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A blooming nice idea

A Gore woman has been leaving colourful surprises around the town, all in the name of making people happy.

Loan becomes annual grant

A $250,000 loan write off has taken the financial pressure off the St James Theatre Trust - for now.

Home detention for Marshall's attacker

A 25-year-old has acknowledged that his Queenstown assault on former All Black Justin Marshall was "disgraceful, idiotic" behaviour.

Design gives flexible centre

Panelists at a design forum last night presented an architectural update on options for the long-mooted Queenstown Lakes District Council convention centre.

Business idea was Yeo's, says partner

A man who went into business with Paul Graham Yeo had known him for 20 years.

'Trusted employee' denies fraud

Wallet, cash A man facing 119 theft and fraud charges relating to more than $600,000 was a trusted employee.

Man accused of assaulting fiancee

A man charged with stomping on his fiancee's face has appeared in court.

Driver crashed three times

Spotlight hunters guilty

Inmate assaults guard

Prison A prison officer was treated in hospital after he was punched in the head by an inmate at Otago prison.

Murder charge over Dunedin death

Demolition worker pleads not guilty to murder charge after death of a man in a Dunedin bar.

Four men attack man

Assault charge over Dunedin death

Boy banned from golf cart

Police had a busy weekend with "reckless" golf cart driving, stolen jackets and injured postie.

The dirty on oven cleaning

Pat Veltkamp Smith You think you've seen it all with these on-telly cooking shows, aspiring young chefs, the grumpy dismissive old guys they all fawn over, shiny modern equipment, fabulous fresh foods, dishes to die for.

Tailings and holes part of deal

Rabbits. Those cute little pests are a pain to landowners - and runners.

Watch for collateral damage

Messing with natural order comes at a cost

Winter magic from a tough customer

You love it or hate it. If the latter, I bet you've only had it boiled - until the Moon sets over the cow shed - a crime that should be relegated to the Cooks Hall of Shame.

Special skills lost to many

Anna Chilton Southland's art world shrank with the sudden passing at the end of June of Anna Schneideman Chilton.

Longest-serving JP dies at age of 99

New Zealand's oldest and longest-serving justice of the peace, Southlander Arthur Trotter, has died.

Southlander a pioneering designer florist

'Top cop' led from the front

Celebrant thrived on diverse challenges

One of the south's most popular lay celebrants, retired JP Joyce Sproat, was herself movingly farewelled this week.

One dead in Whangarei crash

Police At least one person is dead following  a three-car crash north of Whangarei.

PM stands firm on spy briefing

Key says he was on holiday at the time it's claimed he was told about release of SIS papers.

Drugs in driver's system

Maori honours launched

Fire victim 'much loved'

A man killed in a fire near Wanaka was a paraplegic who had "knuckled down" after an accident years ago.

Israel targets Hamas leaders

 One hour of airstrikes in Gaza An Israeli air strike has killed three senior Hamas military commanders but a separate attack failed to kill the group's leader.

Rape victim denied abortion

Protesters are calling for a change to Ireland's abortion laws after a rape victim says she was refused a termination.

Life under Antarctica

Clashes at Ebola slum

Ferguson turmoil: No end in sight

Eleven days into the protests, law enforcement officials say it "has to stop". But they have no idea how to make it.

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