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Who will be the next deputy mayor?

Invercargill city councillors, Darren Ludlow, Lindsay Thomas, Toni Biddle, Lindsay Abbott, Lesley Soper, Lloyd Esler, ...

Cr Lloyd Esler said there were one or two members of the council who would be putting their name forward. 

Bonnie Joan impresses

Dexter Dunn drives Eamon Maguire to victory in Sunday's Group II $45,000 Southern Supremacy Stakes at Ascot Park.

 Dexter Dunn drove the winners of the Southern Supremacy Stakes and Southland Oaks at Ascot Park on Sunday

Special win for Otautau video

The Otautau rugby team and supporters after their win on Saturday.

The Otautau rugby team's win on Saturday meant a lot to the western Southland community.

Immigration being used to cut wages

Labour MP for Hutt South Trevor Mallard and Invercargill Labour candidate Liz Craig at ILT Stadium Southland.

Immigration has been a hot topic for the Labour Party leading into this year's election, with MP Trevor Mallard saying it was a priority for the government to put local workers first.

New boats rekindle sailors' passion

Te Anau Twins Josh and Zac Pearson have been chosen by Russell Coutts along with Te Anau sailors Will Hamilton and Jack ...

Four young sailors from Te Anau have been sponsored by Sir Russell Coutts to take part in a sailing event.

Star and Blues post key wins

Blues No 8 Bill Fukofuka on the charge in his team's premier club rugby win over Pirates-Old Boys on Saturday.

Star score late in the game to topple Woodlands in premier club rugby upset.

Cow shot in Catlins

Police have urged anyone being offered cheap steaks to come forward. (FILE PHOTO)

Anyone offered cheap steaks should contact cops after a cow was shot and butchered in the Catlins.

The Southland divide widens

Infometrics senior economist Benje Patterson.

Some Southland towns are flourishing, while others are on the decline.

Pros and cons of immigration reform

Southland Regional Development Strategy governance group chair Tom Campbell.

Experts say the effect of the changes to immigration reform are uncertain at this stage, with both positives and negatives to come out of the new policy.

Golden riches draws hundreds

Hazlett reunion curator Roman Lee-Lo, left, with Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan after the gifting of a park bench to ...

"There was a lot of reminiscing. There were some stories shared. It was very emotional." - Reunion curator Roman Lee-Lo.

Arrow Adventure race a success

Julie Findlay, Ngarita Hedges, Jane Everest and Debbie Tynan take part in the Arrow 6+6 Adventure Race at Sandy Point on ...

Adventure races are keen to see the Arrow 6+6 Adventure Race return to Invercargill after a successful event over the weekend.

Walking for enjoyment

Recreational walking gives June Wilson, left, and Ngaire Evans immense pleasure.

Joining walking groups is good for exercise and making friends, June Wilson says.

Wyndham remain unbeaten

A flying tackle from Te Anau's Sais Horrell, with Kane Prentice in support, stops the progress of Wyndham's Keiran ...

Waiau Star and Drummond-Limehills-Star progress to second round of division one competition.

Volunteer firefighters getting medical training

Edendale Firefighters Brendon Cameron, Shane Elliott, Richard Hart, Scottie Cameron, Brian Coyle, Rudi Verplancke and ...

Some Southland volunteer fire brigades are taking on extra medical training to provide a service to fill a need within their community.

Te Anau gets new jetty

A new work jetty is being built in the Te Anau Boat Clubs marina, along with a portion of the marina widened.

A new emergency jetty will be opened in Te Anau this week, thanks to a local boating club.

How will police prosecute their own?

A friend says Verity Ann McLean was "a lovely lady": "She was a caring, happy, great mum."

OPINION: The Invercargill shooting leaves police with serious questions to answer.

United lose, trio remain unbeaten

Thistle's Jesse Cox dribbles the ball against Queens Park in the Donald Gray Cup.

A Max Johnston double has helped Green Island to a 3-2 win over Southland United in their Southern Premier League match at Sunnyvale in Dunedin on Saturday.

Cowboys and He Tauaa triumphant

He Tauaa rugby league team have won their first two games of the combined Otago Southland rugby league competition.

Southland rugby league clubs Cowboys and He Tauaa remain unbeaten in the Otago Southland combined rugby league competition.

Club rugby results

Club rugby.

April 29, Southland club rugby results

Invercargill's deadly love triangle

Those on the outside described the McLeans as a "role model family".

The city's been rocked to its core after a broken marriage ended in death. So where did it all go wrong?

Rugby's presidential change

Outgoing Rugby Southland president Donald Hay.

One Eastern Southland rugby stalwart goes, another one replaces him.

Sharks too slick

Southland Sharks player Derone Raukawa leaps for the basket during the National Basketball League game against the ...

Understrength Southland Sharks blitz Taranaki in Invercargill.

Shot woman daughter of former All Black

A forensic tent at the Otepuni Ave address where Tuesday night's shooting took place.

Woman allegedly shot and killed by her policeman husband was daughter of former All Black.

OPINION: Go to the arts things or they won't come back

Attendance to events is just as important for the performers as it is the promoters.

Are you sick of there being "nothing to do in Invercargill"? Well, what do you want then?

Southland set for Super Sunday

Southern Steel fans will have the opportunity to see three ANZ Premiership matches in one afternoon.

Staging netball's Super Sunday is an exciting logistical challenge according to Netball NZ's Kate Agnew.

Ocean swimming 'sharks' territory'

Lydia Ward holds her wetsuit with tooth holes and the boogie board she used to fend off a 1.5m shark that bit her on the ...

A former shark attack victim has urged a tourist bitten by a shark to stay true to her passions - including ocean swimming.

Nightcaps to lose community library service

Takitimu Primary School principal Lindsay King.

The Nightcaps community will no longer be able to go to its library, in place of a bookbus service being trialed.

Making the humble ukulele sing

The Nukes ukulele trio members Ben Collier, David Parker and David Thiele.

The Nukes ukulele members says there's more to the small instrument than people realise.

ILT set to take first steps in hotel project

Invercargill Licensing Trust general manager Greg Mulvey.

With the settlement of the final piece of the property puzzle, plans for demolition consent are set to be put together.

Stags halfback glad to be back

Southland halfback Liam Howley has made a return after a lengthy injury layoff.

"I was taught a big lesson and I'm going to come out the other side better for it.''

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