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New promotion role follows Topp advice

The Gore District Council has created a new role to help the town capitalise on big events.

Shed explosion investigated

A "bloody good bloke" is recovering in Dunedin Hospital after being injured in an explosion.

Kidzone festival takes supreme award

The ILT Kidzone last night won the supreme award at the Trustpower Invercargill Southland Community Awards.

Cop found guilty

A police officer has been found guilty of racially abusing a taxi driver in Queenstown.

Knife in Hastings Winz threat

The man who threatened the Hastings Work and Income office was carrying a knife.

Fraud trial adjourned

Court A trial against a man accused of fraud and theft has been adjourned to Wednesday.

Man admits 14 dishonesty charges

A Southland man accused of fraud and theft has admitted some charges while others have been discharged.

Accused got into debt in business

Taunts earn broken jaw

Inmate assaults guard

Prison A prison officer was treated in hospital after he was punched in the head by an inmate at Otago prison.

Murder charge over Dunedin death

Demolition worker pleads not guilty to murder charge after death of a man in a Dunedin bar.

Four men attack man

Assault charge over Dunedin death

Boy banned from golf cart

Police had a busy weekend with "reckless" golf cart driving, stolen jackets and injured postie.

'Tasty Blacks' win Pacific trophy

Cheese fondue The New Zealand Culinary Team has once again proven they are the best in the Australasia Pacific region.

Hands on the reins

Showing horses is in Thelma Busby's blood.

It's flu - just get over it

Heritage and food memories abound

Roy of the Rovers

Invercargill MP Eric Roy is retiring this election. A yarn or two would seem to be in order, then.

Educator never failed to inspire

Southland Times photo When Ron Walker was honoured with the Queen's Service Medal for his work with community education through the Invercargill WEA, it was a recognition long in the coming.

Local character remembered for loyalty

Ted Menlove is remembered for the huge contribution he made to Northern Southland community alongside his family and farming commitments, being known as a local character with a cheeky grin coupled with determination, resilience and the will to win in all he tackled.

Treasured friend and family man remembered

Celebrant thrived on diverse challenges

Reg lived what he believed in

When Reg and Win Small marked their 65th wedding anniversary this time last year, the celebrations in Central Southland went on for four days, generations of family and friends from all over returning to their home base in Winton.

Even contest revealed in debate

David Cunliffe Leaders change their performances from first debate, and spark up over childhood poverty, housing and tax.

Accused in court

An Ashburton man stood quietly in the dock as he faced charges of murdering Susan Cleveland and Peggy Noble.

Convicted Samoan allowed to stay

Threats to staff close offices

Police admit delay

Dementia sufferer Trevor Smith was likely to be already dead by the time police launched search.

Fiji prays for peacekeepers

Hundreds light candles and pray for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers seized in Syria.

Airport bomb plot thwarted

Three men have been arrested after plotting to bomb Manila's international airport and a nearby mall.

Divided over Ferguson killing

Land grab provokes anger

Tumour boy case in court

Parents of British boy with a brain tumour and taken from a hospital without consent are fighting extradition from Spain.

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