for a multi-person crash

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Heavy tax

And then there was one

EDITORIAL: Where would we be without Alliance? Let's not find out.

Keep our beaches clean

Beach footprints on Stewart Island.

From stories about dumped cars, syringes, rubbish and now human faeces found on Southlands popular beaches I can not help but worry.

Southern shearers stand proud

Leon Samuels at work.

EDITORIAL: Once again, a Southland shearer stoops to conquer


Gray stable in form

Winton candidate Jimmy Mack with Ryal Bush trainer Brett Gray.

Brett Gray's team should have a large following at Winton on Saturday.

Hardie gets start

Scotland flanker John Hardie.

Kilted-Kiwi John Hardie back in the Scotland starting lineup.

Hammett to replace Brown?

Assistant coach Mark Hammett is entering the first year of his three-year contract with the Highlanders.

Mark Hammett would consider Highlanders head coach job, but insists he is happy as assistant.

Brown one and done

Highlanders head coach Tony Brown leaves for Japan at the end of the season.

The Highlanders will go into a second consecutive season with a departing head coach.

More Southland games likely for Southern

Southern United's Michael Hogan challenges Leo Villa from Team Wellington during their Stirling Sports Premiership match ...

Southern United are keen to stage future national football league games in Invercargill, despite drawing small crowds this season.


Passion ignites in latest ballet offering

Natalya Kusch as Carmen and Joseph Skelton as Don Jose.

The dancers' passion and chemistry was alight in the company's performances of Roland Petit's L'Arlesienne and Carmen.

New hospital short $3.5m

Conceptual drawings of a proposed Maniototo health facility development.

Supporters of a new $5.5 million Maniototo health facility are seeking a $1m contribution from council to help close a $3.5m shortfall.

Starting a business at 18

Sarah Sarfaiti, 18, decided to stay in Invercargill to teach piano.

While the rest of her friends were busy packing to go to university, Sarah Sarfaiti decided to set up shop in Invercargill.

'Sneaky' water plan change

The Otago Regional Council is currently holding a series of drop-in sessions to get feedback on a proposed plan change ...

A proposed change to how water is taken from streams or tributaries around Otago has been dubbed 'sneaky' and 'vague'.

Cycle speed dating

17022017 Photo: Dasha Kuprienko. MIR News: For a 60-minute-challenge Mirror reporter Dasha Kuprienko did cycle speed ...

How does one single female spend a Valentines Day evening, what is there to do for a mouldly.

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