Independent economic report sought

Central Otago District Council economic development manager Warwick Hawker.

The public need 'robust data' to make understand the impact of proposed water changes in Central Otago.

Region continues to soar

Infometrics senior economist Benji Patterson.

Record-level activity in Queenstown-Lakes' construction industry has netted $158m in resource consents over the past year.

School takes 'proactive' approach

Mount Aspiring College principal Wayne Bosley, of Wanaka.

Roll spikes are not set to ease around Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago.

60-minute challenge: Something is brewing

Eye reporter Joanna Griffiths learns how to make cyser mead with Southland Bee Society member Pat Hoffmann

I don't have the best track record with home brewed alcohol.

Early underground mine at Hokonui

The brick tower was a chimney with the rising hot air from the fire drawing the stale air from the mine below and ...

One of Southland's early underground mines was the Hokonui mine near Springhills, at the junction of the Makarewa River and Otapiri Stream.  

Battling lagarosiphon

The invasive weed lagarosiphon is spreading in the Kawarau River and a new plan is being developed to keep it out of ...

Containment, suppression and eradication - the action-plan to tackle lagarosiphon in Otago.

Southland teens win culinary challenge

Southland Boys' High School Culinary Team members James Goodall, 15, Kapila Tohiariki, 16, Ed Langland, 16 and Lance Aya, 16.

The timer is about to be set. Ed Langland has 75 minutes to create the perfect dish from mystery ingredients.

Kar-wa-ra or Ka wa-roe?

Queenstown kaumatua Darren Rewi, on the shore of Lake Wakatipu.

Many Maori place names around Queenstown are mispronounced, and often it's tourists that have the best reo.

A tour of assessment

SIT third year music students had a lunchtime concert at Fiordland College on Monday. Here some of the younger students ...

 Have you ever dreaded an upcoming school assessment? Well, imagine having to take that assessment in front a room full of strangers.

Dam seen as answer

Otago Regional Council director of policy, planning, and resource management, Fraser McRae talks about proposed water ...

A Central Otago dam could solve a battle for water in the Manuherikia River.

ORC draft annual plan 'inadequate'

A wilding pine with The Remarkables in the background.

The ORC's proposed investment in the Queenstown Lakes District is "inadequate", mayor Jim Boult says.

New Otautau art gallery proving popular

Pamela Hopkins whose new art gallery inside an old church in Otautau is proving popular.

A new Western Southland art gallery that's been open for just seven months is already going really well.

Documenting their return to the battlefield

Anne Maree Thomas with photographer Maree Frewen-Wilks at the launch of her book Return to Monte Cassino. Anne Maree ...

Maree Frewen-Wilks knows what it looks like to be haunted. 

Author's secret agent survival skills

Acclaimed children's illustrator and author Lauren Child signs books for fan and St Joseph's school student, Phoebe ...

Charlie and Lola author stopped in Queenstown to talk to primary school students before festival.

Students to perform winning tragedy

Wakatipu High School drama students from the team that won the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare regional final for Southland: ...

Modern day Othello tragedy set in high school propels drama students to national final.

Southland musicians supporting Southland causes

Women's Club members, from left, Frances Tait, Shirley Clarke, and Jean McWilliam, at the Invercargill club.

Southland musical talent will be helping save lives next month.

Making rugs and making friends

Margaret Parata-Mortimer demonstrates how to hook and make a rag rug. She hoped to start a weekly rug making group at ...

Margaret Parata-Mortimer is hoping to hook more than a rug at the South Alive rug making demonstration next month. 

Special showcase for Polyfest 2017

Children from St Theresa's School, in Invercargill, perform in Polyfest 2016 Navigate your Journey held at Stadium Southland.

With growing success comes, comes growing costs for the annual Southland Polyfest festival.

Do you remember the tracks?

Bluff Train at Clifton Station in 1956

A hundred years ago the fastest way to get from Invercargill to Bluff was by train. It was also the best source of gossip according to Alex Glennie.

Biking film festival wheels into Gore

The Big Bike Film Night is coming to Gore.

Bike films from around the world feature in one night only festival.

Tulloch fourth judge for Hokonuis

Mild Red designer Donna Tulloch.

Former Gore girl returns to judge prestigious fashion event.

The art project no-one saw

A cheeky snap of camera-shy Dunedin artist Kimberley McAlevey.

As one Kiwi concept artist brings her $700K artwork to the world stage, another is quietly subverting industry norms.

House-sitting's hard as a cat person

House-sitting's hard when you're a cat person, writes Briar Babington.

OPINION: Set yourself some ground rules if you don't want to hate your friends by the end of it.

'Blokes and gumboots' myths dispelled

Hon. Louise Upston - Minister of Corrections and Associate Minister of Education, Associate Minister for Tertiary ...

The dairy industry is not just about "blokes and gumboots" and women are making their voices heard.

Blessings from adversity

Queenstown author and artist Da'Vella Gore has published her swan song book "This Blessed Artist."

"My illness and broken marriage led me to paint and the car crash led me to write."

Urzila Carlson on all things Southland

Comedian Urzila Carlson is performing across New Zealand in her upcoming tour "Studies Have Shown".

She's tried the seafood soul warmer up and down the country and decided Invercargill's chowder is the best.

Funding not long-term fix

Tourists at Lake Hayes Estate camping ground in Queenstown.

A $178m funding boost is welcome, but a tourist levy is the only way to fix the infrastructure problem long-term.

Drawing Tim Shadbolt

Eye reporter Joanna Griffiths sits down with Fairfax Graphic Artist Illustrator to learn to draw Invercargill Mayor Tim ...

I don't think I have ever had such a frank conversation about someone's face before

Wakatipu whizz-kid

Hamish Attenborough, a Year 13 student from Wakatipu High School, completes a series of mathematical equations to work ...

If the moon stopped orbiting the Earth, how long would it take for them to collide?

Celebrating 25 years of performing art

Some of Central Southland College's Stage Challenge performers ready to entertain the crowds at Friday night's event in ...


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