'Don't flog off our reserve'

An aerial view of the Malcolm Terrace reserve in Balclutha.

'Don't let them flog off our reserve', Balclutha residents say to Clutha District Council.

Stratford beats world champ to take title

Southland shearer Nathan Stratford shows the form that helped him shave off a win at the Otago Shears at Balclutha.

Invercargill's Nathan Stratford takes another step towards making NZ team for world champs.

Southland's champion touch team

Southland beat Canterbury Country 10-4 in the national final to be crowned New Zealand champions.

Southland's under-17 mixed touch team has won the national title.

Truck fire near Dipton

A fire truck.

No-one was hurt in a truck fire in northern Southland on Sunday.

Hospital forges lasting bonds

Balclutha Hospital 90th anniversary reunion committee members with former deputy matron Georgie McKay, 90, from left, Pam Henderson, Maureen Renton, Helen Huddleston and Gay Bloxham, all of Balclutha.

It's not the bedpans and the tired feet former Balclutha Hospital nurses remember. It's the friendships.

Waiau show entertains

Sierra Bennett 5, of Tuatapere, has fun on the merry-go-round at the Waiau A & P Show.

Annual Waiau A & P Show keeps crowd entertained.

Cupcakes a family venture

Muffintops owners Tania Johnston and Melissa Clark say their cupcake store started as a "crazy idea".

New cupcake store off to sweet start despite owner facing a personal challenge.

Dawkins named top rider

Southland cyclist Eddie Dawkins at the New Zealand Track Cycling Championships in Cambridge.

Eddie Dawkins lands top prize.

Heart Foundation annual appeal on

Surf to City event manager Matt Sillars shares his struggles with heart disease.

Matt Sillars was shocked when his family history of heart disease finally caught up with him.

Boat capsizes near Kingston

Queenstown Lakes District harbourmaster Marty Black said the two men were lucky to be alive after their boat capsized.

Two men swim to shore after boat capsizes on Lake Wakatipu, near Kingston.

Visavadiya dishes out harsh lesson video

Southland cricketer Harsh Visavidiya, who has moved from India to study at the Southern Institute of Technology.

Indian SIT student continues to make big statement in Southland senior club cricket.

More information needed for highway

The proposed Haast-Hollyford toll road.

The proposed Haast Hollyford Highway project drags on.

Buzz about bee day

Frances Trewby, who raises queen bees for Glass Brothers Honey in the Waikaka Valley, at the Southland Bee Society Beekeeping Field Day at Limehills School.

The Southland Bee Society's Bee Friendly Gala Day had Limehills buzzing on Sunday.

Domino's plans Invercargill expansion

Domino's New Zealand general manager Scott Bush wants the pizza chain to expand into south Invercargill.

Domino's Pizza wants to expand in Invercargill, but hasn't been able to find a site for a second store.

Panthers claw Dodgers


Panthers and Dodgers square-off in only Southland Major League softball game on Saturday.

Sutherland dominates Moonshine Trail

Competitors in the 42km, 39km and 30km mountainbike events leave the start line at the MLT Moonshine Trail at Gore on Saturday.

Will Sutherland's decision to leave school to ride bikes fulltime pays off with Moonshine Trail win.

Fewer Kiwis doing Great Walks

Tramper Mark Wilson, left, of Auckland, and his namesake, Hump Ridge Track manager Mark Wilson, of Tuatapere.

Kiwis are becoming a minority in their own backyard, only making up a quarter of walkers on iconic tramps.

Business owner bullied, intimidated video

Lolly Time owner Sandy Lindquist has been verbally abused and feels bullied at her business' location in the South City Mall.

Broken doors, litter and verbal abuse at Invercargill business.

Unique Kiwi study to feature in doco

A four decade long study is helping to unlock the secrets of aging.

A documentary four decades in the making has attracted global interest.

English flexes shearing muscle video

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Bill English shearing sheep at Southern Field Days 2016.

There are some skills you just never lose.

The family pack gallery video

Liz Miller with her papillons Candy (left) and Bonnie.

Dogs just want to please, to belong. We don't always make it easy for them.

Tennis sisters serving it up

Southland tennis sisters Halle, left and Charly Faherty.

Move over the Williams sisters and the Bryan brothers, Southland tennis has the Faherty sisters.

Southern Field Days draw record crowds video

BNZ national agribusiness manager Scott Wishart (left) and Crowe Horwath head of corporate agribusiness Hayden Dillon at the Waimumu Field Days on Friday.

Record crowds and unexpected spending have capped off the Southern Field Days at Waimumu.

Marist forced to default

Marist batsman Jamie Glenn in action against Invercargill-Old Boys at Queens Park in Invercargill.

Default is a reality of the challenges Marist face with player resources.

Meatworkers sent home, worker says

Prime Range Meats signage in West Plains Rd, Invercargill.

Invercargill meatworks staff told to go home until further notice.

Fowler-Reid returns to Steel gallery video

Jhaniele Fowler-Reid has returned to Invercargill for the Southern Steel's netball season.

After three days of travel, netballer Jhaniele Fowler-Reid is back in Southland.

Key lauds Southland farmers video

Prime Minister John Key gets a photo with fans Huriana Ponga, 14, left, and Matilda Highfield, 14, at the Southern Field Days on Friday.

New, modern and efficient dairy conversions mean Southland is becoming more important to NZ's dairy production, John Key says.

Opposition to Oreti driving ban

Vehicles on Oreti Beach near Invercargill.

Invercargill City Council staff recommend abandoning beach driving ban.

Long drop for toilet block

Southern Lakes Helicopter pilot Richard Hayes drops off a new toilet block at Plateau Hut Mt Cook.

Sweet relief for climbers as toilet block is dropped off by helicopter on Mt Cook.

Chasing eight seconds of glory

Southland Rodeo Association president Dave Marshall with five horses that the Southland Rodeo Association owns. The club has 32 horses in total.

They travel the length of the country, all for eight seconds of glory.

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