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".
Two short films from Invercargill have been selected as finalists in the New Plymouth Tropfest film festival.
The Southland TimesThe Sparrow Thieves have really hit their straps musically.
The Sparrow Thieves have really hit their straps musically.
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 will be the special guest artist at this year's ILT Southland Entertainment Awards.
New Zealand's claim to the flat white may be fiercely contested, but the first commercial instant coffee was made in Invercargill.
A relentless search for missing honour boards in the south has uncovered some interesting historical items.
Tom Batchelor and his band The River Jesters are in town for their second gig of their national tour.
It's not the ideal set-up for a New Zealand tour, is it?
A musician is using her connections to make sure Invercargill is not the only city without a summer music series.
Small army of Rhythm and Alps volunteers prepare Cardrona Valley site for deluge of music fans tomorrow.
Dave Comer, the man who helped redefine New Zealand as Middle-earth, loses his cancer battle on Christmas Day.
La Muse has closed the big red doors on its Nith St premise for the final time.
There's never a dull moment for southern power trio Left Or Right.
Queenstown is buzzing with news Katy Perry had been in town after the singer posted a photo of her and a helicopter.
'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.
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.
An Invercargill-based rap group who started their musical career opening for metal bands are off on their first tour.
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.
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.
JILLIAN ALLISON-AITKENBOOK REVIEW: Any book that contains both cutsie animals and humour can't be anything but a winner.
Frog legs, snails, and fine French wine - they may be a delicacy in some countries, but here they are wild food fodder.
'I've never played anything like it'
A Southland musical enterprise is drumming up interest in its boutique, custom-built snare drums.
Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan dreamed of performing with great orchestras from an early age.
The Friday night TV comedy show 7 Days is taking to the road on a national tour.
Best of film fest for Alexandra, Stewart Island
New Zealand's annual celebration of small, but perfectly formed, cinema is making some southern stops.
Choir that performs at Denmark royal functions adds a Wanaka concert to their NZ tour.
Life without 'madness' of a bottle a day
Everything we believe about booze is utter bullshit, a top-selling author about sobriety told Central Otago crowds.
Waihopai School group scores spot in regionals
A troupe of rootin' tootin' dancers from Waihopai School has roped its way into this year's jump jam regionals.
Invercargill artist Phil Newbury works with glass in a different way to others.
Christchurch photographer wins national award
Christchurch snapper wins coveted award for striking image of lake-swamped willow tree in Wanaka.
JILLIAN ALLISON-AITKENBOOK REVIEW: Once in a while, a book comes along that actually delivers a lot more than you expected. This is one of those time.
Tale of Cinders full of surprise
The traditional Cinderella story is getting a twist when the Invercargill Repertory Society takes it on in pantomime form.
17 schools perform at Nga Putangitangi comp
They only had six weeks' practice before their big performance but Limehills School took to the stage with confidence at one of Southland's biggest kapa haka events.
Ex-Southlander takes his place as the newest face on Aussie drama Home and Away.
A competition started 21 years ago has grown into a multi-school, ever-evolving, annual celebration of kapa haka.
JILLIAN ALLISON-AITKENBOOK REVIEW: Have you ever wondered what life in France is really like?
James Hargest College group Off The Record has secured the title of best Southland jazz band.
Busy weekend for twice-booked singer
Christchurch jazz singer Jennine Bailey is the only artist to have got herself two concert gigs in next week's Queenstown JazzFest.
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.