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Bring jackets and singing voice to concert

Icehouse, led by Iva Davies, will be the final performance at the Gibbston Valley Summer Concert on Saturday.

"If I was going myself I would probably bring a shower proof jacket just in case." Metservice meteorologist

Move over Gepetto, reporter Joanna Griffiths has a chisel

Woodworkers Guild secretary/treasurer Peter Robbie shows Eye reporter Joanna Griffiths how to make a wooden car as part ...

When asked to give woodwork a go, I immediately feared for the safety of my fingers and of those around me.

Pork Pie premiere to be held at Reading Cinemas

Pork Pie during filming last May in Grove Bush, Southland, with director Matt Murphy looking on.

The Invercargill Pork Pie premiere will now take place at Reading Cinemas.

Natural world

The native wood pigeon or kereru is under threat in New Zealand.

This photograph illustrates one important reason for maintaining and hopefully extending the population of our native wood pigeon or kereru.

The art we own is gathering dust

Wellington City Council has moved its most expensive piece, Charles Barraud's portrait of Te Puni, to the council’s ...

NZ ratepayers own half a billion dollars of art - but 93 per cent of it isn't on display.

Looking for ghosts in Southland

Costume Shirley Adam, actor Libby Fraser and Gayle Jonker start planing costumes for the 2017 production of Shakespeare ...

Something spooky this way comes, but only with your help.

Behind Dot Mulley's lens

Dot Mullay, 71, talks about her years as a photographer in Southland.

If a landscape isn't as beautiful as you had hoped why not change it? That is what 71-year-old photographer Dot Mulley does.

About the south

Horseshoe Bay at Stewart Island.

 

New Zealand's life on film

Photographer Sam Deuchrass has travelled all over New Zealand with his landscape photography.

At just 21 years old, photographer Sam Deuchrass is having his landscape work featured all over the world, thanks to social media.

Endless summers spent surfing

23/12/2010. NEWS. ROBYN EDIE/SOUTHLAND TIMES. Southland Times reporter Kimberley Crayton-Brown had surfing lessons from ...

One of New Zealand's many unspoilt natural delights, the Catlins' twin Curio and Porpoise bays are right up there in visitor appeal.

Not doing things by halves

City Gallery public programmes manager Gemma Baldock with some of the entries for the 50:50 exhibition.

What could you do with 25cm piece of MDF?

The life of a dancer

Ben Crossley-Pritchard, 19, has just completed his studies in classical ballet at the New Zealand School of Dance in ...

Ben Crossley-Pritchard, 19, lives and breathes ballet.

Shortcut to Shakespeare

Jade Gillies has created a series of E-books with the "best of" Shakespeare scenes from his collected works.

Ever trawled through a Shakespeare play just to get to the juicy bits? An Invercargill man is making the job easier.

Racing into Invercargill

St Pauls Athletics club members Max Tinoai, 9, left, and Hector O'Rourke, 9,  train at Surrey Park on Saturday ahead the ...

Things are about to get a bit busy in Invercargill and southern businesses couldn't be happier. 

Festival of Colour brings international theatre to Wanaka

Sonya Kelly, of How To Keep An Alien. performs April 5-6 at the Lake Wanaka Centre.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows coming down under for Wanaka's arts festival.

Poor driving keeps cops busy down south

The result of a nose-to-tail car crash on the Cromwell Gorge at Champayne Gully on New Year's Day.

Poor driving on Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes has contributed to 38 crashes and 300 traffic complaints over the holiday period.

UB40 leaves Queenstown, bound for Blenheim, with smiles on faces

UB40's Ali Campbell performs to a crowd of 2500 at Waitiri Creek in Queenstown on Thursday night.

UB40 left the stage with smiles on their faces after playing to a crowd of over 2500 in Queenstown.

River Range has wide music range

Blues and folk musician Matt Langley is performing at the River Range festival.

A range of music genres will meet as 16 bands are lined up for the River Range music festival in Cromwell. 

Clowning around in Queens Park

Street performers at a busker's festival in Christchurch.

WIll you be heading along to the Southland Buskers Festival next month?

Sun shines on UB40 second time around for Queenstown concert

UB40, featuring the original members Mickey Virtue, Astro and Ali Campbell, in Queenstown, as part of their New ...

Fans are armed with sunblock not umbrellas ahead of UB40's Queenstown concert which was cancelled last year due to rain.

Shakespeare is coming

Shakespeare in the Park director Jonathan Tucker gives Nick Round-Turner (Julius Caesar) and Hannah Kennedy (Mark ...

In its 17th year, key funders and community support are the driving force behind keeping Shakespeare in the Park going.

Hunter drawn to NZ

Billy Barton doesn't have names for his ferrets - unless they bite.

When Billy Barton played in Newport city's concrete gutters as a child, he dreamed of rabbiting in Wales' lush and verdant fields.

Natural World

Guinea Fowl birds.

Guineafowl are said to have originated in Africa and are now found worldwide. 

About the south

Southland's worst shipwreck was the loss of the steamer Tararua which was wrecked at Waipapa Point on April 29, 1881.

Southland's worst shipwreck was the loss of the steamer Tararua, which was wrecked at Waipapa Point on April 29, 1881 with the loss of 131 lives. 

Kaley Cuoco's Big Swing Theory

Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco has made her way down the country to Queenstown.

The Big Bang Theory actress was "pretty nervous" before taking on the Shotover Canyon Swing and Fox in Queenstown.

'I chucked two bucks in and started spitting'

Cherry stone spitting competition winner Dave Kowalewski from Wyndham and announcer Greg Wilkinson from Cromwell.

Southland greenkeeper discovers a talent he never knew he had, becoming NZ's national cherry stone spitting champion.

Shakespeare and me

Fliss Crossley-Pritchard, 17, in the Otepuni Gardens, where she will perform as Titania from Shakespeare's A Midsummer ...

It's a big year full of Shakespeare for Invercargill teenager Fliss Crossley-Pritchard.

Showing shorts on Stewart

Bunkhouse Theatre manager "Aussie Pete" Peter Davis with Lola the dog.

Movie dates on Stewart Island are a very real possibility.

Cornet player trumps top spot

Invercargill woman Megan Gooding has been selected as a cornet player for the National Brass Band of New Zealand.

Brass bands - it's a family thing for cornet player Megan Gooding.

Bureaucracy catches up with the Glenorchy Races...again...

Competitors in action during the 50th Anniversary Glenorchy Race meeting, 2012.

"It's pretty frustrating. When you're getting a bit older you don't like all these rules." Bruce Douglas

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