Famous drummer back to visit mum

Returning to see his mother in Southland does not happen often enough for celebrated drummer Darren Mathiassen.

Southland on a reality roll

Four girls from the deep south have been announced to be competing in the first season of The Bachelor NZ, continuing the region's streak of reality television appearances.

Invercargill Musical Theatre back from the brink

The Invercargill Musical Theatre has won six awards just three years after being in financial crisis.

Is interactive art our future?

Interactive art provided a boost for Christchurch after the quakes. Could Invercargill follow its lead?

Invercargill knitters plan to yarn bomb Esk St

A bomb with a difference is going to hit Esk Street for this year's Southland Festival of the Arts.

Southland's heritage revisited

Invercargill's CBD is about to step back in time for Southland Heritage Month.

No offence intended with painting of Captain Cook pooing, artist says

'No agenda to' Captain Cook pooing

Creating art for the sake of shocking conservatives was never the intention of artist Nigel Brown

Learning curve for art president

The new president of the Southland Art Society once would never enter art galleries.

Broad heading to the next round of X Factor

Southland continues to prove we have got the X Factor, with Invercargill teacher heading to boot camp.

Film society back on screens

Arthouse films are back in the city centre, as the Invercargill Film Society resumes screenings after a three year hiatus.

Human Traces in the Catlins

Hot, sunny weather is not a problem you expect to have in the Catlins. It is for a film crew on a remote location though.

10th annual Edge of the World exhibition set to open

Art from across the country makes its way to the Catlins for Edge of the World exhibition.

Southland a playground for filmmakers

Southland landscapes will transform into movie sets for two new feature films.

Wanaka's arts festival covers all bases

New faces and old, Wanaka's Festival of Colour will have it all.

Wearable art opens world of possibilities

Years of hoarding fabric is finally an asset for Gaye McElroy, one of the organisers of the Fibre Octave wearable arts show.

Production not without its prop challeneges

No prop is too outrageous for local prop designer Julia Adams.

Private collection goes on show

Central Southland man Bill Cowie never set out to be an art collector.

Wanaka music summit gets organisers humming

Some of New Zealand's top music industry identities will be at a Wanaka music summit in May.

Into the East is hoping to win big

Prize would help fund second album

Southland music duo Into the East are currently beating out independent musicians from all over the world for the top spot on Artistsignal's February chart.

Modern makeover for Taming of the Shrew

Elizabethan costumes with a twist - that's what is on offer at the latest Shakespeare in the Park.

Classic rockers entertain the crowd

Triple bill of stars pump out hits

Showers, sun and Stairway To Heaven. Gibbston Valley 2015 had it all.

The voice of Dr Hook returns to NZ

Dr Hook are coming to Invercargill on May 9.

New SMAG curator ready to learn

New SMAG curator ready to learn

Ari Edgecombe, the new Southland Museum and Art Gallery visual arts curator, is all set for a "fast, steep, learning curve".

2 Southland films are finalists at New Plymouth's Tropfest

Two short films from Invercargill have been selected as finalists in the New Plymouth Tropfest film festival.

REVIEW: The Sparrow Thieves

The Southland Times

The Sparrow Thieves have really hit their straps musically.

Review: The Sparrow Thieves

The Sparrow Thieves have really hit their straps musically.

Winton A&P Show draws in big turnout

Nearly 1000 lambs shorn in competitions

Organisers were worried numbers would dip this year, but Winton's A&P Show attracted its second biggest crowd ever on Saturday.

Jason Kerrison special guest at awards show

Jason Kerrison will be the special guest artist at this year's ILT Southland Entertainment Awards.

Kiwi David Strang gets credit for inventing instant coffee

New Zealand's claim to the flat white may be fiercely contested, but the first commercial instant coffee was made in Invercargill.

Search for missing honour boards turns up historic chalice

A relentless search for missing honour boards in the south has uncovered some interesting historical items.

The River Jesters hit Invercargill

Tom Batchelor and his band The River Jesters are in town for their second gig of their national tour.

X Factor rocker's River Jesters on NZ tour

It's not the ideal set-up for a New Zealand tour, is it?

Bluff resounds with sound of summer

A musician is using her connections to make sure Invercargill is not the only city without a summer music series.

Cardrona turns on the heat for festival planners

Small army of Rhythm and Alps volunteers prepare Cardrona Valley site for deluge of music fans tomorrow.

Lord of the Rings location scout Dave Comer dies

Dave Comer, the man who helped redefine New Zealand as Middle-earth, loses his cancer battle on Christmas Day.

La Muse finds a new home

La Muse has closed the big red doors on its Nith St premise for the final time.

Left Or Right to tour, release new album

Left or right

There's never a dull moment for southern power trio Left Or Right.

Katy Perry says hi from Queenstown

Queenstown is buzzing with news Katy Perry had been in town after the singer posted a photo of her and a helicopter.

Spirit of Munro rides on

'Indian Motorcycles have done Dad proud'

One of John Munro's earliest memories involves him riding to school on the tank of his dad's motorbike.

South City Christmas Concert a success

for the South City Christmas Concert at St Andrews Community Centre in Invercargill. The concert featured several musical acts, including performers from three different Pacific Islands, New River Primary School, New Field Park School and story teller Liz Miller. Afterwards they held a barbecue where Santa mad an appearance and gave out sweets to the crowd. 

Rappers cut concert teeth on metal fans

An Invercargill-based rap group who started their musical career opening for metal bands are off on their first tour.

The art world warms to selfies

Selfie may be a modern addition to our vocabulary but a Riverton art gallery coordinator says the selfie, or self portrait, has been around for hundreds of years.

Southland artists prove career possible

One year on from studies

A group of former arts students have put on a show to prove a career in the arts is possible after graduation.

Return to the Manor a treat

Dog Gone


BOOK REVIEW: Any book that contains both cutsie animals and humour can't be anything but a winner.

Southern wild food tickets go on sale

Frog legs, snails, and fine French wine - they may be a delicacy in some countries, but here they are wild food fodder.

Southland musos drum up business

'I've never played anything like it'

A Southland musical enterprise is drumming up interest in its boutique, custom-built snare drums.

Performing around the world

Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan dreamed of performing with great orchestras from an early age.

The Ego has landed for 7 Days show

The Friday night TV comedy show 7 Days is taking to the road on a national tour.

Show Me Shorts heads south

Best of film fest for Alexandra, Stewart Island

New Zealand's annual celebration of small, but perfectly formed, cinema is making some southern stops.

World-class choir coming to NZ festival

Choir that performs at Denmark royal functions adds a Wanaka concert to their NZ tour.
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