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Daffodil Dayze numbered

Lawrence's annual Daffodil Dayze festival will not be happening this year.

Peters champing for re-election

Turns out you need to be careful with Winston Peters, even if you're telling him he may've earned your vote.

Talented teams go head to head

It's been dubbed the South City Idol, with two teams ready to do battle, but all for a good cause.

Driver flees burning car

A homemade anti-freeze measure backfires on an elderly driver in Alexandra.

Sausage rolls a treat

I can still remember the aroma wafting through the kitchen at Harvey Street every time mum made a batch of sausage rolls.

Sevens fraudster still to pay

Richard Edgar Anderson A former detective convicted of defrauding the New Zealand Pub Charity Sevens rugby tournament still has an outstanding balance to pay.

Trouble and strife ...

A couple honeymooning in Queenstown got into strife after an alcohol-fuelled night out.

Trial for accused smuggler

Facebook row ends in sentence

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.

Pride in southern reps as poll nears

Pat Veltkamp Smith How to Win Friends and Influence People: sounds slick today but in the middle of the 20th century this book was a best-seller and spawned a whole genre of literature dedicated to developing sincerity, warmth, genuineness and trust like they were overlapping layers of a new paint.

First knight

Former Southland Times sports editor Lynn McConnell has unearthed more information about Southland and New Zealand rugby's first knight, Sir Henry Braddon.

Family favourite with a tangy twist

Plant a picking garden

Wine risky for asthmatics

A group of people, particularly asthmatics, are allergic to the 'preservatives' added to wine to prevent it turning into vinegar.

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.

'No NSA bases in NZ'

John Key PM dismisses Edward Snowden's allegations the NSA is working out of New Zealand. | What we learnt | 'NZ needs answers'| ‘NZ spied on Pacific neighbours’

Priest pleads guilty

Catholic priest admits charge of indecent assault ​on a male over 16.

It's a girl: Te Papa's colossal squid

'We've nailed it'

Boy burned filling his motorbike

A 14 year-old boy has serious burns after his motorbike caught fire. 

Mystery surrounds exec's death

Mystery surrounds the death of an Australian mining executive, who was found in Peru surrounded by drugs and with a plastic bag over his head.

Thai woman leaps to death

A Thai women has taken her own life by leaping into a pond of crocodiles at a farm popular with tourists.

Thousands flee volcano

Hundreds feared drowned

US military deploys in Ebola fight

A US general will soon be in Liberia, commanding up to 3000 troops and 17 clinics.

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