Nigella coming to Invercargill

Nigella Lawson is coming to Invercargill.

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson will be the star attraction at a gala dinner in January.

Visitors lament lack of free parking

Invercargill carparks on Forth St have a new 120-minute limit, just days before the Burt Munro Challenge.

Thirteen car parking spaces on the edge of the Invercargill CBD have been removed from free full-day use.

Taylor Swift in Queenstown?

Taylor Swift performs live on stage during the 1989 World Tour Live at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 10, 2015 in Shanghai, China.

The latest site rumoured to be the location of Taylor Swift is Paradise, near Queenstown.

Dunedin's $45m highway opens video

About 25,000 vehicles traverse Dunedin's Caversham Highway each day.

Transport Minister wields giant scissors to mark the opening of a $45 million highway project in Dunedin.

A favourite swimming spot

The regatta committee enjoys the Waihopai River in its heyday.

The Waihopai River was Invercargill's favourite swimming spot where it flowed through Thomsons Bush, writes Lloyd Esler.

Fire at Invercargill church contained video

A fire in the roof of a historic church in Invercargill has been fully contained.

French women spend night lost

Two French women spent the night lost on a walking track near Arrowtown.

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Two French women spent the night lost on a walking track near Arrowtown overnight but were able to walk out about 4am.

Cromwell man suffers head injury in early-morning attack

Cromwell Police Sergeant, Bruce Terry.

A Cromwell man is in hospital with head injuries after he was attacked at his home early Wednesday morning.

"Powerful group'' to lead strategy gallery

Tracy Hicks

The seven-member team faces a tough assignment but is up to it, according to the region's Mayoral Forum.

Two attempted robberies in Invercargill

A New Zealand police car.

There have been two attempted robberies in Invercargill, police say.

Alcohol a problem for elderly

New Zealand Society of Alcohol and Drug Dependence programme director of training Steve King talks about elderly people's drinking habits at Age Concern in Invercargill yesterday.

More emphasis needs to be placed on curbing alcohol abuse among elderly people, Alcohol and Drug Dependence programme director says.

Last drinks at Appleby Tavern

Former Appleby Tavern employees, from left, Carol Chin Poy, John McCann, Joann Grennell and Audrey McKelvey reminisce about the old days.

Former staff remember the Appleby Tavern's glory days before it closes on Wednesday.

Mums drive fat-phobia - study

New research from the University of Otago suggests infants and toddlers may pick up fat-shaming attitudes from their mothers.

Otago university study suggests fat-phobic attitudes may be taught by mums.

Widows and wives sway to beat

Jackie Neumann, centre, leads her Don't Walk Dance group at St Andrew's Church in south Invercargill.

Which Invercargill church comes alive with tango, salsa and rumba beats every Tuesday?

Paua beds already protected - Ngai Tahu

The Invercargill courthouse.

More rules to protect paua fishing beds near two muttonbird islands are unnecesary, a court has been told.

Flood protection tenders close

The Upukerora Bridge on State Highway 94 between Te Anau and Milford Sound that is under threat by gravel build up in the river.

After two years of delays, Environment Southland is close to beginning flood protection work on the lower Upukerora River.

White ribbon riders roll in

Tribal Nations Bike Club member, John 'Tiny' Small from Hamilton stands by his Harley Davidson motor bike , Road King, while support crew members, Ben Markman and Donald Guy Te Ahu Thomson stand beside Carie McCarthy's  impressive 500 kg, V8 Boss Hoss Cycle.

Saying yes to respectful relationships is one of the themes for this year's White Ribbon Riders.

How savvy are you with data?

How savvy are you with data?

Data is everything.

Jolly horde returns to Queens Park

Santas take part in the Great KidsCan Santa Run at Queens Park, Invercargill.

The jolly horde is returning to Queens Park.

Slow season for lambs

Lambs are at a higher price this year, but it could change if more lambs are bought to Southland from Canterbury and Otago.

Lambs are more expensive so far this season, with meat production slow in Southland.

Streaker strides through park

Queens Park, Invercargill.

Southland police warn of streaker spotted in Queens Park.

Southland police call for information

Southland police are looking for Shane Michael Manga, who is wanted for arrest.

Southland police are calling for information as they look for two men who are wanted for arrest.

Traffic lights for central Qtown

Queenstown Lakes District Council transportation planning manager Denis Mander

Queenstown will get not one, but two sets of traffic lights in the new year.

Fire crews dampen Dipton hot-spots

Helicopters fight a vegetation fire near Dipton on Monday.

Fire crews dampen down hots-spots after 109 hectare northern Southland forest fire on Monday.

Celebrating 80 years with 80km

Alexandra cyclist Johnny Greener celebrates his 80th birthday by cycling 80km around Central Otago.

Alexandra octogenarian Johnny Greener is "damn sure" cycling keeps him alive.

World's fastest Indians are back video

Francie Winteringham at Teretonga on a Burt Munro replica bike used in the film, The World's Fastest Indian.

Two motorbikes from The World's Fastest Indian movie will roar into life at this week's Burt Munro Challenge.

Dunedin street locked down

Police car.

Armed police locked down a Dunedin street on Monday following reports of a ‘‘loud bang’’.

Fire crews contain blaze near Dipton gallery video

Helicopters fight a vegetation fire near Dipton on Monday.

Fire crews have contained a large fire that has burnt about 100 hectares in a forestry block near Dipton.

Street blocked for man


St John staff block street to help man in Queenstown.

No injuries after crash

Two cars collided near the corner of Earnslaw and Kelvin streets in Invercargill on Monday.

No-one was injured when two cars collided in Invercargill on Monday.

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