The five faces of Kali Kopae

Actor Kali Kopae, who will star in a one woman show directed by her husband Jamie McCaskill.

 Actor Kali Kopae plays all five characters in a NZ Festival play about domestic violence. It's a pretty intense ride, she says.

Fit for a princess gallery

The Princess Theatre in Gore

There is no stopping Gore's Princess Theatre.

Michelle Beck shoots for stars

Michelle Beck, Fight For Her

Michelle Beck's country music career hits the ground running.

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.

Widows and wives sway to beat

Jackie Neumann, centre, leads her Don't Walk Dance group at St Andrew's Church in south Invercargill.

Which Invercargill church comes alive with tango, salsa and rumba beats every Tuesday?

Bonfield's war memories

Invercargill resident Pat Bonfield recounts her experience of the war as a little girl.

Talking about the war usually invokes memories of pain and loss, but one Invercargill woman remembers it a bit differently.

Ticking all the boxes

Az, Daz and Shaz in their campervan.

Show opens in West Otago on Thursday night.

Music to the ears of Invercargill

Pianist Jo Cooper is a regular figure on the pianos of Invercargill.

Jo Cooper takes her seat at the piano with a tender, practised precision.

Jamieson's Restaurant once lively

The Jamieson's Restaurant building on Great North Road in Winton.

The building Winton baker Robert Jamieson once occupied sits as an empty, earthquake risk along the main street of the town.

Soundshell to be demolished gallery

The Taramea Bay Soundshell.

The Riverton Aparima Community Board has decided to demolish the Taramea Bay Soundshell following public consultation.

'In the Shadow of the Takitimus' launched

Walter Guttery at the Ohai launch of his new book In the Shadow of the Takitimus with his aunt, lifelong Ohai resident Elsie Campbell, at the Ohai Community Centre.

History of Ohai book In the Shadow of the Takitimus launched on Tuesday.

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.

Finding beauty in the eclectic

Southland woman Dianne Blair.

Southland woman Dianne Blair readily admits she has unusual tastes.

Getting to grips with pumping gas

Southland Times reporter Ben Mack.

The latest edition of Ben Mack's Star Spangled Kiwi column.

Feeding hearts and minds

South Coast Environment Centre coordinator Robyn Guyton.

Riverton woman Robyn Guyton has a vision.

Arty duo composes Blue Moments jazz-blues show

Musician Angela Mote-Andrews and writer Laura Williamson.

Bike rides in Wanaka spark creative partnership and the Blue Moments jazz-blues show.

Hotel a disaster magnet

The Bluff Club Hotel today.

The Bluff Club Hotel has been a magnet for disaster since it was built in 1870.

And the Winner is... video

Nathan Kahukura rehearses the role of Jesus in the opening number of Invercargill Musical Theatre's theatre restaurant 'And The Winner Is...'.

Theatre restaurant's And the Winner is... is about to hit the stage about five years after it was originally planned.

Open and closed cupboard art

SIT visual arts student Rachel Guise with her art installation, Emotional Absolution, in the attic of the WEA building.

Blankets and towels: they're soft fluffy and comforting, but one Invercargill student is determined to make the comfortable uncomfortable.

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

Bird Week takes flight in Invercargill

Lloyd Esler in the Queens Park aviary during Bird Week.

Following hot on the heels of Conservation Week, the bird is the word in Invercargill.

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.

Fashion circus to hit the stage

SIT fashion students Kasandra Rattrie and Peni Moala dress mannequins at the Southland Museum and Art Gallery with garments from their collections for the SIT Metanoia fashion show.

Roll up, roll up - the circus is in town, but as you've never seen them before.

Southland hospitable during pilgrimage

Yashoda Dulal with his horse Rasaraj has traveled from Christchurch via the Mackenzie Country and Nevis Valley to Riverton

A Hare Krishna devotee is taking in New Zealand at 25km a day.

Ohai's history captured in new book

An aerial view of Ohai.

A welcome home day is planned in Ohai next week for the launch of a book detailing the history of the coal-mining township.

Riverton Well Health Day informs community

Andrew Pankhurst having his blood pressure checked by Anne-Marie Hamilton and Lacey Janssen,right, at the Riverton Well Health Day

Blood tests and inflatable brains brought in the crowds at the first Well Health Day in Riverton.

Remembrance Day to be marked

From left: Invercargill RSA committee member Ken Bowie, chairperson Norm Wilson, and secretary/treasurer Cindy Kennedy will be laying wreaths on Invercargill's cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.

Commemoration at the Invercargill cenotaph on Sunday to mark Rebembrance Day.

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. 

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