Invercargill man Brian McNaughton holds a portrait of his uncle Arthur Parker, who was killed after saving more than 30 men in one day at Gallipoli.

Trooper's ultimate sacrifice

A Dipton trooper's family has shared the previously untold story of his World War I heroics.

We will remember gallery

We will remember them. Live cover of Southland services for  2015.

Welcome to this year's Anzac coverage as Southlanders mark the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli.

Children followed home

Police want to speak to a man who may have followed two children home from school.

Queenstown to host comedy debate

New Zealand's adventure capital is set to double as the short-term comedy capital this winter.

Green-fingered thieves hit gardens

Queenstown harvest gardens have been ransacked for veges by thieves.

Vision needed for Invercargill

Invercargill leaders need to show vision if the CBD is to survive, retailer Carolyn Milne says.

Ad Feedback

Cadets stand tall during Dawn Service

25042015. Photo: PHIL MCCARTHY/Fairfax NZ
 Invercargill Army Cadets Annaliese Carlaw, left, and Jennifer Baker, wearing her great-grandfather's medals, after the Dawn Service.

"Lift your heels, wriggle your toes and fingers - are you doing okay?"

Te Anau celebrates the Anzac legend

It was still dark when the sound of the Last Post echoed through Te Anau this morning.

Anzac Day remembered across Otago

Wendonside remembers Anzac soldiers

Anzac 2015: Voices of Courage

A century-old snub

Radio personality John McDowell holds up a photo of his great-grandfather Lieutenant-Colonel Edmund Bowler in 'We Will Remember Them' - the Returned Services Association's 2015 calendar.

He set off for Gallipoli as one of New Zealand’s highest ranking officers - to “strike a blow for the Empire”.

'Gutsy' nurse adored by the French

Few Southlanders have heard of Makarewa nurse Lily Lind, who was on the frontlines well before her compatriots joined the fight.

Ernest John Pay, of Invercargill, was killed during the Battle of Somme in 1916.

A search for answers

As a child, Ray Pay often found himself staring at a large portrait of a soldier on the wall of his Bluff home.


Our occasionally puerile PM

Up close and personal, certainly. But there are still boundaries.

OPINION: Prime Minister John Key stands exposed as a bit of a serial ponytail puller. He'll grow out of it, right?

Like it was just yesterday

OPINION: You won't want to be too tediously anti-Aussie. Or insufficiently, either.

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt.

Things are hotting up for winter

OPINION: This is shaping up to be one of the most dramatic, exciting and challenging winters we have faced for some time.


The Mondayisation of Anzac Day

Anzac Day day in lieu and extra pay rules are confusing if you usually work on a Saturday or a Monday.

OPINION: There has been some confusion as to what people do about the new phenomenon of the Mondayisation.

GST and foreign internet purchases

GST is a consumption tax; it is based on the sale of goods and services, with the tax ultimately being borne by the end consumer. On line shopping accounts for approximately 10% of retail shopping undertaken by New Zealand customers.  Much of on line shopping is bought from overseas suppliers, but GST is not imposed on much of foreign internet purchases.

Avenal Park Funeral Home has bought the former Bella Kai building
in Lorneville, near Invercargill.

Funeral home buys former Bella Kai building

Avenal Park Funeral Home has bought the former Bella Kai building in Lorneville.


Reaching out to families in need

Trudy Burdon

Trudy Burdon used to write about running for The Southland Times - now she's part of a community care group for families.

Turnbull might get second invitation

Just Cala, who won her first race at Gore, is the next Australian pacer in line for an invitation to the Harness Jewels at Ashburton on May 30.

Southland Steel goal attack Te Paea Selby-Rickit.

Steel's Selby-Rickit has special Anzac memories

This time of year is always special for the Southern Steel's Te Paea Selby-Rickit.


Praise for Once on Chunuk Bair

Invercargill Repertory Society's production of Chunuk Bair.

The Invercargill Repertory Society production of Once On Chunuk Bair was always going to be a conversation starter.

Film moves in, family moves out

A family of four braved the Tapanui snow in their family caravan after moving out of their house to make way for the Pete's Dragon film crew.

Child actors get off the school bus in Tapanui for the filming of Pete's Dragon.

Invercargill misses out on shot at film

Southland rain has put a damper on Invercargill's chance to make it on the big screen.

Ad Feedback
special offers
Social media

Like the Southland Times


Follow us on Facebook.

Southland Times on Twitter

Stanton will now oversee Twitter's continuing efforts to court TV networks and media companies.

Keep up with our tweets.

Our staff on Twitter

Keeping watch: The Office of National Assessments is recruiting for social media analysts, amongst other roles.

Join the conversation with Southland Times reporters.

Business Plus

Business Plus


Our province, our people, our success

Family Notices



View marriage and birth notices from around the region

Death Notices


View obituaries from around the region