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Italian tourist charged after fatal crash

The scene of the fatal crash in Northern Southland on Friday.

An Italian tourist involved in a fatal crash in Northern Southland on Friday has been charged by police.

Invercargill misses out on Jetstar

Jetstar has announced its new regional destinations, with Invercargill not among them.

Invercargill has missed out on being one of Jetstar's new regional destinations.

Jetstar to announce new destinations

Jetstar NZ head Grant Kerr during his visit to Invercargill on Wednesday. Jetstar is looking at four new regional centres to fly out of.

Jetstar will announce whether they will begin flying to Invercargill as part of four new regional destinations on Monday.

Lions club closes as membership dwindles

Celebrating 34 years of involvement in the Lions movement for Tuatapere women at their last meeting was Les Kollat, husband of the first president of the Tuatapere Waiau Valley Lions Club in 1992, the late Rata Kollat and current President Wendy Knowler.

Declining numbers has lead to the closure of the Tuatapere Waiau Valley Lions Club.

Winter Games may become annual

Raibu Katayama of Japan competes in the FIS Snowboard World Cup Halfpipe Finals during the Winter Games NZ.

The New Zealand Winter Games is being hailed an international success and may become an annual.

Farmers hit with $157k bill

24082015 News. Robyn Edie. Southland Times/Fairfax NZ.  From left, Monne and Ruth Bruinsma with Ruth's parents Karen and Charles Irving, are facing $157,000 in fees following an attempt to secure a resource consent for a dairy conversion in the Waituna catchment.

Family feels persecuted after resource consents and associated costs for a dairy conversion totalled $157,000.

Surgeries cancelled at Southland Hospital

Southland Hospital.

A significant number of non-urgent surgeries have been cancelled at Southland Hospital in recent weeks because there were no spare beds.

Police wait for fatal crash report

Italian man Simone Agatau,24, was driving a campervan involved in an accident which left Sri Lankan dairy worker Pradeep Edirisinghe dead.

Police will wait for serious crash report into northern Southland fatal smash before deciding whether to lay charges.

Frana's final gift

Frana Cardno.

Frana Cardno's life was all about giving, and the former Southland District mayor has left her beloved province one final gift.

Eureka! It's in the water again gallery video

29082015 News. Robyn Edie. Southland Times/Fairfax NZ.  Relaunch of the 107 year old Eureka vessel at Riverton on Saturday. The Eureka was built in Dunedin then bought to Invercargill in 1928 where it was in the Biggs family for 50 years. She was the last boat to leave Ingill Harbour when it ceased being used. She was bought by Murray Rohloff (0210448490) of Alexandra and rebuilt by Cory Ward of Marinecraft and Fibreglass, in Riverton. Pictured family and friends being taken for a short cruise from the wharf.

Southland man Alex Biggs, 96, never thought he'd hear that the boat he sailed in as a child would be relaunched about 100 years after its maiden voyage.

Italian motorist questioned in crash

Pradeep Edirisinghe, 44, died when his car was hit by a campervan at an intersection in Southland on Friday.

Death of dairy worker in Southland again stirs debate over whether foreign drivers should face NZ tests.

Several drink-driving arrests in Queenstown

Queenstown police dealt with several drink-drivers in the resort during the weekend.

Queenstown police dealt with several drink-drivers in the resort during the weekend.

Auckland Grammar Stage Band tours Southland

Vocalist AG Fernando performs some Johnny Cash with the Auckland Grammar Stage Band at a public concert at Northern Southland College in Lumsden on Saturday afternoon, before entertaining the crowds at a show in Te Anau on Saturday night.

There won’t be much of Southland left unseen after the Auckland Grammar Stage Band concludes its whistle stop concert tour of the province this week.

Southern kids take stage by storm

The Rakiura Rockers from Halfmoon Bay School perform at the Rockshop Bandquest in Dunedin on Wednesday night.

They may be young, but southern kids sure know how to rock.

Car crashes through fence

Police car.

Three people walk away with minor injuries after crashing through fence.

Police respond to gunshot reports

Police car

Police responded to multiple reports of gunshots in Invercargill on Friday night.

Man survives after smashing into grit truck

The 18 year old  driver of a car which crashed into a grit truck in Cromwell on Friday night is in Dunedin Hospital with serious injuries.

An 18-year-old Cromwell man was airlifted to Dunedin Hospital after smashing in to a parked grit truck in Cromwell.

State house sell-off underway

State Housing shake-up

The biggest shake up of State housing in decades is about to get underway.

Car crash near Tapanui

27072015 news Photo: Marion van Dijk/Fairfax NZ

Police car signage.

A driver was taken to hospital and two cars had to be towed after a crash near Tapanui on Friday night.

Tourists' van in fatal crash

Stop sign.

Italian tourists appear to have run stop sign in fatal crash, police say.

Dog officers won't be prosecuted

Invercargill City Council.

Invercargill City Council staff will not face prosecution following complaints about the treatment of two dogs that were impounded in February.

Dog back from the dead

John Youngson.

A mastiff cross supposedly destroyed after attacking a courier has turned up alive.

Southland man has diesel in the blood

Former Mossburn man John 'Pork' Rutland has retired to Waianiwa after driving trucks for Northern Southland Transport for 50 years.

There is probably diesel in John 'Pork' Rutland's blood.

Polyfest joyous, uplifting gallery video

Brooke Ledington, Indy Taylor and Miah Yeo lead the Rockdale Park Kindergarten on stage at Polyfest 2015 in Stadium Southland

Joyous, spiritually uplifting, Murihiku magic .... Polyfest has made its mark in Invercargill this week.

Smiles are free on Daffodil Day

Ella Hall, 19, from Edendale, pins on her Daffodil Day lapel in Invercargill on Friday.

It's remarkable what you notice when you stand still for a few moments.

House damaged in Waimatuku fire

House after fire on Livingstone Road near Thornbury

A house was extensively damaged in a fire just outside Riverton on Friday morning.

Home of taxidermist stuffed after fire

Well-known taxidermist David Jacobs examines the devastation after fire ripped through two rooms of his Arrowtown home.

Taxidermist David Jacobs hopes his run of bad luck is over after losing his home and business in Christchurch to earthquakes and now having his house damaged in a fire.

Blokes to show off sheds

Blokes in Sheds Tour organiser Ken Bowie checks out an old grain crusher at one of this year's tour's mystery locations.

If you told Invercargill man Ken Bowie a fundraiser 15 years ago would become a tradition, he would have laughed.

Trades sought after, highly regarded careers

Paul Agnew of Lewis Windows Ltd, right, shows a group of teenagers around the factory during the 'Got a Trade? Got It Made! 'Tour on Thursday.

Schools and parents need to recognise trades as a viable career option, one of Southland's aspiring apprentices says.

Community could suffer under proposed policy - clubs

Invercargill Workingmen's Club manager Kevin Gray is not impressed with the city council's draft gambling policy.

Less money would be available for the community under proposed gambling policy, club managers say.

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