Trial for indecent assault accused begins

The Invercargill District Court.

The trial for a man accused of indecent assault has begun in the Invercargill District Court. 

Work ahead for Steel administrators

Steel netball captain Wendy Frew after she played her 100th game for the franchise with Southern Steel CEO Lana Winders.

 While the season is over for the Southern Steel on the court, off the court is a different story.

Grab your shovels

Evandale garden representative Jess Lowen, Mitre 10 Mega garden manager Dawn Botting, Mitre 10 Mega assistant general ...

 A south Invercargill community garden will be stuck in the mud without more public support.

Rapist jailed

The Invercargill District Court.

A Southland man found guilty of rape has been jailed for seven years.

Steel coach 'rapt' with netball season

Southern Steel coach Noeline Taurua congratulates her players after winning a game in the 2016 season.

Southern Steel netball coach Noeline Taurua is "rapt" with her team's 2016 trans-Tasman netball league season, despite being eliminated in the semifinals.

Chinese tutors at SIT

Instructors from Hubei University in China are at SIT's Invercargill campus until August 18.

Instructors from a prestigious Chinese university have come to Southland.

Craft market opposition

An Invercargill craft market is denying double entries from a competing market.

Cancer patients wait for treatment

SDHB commissioner Kathy Grant.

Cancer treatment wait times coming down, SDHB commissioner says.

Tourist town a terror target?

Queenstown is a "potential target'' of terrorism due to its transient population, an international relations expert says.

Influx of submissions

Submissions to Environment Southland's Water and Land Plan close on August 1

Environment Southland

Court orders car limits for Otatara man

The Invercargill District Court.

The number of vehicles an Otatara man can have on his property are now limited.

A woman's touch

Emma Jarman is the first female musical director of the Invercargill City Big Band.

Emma Jarman is the first female musical director for the Invercargill City Big Band.

Dr Tom Mulholland on a mission

Dr Tom Mulholland gives Southland Times staff member Keryn Kean, left, a health check up while visiting the office on Monday.

Dr Tom on a mission to get Southlanders healthy.

A busy school sports term ahead

The Southland Girls' High School Year 10 netball team which won the South Island netball championships.

Term three is now under way and there are plenty of secondary school sports events coming up.

Cyclists finish top at junior worlds

Southland cyclist Bradly Knipe with his family after winning the men's sprint at the Junior Track Cycling World ...

A stunning last-gasp victory by Southland sprinter Bradly Knipe has lifted the New Zealand team to the top of the standings at the Junior Track Cycling World Championships.

'We've got no back up a lot of the time.'

The Oban fire brigade was forced to hitch after their Bedford fire truck "Big Bertha" broke down.

 It's an island paradise surrounded by national park and pristine waters. But for the volunteer fire fighters on Stewart Island, that paradise poses more than a few challenges. Dave Nicoll finds out more.

Local election pick up momentum

???Clutha District Council deputy electoral officer Alan Dickson is at the helm for this year's local body elections.

Local election fever builds

Weather to improve

An ewe near Te Anau on Sunday morning.

Southland does not look likely to receive a second heavy dump of snow.

Spartans loss provides gauge

Stags coach Hoani Macdonald.

No 8 Mika Mafi impresses in hit out against the Sassenachs in Dunedin.

Farmers urged to think healthy

Dr Tom Mulholland will be coming to Southland in August to talk to farmers about healthy thinking.

 Looking after the mental health of farmers will be the focus of a Farmstrong event coming to Gore.

Bomb scare on plane video

Queenstown Airport has been evacuated after a note about a bomb was found on a plane that had arrived from Sydney.

Police are still trying to find the passenger who left a note about a bomb on a plane in Queenstown. 

Southland boxing's golden night

Southland boxer Raeru Tuau-Templeton.

"What a fantastic night it has been for Southland boxing. We are coming home with two gold medals."

Steel out of finals video

Southern Steel captain Wendy Frew.

The Steel are out of the netball league finals, after the Queensland Firebirds prove too strong.

Country rugby breaks drought video

Eastern-Northern Barbarians captain Lachie McCall holds the Galbraith Shield aloft after beating Woodlands in the 2016 ...

Barbarians become first country rugby team to win Galbraith Shield since Waikaka in 1999.

Southern footballers stun Burnley

Southland football players Stewart Catto and Jacob Pritchard are in the Otago U17 Super Cup team.

The Otago Super Cup team have added another EPL club scalp to its impressive CV of victories over international sides.

Finalists found

Waiau Star.

Waiau Star and Mataura ready for 2016 division two final.

Division one round-robin completed


Waikaka finish season with strong performance against Ohai-Nightcaps.

Te Anau gets big tick

Jack Beaumont on his way to taking the Southland 10km title at the Southland road running champs at Te Anau on Saturday.

If the streets of Te Anau are approved as a national road running course it will receive a big tick from Southland champion Jack Beaumont.

What's up with the weather?

Waves in Plimmerton, Wellington lash at the coast on Sunday as rough weather continues across the region.

Christchurch was five degrees colder than Fiji on Saturday night. What's up with that?

Who killed Richard Bell?

A signpost in the Lora Gorge area.

The murder of Richard Bell by an unknown assailant rocked the Hokonui area. But did a deathbed confession close the case?

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