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Fun Run a hit in Winton

Hundreds raising money in the sunshine

The Winton Fun Run went off without a hitch for the third year running.

Tourist went 178kmh

'My dad has diarrhoea' - A British tourist who was clocked at 178kmh tried to excuse his speeding to police. It didn't wash.

Protecting the public?

Dunedin man who has taken keys off foreign drivers twice says he's trying to keep people safe on the roads.

Firefighters fight for residency

They fight fires across the Tasman on our behalf but three Southland-based Fijian men are waging their own battle to gain residency.

Taha complies with court order

Taha Asia Pacific has removed the last of a potentially hazardous material it had stored at a site near Edendale.

Southland success on X Factor

Southland native Stevie Tonks has made it through to the next round of bootcamp in The X Factor.

Bluff oysters slow selling

Bluff oysters slow selling on day one of the season due to a lack of publicity, a retailer says.

Gravity-fed brewery off to Clyde

Six-month project 'a challenge'

A gravity-fed craft brewery taking shape at Invercargill's Weldtech will find a home in Clyde.

Copied letters 'gutless'

The Southern District Health Board informed 60 people of privacy breaches using photocopied letters.

Duo charged after 7-hour manhunt

Two people have been remanded in custody after a seven-hour manhunt that began in Invercargill.

Private info leaked

Southern District Health Board apologises after private details of 60 patients accidentally sent to member of the public.

Party leads to 'drunken idiocy'

Two young people arrested after party of about 200 people near Dunedin gets out of control.

Mountain biker dies

A 58-year-old Nelson man has died while cycling at a popular mountain biking park near Queenstown.

Bain case taxpayer costs mount

Taxpayers footed a near $200,000 legal bill as David Bain challenged a rejected report into his compensation bid.

Maori 'nightingale' adored

Princess Iwa a household name in Britain

The beautiful Iwa Kereti seemed a princess to war-weary soldiers. And, in a way, she was.

Livelihoods on the line

Cheaper alternatives to NZ wild venison knock southern suppliers out of the market, with at least one Southland business in limbo.

Chopper crash victim farewelled

Stephen Combe, who died in a helicopter crash, has been farewelled at a service in Wanaka.

Dairy women look to future

NZ's leading female dairy farmers will come together in Invercargill next month to discuss strategies and plan for the industry's future.

Proposal raises privacy issues

Southern budget advisors want a combined client database to prevent dishonest double-dippers.

Southland's heritage revisited

Invercargill's CBD is about to step back in time for Southland Heritage Month.

Fast response saves lives

A year and a half ago, 27-year-old Kelly Widdowson died ten times.

Museum collection unlocked

Rare look at hidden treasures

A mummified foot from Egypt and countless other random items lie locked in the top of the pyramid at the Southland Museum and Art Gallery.

The roguish philanthropist

Or, if you prefer, the philanthropic rogue. Either way, Louis Crimp was the stuff of legend in Invercargill. Michael Fallow reports

Free fun for families

This Sunday parents will have a chance to get out and spend some quality time with their children with a range of free events across Southland.

Man injured at Six60 gig

A man suffered head injuries after trying to climb a roof to see the Dunedin band perform a surprise backyard gig.

Louis Crimp dies

Invercargill identity Louis Crimp has died after a long battle with cancer.

Kiwi set to fly - yet again

NZ's newest airline announces direct routes from regional centres to Auckland, Queenstown and Hamilton.

20,000 Aucklanders fail driving test

Taranaki and Auckland drivers struggle to pass restricted licence test while Otago-Southland drivers find success.

Gore children's hub gets $600,000

The Mataura Licensing Trust has approved $600,000 in grants for a new children's hub.

Fiordland's dangerous highway

Eight drivers busted in three hours

Drivers from at least eight countries were caught breaking the law in Fiordland in just three hours yesterday.

'It will never comply'

Noisy sawmill that's been riling Kennington residents will never be able to comply with night-time noise limits, plant boss says.

Tourist drivers 'ticking time bombs'

A man, injured in a head-on smash caused by a tourist meets injured dad of 5-year-old killed in a separate crash with another tourist.

Teen 'had the X-factor'

A teen killed in a Queenstown chopper crash was about to start study aeronautical engineering degree in Sydney.

'Cough up for park'

Invercargill is set to ask the Gore and Southland to contribute to its brand-new asset, Rugby Park.

'Huge opportunity' at Rugby Park

Rugby Park has huge potential as a venue but needs a marketing strategy, sports boss says.

Playing with drones

Invercargill man Cody Hughes is living every boy's dream and travelling the world while he's doing it.

Trio of morning quakes

There's been two early morning shakes in the south and one later on in the north.

Public meeting on premix storage

Kennington residents are concerned about possible storage of hazardous substance.

S.Island roads deadly

Foreign drivers have been responsible for one in every 12 fatal crashes in the South Island this decade.

Record price for ram 'humbling'

A Southdown ram has sold for $15,000 - a New Zealand record across all ram breeds this year.

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