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Missing man's body found

Ian Mathieson, 79, has been found dead one week after going missing near Balclutha.

Missing South Otago man Ian Mathieson has been found dead a week after he disappeared.

Teen burglar remanded in custody

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A district court judge was given "no other option" but to remand a teenage burglar in custody.

Buzz builds as Invercargill swells for Parker bout

New Zealand Heavy Weight Boxer Joseph Parker during a visit to Stadium Southland in 2014.

In terms of a hot August night - Invercargill may never have seen anything like it.

Sense of humour helps couple reach 60th wedding anniversary

Balclutha couple June and Arthur Tunnah celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this month.

"It was the best day of my life," he says.

Trampers' identities confirmed

Searchers found two missing French Canadian tourists in avalanche debris below the Kepler Track in Fiordland.

Pair swept 350 metres by avalanche confirmed as 23-year-old French Canadians, Louis-Vincent Lessard and Etienne Lemieux.

Every dog has his day

Ken McDiarmid with Gus, Spy and Frost at the Gore dog sale.

Ken McDiarmid has sold more than 80 dogs at the Gore dog sale.

Tuatapere Lions raise 40k for charity

Recipients of the 2015 Tuatapere Lions hay drive include, from left, Neil Robertson of the Blackmount amenities committee, Hospice Southland community palliative care nurse Haidee Oliver-Thompson, Hospice Southland in-patients nurse Brenda Scully, Lions hay drive convenor Quinton Donald and president of the Tuatapere Lions Alister Sanford.

Donations from the profits of the 2015 Tuatapere Lions hay drive were given to the recipients at the general meeting of the Tuatapere Lions Club this week.

Kapa haka to promote Maori language

University of Otago College of Education Invercargill campus students and staff Georgia McDonald, Parker Ormond, Minishka Bradley, and Pauline Smith perform Kapa Haka in South City for Maori language week.

A group of budding teachers took it upon themselves to promote te reo in Invercargill.

Invercargill not safe for bikes - victim's brother

Brent Pope holding a photo of his son Hayden Pope who was killed in cycle accident on Liddel St in 2008.

Invercargill is not safe for cyclists, says the family of a fatal crash victim.

Tributes flow for crash victim

Emergency services attend the scene of a fatal crash at the intersection of Hope and Stafford streets in Dunedin in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Police suspect car involved in crash was same one used for an earlier petrol drive off.

Expensive day out for illegal duck hunters

Ducks on a mud bank of the Waihopai reflected in the water.

Two duck hunters who were caught shooting without a licence and with lead shot were sentenced in the Gore District Court on Wednesday.

Pool pooper remains at large

The ''infamous'' Splash Palace Aquatic Centre in Invercargill, home of poo-gate.

Invercargill's mystery pool pooper hasn't been found, despite a "tasteful" CSI investigation into the code browns.

Generations heed Bonspiel call

Blackstone Hill v Manorburn at Bonspiel 1954. Stewart McKnight is in the foreground.

Stewart McKnight has been curling for over 60 years and won three Bonspiels. Jo McKenzie-McLean talks to the life-time member and patron of the Blackstone Hill Club.

Queenstown focus on New Zealand refugee treatment

Migrants are pictured onboard a train at Demir Kapia train station in Macedonia, near the border with Greece, on World Refugee Day. Worldwide, an estimated 5.5 million people were forcibly uprooted during the first six months of last year, 1.4 million of them fleeing abroad, according to the UNHCR.

A Queenstown filmmaker plans to highlight New Zealand's policy and treatment of refugees.

Southland's first Olympian still cycling at 78

Warwick Dalton

About the South columnist Lloyd Esler looks back at the achievements of the great southern cyclist Warwick Dalton.

A host of golden jonquils

Jonquils

Here you go, one of the first signs of spring springing.

Driver error in jet boat crash

The accident happened on the Waiatoto River near Haast.

A driver unfamiliar with a jet boat crashed into rocks, fatally injuring a passenger.

Bodies to be identified

Louis-Vincent Lessard, left, and Etienne Lemieux.

Two bodies found in avalanche debris down a gully near the Kepler Track have been brought to Invercargill for identification.

ES charges up to $333 an hour for info requests

Environment Southland changes charges for Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act requests.

Under a new fee regime Environment Southland can charge up to $333 an hour for researching official information requests.

Salford School decision out, but should it be?

Marlene Campbell

The Salford School community knows the outcome of a hearing involving its former principal Marlene Campbell.

Disqualified driver "a bit sneaky"

Court gavel.

A disqualified driver who bought a car and attempted to drive it home has told a judge he thought he would "be a bit sneaky".

Rector channels showoff tendencies

Southland Boys' High School rector Ian Baldwin in his office.

Ian Baldwin was an impulsive attention seeker when he was a school kid.

Rugby Park saga drags on

Blake Humphrey, 11, cheering the Highlanders on at Rugby Park on May 30.

The Invercargill City Charitable Trust will take over the financially troubled Rugby Park, but the ownership saga will drag on for at least a few more weeks.

Teen released on parole

The teenager was paroled with special conditions, including electronic monitoring.

A teen accomplice who came to Dunedin on a mission to rape has been released into the community.

SBS Bank resolving transaction problem

SBS Group chief executive Wayne Evans.

An issue with some SBS bank cards resulted in customers being charged for transactions which showed as 'declined' on Sunday.

Invercargill flat out promoting cycling

Invercargill City Council parks department asset planner Cassie Scobie cycles through Queens Park, with parks and reserves manager Robin Pagan on foot.

The Invercargill City Council hopes to drastically increase the number of people walking and cycling to work by promoting the fact the city is small and flat.

Otautau water restrictions lifted

Main St in Otautau

Issues with Otautau water supply resolved

Guidelines an attack on democracy - councillor

Ministry for Primary Industries forestry and land management directorate analyst Stuart Miller speaks in Invercargill on Tuesday.

Introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms hotly debated at Invercargill meeting

Low-cost GP service looks to reduce waiting times

Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust chief executive Tracey Wright-Tawha .

Low-cost Invercargill GP service set to extend services to include nurse assessments in a bid to reduce waiting times.

Dancers to have a ball at the Scottish ball

Noeline Middlemiss and Stuart Newton dancing in the Scottish Hall ahead of the St Andrew's Scottish Society ball this Saturday.

Southland Scottish dancers are set to have a ball on Saturday.

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