Giant pig traps woman in car

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Geoffrey, a large black pig at the Animal Farm at Gardner Valley Road who will be celebratiing their first birthday this weekend.

A hungry 150kg pig left a woman trapped in her car near Dunedin as it tried to sniff out some food.

Schools clash in competition gallery

Most ACT children are performing less well than their socio-economic status might suggest.

Caleb Dawson likes to experiment with food. But he knows that not all experiments end well.

Top sheep dogs to run

Southland Sheep Dog Trial Association president Trevor Roughan, left, and Greenvale farmer Geoff Reeves with heading dog Lace are getting ready for the Tux South Island Sheep Dog Trial Championships at Greenvale this week.

The country's top sheep dogs will soon be put to the test.

Battle for our birds a success

Heli Otago reloading pre-feed pellets as a part of the largest 1080 drop in the Wakatipu.

The last Battle for our Birds 1080 drops in Southland were carried out in December.

Southland dairy farmers earn merit award at national finals

Jono and Kelly Bavin.

Dusting off their gumboots and hanging up their milk buckets Tussock Creek's Jono and Kelly Bavin head to Auckland for the 2015 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards on Saturday.

Reductions targeted

Alliance Group chief executive David Surveyor

Alliance Group Limited is promising to reduce carbon emissions by 3,300 tonnes in three years.

Duck shooting for generations

Stuart Sutherland and his father John Sutherland who has been duck hunting for 50 years at the Invercargill Estuary

The Sutherland family have been duck shooting at the Invercargill Estuary for generations.

Fatal crash near Winton

A man has died after crashing his car into a tree near Winton.

A man has died after crashing his car into a tree on State Highway 96 near Winton.

Every rider has their reasons

Local cyclist's meet at the SIT Zerofees Velodrome before heading out on a training ride ahead on the 250km Westpac Chopper charity ride, on 8th May. From left, Kara Wandless, Sara Bain, Ben Winrow, Peter Redpath, Reece McDonald and Stephen Hebbend.

Every rider has their reason.

Duckshooters injured

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Opening day of the duck shooting season
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John Watkins has had a good morning

Two men are being treated for shotgun injuries during the opening weekend of duck shooting season.

Tramper's family: 'you're awesome NZ'

On March 23, Willen posted this photo at Backcountry Expeditions near Wanaka saying "making new friends here everyday"

Relatives of American tourist found dead near Wanaka say fell "in love" with New Zealand after the search efforts to find her.

New high school plan moves ahead

Most ACT children are performing less well than their socio-economic status might suggest.

A new high school in Queenstown has moved a step forward with the signing of a public private partnership to create four schools.

Warm autumn weekend ahead

Most of the country is in for a good weekend, although night temperatures dropped below zero in parts of Central Otago.

We may be slipping toward winter, but for this weekend at least late autumn is on its best behaviour.

61 years with St John

John Mills spent 61 years in service for St John.

John Mills reckons there's not much he hasn't seen in his long career with St John.

Shaking up the boat industry

Gareth Dykes, of Invercargill business FI Innovations, with examples of the carbon fibre panels they are building for Stabicraft boats.

A family business in Otepuni Ave is helping revolutionise NZ's pleasure-boating market.

New service trust

1000 Day Trust trustee Dr Kay McKenzie, of Invercargill.

A specialised service for at-risk Southland babies and families is being set up in Invercargill.

Gore Ambassadors finalists

Torrone Smith, 24, one of the finalists for the Gore District Ambassador for 2015.

Six young Gore residents are vying for a chance to be the face of their district.

Stunning send off for Frana Cardno

Family carry Frana Cardno's coffin from Ivon Wilson park in Te Anau following her service. From front, Paul Cardno, Andrew Cardno, Jo Folster, Daniel Cardno, Stephen Cardno, Nick Folster.

Hundreds of people giggle as they turn in circles, and clap during a funeral.

This Is Us: May 2

Ann Maree, Invercargill.

The voices of Southland.

Rabbits mauled at SPCA

Southland SPCA operations manager Richard Hay with one of the rabbit cages that dogs broke into.

The Southland community is rallying around the Invercargill SPCA after five rabbits were mauled by dogs yesterday.

Stevens wins Arrowtown by-election

Scott Stevens will be the new Arrowtown ward representative on the Queenstown Lakes District Council after a by-election.

Scott Stevens wins Arrowtown Ward representative spot on Queenstown Lakes District Council by a landslide.

Region becoming energy efficiency hub

From left: PowerNet chief executive Jason Franklin and Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges inspect the new PowerNet building in Racecourse Rd.

Energy Minister says efficient lines company structure proves Southland is becoming a hub for the nation’s energy efficiency activities.

Oversight leaves clean-up short

Volunteers will aim to collect about 7-10 tonnes of rubbish from Fiordland National Park as part of the 2015 Coastal Clean.

Environment Southland has admitted an oversight meant they did not read emails requesting funding for the Fiordland Coastal Clean, but says the event organiser did not go through the correct process to make the request.

New products will be 'a hit in China'

Blue River general manager Phil Neylon, Chinese Ambassador Wang Lutong, founder Keith Neylon, and Blue River vice-president Wei Li at the Invercargill sheep milk plant, on Thursday.

Chinese Ambassador Wang Lutong says premium quality sheep milk infant formula is likely to do well in China.

Dairy hub a step closer

Southern Dairy Development Trust chair Matthew Richards, left, Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie and dairy farmer Greg Herbert discuss the Southern Dairy Hub proposal.

The $26.5 million Southern Dairy Hub is a step closer to becoming reality after the majority of Southland farmers pledged their support for the proposal.

Road projects aim to drive growth

Environment Southland chairman Ali Timms.

A $6.5m Edendale bypass and safety improvements for tourists driving to Milford Sound among 12 major projects for Southland.

Oyster season on track despite poor weather

Barnes Wild Bluff Oysters general manager Graeme Wright in the company's Invercargill factory.

Bluff's oyster fleet is confident it will be able to reach its quota of 10 million oysters before the end of the season.

74-year-old's historic flight

John and Margaret McDougall are travelling on the return flight from Invercargill to Melbourne in November. John also travelled on the first public flight from Invercargill in 1944.

Man who was on Invercargill's first passenger flight will now be on city's first Melbourne Cup flight.

Wandering cattle cause crash

Cattle graze in a field near Paris, Missouri July 13, 2012. U.S. ranchers are rushing to sell off some of their cattle as the worst drought in nearly 25 years dries up pastures, thins hay supplies and sends feed costs sky-rocketing. The drought in the Midwest follows another one last year in the southern Plains.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif  (UNITED STATES - Tags: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS COMMODITIES ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS)

A car collided with two cows on the Riverton-Otautau Rd shortly after 7pm on Thursday evening. 

Mayor and councillors get pay rises

11-04-14 Photo:---JOHN HAWKINS---/Fairfax NZ / Southland Times--- Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt.

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt will be paid $117,800 in 2015/16 - a $4800 pay rise. 

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