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Schools needed to keep up with Q-town growth

18082015 Feature Rebekah Parsons-King/Fairfax NZ. Kaipaki School bus. Bus driver was caught by the police having drunk ...

More schools needed in Queenstown, Ministry of Education's survey is under way.

Man urged to change life

John-Boy Rakete, 24, was sentenced to 13 months in prison and told to change his ways or face a life spent in and out of ...

Judge tells son of patched Mongrel Mob member to change his ways or spend life going in and out of prison.

Eeyore's house a steal at $400,000

Empowering communities: LINK Upper Clutha coordinator Sophie Ward (left), Seattle community development facilitator Jim ...

Wanaka Community Board candidates respond to town's affordable housing and social issues.

Hemp's benefits investigated

A New Zealand Hemp Industries seminar will be held Tuesday September 20 at 7pm, at the Owaka Memorial Community Centre, ...

Hemp could be the crop that not only regenerates rural economies but gives farmers another string to their bow.

Hayley Holt sends clear message

Hayley Holt and James Shaw in Queenstown for the launch of the #lovesnow campaign over the weekend.

Hayley Holt wants people to join her in taking action to save New Zealand's culture and industry.

Waikaia 1080 drop rescheduled again

A 1080 drop at Piano Flat in northern Southland has been rescheduled.

The on-again, off-again 1080 drop at Piano Flat near Waikaia rescheduled again.

Milton exhumation project gets national archaeological nod

???University of Otago Department of Anatomy associate professor Hallie Buckley of Dunedin, is pleased to be taking the ...

Archaeological approval given for Milton exhumation project

Choir celebrates 25 years

The Winton Men's Probus Choir in fine voice during a practice in Winton recently. The group celebrates 25 years of ...

They've been entertaining the community with their music for years, now the Winton Men's Probus Choir is celebrating 25 years together next Saturday.

John "Chub" McHugh final board meeting

Southland District Council Winton Wallacetown ward councillor Lyall Bailey, SDC mayor Gary Tong and Winton Community ...

One of Southland's longest standing community board chairs has concluded his political career.

Southland kids celebrate day of faith

Catholic school students from around Southland gather at St Thomas Aquinas church in Winton to celebrate Mercy Day.

One of the biggest days in the Catholic schools calendar was celebrated in Winton last week.

Mossburn Church's memorial window relocated

Canon Chris Rodgers and parishioners Robin Pears and Neville Selbie admire Mossburn Anglican Church's memorial window ...

Church closed, so window moved to town's community centre.

Want to be a Yarnivore?

Casey Williamson wants fellow yarnivores to join her for a spot of knitting.

Knitting is officially cool.

South Otago's own women of influence

South Otago's own women of influence

Clutha students take on police fitness challenge

Tokomairiro Titans won the Lis Bartlett Bluelight Trophy in the annual Clutha police PCT challenge, with an impressive ...

Police assault course challenges Clutha students

South Otago High School launch soap company

South Otago High School's young entrepreneurs, from left, Symphony Thakkar, Natasha McNaught, Conor Mills, Jasmine ...

South Otago High School pupils launch Soaperb

Bike swipe caught on CCTV video

A Dunedin man was stunned to see footage of an unknown man break into their Mornington rental and take off with a bike, ...

"There's someone getting in the house," husband says after spotting brazen burglar on CCTV.

Crash on Clyde St

A crash on the corner of Clyde and Ettrick streets has left one person trapped.

One person was trapped and conscious after a crash on Clyde St.

Improve cycle access - MP

Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter says improving cycle access could be the single biggest thing to revitalise the ...

A Green MP visiting Invercargill says making the roads more cycle-friendly could be the single-biggest way to revitalise the inner city.

Jessica, 11, was 'full of fun'

Jessica Rose Robson, 11, died on Saturday in Starship Hospital, Auckland.

The 11-year-old girl who died following a farm bike accident in Southland was bubbly, vivacious and larger than life.

Parking meters not adjusted for daylight savings

A just purchased ticket showing an already expired time, after some Dunedin parking meters were not adjusted for ...

The Dunedin City Council is wishing it could wind back the clock after some parking machines weren't adjusted for daylight savings.

Bluff restaurant damaged by fire

Oyster Cove owner Ross Jackson believes the fire started from the dryer in the laundry.

The Oyster Cove restaurant in Bluff is likely to be closed for some time after a fire damaged the restaurant on Monday.

Trout benefit from mild winter

Southland Fish & Game representative Cohen Stewart with one of more than 300 angler access signs being put up before the ...

A mild winter and warm spring have conspired to make a a good season for Southland anglers looking to catch a few trout.

'Widowed' bird looking for love video

Rob, a 33-year-old widower, is the first to arrive back to his old breeding ground.

Rob, 33, has been widowed four times. His return to Dunedin has been heralded by the mass ringing of bells.

Downtown Queenstown moves into second stage of revitalisation

Downtown Queenstown manager Steve Wilde says the organisation is moving into its second stage of revitalising the CBD.

Pedestrianisation, lights in trees, kiosks, and improvements in service are on the Downtown Queenstown project list.

EasyLaw can help home buyers

Business owner and solicitor Emma Stanley.

An app produced in Southland for home buyers seeks to demystify property law.

Students get taste of Tiwai

Southland Girls' High School students Kyla Marshall, Sophie Cook, Hannah Lilley and Sam Caughey have completed a week at ...

Dressed in "the blues" - the uniform of the Tiwai Aluminium smelter - four Southland Girls' High School students have completed a trial run in the aluminium industry. 

Winton community garden springs into life

Winton Community Gardener Robyn Bye and Winton Community Support Worker Louise Faithful getting ready to establish ...

The people of Winton are set to get their own community garden.

Clutha's earthquake-prone buildings scrutinised

Clutha District Council's library building at Balcutha received a low score in a recent seismic assessment for ...

Council-owned earthquake-prone buildings under scrutiny in Clutha

Confucius Classroom opens at South Otago High School

Canterbury University Confucius Institute martial arts instructor Kezhong Sun's  Kongfu demonstration was a highlight ...

Learning hub strengthens ties between China and New Zealand

Balclutha street name winner to be announced

The newly named Plantation Heights subdivision in Balclutha's north.

Balclutha subdivision street name winner to be announced

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