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Nepalese staff of Kiwi business killed

Adventure Consultants chief executive officer Guy Cotter is reportedly safe on Mt Everest after an avalanche, caused by Saturday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake, killed two Nepalese staff on nearby Mount Pumori.

Queenstown helicopter pilot Jason Laing is in the thick of a third fatal natural disaster in Nepal in a year.

Film to will promote understanding

A Riverton war veteran is hoping to change how soldiers are perceived.

Record numbers at Anzac service

Waimatuku Pipe Band piper Ann Robbie, who performed at five Southland ceremonies on Saturday, takes a moment to admire the wreaths of remembrance laid at Winton's Memorial Gates.

Record numbers turned out to honour the fallen at Winton’s Anzac memorial service on Saturday.

Car rolls near Gore, occupants flee

At least two occupants of a car which rolled in Gore left the scene before emergency services arrived.

Woodlands veteran recalls humour in the trenches

Former Woodlands man and World War II veteran Tom Heslip at
Cargill Care Home during an ANZAC Day service.

When asked what ANZAC Day means to him, former Woodlands man Tom Heslip's eyes well up.

Cadets stand tall during Dawn Service

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 Invercargill Army Cadets Annaliese Carlaw, left, and Jennifer Baker, wearing her great-grandfather's medals, after the Dawn Service.

"Lift your heels, wriggle your toes and fingers - are you doing okay?"

Te Anau celebrates the Anzac legend

The Te Anau Anzac parade led by Russell Baker and the Waimatuku Southern Scenic Highland band.

It was still dark when the sound of the Last Post echoed through Te Anau this morning.

Anzac Day remembered across Otago

Lake Hawea's new war memorial attracted hundreds of people to the dawn service.

Not many civilians can say they have fired off a 25-pounder field gun.

Wendonside remembers Anzac soldiers

Members of the public lay their wreaths in Wendonside.

In the sleepy rural district of Wendonside for the first time in 20 years people gathered commemorate the sacrifice of Anzac soldiers.

Ryal Bush always home for VC winner

Tina Hart, Garry Ross, Noel Bockett, and Rita Barker hold a portrait and the medals of their great-uncle Richard Travis VC.

Dickson Cornelius Savage never really had a home, but Dick Travis found one in Ryal Bush.

Bloody Gallipoli story retold

Mac Howden, left, Colin and Joy Morton and Dougal McKenzie, front, at the Seaward Downs wreath laying ceremony on Anzac Day.

A war tale straight from the bloody Gallipoli peninsula was told to about 80 people on Anzac Day.

We will remember them: Anzac 2015 gallery

We will remember them. Live cover of Southland services for  2015.

Welcome to this year's Anzac coverage as Southlanders join in to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing.

Tokanui commemorates Anzac Day

Denise Conlan, Bruce Lamb and 18-month-old Oscar Manson stand with John Shankland's belongings, including the bible with the hole from the bullet that killed him.

Tokanui woman Denise Conlon has a heavy heart thinking about when her great great uncle's parents were sent his possessions from the war.

Green-fingered thieves strike gardens

Queenstown harvest gardens are doubling in size but the plots have been hit by sticky-fingered thieves.

Queenstown harvest gardens have been ransacked for veges by thieves.

Children followed home from school

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Wanaka police want to speak to a man who may have followed two children home from school.

Lack of vision 'hampering Invercargill'

Chantillys co-owners Carolyn, left, and Lana Milne are concerned about the future of Invercargill's CBD.

Invercargill leaders need to show vision for the city's central business district to survive, retailer Carolyn Milne says.

City council finally approves draft long-term plan

Invercargill City Council chief executive Richard King.

The council has apologised for delays in the process of consulting on and approving Invercargill's long-term plan.

Dipton trooper's ultimate sacrifice

Invercargill man Brian McNaughton holds a portrait of his uncle Arthur Parker, who was killed after saving more than 30 men in one day at Gallipoli.

A Dipton trooper's family has shared the previously untold story of his World War I heroics.

Funeral home buys former Bella Kai building

Avenal Park Funeral Home has bought the former Bella Kai building
in Lorneville, near Invercargill.

Avenal Park Funeral Home has bought the former Bella Kai building in Lorneville.

Police suspend search for hunter

Police, search and rescue volunteers and friends and family have been searching  missing Dunedin hunter Murray Edge over three farms 40 minutes inland from Timaru.

The search for missing Dunedin hunter Murray Edge has been suspended while police trawl through information.

Frana Cardno dies

Former Southland District Council mayor Frana Cardno.

Finance minister and former Clutha-Southland MP Bill English has shared his memories of former Southland District Council mayor Frana Cardno.

Passing the legacy

Don McKay with his grandson Sean, 8, at the Wendonside War Memorial. Don's uncles Robert McKay and Frank Marshall served in World War I.

They may be generations apart, but dressed for the occasion and poppies pinned to their chests, the significance of the day is clear to both Don McKay and his grandson Sean.

Southland schools remember Anzac

Dayna Hughes and Stella O'Sullivan, both 12 lay a Anzac wreath at St John's girls' school

 Pupils at St John's Girls' School laid a wreath under a tree on the school ground in front of 30 memorial crosses.

Queenstown to host comedy debate

7 Days host Jeremy Corbett will be in Queenstown to moderate the American Express Comedy Debate as part of the Queenstown Winter Festival, which kicks off in June.

New Zealand's adventure capital is set to double as the short-term comedy capital this winter.

Carved in time for Anzac day

Kura student Macy Taomia-Waihape lays a wreath beneath the limestone carving of Tumatauenga, the Maori god of war, that was unveiled yesterday at Te Wharekura O Arowhenua.

A new carving was been unveiled at Te Wharekura O Arowhenua.

Tourist crashes into parked car

Tourist who crashed into a parked car in Queenstown has been charged

'We can't change what happened'

Bradley and Ellen livingstone

Officials fight back tears as an inquest into the murder of two Dunedin children closes.

'Gutsy' nurse adored by the French

Nurse Lily Lind, of Makarewa, was a decorated World War I hero who served alongside the French troops.

Few Southlanders have heard of Makarewa nurse Lily Lind, who was on the frontlines well before her compatriots joined the fight.

Tai chi group booted by church

A tai chi group for elderly women and arthritis sufferers has been booted out of a church hall because the church believed tai chi conflicted with the 10 Commandments.

A Winton woman says her lifelong ritual of attending church is over after the tai chi group she ran for elderly women and arthritis sufferers was booted out of a Central Southland church hall.

Kiwi designer slays competition video

Massey University graduate Steve Hall, right, takes to the catwalk with one of his models.

Massey graduate takes out top prize at Emerging Designer Awards with his ninja-inspired collection.

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