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Pork Pie filming comes to Invercargill video

Pork Pie film crew working on the film in Don Street, Invercargill on Sunday.

Filming for the Goodbye Pork Pie remake has come to Invercargill.

Stepping out from behind the spotlight

Daniel Wilson, one of the lighting techs on tour with the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Being in the spotlight sin't something Daniel Wilson is used to, he's usually the one behind the light pointing it at the stage.

Gerry McSoriley records CD

Gerry McSoriley, the Singing Butcher, behind the counter at his Southlamb butcher,with copies of his CD, Gerry's Songlist.

Invercargill's Singing Butcher, Gerry McSoriley, has unveiled a fresh new cut - his own CD.

Suzuki string swansong

Amy Fieten, 6, performs with a Suzuki violin group at Peacehaven on Wednesday.

Eighteen children played a concert for residents at Peacehaven on Wednesday.

Pork Pie hits Southland gallery video

The Pork Pie film crew on location in Wyndham on Wednesday morning.

Filming of Pork Pie, the remake of Goodbye Pork Pie, has come to Southland.

NASA bacon and egg pie has lift off

Wanaka locals Eddie Spearing, Tony Culshaw and Naomi Lindsay enjoy bacon and egg pie after the aborted NASA balloon ...

Traditional Kiwi pie transcends NASA's Wanaka balloon, for now.

A homage to The Johnny Cash Show

Singers in The Homage to The Johnny Cash Show, from left, Bryan Townley, Bonnie Turner, Dene Allen and Ruth Sagmyr.

Hello, I'm Johnny Cash.

Who's the boss? Not The Boss

Melissa McCarthy plays Michelle Darnell in The Boss.

Melissa McCarthy certainly wasn't the boss she needed to be in this one.

Wednesday could be NASA balloon's show day

From left, astrophysics PhD students Carolyn Kierans, 28, (US) Chien-Ying (Abby) Yang, 27, (Taiwan) and Clio Sleator, ...

Scientists knit while balloon lies idle.

Bannockburn Anzac Day service focuses on future

The Anzac Day service at the Cenotaph at Bannockburn, Central Otago. Sgt Rory Lorimer, of the Linton Military Camp, was ...

In a changing world the New Zealand Defence Force must adapt or risk becoming irrelevant, Sgt Rory Lorimer of the Linton Military Camp says.

Winton RSA full of life video

Winton RSA president Allan Batt.

On arrival to the Winton RSA, it is warm, lively and inviting.

Identity of an unknown soldier

Roz Thompson-Van Eeden with the portrait of her unknown soldier she's had for about 20 years.

 It's not often someone would have a photograph of a soldier they don't know the identity of hanging on their wall.

Close-knit Balfour RSA video

Balfour RSA President John Turner, 78, for RSA ANZAC day feature. John has been president since 1998.

The main room at the Balfour RSA isn't large. There is some sitting room inside, yet nearly the whole town needs to fit inside.

Lumsden RSA small but lively video

Lumsden RSA president Evan Hankey.

Lumsden RSA president Evan Hankey's father was old enough and well equipped to go to war.

Mossburn RSA for community video

Mossburn RSA incoming president Jim Guyton (left) and outgoing president Rob McBride.

Outgoing Mossburn RSA president Rob McBride wouldn't be surprised if Anzac Day became the national day.

Off to war on the Wahine gallery

The Wahine atop the reef near the Masela Islands, East Timor.

Standing on board a troop ship that had a huge tear in its bow, Invercargill man Ivan Dawson wasn't scared.

Art in the heart of the South gallery

Glass artist Phil Newbury feels artists are becoming "endangered" because of the homogenisation of culture.

There's a changing face of art in Southland, but who's driving us in the right direction?

Age has not wearied Gore RSA

Gore is one of the success stories of the present-day Returned Services Association.

15 things about Invercargill

Welcome to Invercargill.

From rolling Rs to roads like runways and celebrities with no need for a surname, an Aussie's thoughts on Invercargill.

Never too old

Liz Miller, better know as the Dreamweaver, is organising a storytelling event for people of all ages, not just children.

Peter Pan might tell you to never grow up, but these storytellers think you could never be too old for a good story.

One night only

Invercargill's CBD will be open for business and lit up with art next month.

In town for one night only - the White Night.

1920's props sought as Annie swings into full production

howbiz Queenstown Wardrobe managers Annabel Clark (right) and Elizabeth James, add the finishing touches to a costume ...

The hunt is on for authentic 1920's props as Showbiz Queenstown gears up for its 2016 production, Annie.

Bluff creativity awards cancelled

Aisha and Andrew Williams creativity awards entry in 2006. They were the open and supreme winners.

Bluff creativity awards cancelled

That bloody car in Invercargill

James Rolleston and Ashleigh Cummings star as Luke and Keira in Pork Pie.

This time round, Invercargill's got a bit more of a finger in the pie.

Jim Geddes' labour of love

Jim Geddes with the seven-and-a-half tonne J.Voirin French printing press, which is installed at the East Gore Art Centre.

The future of art in Gore is looking bright.

Computer glitch for $4.2m supercar video

Tony Quinn's NZ$4.2m Aston Martin Vulcan comes into pit lane during its unveiling runs at Highlands Motorsport Complex ...

This $4.2m feat of engineering was being unveiled in Cromwell. But it had a problem.

Central Otago Winegrowers' Association releases new-look wine map

Natalie Wilson from the Central Otago Winegrowers' Association, right, talks Helen Scholes from the Cromwell i-SITE ...

After a year in the planning the Central Otago Winegrowers' Association is pleased to announce the launch of their new look Central Otago Wine Map.

Tough characters in a tougher environment

Author and historian Dr Danny Knudson with his new delightful book on Skippers Canyon.

Retired Dunedin school principal, author and historian, Dr Danny Knudson, has had a fascination with the Skippers Canyon for more than 50 years and this week launches his second book on the area.

Lego enthusiast plans to recreate Hobbiton

Gavin Evans is a Lego enthusiast and one of the organisers of the Southland Brickshow.

 

Tina Makereti excited about festival billing with Patricia Grace

Writer Tina Makereti will be talking at the Aspiring Conversations Festival in Wanaka on April 23.

Wellington writers Makareti and Grace to double bill at Wanaka ideas festival.

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