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A family's mercy

Heather Jean Evelyn Burgess, 81, died in hospital five days after tourist Christopher Mark Prince crashed into her ...

Family of woman killed by Canadian tourist tells him to ''remember the good times in NZ'' and ''enjoy'' rest of his life.

Golden softball opportunity

Southland softballer Jazara Hopa.

 Southland softballers selected to compete at overseas tournaments.

Emergency services kept busy

Firefighters have had a busy Wednesday morning in Invercargill.

Emergency services in Invercargill have had a busy half hour.

House fire in Browns

Fire crews battled a fire in Browns on Tuesday.

Crews battled a house fire near Browns on Tuesday.

Another anklet escapee

Police are searching for Quintin Hamilton.

Police looking for Quintin Hamilton, second man to shed his electronic monitoring bracelet in 24 hours.

Fatal car crash in Clutha

Police

A man died and three others have been injured as car and ute collide in Balclutha.

Renton aims high

Southland Boys' High School halfback Jay Renton.

SBHS halfback Jay Renton is hopeful he can one day play rugby professionally.

Vital clash in Southland football

Old Boys football player Jeremy Dix left on the charge in Southland's Donald Gray Cup.

Southland club football giants Old Boys and Queenstown Rovers clash in a crucial Donald Gray Cup fixture at the Turnbull Thomson Turf on Wednesday night.

Grey Power slams Government

National Grey Power president Tom O'Connor.

Grey Power says the government has failed pensioners who are waiting for elective surgery.

Japanese ties thrive in Invercargill

James Hargest College students Elias Crump as Pikachu, Lewis Richardson, and Jonty Robertson as the doctor, all 11, ...

High school students shone at the Southland Interschool Japanese Speech Competition.

Teaching the teachers

Teachers upskilling puts school students in a better position for the future.

New specialist teaching qualification being offered in Invercargill.

Man stabbed in Mosgiel

Police say they believe they have found the man responsible for stabbing another man in Mosgiel on Tuesday.

A man stabbed in the shoulder turned up at the Mosgiel Police Station.

Squash good exercise for mums

From left, Tami Hendl with Jacob Hendl, 7 months, Andie Gentle with Dela Gentle, 8 months, Julia Cappie with Matilda ...

Invercargill mums say squash is a fun and affordable way to get some exercise after having children.

Tourism businesses' future online

Venture Southland tourism trade promotions and development Angela Shand and tourism digital marketing Maree Davidson ...

Southland tourism operators need to develop an online presence for tech-savvy travellers, a tourism manager says.

Woman admits drugs charge

The Invercargill District Court.

Drugs found hidden in a compartment of a seat in Invercargill house.

Hargest teams unsure about nationals

The James Hargest College squash players Lachlan Thwaites, Hayden O'Connor and Jaden Muir; and the girls team of Alex ...

The James Hargest College squash team are unsure if they will be attending the New Zealand secondary schools championships, despite claiming both the boys' and girls' categories at the South Island championships in Nelson recently.

Southland's future upstream

One of the fish farms Southland District Council mayor Gary Tong visited on his trip to Norway and Iceland.

Southland District Mayor Gary Tong is keen to explore the viability of aquaculture in Southland.

Fur seal season on Waihopai River

Fur seals pups love to play in the artificial rapids created by the Waihopai dam.

Expect to see seal pups in random places in Southland.

Ian Beker to retire after 25 years

Southland Disability Enterprises general manager Ian Beker is handing over the reins to Hamish McMurdo on June 30 after ...

Beker ends 25 years of leadership in Southland's disability employment.

Free fuel takeaway video

Dr Matt Jenks says he's concerned about climate change and wants to do his bit for the environment.

Powered by a Japanese restaurant's vegetable oil, this Toyota costs nearly nothing to run - and the fumes smell great.

Remembering Wayne Evans

The late Wayne Evans has had a Southland swimming series after him in his honour.

The first of the SBS Bank Wayne Evans Memorial Winter Series Meets will be staged this Saturday.

Minor crash on Milford Road

Emergency services with a woman from a vehicle that rolled on State Highway 94 on the Milford road, about 17km north of ...

Police responded to a minor crash on the Milford Road.

New show for West Otago

West Otago Theatrical Society's production of Stepping Out at Tapanui continues tonight at 7.30pm.

Tap dancing toes twinkle in Stepping Out.

Strong makes NZ U19 cycling team

Southland's Hayden Strong in the points race at the NZ national cycling championships in Cambridge.

Perseverance and dedication have paid off for promising Southland cyclist Hayden Strong.

Race organisers 'marooned in sea of offending'

Central Otago Trotting Club president Graham Sinnamon gives evidence at a hearing for a special license for the Omakau ...

Omakau Race organisers are "marooned in a sea of offending" and could face a $20,000 fine for breaching liquor laws.

Council considers rates increase

The Queenstown Lakes District Council buildings in Gorge Rd.

Rates in Queenstown Lakes District could be 3 per cent higher due to proposed investment plans in transport and community facilities.

Cromwell lifestyle village fast-tracked to meet "huge" demand

Neil Bulling, co-developer of Golden View Lifestyle Village in Cromwell Central Otago. Work has started on the $60 ...

Plans to build a lifestyle village in Cromwell have been fast-tracked because of "huge" interest from people as far away as Australia.

Cromwell ambassadors to share community's legacy with visitors

Promoting pride of place in Cromwell (from left) Jacqui Rule and Fiona Boyer from the newly launched Cromwell Ambassador ...

The Cromwell community is embracing a new ambassador programme with spaces for the first two courses filling up fast.

Great Southern Challenge underway

Golf.

The Great Southern Challenge teed off, at the Invercargill Golf Club on Sunday.

Three new contracts

Neil Broom has been signed by the Otago Volts as an overseas player for the 2016/17 season.

Otago Volts release contracted players list for 2016/17 New Zealand domestic cricket season.

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