Preparations begin for national surf lifesaving champs

Oreti Beach Surf Lifesaving Club members Abi Ball, Danya Ball, Kelsey Lewis and Brianna Morrison competing in the Surf ...

The Oreti Beach Surf Life Saving Club kicked off the 2017 training for the national championships in March.

Hard work paying off

Southland leg-spinner Jack Mockford.

Southland leg-spinner Jack Mockford takes 10 wickets in first two games at national under-17 tournament.

Electrician razed family home

Detectives remove items from the home Craig Scoullar destroyed by deliberately lighting a fire.

He drank 18 beers before lighting a fire and fleeing. Now Craig Scoullar is heading to prison.

First penguin hospital opens video

Wildlife veterinarian, Lisa Argilla, treats a yellow-eyed  at Otago Polytechnic's Hoiho Hospital

A critically-endangered penguin with bites on its feet is the first patient at the South Island's only penguin hospital.

Sex toys dumped in recycling

Southland disAbility Enterprises worker Brett Sutherland and general manager Hamish McMurdo find syringes, latex condoms ...

"Thoughtless" mistakes are being blamed for the adult toys and used syringes with blood in them being dumped in the wrong bins.

Strong family rivalry for Classic race

Southland's Strong family from left, Corbin, 16, Alan and Hayden,19 will compete against each other in the Gore to ...

There will be a race within a race when the Strong family compete against each other in the Gore to Invercargill Road Classic handicap cycle race.

'You destroyed my world'

"You never asked for my forgiveness, and you will never get it," the man was told by a family member of one of his victims.

Family of victim tells Central Otago child abuser jailed for almost eight years that he'll never be forgiven.

Damage to Riversdale's memorial trees 'idiotic and dumb'

Memorial trees were damaged when they were run over at Riversdale overnight on Tuesday.

Damage to seven oak trees planted to commemorate the sacrifice of Riversdale soldiers in World War 1 and the Boer War has been called dumb by the chairman of the town's Community Development Area subcommittee.

More triple jump success

Otautau's Atipa Mabonga has won the triple jump title at the Cooks Classic title in Whanagnui.

Atipa Mabonga wins triple jump at Cooks Classic event.

Warning after discarded chemical prompts callout

Suspected acid spill at Otago Waste Services in Dunedin.

Discarded chemical containers prompted a Fire Service callout.

Focus turns to Mid Canterbury

Marist batsman James Ng is likely to play for Southland in the Hawke Cup match against Mid Canterbury.

Just one change likely for Southland Hawke Cup team when the line up is confirmed for next assignment against Mid Canterbury.

MacDonald looks for home track success

Liam MacDonald is leading the NZ Touring Car Championship, Class 2 ahead of round 4 at Teretonga Park in Invercargill.

There's no place like racing at home for Invercargill's NZ Touring Car Championship leader Liam MacDonald.

Waiting for the wrecking ball

The former Gore High School hostel buildings are due to be demolished.

Gore High School's former hostel buildings now sit on overgrown, unkept grounds as they await demolition.

Burglar sent to jail


A man who committed a spate of burglaries in the Invercargill suburb of Richmond has been sentenced to jail.

Meth: 'Get them hooked'

Methamphetamine use is rising and youth are being targeted, anti-P advocates say.

Youth are being targeted by drug dealers using a cheap method to hook them in, anti-P advocates say.

Freedom campers fight back

Campervans at freedom camping hot spot One Mile carpark.

Council says its freedom camping enforcement officers have faced a tirade of threatening behaviour.

Gold miners film to debut on silver screen

Producer William McKee and cameraman Ross Wilson film scenes at Shane Mu village, Taishan County, in China.

A film depicting the trials and tribulations of the Chinese as they mined for gold in Otago and Southland will make its debut on the silver screen in Dunedin next week.

From the Eye news desk

10082016. News.Kavinda Herath. Southland Times/FairfaxNZ-Southland disAbility Enterprises worker Brett Sutherland and ...

Doesn't it suck when one persons actions make your life harder.

Looking for ghosts in Southland

Costume Shirley Adam, actor Libby Fraser and Gayle Jonker start planing costumes for the 2017 production of Shakespeare ...

Something spooky this way comes, but only with your help.

Behind Dot Mulley's lens

Dot Mullay, 71, talks about her years as a photographer in Southland.

If a landscape isn't as beautiful as you had hoped why not change it? That is what 71-year-old photographer Dot Mulley does.

Telford - Taratahi merger pending

Business as usual at Lincoln University Telford Division amidst a proposed tertiary provider take-over by Taratahi  ...

Telford to be taken over by Taratahi

Hike O'The Glen offers spectacular views

Hike O'The Glen convener Andrea Bullied, Blake Bullied (6), Fergus Dillon (8) and committee member Paul Heslip at the ...

Balfour School plans new event on the sporting calendar

Graber shares worldly past

Invercargill City Council centre city co-ordinator Kari Graber.

Kari Graber says after moving to Invercargill many of her dreams were realised.

Shearers smash world record

Eru Weeds, of Ohai, at yesterday's world shearing record attempt in Hawke's Bay.

Three men sheared 1611 sheep over the course of eight hours, smashing the current world record.

Cromwell like a scene from a movie

Our People: Elaine Felix - Brazil

Rescued trampers want to return

Father and son Stuart and Max Burgess were rescued from Dusky Track after being trapped by rising waters.

A father and son tramping in Fiordland became trapped on a small island, created by rising waters.

Parking earns almost $10 million

A parking compliance officer working on Montreal St, Christchurch.

Motorists forked out almost $10m to park at council car parks in Christchurch and Dunedin last year.

New Zealand's life on film

Photographer Sam Deuchrass has travelled all over New Zealand with his landscape photography.

At just 21 years old, photographer Sam Deuchrass is having his landscape work featured all over the world, thanks to social media.

Strike action will be felt long-term

Junior doctors strike outside Christchurch Hospital on Tuesday.

The junior doctors strike, taking place across New Zealand, will be felt for much longer than the striking period, a district health board chief executive says.

Invercargill duo claim 20th Southland bowls titles

Southland champion Pam Calder on the green at the Invercargill Bowling Club.

Invercargill stalwarts Glenice Paisley and Pam Calder notched up their 20th Southland titles recently.

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