Eye reporter Joanna Griffiths learns how to make cyser mead with Southland Bee Society member Pat Hoffmann

60-minute challenge: Something is brewing

I don't have the best track record with home brewed alcohol.

Uncovering the past

Donna Hawkins is working on a project in Southland on cemeteries.

Uncovering Southland's past in cemeteries.

Protecting your eyesight

Having someone stick a needle in his eye is no big thing for Dipton man Mike Smith.

Amundsen new deputy

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt has appointed his new deputy mayor.

Who is in the Stags mix?

Logan Savory takes a look at who he thinks could be contention for the 2017 Stags squad.

Sea Lions establishing colony on Stewart Island

Southland's plans for aquaculture could be scuppered by sea lions looking for love.

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News

A social gathering of councillors

Cr Allan Arnold.

6:51 PM  An Invercargill city councillor who initially said he was not at a secret meeting to oust deputy mayor Darren Ludlow now says he was, but he is calling it a "social gathering", saying he wasn't aware what it was for or what he signed at it. 

SBHS topple southern rivals

6:14 PM  Southland Boys' High School works hard in defense in a thrilling win over Otago Boys' High School.

Your chance to cast a vote

Peter Hunter on the mend

Video

Farmers ''distressed'' about Water and Land Plan

"If a farmer has a clean track record why should they continually be inspected and billed the same as a farmer who continually chooses to break the rules."

Business

Door open for Q'town to seek funds

Tourism Minister Paula Bennett and Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult discuss government funding to help deal with the ...

Special roading projects, a town centre face-lift and public transport to be considered for additional funding.

New houses proposed for Wanaka

Dee and Peter Gordon, co-founders of Aspiring Lifestyle Retirement Village in Wanaka.

Building height and roading concerns raised as new Wanaka development heads to resource consent forum.

Farming at the touch of a button

Revolution Dairies director David Johnston with one of his Lely A4 robots while it milks a cow on the Wreys Bush farm.

A smartphone can control the day-to-day running on a dairy farm.

Queenstown tourism handout

Queenstown's high visitor numbers and low ratepayer base could help it win extra Government funding for tourism ...

The Government may come up with special funding for Queenstown outside of its new $100m tourism infrastructure fund.

Wayne Hudson fourth candidate for Wanaka ward

Wayne Hudson is standing for the Wanaka ward in the Queenstown Lakes District Council byelection.

Business start up supporter Wayne Hudson keen to represent Wanaka on Queenstown Lakes District Council

Opinion

Focus on holding the line

Clutha Southland MP Todd Barclay

Every year, there are a few dates that stand out and for an MP Budget Day is one of them.

Noting facts, and fantasies

Pat Veltkamp-Smith.

There are more beds in the Invercargill men's prison than there are at Southland Hospital (Kew).

Keeping warm or polluting the street

Polluted air lingers over Invercargill.

OPINION: I feel we Southlanders have been a little cheated.

Help the individual take on ACC

ACC: More oversight wouldn't go amiss.

OPINION: The ACC underdogs could do with a bit of educated assistance.

A bit knocked off the bastard?

Everest.

OPINION: It turns out a mountain can miss a step.

Sport

SBHS topple southern rivals

Southland Boys' High halfback Tim Price passes the ball during the interschool game against Otago Boys' High School in ...

Southland Boys' High School works hard in defense in a thrilling win over Otago Boys' High School.

Your chance to cast a vote

New Zealand shearing team member Nathan Stratford.

Your chance to have your say for the 2016/2017 Southland Sports Awards.

Peter Hunter on the mend

Peter Hunter with two of his runners for the Invercargill meeting on Saturday - Bold Ruler, left, and Rakarover.

Ryal Bush horseman Peter Hunter should be back race driving in August.

Coach pleased with help

Stags coach Hoani Macdonald.

Stags coach Hoani Macdonald says club coaches are helping embed playing systems.

Key Stag may not return

Brumbies first five-eighth Wharenui Hawera.

Stags coach Hoani Macdonald is awaiting confirmation if first five-eighth Wharenui Hawera will be back this year.

Culture

60-minute challenge: Something is brewing

Eye reporter Joanna Griffiths learns how to make cyser mead with Southland Bee Society member Pat Hoffmann

I don't have the best track record with home brewed alcohol.

Early underground mine at Hokonui

The brick tower was a chimney with the rising hot air from the fire drawing the stale air from the mine below and ...

One of Southland's early underground mines was the Hokonui mine near Springhills, at the junction of the Makarewa River and Otapiri Stream.  

Battling lagarosiphon

The invasive weed lagarosiphon is spreading in the Kawarau River and a new plan is being developed to keep it out of ...

Containment, suppression and eradication - the action-plan to tackle lagarosiphon in Otago.

Southland teens win culinary challenge

Southland Boys' High School Culinary Team members James Goodall, 15, Kapila Tohiariki, 16, Ed Langland, 16 and Lance Aya, 16.

The timer is about to be set. Ed Langland has 75 minutes to create the perfect dish from mystery ingredients.

Kar-wa-ra or Ka wa-roe?

Queenstown kaumatua Darren Rewi, on the shore of Lake Wakatipu.

Many Maori place names around Queenstown are mispronounced, and often it's tourists that have the best reo.

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