Culture

Anti-plastic socialising in Queenstown

The award winning recycling movie Bag It will play in Queenstown in May.

Queenstown-based anti-plastic advocates organise outdoors movie night.

Passion ignites in latest ballet offering

Natalya Kusch as Carmen and Joseph Skelton as Don Jose.

The dancers' passion and chemistry was alight in the company's performances of Roland Petit's L'Arlesienne and Carmen.

New hospital short $3.5m

Conceptual drawings of a proposed Maniototo health facility development.

Supporters of a new $5.5 million Maniototo health facility are seeking a $1m contribution from council to help close a $3.5m shortfall.

Starting a business at 18

Sarah Sarfaiti, 18, decided to stay in Invercargill to teach piano.

While the rest of her friends were busy packing to go to university, Sarah Sarfaiti decided to set up shop in Invercargill.

'Sneaky' water plan change

The Otago Regional Council is currently holding a series of drop-in sessions to get feedback on a proposed plan change ...

A proposed change to how water is taken from streams or tributaries around Otago has been dubbed 'sneaky' and 'vague'.

Cycle speed dating

17022017 Photo: Dasha Kuprienko. MIR News: For a 60-minute-challenge Mirror reporter Dasha Kuprienko did cycle speed ...

How does one single female spend a Valentines Day evening, what is there to do for a mouldly.

Singalong with the Von Trapps

Libby Fraser as Maria von Trapp for Sound of Music Singalong at Repertory House in Invercargill on Saturday night.

How well do you know The Sound of Music?

'Vicar of Dibley' coming to Tapanui

**** Vicar Of Dibley, Dawn french (Geraldine Granger, the Vicar) Bride, wedding, marriage.

A star of the small screen will be in Tapanui in June.

Life style change suits couple

Maree and Barry Keen have met thousands of travellers at their cafe and camping ground at Kapuka.

Business owners Barry and Maree Keen have plenty to offer their customers.

New site for Winton community garden

Winton community garden chairman Mark Taylor and volunteer Graham Beggs get to work on the garden's new site, donated by ...

CAPTIONS / PHOTO IDS: Winton community garden chairman Mark Taylor and volunteer Graham Beggs get to work on the garden's new site, donated by Ravensdown. MARY WITSEY

Southern pupils unveil mural

Ascot Community School pupils Tenshi Arnold, 12, Ani Tengu, 12, and Rady Gill, 12 look at their completed

From drab to fab, a group of southern pupils help bring a little bit of colour to their school.

Defending champ smashes record

Challenge Wanaka back-to-back winner Dougal Allan (centre), formerly of Wanaka, with Australia's Luke Bell who placed ...

Dougal Allan has done it again.

Schoolboys stood down for fighting

Three boys from a Cromwell primary school have been stood down following a fight in the playground.

Three boys from a Cromwell school have been stood down following a fight in the playground.

Working to free people

Dave Hockly and Katharine Pfeffer at their IJM office leaving ceremony with a few of the staff.

A former Queenstown professional couple, who tossed in well-paid jobs last year to live on the edge helping to free the oppressed in India, say the experience forever changed their lives.

About the south

A photo of Whoop being winched out of a swamp en route.

In 1932 three Invercargill men, Hec and Jack Thompson and Jim Gilbert drove the first car to Lake Wakatipu from the Mavora Lakes.  

Organic as all get out ...

Pat Veltkamp-Smith.

OPINION: Of all the selling points made today the word organic seems to take the biscuit.

A deadly serious game - Review

It's the final throw of the dice for Cleopatra (Anna Goble) and Iras (Rachel Hawkes) in 'Games and Thrones', the 17th ...

Otepuni Gardens played host to 'Games and Thrones', the 2017 edition of Shakespeare in the Park.

The Natural World

A mature huhu grub.

The huhu beetle is the largest native beetle found  in New Zealand  and belongs to the longhorn beetle family.

Girl went under, 'lifeguards talked'

Rachelle Crooks with her daughter Amelia, 6, of Cromwell, who nearly drowned at the Cromwell Swim Centre in May 2016.

The mother of a girl revived after drowning at a pool says a report blaming her supervision is a "whitewash".

Looking for sisters, detectives and thugs

New Plymouth Operatic Society's production of Sister Act

Invercargill Musical Theatre company is calling for people to pull on a habit.

Southland band comes home

Invercargill formed band Nation is returning after one year away in Wellington.

A year after moving to Wellington, the band Nation, is returning to where it all started. 

Building a firm foundation for Wallacetown

Wallacetown Community Board chairman Peter Laurie. For a number of years Laurie worked in an office in Invercargill, ...

Builder Peter Laurie is the new Community Board chairman for Wallacetown.

Otago schoolgirl in first film

Georgia Spillane can't wait to see The Inland Road, a movie she has a role in.

Seven-year-old Georgia Spillane's first film is premiering at the Berlin Film Festival.

When beer and study mix

Self-proclaimed beer nut Chris Montgomery is a keen advocate of craft beer in Southland.

Mixing beer and study has proven to be a fruitful operation for an Invercargill beer lover.

New build a no-goer

Former Cromwell Community Board member Helen Hucklebridge  delivers a petition signed by nearly 900 people wanting the ...

A "red herring" thrown in left field into talks over the future of Cromwell's memorial hall caused a stir around the board table.

PM a hit at his old school

Winton, St Thomas school kids having good time with New Zealand prime minister Bill English today

There're a quite a few kids at St Thomas's School who want to be the prime minister when they grow up and that's no wonder after they had a visit from the man himself last week.

Shakespeare in the Park a family show

Mother and son Shelly and Anton, 11, Ballantine will both appear in Shakespeare in the Park, starting on Tuesday.

Performing with her son in a show is a "dream come true" for Shelly Ballantine.

Chris Jagger: It ain't rock n roll video

Chris Jagger is on his way to New Zealand to perform with Tim Ries and Bernard Fowler of the Rolling Stones.

The brother of Rolling Stones frontman talks sheep and sibling rivalries.

My favourite space: Wanaka living room

The cushions are from IKEA.

Discarded pieces add a "touch of nostalgia" in this interior designer's living room.

Wanaka's arts festival programme launched

Cabaret singer Lady Rizo.

Seven international shows for Wanaka's week-long arts festival.

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