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Southland food drive

Open pantries for needy folks

An Invercargill trust that rallied staff and patrons has relieved mounting pressure on the food bank.

'Good result' despite shock cost

After lengthy secret negotiations, the Department of Conservation yesterday announced the Nature Heritage Fund had spent $935,000 on 164ha of Contact Energy land.

More support sought

Luggate resident Lewis Verduyn-Cassels is feeling the pressure of raising $300,000 by October 21 to purchase 0.4ha of land near the town's red bridge from Contact Energy.

Search goes global

There is a major shortage of truck drivers throughout Southland, sparking a worldwide search to find more.

Conviction catches up with lawyer

A Dunedin lawyer has been suspended for a dishonesty conviction against her almost eight years ago.

Dealer blows $12k

BEN GILLARD British backpacker squandered $12,000 of his inheritance while supplying cannabis in Queenstown.

'Not a hate crime'

Police officer found guilty of racially abusing taxi driver is discharged without a conviction.

Sevens fraudster still to pay

Trouble and strife ...

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.

Perfect brussels sprouts

Orange sauce and green veges I have memories of horrible grey unpleasant smelling little cabbages.

Big spring flavour

Lambs and daffodils? It must be spring.

Favourites revisited

More than a passing delight

Let your chickens do the hard work

The plight of chickens in cages, unable to preform their natural functions, is a total money-making disgrace.

Vickery legacy will linger

Blair Vickery He was a family man, a farmer and a great horseman, successfully breeding and racing thoroughbred horses in a passion forged by his late father Stanley Vickery.

Reg lived what he believed in

When Reg and Win Small marked their 65th wedding anniversary this time last year, the celebrations in Central Southland went on for four days, generations of family and friends from all over returning to their home base in Winton.

Educator never failed to inspire

Local character remembered for loyalty

Powerful force to the last

The Southland nurse who pioneered Stop Smoking through schools and workplaces and became asthma educator for the Southland Asthma society has died, her farewell on Friday a reflection of Jenny Lemin's calm organised soul.

Possible measles exposure at WOW

measles Person with measles who attended World of WearableArt Awards may have exposed others to disease.

Woman dead in burning house

One person has died in a house fire near Waitoa, in the Waikato.

Pedestrian hit by car

Auckland - you're being watched

Teen killed in crash named

Leithfield man was the passenger in a car which was rear-ended into oncoming traffic.

Civilians killed in Ukraine

Ten civilians died in attacks in Ukraine's rebel-held city of Donetsk on Wednesday, including from a shell that hit a school on the first day of class.

Volcano death toll rises to 48

The death toll from Japan's volcanic eruption rose to 48 on Wednesday, the worst in 88 years, after more victims were discovered.

Suicide attacks kill 7 in Kabul

10,000 pigeons body-searched

Australian planes in Iraq role

Australian military aircraft will start flying support operations over Iraq from today.

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