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McLaren's mechanic to speak in Invercargill

Bruce McLaren and Wally Willmott during the New Zealand Grand Prix in 1964.

Bruce McLaren's first mechanic Wally Willmott will share his memories of the man after the Invercargill premiere of the documentary McLaren.

Horse trainer has scary fall

Invercargill horse trainer Sally McKay as trotting a yearling down a lane at Ascot Park when the incident occurred.

Trainer Sally McKay has skull fractures, and a collapsed ear canal and ear drum after falling from a horse.

Requisition document destroyed

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt.

A key document associated with the messy departure of Darren Ludlow as Invercargill deputy mayor appears to have disappeared into thin air.

The game, the jersey, the honour

Gavin Henson scoring one of his two tries for the British and Irish Lions against Southland in Invercargill in 2005.

A trip to Ireland opened the eyes for one Southland winger to just how special it was to play against the Lions.

Returned Soldiers badge reunited with family

Charles Edwin Robertson, of the 21st Platoon 1st Battalion, 7th Reinforcements in France in September 1916, third row, ...

When Neil Robertson received an email from two history enthusiasts who were keen to reunite a Returned Soldiers badge with his family, he was confused.

Race for police vetting services

Police will charge for vetting people who work with children from July 1.

Schools are racing to get their staff and volunteers police vetted before July 1, when a charge is introduced for the service.

Lions Tour: A tinge of sadness

Lions supporters from Devizes, Wiltshire, at the game against Southland in Invercargill in 2005. From left, Tim Alchin, ...

OPINION: Commercial reality has eaten away at the provincial romance of the Lions tour, writes Logan Savory

Terminal turtle washes ashore in Southland

The 27-kilogram turtle, believed to an olive ridley sea turtle, was found alive by a member of the public who reported ...

Invercargill had an unexpected visitor when a terminally ill turtle normally found in the tropics washed ashore.

NZ champ Hall's discus dilemma

Southland discus thrower Marshall Hall now finds himself in a race against time to qualify for the world championships.

New Zealand discus champion Marshall Hall is in a race against time to qualify for the world championships.

Transmission costs eat into Tiwai's profits

New Zealand Aluminium Smelters chief executive Gretta Stephens.

While production increased at the New Zealand Aluminium Smelter, profits decreased by around 50 per cent.

A second mum to many video

Cherie Bidois was killed in a car crash near Gore almost a fortnight ago.

Cherie Bidois, who lost her life in a car crash, was the type of person who would give to others, no matter what.

Mass decreasing in Invercargill

Father Christopher O'Neill at St Mary's Basilica in Invercargill.

Invercargill Catholic parishes are set to reduce the number of Sunday masses, starting in June.

Rua members re-form for tour

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Christchurch Celtic band to perform in Gore.

Drink-driver gets stuck in river

Queenstown District Court. Darrian​ Maxwell Rule recorded 1196 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath.

An Arrowtown drink-driver has his "guardian angel" to thank after getting his car stuck in a river.

Couple Fiordland-bound for GODZone

Nathan and Jodie Fa'avae will compete for Seagate at GODZone Chapter 7 in Fiordland.

Nathan and Jodie Fa'avae are bringing their combined passion for adventure sports and the greater outdoors to Fiordland for GODZone.

Pink Shirt Day in Central Otago

Alexandra Primary School pupils form the shape of a t-shirt in support of Pink Shirt Day on Friday.

Hundreds of Central Otago school children get in behind Pink Shirt Day to promote the anti-bullying message.

Farmers fined for effluent discharge

Te Wae Wae Dairies Ltd acknowledged the operations manager had not undertaken the appropriate checks of the effluent ...

Carelessness was behind waterway pollution by two Southland dairy farms, leading to a fine of $52,000 for the owner.

Bringing heart and soul to the migrant community

First Church Invercargill community coach Jen Richardson, with ESOUL group members Madina Balykbayeva from Kazakhstan, ...

An Invercargill church is doing its bit to help new migrants fit into life in a new community.

Garrett wins 10th Southland title

Debbie Garrett has won another Southland Open women's table tennis title.

Southland's Debbie Garrett won her 10th Southland Open women's singles table tennis title in Invercargill recently.

Models strut their stuff for Hokonuis

Hokonui Fashion Design Awards model coordinators Nicole Parry, left, and Katrina Bristow at the show's model auditions.

Model auditions draws largest number of hopefuls ready to hit the catwalk.

A retirement village to an art gallery in a weekend

Preparing the exhibition: Alice Pottinger hangs a Molly Hutton painting and Julie Crofts holds Dawn Molloy teapots.

 From a down right wacky teapot to the more traditional oil landscapes, this exhibition had it all.

'Horrendous' speeds prompt warning

Emergency services at a crash in the Gibbston Valley last year.

Queenstown police have apprehended two drivers travelling at almost 150kmh in high-traffic areas.

Greenie farmers head south

Southland Ballance Farm Environment Awards winners David, Alanna and Julie Clarke.

Southland is hosting the National Sustainability Showcase for the Ballance Farm Environment Awards for the first time.

Car rolled in icy conditions

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A driver is walking away unscathed after crashing his car in icy conditions in Northern Southland.

Clutha Development on a job matching mission

The Clutha Development team, from left, Sarah Piwari - administration and project support, Linda Moore - chief ...

Clutha Development successfully matching people to jobs.

From The Clutha Leader News Desk

Clutha Leader reporter Mary-Jo Tohill.

From The News Desk

A plea for a tree

Tanya Colyer is trying to organise a community Christmas tree for Riverton.

Christmas may be more than six months away but it is all Tanya Colyer can think about.

Celebrating Samoan Language Week

New River Primary School pupils Rarotonga Ah Loo, 10, Sierra Ah Loo, 10 and Luisapeta Matua-Kuresa, 6, wear traditional ...

A little piece of 10-year-old Sierra Ah Loo's heart will always live in Samoa.

New face of Riverton Museum

Karyn Owen, 37, is the new museum manager at Te Hikoi Southern Journey in Riverton.

From living out of a suitcase to managing a museum.

Parents support new Wanaka school announcement

Zeph, Isabella, Georgina and Zach Wadsworth, of Albert Town.

Wanaka parents hope a new primary school will offer academic choices for their children.

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