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Holly Arrowsmith releases first full album

Arrowtown singer Holly Arrowsmith will release her first full album on July 31.

Arrowtown's own homegrown Joni Mitchell-style queen of folk is soon to release her own album.

Gore designer wins fashion trophy

Hokonui Fashion Design Awards convener Wade Paterson, left, presenting Viv Tamblyn, of Gore, the inaugural 'Heather Paterson QSM Memorial Trophy for Best Southland Designer'.

Gore's own Viv Tamblyn has won the Heather Paterson Memorial Trophy for best Southland designer at this year's Hokonui Fashion Design Awards.

Cabinets in line for facelift

Artist Megan Phillips' design on a Chorus cabinet in St Andrew St, Glengarry.

Colour will be added to another 11 Chorus cabinets around Invercargill as the city council continues its fight against graffiti.

Live cover: Hokonui Fashion Design Awards

A Barbara Ramsay design SP3 at the 26th Hokonui Fashion Design Awards 2014 held in Gore.

Our live cover session of this year's Hokonui Fashion Design Awards in Gore has now ended.

Phantom a hit in Invercargill

The masquerade scene in the second act of the Invercargill Musical Theatre's production of the Phantom of the Opera

Any worries Mark Holmes had about pouring $500,000 into this year's show have been put to rest.

Everest movie to premiere at Venice Film Festival

Mt Everest. The movie of the 1996 disaster is released in New Zealand in September.

The star-studded movie about the disastrous 1996 Everest expedition has been selected for the opening night of the Venice Film Festival.

Longoria sets sights on Southland

The Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition presented by Specsavers is being promoted by actress Eva Longoria with Southland people encouraged to enter.

Hollywood actress Eva Longoria wants Southland's best spec wearers to step forward.

Speech takes student to Japan

James Hargest College student Ben Storey with his Manga Japanese comics collection.

Standing up in front of a crowd of people to speak can be a daunting task. Now imagine having to do it in another language.

Sculpture to be unveiled

The south city sculpture towards the end of the fabrication phase.

A $100,000 sculpture that was shrouded in secrecy for months will finally be unveiled in south Invercargill on August 21.

Natani invited to perform in Perth

Southland vocal group Natani, from left, Jacinta Kerepeti, Davina Kerepeti and Toni Biddle, have been invited to perform at a prestigious show in Perth.

Southland vocal group Natani have been invited to perform at a major gospel show in Western Australia.

Enter Stage Left: John Horn

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Helen Henderson's lost debut album London released 35 years later

Helen Henderson's album London

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Artists display for another year

Riversdale Arts committee member Lesley Clarke looking at a ceramic pig during setup for their Mixed Media Art Exhibition.

The Riversdale Arts Annual Mixed Media Art Exhibition is back for another year, the 42nd since the exhibition began.

Southern performers prepare for TheatreFest

Theatre New Zealand vice president and lower South Island Theatre Fest organiser Jade Gillies.

Theatre groups in the south are getting ready to perform in one of the top events on the theatre calendar.

Enter Stage Left: Aaron Tokona

Musician Aaron Tokona

Enter Stage Left: Aaron Tokona

Gore's Hairspray larger than life

Invercargill woman Rachael Scott as Tracy Turnblad, the lead in Gore Musical Theatre's production of Hairspray.

Invercargill woman Rachael Scott says she was born to play Tracy Turnblad, the lead in Gore Musical Theatre's production of Hairspray.

Anika Moa announces South Island tour dates

New Zealand singer-songwriter Anika Moa

New Zealand singer-songwriter Anika Moa has announced a nationwide tour, with dates in the south.

Chameleon 'really taking off'

Invercargill musicians Aaron Ives, Shannon Cooper-Garland and Jason Schmidt make up the trio Chameleon.

A collaboration of three passionate Southland musicians led to the formation of the party band Chameleon last year.

Unusual artistic material brings challenges

Southland Museum and Art Gallery staff move Jeff Thomson's corrugated iron Morris Minor in preparation for his exhibition, Corrugations.

How do you get a car into a pyramid?

Young band ready to rock

The Philadelphia Experiment, from left, Liam Fairbairn, 15, Jack Shaw, 16, Sam Watts, 17, and Sean Burrows, 16, take a break during band practice.

Invercargill band The Philadelphia Experiment are on a high note after winning the 2015 Sound Quest.

Townley, Thompson to sing in Spring Country Showdown

Bryan Townley

Bryan Townley has the lowdown on a showdown.

Savage to perform in Invercargill

Hip hop star Savage will perform in Invercargill on Saturday.

Hip-hop star Savage will perform in Invercargill on Saturday night.

Where the locals eat in Wanaka

Federal Diner owners Brona Parsons (left) and Emilie Brosnahan

Head to Wanaka's Federal Diner to refuel after time on the slopes

Ahoribuzz: Nation of the State tour

Ahoribuzz, the jam band project of former Weta frontman Aaron Tokona.

Wanaka is host to the first gig of a nationwide tour by jam band Ahoribuzz

Former teacher bequeaths money to museum

Museum Trust Board chairman Darren Ludlow, Dorothy Grantham's sister Pamela Clarkson, Southland Forest and Bird committee member Chris Rance, Grantham's nephew Glen Clarkson, and Southland Ornithological Society member Wynston Cooper at the Southland Museum and Art Gallery.

The Southland Museum and Art Gallery will benefit from the generosity of a former Southland teacher, who has left the organisation a generous bequest.

Tapanui still flying from Pete's Dragon filming

Top Nosh co-owners Farryn Crawford, left, and Aleisha Haskins with some of the plates the cast of Pete's Dragon signed for them during filming in Tapanui.

Months after filming wrapped on Pete's Dragon and more than a year before the film will be ready for release, Tapanui is still buzzing.

Southland talent in Phantom

Dave McMeeking as the Phantom and Daniela Rosa as Christine in the 'Lair' scene from Invercargill Musical Theatre's production of Phantom of the Opera.

It's true, Invercargill has got talent. And operatic talent, at that.

Black Grace inspires Southland dancers

Invercargill dance students are taking part in a workshop with Black Grace dance company this week.

Young dancers prepare to wow crowds with new performances.

Band of the Week: D&M

The final Summer Sounds of Southland concert held in Queens Park in February pictured performing is 'D & M', Michelle Lange, left, and Daniel Monteath.

Southland duo D&M have been playing gigs throughout Invercargill and Southland for the past three years, but they are only just getting started.

Review: Jenny Mitchell's debut album The Old Oak

Jenny Mitchell's debit album, The Old Oak.

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