Sumo event to help bankroll dance trip
Southland Stags Scott Eade and Keanu Kahukura are used to a bit of rough and tumble.
MAREE FIELDBOOK REVIEW: Former special investigator Louis Kehlweiler has to find new ways to fill in his days now that he no longer works for the Parisian police force.
Saxophones are being shined and shoes waxed for the Southland Secondary Schools Jazz Fest.
From small beginnings more than four decades ago, the Wanaka Arts Society now has more than 100 active members.
For five years, Jason Rhodes has been beavering away on one of Wanaka's most ambitious projects.
High school students are launching a book they have written, illustrated and put together themselves.
Moonshiner's Festival signs replacement act
Trans-Tasman rockers Dragon will replace The Angels as the headline act at the Hokonui Moonshiner's Festival in March.
New Zealand pianist Steve Barry, nationally acclaimed in Australia, and a rising star on the Sydney jazz scene, would like to say he was always a dedicated, hard-working student, who loved the piano from the time he started learning at the age of five.
Fundraising comedy 'funny and poignant'
Ladies, it's time to get your bras out.
The Voice star jets in wool growers' event
Australian songstress Delta Goodrem has tweeted a picture of herself near Queenstown on Twitter.
An artistic outlet is being provided to Southland cancer patients and survivors.
Shakespeare in the Park is gearing up for its 2015 season and calling for auditionees.
Jazz standards feature on 'Gusto'
Well-known Queenstown musicians Mark Wilson and Dale Gold have pooled their talents for a special release at this year's Queenstown Jazzfest.
A new youth development programme for aspiring young musicians will make its debut at the Queenstown JazzFest at Labour Weekend this year.
From chainsaw sculpture to papier mache, the Fiordland Art Society's Labour Weekend exhibition will be a real mixed bag - as long as the post arrives on time.
Southland singers keen for spot in contest
It was showtime for X Factor New Zealand hopefuls in Queenstown yesterday.
Action-packed tour on menu for Peta Mathias
A new book, a deep-south tour - and Cuisine @ Clyde. That's what's on the menu for Her Fabulousness Peta Mathias.
Queenstown to host one-woman play
Scenes from the New York stage will be brought to Queenstown this month with a one-off performance of a critically acclaimed play being showcased.
NADINE HANCOCK - The Southland TimesBOOK REVIEW: The Dorothy that landed in Oz and met the Scarecrow, The Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion must be killed. But why would anyone want to kill Dorothy?
Executive producers of X Factor NZ are hoping to find the country's next star in Queenstown.
Southland's first silent art auction won't be its last.
Wanaka designer enters WoolOn Creative Fashion Event hall of fame, winning 2014 supreme award.
A fresh compilation featuring bands from Dunedin is unencumbered by the city's rich musical heritage.
Rising star booked for sell-out shows
Queenstown's rising national folk star Holly Arrowsmith has scored a gig as support act for legendary American singer-songwriter Rodriguez.
BOOK REVIEW: There's nothing quite like getting your hands on the latest Jack Reacher, and "Personal" is a cracker.
"Become friends with the nerves". That is the advice from Moorhouse singer Rory McKenna for those taking part in the X Factor New Zealand auditions in Queenstown next week.
OPINION: MOVIE REVIEW: The first words to come out of my 5-year-old niece's mouth after watching The Boxtrolls were "it was amazing", and that it was.
Roxburgh's reputation as an outdoor art gallery has been enhanced with two more stainless steel structures appearing in town.
Author fundraising to publish book
It has been a pretty busy year for Wanaka writer Kathryn Harper.
OPINION: MOVIE REVIEW: Maze Runner is yet another young adult book made into a film and I'm over it.
A man who lost 45 years of Bluesfest memorabilia in a fire has had some of it replaced.
JILLIAN ALLISON-AITKENBOOK REVIEW: For a generation of Kiwis, Starship hospital has been the place the very young and very sick can rely on.
Anna Robertshawe knows she wants to be a fashion designer.
Nothing about Denise McGirr is conventional.
OPINION: MOVIE REVIEW: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is completely silly but so much fun.
Budding filmmakers have a chance to get radical with a Southland competition.
Poets will tread the boards of Wanaka's performance venues again next January.
It's not often a tight forward gets the spotlight. Rugby rocker Steven Hayes talks to Chris Chilton about being inducted into the Southland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
OPINION: REVIEW: Fans of NZ's best-loved entertainers expecting a Topp show will have gone home happy at the opening night of the Grand Ole Topp'ry tour.
JILLIAN ALLISON-AITKENBOOK REVIEW: Ruth Sutton's world is turned upside-down with one phone call in a compelling book that ends all too soon.
Our reviewers take a look at some of the general fiction novels in bookstores now.
OPINION: MOVIE REVIEW: You wouldn't be mistaken to think the new Sin City movie was a waste of time for both the film-makers and moviegoers.
Jools Topp talks about health, taking to the highway and why country music is the new hip-hop.
OPINION: MOVIE REVIEW: The Giver is one of those book-to-movie adaptations that doesn't quite stack up.
Mike Nock and jazz and Jennine Bailey will be the headline acts at the Queenstown Jazzfest.
Sequins, ruffles and pirouettes have taken over SIT Centrestage.
Film-makers seek local talent
Welcome to New Zealand's quirkiest Road Trip - where you can share your story with the world.
Gore could soon be heading to the top of the pops with a little community help.
The Alexandra Blossom Festival will be a little less bright without Doug Ayson's creative genius bringing life to floats this year.
Alexandra High School student Maddy Grant, winner of the town's inaugural Model Search 2014 on Saturday, was stopped on a Dunedin street a few months back.