Cowboys and He Tauaa big winners

Cowboys player Afi Peteru is tackled by Cooks player Matt Birch, on left at Elles Road Park in Invercargill.

He Tauaa and Cowboys set alarm bells ringing in Southland club rugby league.

Steel overcome nervous start

Wendy Frew of the Steel competes for the ball with Courtney Tairi of the Stars. in their 2017 ANZ Premiership netball ...

The Southern Steel posted a 75-57 win over the Northern Stars in the opening match of the national netball league.

Clydevale farmers take home award

Tracy and Russell Bouma at the 2017 Southland-Otago Dairy Industry Awards.

Russell and Tracy Bouma were named the Southland-Otago Share Milker of the Year at the 2017 Southland-Otago Dairy Industry Awards.

Indian maestro stuns in final

Appleby players celebrate taking another Invercargill-Old Boys wicket during the 2016/17 Southland club cricket final.

Appleby upset Invercargill-Old Boys on the back of some Ankit Pursharthy heroics.

Steam locomotive popular

A K92 locomotive, background, was the main attraction at the Southern Steam Train Charitable Trust Invercargill base on ...

"It's wonderful seeing it getting restored."

Rower ready to hurt

Verdon College rower Xavier Wright after winning the under-16 single at 2016 the New Zealand Secondary School ...

Xavier Wright on his own flying the Verdon College flag at the 2017 New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Championships.

Dynamic duo win Peter Blick Memorial

Bradley Sharp and Lance Jefcoate secure Peter Blick Sidecar Memorial trophy at Oreti Park Speedway.

The slimmest of margins was enough for Bradley Sharp and Lance Jefcoate to etch their names on the Peter Blick Sidecar Memorial trophy at Oreti Park Speedway on Saturday.

Beaumont wins NZ running title

Southland's Jack Beaumont claimed the NZ Mountain Running Championships in Queenstown.

Training in Queenstown has helped Jack Beaumont win the NZ Mountain Running Championships.

Bluff wharf advocates ready

Bluff resident Cherie Chapman stands near the closed Bluff Wharf. Chapman has initiated a group, Restore Our Wharf, to ...

A group to advocate for the restoration of the Bluff wharf is being created.

Demons Red win exciting softball final

Demons Red player Daniel Perry running to first base in the Southland club softball final against Demons Blue at Surrey Park.

Defending champions Demons Red edged Demons Blue in a Southland softball Major League thriller at Surrey Park.

Southland battles domestic violence

Southlanders are fighting back against domestic violence.

"There's no denying it, there's domestic violence in our communities, it's occurring, has been for centuries."

Volunteer firefighters extinguish blaze

Fire truck.

A small Southland house was extensively damaged by fire on Saturday morning.

PowerNet to decide future of Balclutha site

The Balclutha PowerNet site, on Charlotte St.

New sites proposed for Powernet Balclutha

Reinga takes Steel reins video

Southern Steel netball coach Reinga Bloxham gives some advice to her players ahead of their first ANZ Premiership game ...

A new era of southern netball will begin on Sunday with Reinga Bloxham at the helm, so just what makes the new Steel coach tick?

Track record

Trains on the 150-year-old Bluff-Invercargill line may have stuck to the straight and narrow, but their passengers oftentimes didn't.

Paraglider crashes into hill

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Paraglider injured in hillside crash near Queenstown.

Saints take nail biter

Southland Sharks player Mitch Norton tries to avoid Tai Wesley of the Wellington Saints as he takes a shot during the ...

Saints win battle of NBL heavyweights with thrilling 88-86 victory over Southland Sharks.

Beautiful, deadly road 'underestimated'

Sergeant Tod Hollebon of Te Anau police, Te Anau Volunteer Fire Brigade Chief Fire Officer Graeme Moffat, Te Anau St ...

The Milford Rd claimed two more victims this week. Do we need to change the road, or educate drivers?

'Earthy' odour upsets residents

Invercargill City Council water manager Alister Murray, right, and UGL project manager David Bobstchinski at the ...

Invercargill residents are upset about dirty tasting and smelling tap water.

Dunedin Hospital rebuild push video

Dunedin councillors David Benson Pope and Aaron Hawkins speaking at a launch to keep Dunedin Hospital in the CBD.

A campaign to keep Dunedin Hospital in the central city has been launched.

Rental car driver blamed for fatal crash

Explorer Tourlines owner Stephen Cook says he feels the pain and suffering of all those involved in the crash.

Southland crash that killed two caused by car crossing centre line, tour bus company says.

Busy stable gets results video

Grace Burns, who will race at the Wairio meeting at Winton on Saturday, with her Tisbury trainer Kirstin Barclay.

Kirstin Barclay is rebuilding her racing team after recent sales.

A condensed history of milk

Geoff McLeod and John Burgess both worked at the Underwood Milk Factory before its closure in 1964 .

A team of 10 amateur researchers have been piecing together the history of a Southland factory.

The rugby league season is here

He Tauaa won the 2016 Southland rugby league competition and will be looking for a strong 2017 season.

The 2017 Southland rugby league season begins on Saturday.

Marist Brothers' bicentenary

Brother Eric coached football at Marist Primary.

A celebration of the Marist Brothers' work will be held in Invercargill this weekend.

Obituary: Cliff Broad

Cliff Broad

He has gone now, his passing mourned, his life celebrated.

O'Connor to leave South Port

South Port chief executive Mark O'Connor has announced his resignation.

South Port NZ Limited chief executive Mark O'Connor has resigned.

Man denies killing sea lion

Rua, a healthy 11-month-old seal lion pup, in happier times.

A Dunedin man accused of stabbing an endangered sea lion has pleaded not guilty.

Psychedelic aurora flight first video


The Southern Lights have never been pictured like this – in a flight through the sublime swirl.

Fruitful knowledge sharing

Heritage fruit enthusiast Phil Rainford, right, has traveled from the United Kingdom to be a part of the Riverton ...

Phil Rainford has travelled from England to New Zealand - all in the name of apples.

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