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Recipe: Kumara and quinoa cakes

Masterchef 2014 finalist Bec Stanley shares a simple recipe for kumara and quinoa cakes with yoghurt dressing.

Indian flavours spice up this healthy dish from Masterchef finalist Bec Stanley.

Southern stars shine in steamroller tribute show

Neil Chilton slips effortlessly into rock star character as Mick Jagger in the show When Love Comes To Town.

REVIEW: Following up the once-in-a-lifetime experience of One Of These Nights was always going to be a big ask.

Southland Arts Festival ended

A Boy Wonder co-producer, writer and performer Ryan Richards (top) and technical designer Michael Craven brought boyish humour to the Stewart Island community.

The seventh annual Southland Festival of the Arts has just concluded for another year.

Artist happy to be back in the south

Stephen Mulqueen with his Poppies of War and Peace made from .303 rifle shell cases.

Stephen Mulqueen is enjoying being back in familar territory.

When Love Comes to Town set to be a rocking night out

Musicians Neil Chilton, Shannon Cooper-Garland, Dave McMeeking and Michelle Lange get ready for When Love Comes To Town.

Changing of the guard for repertory

The winds of change swept through the Invercargill Repertory Society on Wednesday, with several new appointments at its annual general meeting. President Nola Calvert is one member of the society taking up a new role.

When it meets again, the Invercargill Repertory Society committee will look considerably different.

NZ filmmakers coming to Gore

Director Chris Pryor and producer Miriam Smith at the premiere of The Ground We Won in Auckland

Southern film buffs and rugby enthusiasts will have the chance to question the kiwi filmmakers responsible for The Ground We Won, at a question and answer film showing in Gore.

Enter Stage Left: Rose Matafeo

Comedian Rose Matafeo is coming to Invercargill for the 2degrees Comedy Convoy on Saturday May 23.

Comedian Rose Matafeo is on her way south: she talks hecklers, achievements and what got her into comedy.

Band of the Week: Anna van Riel

Anna van Riel's promotion photo for new album Cooking up a Song.

Lake Hawea musician Anna van Riel knows how important the first seven years of a child's life is.

Main Street Report: Winton

Winton's main street, Great North Road.

Winton is in its business off-season, but the general situation on the main street is positive, says a local business owner.

Tickets on sale for the 2015 Kidzone

Kidzone director Sally Hayes with some of the tickets which have gone on sale.

Thousands of Southland children can get excited for the annual children's event of the year, as ILT Kidzone tickets go on sale this week.

Public invited to learn about wine industry

Mt Difficulty regional sales manager Greg Wilkinson holding a tasting in the cellar door.
Photo: supplied

Those seeking a career in the wine industry have a chance to learn more, courtesy of the  Central Otago Winegrowers' Association.

Yarn bombing project wraps up

Volunteers Janine Hannah and Lyndal Ludlow remove parts of the 'Yarn Bombing' which covered Esk St with a variety of yarn abd woollen items as part of the Southland Festival of Arts.

A yarn bombing project giving life to Invercargill's Esk St has wrapped up but organisers are hoping someone will make it a more regular feature.

Queenstown's newest hotspot gallery

Ainsley Thompson in the kitchen

If you're planning a trip to Queenstown this winter, put the Sherwood on your hit list

Kills rant 'got me out there' - Irvine

Invercargill man Joe Irvine back in the city after being eliminated from the television show X Factor NZ.

Former X Factor contestant Joe Irvine says he is grateful to Natalia Kills for her controversial rant that made headlines around the world.

Powerlifter set for movie debut

Invercargill woman Sonia Manaena in the World Gym on Thursday.

Sonia Manaena is no stranger to lifting weights, but she's about to be lifted onto the big screen in a movie about her life.

A boy wonder travels Southland

Ryan Richards is the writer and performer in the theatre production A Boy Wonder - a play about scouting and Jimmy's Pies.

The Southland Festival of the Arts will finish with a bang when the only show touring the region, A Boy Wonder, finishes in Stewart Island next Thursday.

Getting to the core of the issue

Reporter Jo McKenzie-McLean is surprised to discover an ab getting out of the shower recently.

Mum and reporter JO McKENZIE-McLEAN was taking on one of the biggest challenges of her life, training for the Northburn Station 50km event, but a hip injury has thwarted that path. However, the journey continues. She reports on her progress. 

Steve Broad concert to say thanks

Steve Broad performing Tiki Taane's Always On My Mind on the X Factor NZ

Steve Broad is ready to switch back to a more intimate crowd, in his first public singing appearance since leaving the X Factor NZ.

Enter, Stage Left... Ben Wood, drummer

Trinity Roots members Rio Hemopo, Ben Wood and Warren Maxwell.

Q: What is your fondest musical memory?

Band of the week: Rhythmonyx

Invercargill band Rhythmonyx

You cannot get more local than dubstep and hiphop band Rhythmonyx. The band is made up of eight members and all of them live in Invercargill and for the past few years they have rented a jam-room in Spey St.

Festival of Dance a success

Chase Limmer and Zoe White from Christchurch compete in the Southland Festival of Dance.

Hundreds of people flocked to Gore on the weekend for a day of celebrating dance.

Dr Hook show a crowd pleaser

Dennis Locorriere, the voice of Dr Hook, is coming to Invercargill in May.

REVIEW: Any show that starts with an all-in singalong by nearly 1000 people is going to be a crowd-pleaser.

Stage extravaganza thrills crowd

Hiphop Dancers from Wakatipu High School get ready to dance in the Stage Challenge at the Civic Theatre in Invercargill.

Fiordland College has won the Southland Stage Challenge.

Dancers line up for festival

Southland Festival of Dance to be held in the Gore Town and Country Club on Saturday, pictured admiring the large selection of trophies for the place-getters are Gore based dancers Mikayla Ferguson and Vin McIvor.

Nearly 200 Southlanders are putting on their dancing shoes and to compete in the annual Southland Festival of Dance this weekend.

Students ready to rock at Stage Challenge

James Hargest College pupils Keely Hughes, Rachel Ward, Alex Doyle-Franklin, and Hannah Morgan, all 17, rehearse for Stage Challenge.

Weeks of hard work are about to pay off for 12 schools as they compete in the annual Stage Challenge and J Rock competitions.

Hero's welcome for Steve Broad

Invercargill man Steve Broad is back in town and at Southland Boys High School after leaving X Factor on Monday night.

From how he felt about being eliminated to who inspired him, Steve Broad opened the floor up to his students to share his X Factor experiences.

Java Dance excite the senses

Wellington-based Java Dance performing The Wine Project

Drinking wine is a very fond pasttime of mine, but I've never given the process of making it much thought.

In Absentia explores the gritty side of life

Using life-sized puppets In Absentia looks into life with Alzheimer's.

Felt animal hand puppets are a far cry from the life-sized surrealist human puppets theatre company Tablo use in their productions.

Fibre Octave ready to wow

Sandra D'Arcy and Gaye McElroy modelling mad-haters tea party costumes for FibreOctave Wearable Art and Musical Extravaganza, to be held on 12th June at Ascot Park Hotel.

The deadline is creeping up for crafty people to hand in their 2015 Fibre Octave wearable arts creations.

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