That was quick: Joseph Parker knocks out Bowie Tupou in the first round.

Parker: 'I felt the punch land' video

Joseph Parker hoses down suggestions Bowie Tupou took a dive.

Crash victim named

Police are attending a serious motor vehicle accident on SH6 between Queenstown and Arrowtown on Friday afternoon. Traffic diversions are in place.

Police have named the 76-year-old woman who died in a head-on car crash near Queenstown on Friday.

Motorist evades police

A motorist evaded police in a pursuit through north Invercargill streets on Saturday.  

Severe rain in store

Most places can expect rain this weekend, but keep an eye on next week's forecast.

Hairspray hits all the right notes

Gore's 'dazzling' show has big heart and big tunes.

Youngsters get creative for Polyfest

3:47 PM  Artworks created by youngsters have gone on display to celebrate Polyfest.

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Taetuli wants to KO Buttabean again video

Kaleni Taetuli celebrates his knockout win over Dave 'The Brown Buttabean' Letele.

Southland's Kaleni Taetuli $15,000 richer after 22-second demolition of 'Brown Buttabean'.

Fenech: Tupou to fight Parker like 'The Hulk'

Kiwi heavyweight is about to learn what it feels like to be hit by the Hulk, boxing hall of famer Jeff Fenech says.

'We love Logan' gallery video

Parker could be back in 2016 gallery video


What starts when benefit stops? -- letter

Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie

Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie is challenged on whether the tide is turning on welfare dependency by a letters-to-the-editor correspondent Michael Gibson.

What would David Attenborough do?

OPINION: Suffer the little children, for the sake of robust scientific data. Or maybe not.

Gary Tong

Migrants valuable for province

Southland District Mayor Gary Tong is encouraged to see the commitment and effort migrants are making in southern communities.


You can't take it with you when you go

Mary-Jane Thomas

Trouble was on the cards when a company wanted a departing employee's laptop back, Mary-Jane Thomas reports.

Top dogs fetch $5700

A shortage of good working dogs pushed prices up at the Gore dog sale recently.

Fringe benefit tax; you can't just say "no thanks''.

Fringe benefit tax -- it's not an optional thing

There's a lot of non-compliance to fringe benefit tax, Murray McClennan writes.


Parker to keep fighting in NZ

Trainer Kevin Barry was happy with Joseph Parker's effort on Saturday night.

18 min ago  Joseph Parker will fight in New Zealand even if he becomes heavyweight champion of the world.

Big crowd watch Waiau Star win final

16 min ago  Waiau Star's win in the division three club rugby final is a boost for western Southland, captain Pete Van Dam says.

Kaleni Taetuli celebrates his knockout win over Dave 'The Brown Buttabean' Letele.

Taetuli wants to KO Buttabean again video

Southland's Kaleni Taetuli $15,000 richer after 22-second demolition of 'Brown Buttabean'.


What's hot this week

Gore Musical Theatre actresses Keziah McCornick, left, who plays Little Inez and Julie-Anne Black who plays Motormouth tried on their Hairspray costumes for the first time last week.

The Gore Musical Theatre season of Hairspray springs into action on Friday night.  

Nation's fresh style stands out in southern music scene

Nation's eclectic musical stylings have been catching ears and eyes up and down the country for more than a year.

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