Wrong times, right times . . . now right times?

The man who from Monday will lead the nation survived political evisceration in 2002. What happened and what's changed?

House fire near Tokanui

A home has been gutted in a blaze in the Catlins, Southland.

Staging a protest

Fashion designer Lindah Lepou protests outside the Civic Theatre in Invercargill.

Invercargill fashion designer says she is surviving, despite a tertiary organisation owing her $70K.

Pregnant smokers get vouchers to quit

Cigarette smoking kills about 5000 New Zealanders a year.

"If incentives help the mother to stay smokefree during pregnancy, then the main clinical outcome of the programme has been achieved."

SIT students celebrate graduating

Southern Institute of Technology graduate and mother-of-two Natalie Barlow about to receive a Bachelor of Commerce ...

More than 500 students celebrated graduating from the Southern Institute of Technology with two ceremonies and a parade through Invercargill.

Where to next for the Wyndham Museum?

Betty Geary with an item from the collection, which dates back to 1896.

With over 7000 items, the Wyndham Museum needs to find a new site after the current building closes in 2018

Whanau enough for Salter


Georgie Salter has been named coach of the Netball South Beko League team.

Epic journey: Standing up for Standing Rock

Queenstown man Nick Cowan is heading to North Dakota on Saturday to join the oil pipeline protest at Standing Rock. ...

He's jetting of to North Dakota to take action for a cause he's passionate about.

Selvan looks for Christmas success

New Caledonian jockey Kalai Selvan will ride at the Christmas races at Ascot Park on Saturday.

Kalai Selvan, a trainer-jockey in New Caledonia, is riding at Ascot Park's big race day.

Stag to play in Cape Town

Junior Ngaluafe in action for the Stags in 2016.

Southland's Junior Ngaluafe is set to line up for the New Zealand sevens team.

Police chase abandoned in Invercargill

Police attended a car accident in Lepperton on Wednesday night.

Invercargill police abandoned a pursuit of a stolen vehicle that started on Thursday night after several failed attempts to stop the driver.

He Tauaa makes a difference

He Tauua player Shaun Tamariki-Todd, left, being tackled by Cowboys player Lima Leituale.

He Tauaa's hard work on and off the field has been highlighted by New Zealand Rugby League.

Free parking in Gore for Christmas

GoRetail steering group members Steph Burgess and Chanelle Purser are ready to paint Gore green with the new parking ...

Gore District Council gifts free parking to shoppers for Christmas

Clutha mayor blasts Lincoln University over Telford

Clutha District Mayor Bryan Cadogan.

Clutha mayor blasts Lincoln for Telford's "sickening situation"

The impact of road dust on waterways

University of Canterbury masters student Christopher Sampson has been investigating the impact of road dust on urban ...

Heavy braking on roads can lead to more than just worn brake pads, it can have an impact on the environment.

Driver not charged over duckling deaths

The man who ran over a family of ducklings won't be charged.

Queenstown police are not charging a man who ran over a family of ducklings, killing all but two.

Ambition plans for Queenstown

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult overlooking central Queenstown.

Queenstown's new mayor has wasted no time attacking "multiple issues on multiple fronts".

Let my fight not be in vain

Clutha District Councillor Gaynor Finch, front row in blue, with women councillors, left Carol Sutherland, and Michelle ...

A breast cancer victim's battle plan

First house in Kaitangata Land House Package

Downie Stewart lawyers Alice Sanders and Carmen Jillett, centre, Clutha Development chief executive Linda Moore and ...

Council to fund house in Kaitangata housing scheme

"Pleasing progress" for health board

Southern District Health Board Commissioner Kathy Grant.

The Southern District Health Board's annual report shows positive results for child immunisation, especially for Maori children.

Football team back in big league

Southland Football development officer Luis Paiva, left, and Southland Football manager Ignacio Sande are looking ...

There will be a Southland football team in the 2017 Southern Premier League.

Composite team to impact club comp

Old Boys player Henry Smith gets the ball under pressure from Gore's Nick Khan.

The absence of Southland's top football players in the new combined team is set to impact on the standard of the Donald Gray Cup.

Discouraged students doing well

Community College Southland students Kelly-Ann Ashwell, 17, Izac Auuaiti, 18, Blake Jenkins, 16, and Erica Harvey, 18, ...

Students at Community College Southland succeed after leaving high school.

70 hay bales stolen

There was no indication of the method used to take the bales and there appeared to be no witnesses.

They were just sitting in the field, now they're gone. But they're pretty big, so did anyone notice them being pinched?

National sevens selection

Southland Girls' High School's rugby captain Kendall Buckingham.

Southlanders selected in national schools sevens team.

Busy weekend for south

Marquee and Party Hire staff put up a tent ahead of Saturday's Christmas at the Races at Ascot Park, from left Tim ...

It will be an action-packed weekend in the south, with major events planned for several towns.

Silent disco at Gore's Christmas in the Park

Gore District council's Nicole Parry and Gore Youth Council chairperson Olivia Samson practice their moves for the ...

New event at Gore's Christmas in the Park

Drone policy to be adopted

New rules are to be put in place for Southland drone users.

A policy regarding the use of drones will be put out for consultation next week.

Waikiwi wins Interclub 7s title


Waikiwi have secured the three-peat, taking out the Bowls Southland Division One Interclub 7s title.

City events fund boost

Invercargill City Council chief executive Richard King.

Invercargill events fund needs a leg up, committee concedes.

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