Bluff Oyster Festival Chairman John Edminstin in front of the crowd at the Bluff Oyster Festival.

Bluff oyster numbers decline

The results of a recent NIWA survey has shown replenishment rates in the Foveaux strait Oyster fishery have lowered since 2012.

Aurora on show

Te Anau resident Chris Watson captured this stunning panorama from the Ivon Wilson Park on the outskirts of the town.

Photographers were out in force on Sunday capturing the dazzling Southern Lights.

Barclay supporting centre

Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay says he will not let the Lumsden Maternity Centre close.

Sea lions could scupper fishery

Would a new aquaculture project on Stewart Island affect the sea lion colony?

Ex city councillor calls for investigation

"You need your wits about you, especially when it's a big decision like that, and you shouldn't be drinking."

Stage two of cycle trail opened

The newest section of the Te Anau to Manapouri cycle trail is open for use, with people of all ages welcomed out for a spin.

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The game, the jersey, the honour

Gavin Henson scoring one of his two tries for the British and Irish Lions against Southland in Invercargill in 2005.

8 min ago  A trip to Ireland opened the eyes for one Southland winger in regard to just how special it was to play against the British and Irish Lions.

Returned Soldiers badge reunited with family

5:24 PM  When Neil Robertson received an email from two history enthusiasts who were keen to reunite a Returned Soldiers badge with his family, he was confused.

Race for police vetting services

Lions Tour: A tinge of sadness

Video

Piupiu created 'from the head and the heart'

It has taken a year and a large fundraising hangi and performance to bring the piupiu to Arrowtown.

Business

Baby burned by glow worm toy

A Northland Grandmother is grateful this Play Skool Lullaby Gloworm toy was not in her grandson's cot when it got ...

A Northland grandmother says a glowworm toy that burned her baby grandson after becoming dangerously hot should be taken off sale until a safety investigation is completed.

Transmission costs eat into Tiwai's profits

New Zealand Aluminium Smelters chief executive Gretta Stephens.

While production increased at the New Zealand Aluminium Smelter, profits decreased by around 50 per cent.

Wanaka school could have 800 pupils

A new primary school will be built in Wanaka, the Government has announced.

Government announces a new primary school for Wanaka and more classrooms for the growing town's only secondary school.

Fiordland leads Southland's tourism growth

Tourism spending was up by 16 per cent over the last 12 months in the Fiordland region, the second highest increase in ...

Figures released by the Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation have shown a big increase in tourism spending in Te Anau.

Separate group to 'steer development' after hall delays

The Cromwell Memorial Hall as it stands today.

Community board slammed over handling of town hall delays: 'It's not too late for you to accept the reality of the consequences of the process.'

Opinion

Put it there, Donald

Not such a pleasantry. Donald Trump's handshake with  Emmanual Macron went on for a while.

OPINION: Actually, you don't have to hand it to him.

Budget 2017 -- what the Clutha-Southland candidates say

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Clutha-Southland candidates discuss their high and lowlights of Budget 2017

Budget 2017 -- what the Invercargill candidates say

Liz Craig, Labour Party

Invercargill candidates discuss their high and lowlights of Budget 2017.

Just a little bit of kindness can go a long way

Koha Kai founder Janice Lee says, "It was kindness. Giving something of value to somebody who needed it at that exact ...

Opinion: Years ago, while living in Central Queensland, it happened that there was a knock at my office door one day.

Noting facts, and fantasies

Pat Veltkamp-Smith.

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

Sport

The game, the jersey, the honour

Gavin Henson scoring one of his two tries for the British and Irish Lions against Southland in Invercargill in 2005.

A trip to Ireland opened the eyes for one Southland winger in regard to just how special it was to play against the British and Irish Lions.

Lions Tour: A tinge of sadness

Lions supporters from Devizes, Wiltshire, at the game against Southland in Invercargill in 2005. From left, Tim Alchin, ...

OPINION: Commercial reality has eaten away at the provincial romance of the Lions tour, writes Logan Savory

NZ champ Hall's discus dilemma

Southland discus thrower Marshall Hall now finds himself in a race against time to qualify for the world championships.

New Zealand discus champion Marshall Hall is in a race against time to qualify for the world championships.

Whitelock to return as enemy

Highlanders loose forward Luke Whitelock fends off Blues halfback Augustine Pulu in Dunedin earlier this season.

Cheered on as Canterbury captain last year, Luke Whitelock can expect a different story when he returns to AMI Stadium.

Tactix must nab standout coach

Julie Seymour, left, and Marianne Delaney-Hoshek, right, could be battling it out for the Tactix top job this off-season.

 Opinion: Tactix head coaching decision could make or break embattled netball franchise.

Culture

Rua members re-form for tour

010816. News. PHOTO: SUPPLIED. Toru (formerly Rua Celtic group) - from left, Davy Stuart, Denny Stanway-Young, and James ...

Christchurch Celtic band to perform in Gore.

Piupiu created 'from the head and the heart' video

Arrowtown Primary School Kapahaka pupils JD Ries, 11, Jett Fa'amalepe, 12, Luka Bouchier, 10, and Kaiya Collins, 12, ...

It has taken a year and a large fundraising hangi and performance to bring the piupiu to Arrowtown.

A retirement village to an art gallery in a weekend

Preparing the exhibition: Alice Pottinger hangs a Molly Hutton painting and Julie Crofts holds Dawn Molloy teapots.

 From a down right wacky teapot to the more traditional oil landscapes, this exhibition had it all.

A plea for a tree

Tanya Colyer is trying to organise a community Christmas tree for Riverton.

Christmas may be more than six months away but it is all Tanya Colyer can think about.

Celebrating Samoan Language Week

New River Primary School pupils Rarotonga Ah Loo, 10, Sierra Ah Loo, 10 and Luisapeta Matua-Kuresa, 6, wear traditional ...

A little piece of 10-year-old Sierra Ah Loo's heart will always live in Samoa.

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