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ORC vacancy following death

Otago regional councillor and respected scientist Maggie Lawton who died in March from cancer.

Nominations will open next week for candidates wanting to fill the Dunstan Constituency vacancy on the ORC created by the recent passing of Dr Maggie Lawton.

Councillors halt water plan change

The Otago Regional Council's proposed plan change looking at how much water is taken from small tributaries has been halted.

Otago regional councillors have put a halt to the development of a new water plan for the region.

Curtis and Wardrop play Cardrona in April

Cardrona folk singer-songwriter Martin Curtis at the Wanaka cenotaph.

Martin Curtis has been recording songs of war, mountains, keas, and his love of the land for more than 35 years.

60-minute challenge: One, two cha cha cha

Club Charitable Trust president Bev Patrick teaches Eye reporter Joanna Griffiths the Sally-Ann cha cha as part of her ...

My ballroom dancing experience boils down to four awkward 30 minute sessions during high school PE classes about 10 years ago.

Q&A: Tim Pierce, Wanaka film maker

Wanaka filmmaker, Tim Pierce.

Remember those television commercials: Kiwi Christmas, the Tortoise and Hare, Snow Fight? Tim Pierce made them. What's he up to now?

Kaitangata Skate Park eyes up national award

The newly completed award-winning Kaitangata Skate Park in South Otago

Kai has its eye on a national Trustpower award

Natural World

The hebe flower plant

The hebe has a worldwide reputation.  

About the south

A tour group being landed by Zodiac at Astronomers Point.

One of the remotest visitor sites in New Zealand is Astronomers Point in Dusky Sound.  

Troubled waters

Hillend farm manager Mike Scurr, of Wanaka.

Farmers fear livelihoods will be lost and families forced to sell land with changes to water allocation on the horizon and a 2021 water consent renewal deadline looming.

A book lovers legacy

Freemasons Lodge St John book sale in October, 2016

A Southland man's final gift to the community is his love of books.

Invercargill bus driver wins award

Invercargill bus driver, Anoop Kumar, who took home the award for ???Top Theory??? at Go Bus Transport???s Bus Roadeo in ...

Can you recite New Zealand road code of by heart? Anoop Kumar can.

Templeton Flax Mill Museum Open Day

An archived photo of the Templeton Flax Mill  and its original owners

New Zealand's oldest working flax mill is opening its doors to the public on the weekend.

Bieber meets fans in Arrowtown

Justin Bieber was seen in Arrowtown on Sunday, where about 60 fans awaited for him outside a restaurant.

"We apologised for interfering but he said 'don't be sorry for something you haven't done'"

Celebrating 40 years of floral art

Central Southland Floral Art club members Paula Wilson, Robyn Gill, Dorothy King and president Anna King in front of a ...

Forty years of floral art has been celebrated in Winton with a display of creative talent by the Central Southland Floral Art Club.

Hundreds attend whisky festival

Marian Ross,Vianney Santagati and Lucy Hardy enjoying the Hokonui Moonshine Festival at Gore

A festival in Gore has gradually become focused on live music, attracting hundreds.

Danielle Cormack's motorcycle mission

Harley-Davidson ambassadors Jay Reeve, Caroline Buchanan, Josh Kronfeld and Danielle Cormack who are in Queenstown with ...

New Zealand actress Danielle Cormack is on a mission to dispel the myth motorcycles are for men.

The unlikely art hero

Artist Phil Newbury and Invercargill Brewery owner Steve Nally with some of the paintings Newbury dug out from his garage.

Invercargill artists have found a home among beer kegs and brewery machinery.

Cromwell water-front town plans pitched

An artist's impression of what a new town centre could look like at Cromwell's water-facing Alpha Street Reserve

A Cromwell architectural graduate has pitched a grand proposal for a water-front town centre.

Woe to go: Holy Moses - I did it

Eye reporter Joanna Griffiths finishing the Invercargill's Surf to City 6km fun run with coach Nardine Oakes, on left.

After five weeks of intensive training my time to shine came. I ran six kilometres as part of the Invercargill Surf to City event and survived.

Strassman, a comic for all personalities

David Strassman performed his new show iTedE in Invercargill on Tuesday.

When, within the first 10 minutes of a show, the comedian has managed to insult most of the crowd, but still have them laughing, you know it is going to be a great show.

Two chefs return to high school

Southland Boys' High Studnet Jimmy-Lee Wilson, 15 works with Le Manoir demi chef Ethan Flack during a class cooking ...

After almost 10 years Ethan Flack and Brendon Baucke found themselves back in their high school kitchen. 

Dunedin to get European fashion fix

Paulo Melim Andersson with Cecilia Bonstrom of French fashion house Zadig & Voltaire.

The creative force behind some of fashion's biggest names will be part of the annual iD event.

'Diverse' irrigation a draw-card

The Manuherikia Catchment Water Strategy Group wants to raise Falls Dam 20 metres for a new irrigation scheme.

The diversity of irrigated agriculture in the Central Otago is something the rest of NZ should aspire to, Irrigation NZ chief executive says.

Public rallies to find soldier's family

Iain Davidson and Bill Allen with Southlander Walter Graham Sinclair's memorial plaque

A southern family looking for relatives of a World War I soldier to reunite them with a memorial plaque say they have been overwhelmed with support. 

Cars roll down south

A motorist escaped injury on the Devil's Staircase, near Queenstown, when the car hit a rock face and flipped onto its roof.

Monday morning started off badly for three people whose cars rolled in crashes in the Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes regions.

Vintage harvest day in South

Central Southland Vintage Machinery Club members Colin Davidson and Lindsay Middleton getting equipment ready for this ...

The past will be brought to life on Sunday, March 19 when machinery from as far back as the turn of the 20th century will be put to work in Winton.

Book collection attracts interest

Southland District Council mayor Gary Tong with Winton writer Vince Boyle's widow Eileen at the launch of the newly ...

A new collection of history and research books just unveiled at the Winton library is drawing lots of local interest.

Wyndham Museum to be demolished

Wyndham and Districts Historical Society member Betty Geary outside the Wyndham museum.

The earthquake-prone Wyndham museum will be demolished and new one built in its place.

Exploring family relationships through theatre

Actors Greg Johnson, Alex Wilson and Abby Howells are performing in "My Dad's Boy" at Repertory Theatre in Invercargill ...

New Zealand actor Greg Johnson sheds some light on his new play "My Dad's Boy".

Leading by example

The Saints men's choir with director Kate McIlwrick are leading their children by example, encouraging them to step out ...

Members of Invercargill's men's choir Saints will tell you they're only in the choir because they get to go to the pub afterwards, but there's more to them that meets the eye.

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