In The South

Metallers in reunion gig

Hatred are back for a rare Invercargill appearance.

Southern metal bands Hatred and Grief are back together for the first time in 13 years.

Direen up for 3 awards

Jody Direen

Rising Kiwi country music star Jody Direen is making waves in Australia.

A night with Nigella

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson visits Invercargill.

Everyone went home happy after their date with Nigella Lawson, writes Chris Chilton.

Caddick on awards panel

Respected New Zealand music industry executive Chris Caddick has joined the judging panel for the 2016 Southland Entertainment Awards.

Mike Chunn for Southland awards

Mike Chunn

Mike Chunn will join the judging panel for the Southland Entertainment Awards in March, alongside Suzanne Prentice and Jackie Bristow.

Highlands Festival of Speed aerobatic flight up for grabs

Spectators who purchase their ticket to the Highlands Festival of Speed before 20 January 2016 are in with a chance to win a spectacular aerobatic flight flying over the event with top pilot Ivan Krippner.

An aerobatic flight over the Highlands Festival of Speed with top pilot Ivan Krippner could be won by spectators who buy tickets to the event before January 20.

Judith Durham to tour

Judith Durham at the Hilton on the Park in Melbourne in 2011.

Sixites superstar Judith Durham to tour New Zealand in 2016.

$1000 for best album

The Sparrow Thieves, who won the Southland Album of the Year award for 2015.

$1000 up for grabs for the Southland Album of the Year.

Historic heavy equipment

Southland's working face shovel.

A historic piece of earthmoving equipment is at Winton, writes Lloyd Esler.

Q&A: A Chocwork Orange

A Chocwork Orange's John Pfeifer, Jake McQuarrie, Jono Leask and Tahne Brown.

Southern band A Chocwork Orange are making sunny, sea-breezy waves with their refreshing brand of harmony-drenched Kiwi roots and reggae. Guitarist John Pfeifer plays Q&A.

John Pringle sings from the heart

John Pringle's Long Time Coming


Rockers raising cash for sick kids

Zutto, from left, Ashley Seales, Emma Wells, S K Ray (back), Deo Bohn (front) and Ricky Andrews.

A veteran Southland musician is using his stage skills to raise money for sick kids.

Glen Country Music Christmas show

Maureen Calvert

The Glen Country Music Club is holding its Christmas concert on Sunday, November 29, at 69 Conon St, starting at 2pm.

Building a home from sea straw

Robert Guyton plans to use bundles of marram grass washed up on the Southland shores to build a home.

Southland eco-gardener Robert Guyton describes a novel use for marram grass.

Michelle Beck to release CD

Southland country singer/songwriter Michelle Beck is releasing her first album, Fight For Her, on Sunday, November 15.

EP Fight For Her

Tomorrow People on tour

Tomorrow People kick off their national tour In Invercargill on November 12. Daniel Sugrue is second from left, Hamo Dell is on the right.

Two former Southland music students are on tour with one of New Zealand's top reggae bands.

Trotter House secrets

Trotter House in Riverton.

To many, the interior of a grand red brick two-storey house on the main street of Riverton is a mystery. 

Eye on the prize

Robert Guyton selling apple trees at an Open Orchard Project.

Why heirloom veges - or even their wild ancestors - are best.

Alexandra wine growers' new release drops snapped up

Angus Bradshaw, of Grasshopper Rock, at the Alexandra Wine Growers New Release Event, at Olivers in Clyde. The event this year formed part of the 10-day Down to Earth Wine Celebration..

Wine lovers sampled and snapped up new release wines from around the Alexandra basin at the weekend.

Our Iwa, the Maori Nightingale

Princess Iwa, Evaline Skerrett, in a portrait painted in 1910. It was done on opal glass and hung in Angela Skerrett Tainui's grandfather's home in Lindisfarne St, Invercargill. The artist is unknown.

In the early years of the 20th century British society was enthralled by the singing Maori princess with the beautiful voice.

Buddhist Rain on tour

Blair Latham

Arts aficionados are in for a treat when the Buddhist Rain roadshow performs three southern concerts.

Otepuni Moonshine CD due

Otepuni Moonshine, from left, Amy Dunick, Mardee Barstud, Luke Moretti, Dr Bones and Col Keane.

Playing in a goodtime originals band in Invercargill is often no picnic, and Otepuni Moonshine intend to rectify that situation.

Awards show calls for noms

2015 Southland Entertainer of the Year Simon Thompson

The hunt is on to find Southland's best entertainer and musicians.

Metal band Hatred to play two shows

Hatred are playing two shows in Invercargill.

Southland metal band Hatred are playing two gigs in Invercargill.

Artist of the week: John Pringle

John Pringle's debut album Long Time Coming

 Invercargill lawyer John Pringle's debut album was 30 years in the making.

Glen country music show

Bev Townley

The Glen Country Music Club will hold a concert at its clubroom in Invercargill on Sunday, October 4.

Bandmates for Hall of Fame

Invercargill musicians Kerry Hawkins, left, and Les Findlater are being inducted into the Southland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Kerry Hawkins and Les Findlater join Southland rock's Hall of Fame.

Review: Left Or Right, Trippy

Left Or Right's third album, Trippy.


Roger Waters The Wall in Gore video

Roger Waters The Wall will screen at SBS St James Theatre in Gore on Tuesday, September 29.

Left Or Right getting Trippy

Left Or Right, from left, Metua Marama, Steve Marshall and Callum Hampton.

You're not going to find any third album blues in Left Or Right's latest sonic drop.

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