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'I've been sitting on this for 40 years'

Caren McCormack says she met Prince when she was 16 and he was a travelling high school student of 17.

Meet the Invercargill woman who claims legendary pop star Prince is her son's father.

Community board votes against tendering memorial hall redevelopment

Cromwell Community Board Chairman and Central Otago Deputy Mayor Neil Gillespie.

The decision to accept no tender reflects the concerns of some board members about the design, scope and cost of the project, board chair says.

Shark diving operators to continue without permit

Shark Dive NZ operator Peter Scott says he is operating without a permit because his shark diving business is his livelihood.

It's business as usual for shark cage diving operators as DOC decides whether it will issue permits.

Stars align for Riverton firefighters

Riverton firefighters Helen and Ranui Bull were awarded their 25 year service medals at a function on Saturday along ...

Spending over 25 years as a volunteer firefighter is no mean feat but for Ranui and Helen it has been a labour of love.

Motorbike love continues

World freestyle motocross star Levi Sherwood.

Southland's love for motorbikes continues with high demand for Nitro Circus tickets.

Museum concerns resurface

Southland Museum and Art Gallery manager Paul Horner says the gallery is critically short of funding.

City councillor says Southland Museum and Art Gallery funding should be a priority.

Student accommodation opposed

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Beattie McDowell architect Bill Mackintosh and SIT chief executive Penny Simmonds ...

Student accommodation for Invercargill opposed at council hearing.

Special students fun therapy

Ruru Specialist School student Timothy Moss, 7, with the train which has a built-in therapeutic massage chair.

About 70 students from Ruru Specialist School will benefit from new therapeutic medical equipment.

Children evacuated from fire scene

Busy Bodies childcare staff and children on the footpath after fleeing a fire in an Invercargill church building on ...

Young lady treated at scene of church fire where dozens of children were evacuated.

Woman killed in Balclutha crash

One person had died and one person airlifted to hospital after a crash on the Milton Highway.

A Southland woman has died in a fatal crash near Balclutha in South Otago.

Distasteful information

Letters to the editor.

A reader was unhappy about coverage of a dig project at a disused Milton cemetery.

Shark tours continue, for now

No cage diving permits have been issued for the season, so far.

Despite having no permits, shark cage operators are continuing to take tours.

Industry buy-in needed to progress wine and food event in Cromwell

Cromwell and Districts Promotion Group chairwoman Janeen Wood.

The group pitching a proposal for a new wine and food event for Central Otago has been told to go back and get more industry buy-in.

Combined Country team named

Cricket.

Southland's Combined Country cricket players get chance to test themselves.

Otago vineyards' new spray-drift tool

Recent damage from an agrichemical spray drift incident in Central Otago.

Central Otago winegrowers hope to prevent multi-million damage to vineyards from agrichemical spray drift.

Noel Leeming ready to open

Queenstown's Noel Leeming will open on December 16.

The doors of Queenstown's Noel Leeming are set to open in a week

New electric trail bike venture

The first toruists ride dual electric drive trail bikes at Walter Peak near Queenstown.

A trip to Queenstown just got more action-packed with the opening of a dual electric drive trail bike attraction.

Lakes Hospital upgrade manager appointed

Lakes District Hospital in Frankton, Queenstown.

A project manager has been appointed to Lakes Hospital emergency department development.

Conroy targets Taupo

Jamie Conroy and the Allied 24/7 Fuel Ford Falcon he is competing in the New Zealand Touring Car series.

Invercargill driver Jamie Conroy is ready to bounce back in round 2 of the New Zealand Touring Car Championship at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park at Taupo this weekend. 

One dead in Clutha crash

Police at the scene of a fatal car crash

A person is dead and another has serious injuries after a crash in South Otago.

Southlander confirmed for TRS

Invercargill driver Brendon Leitch.

Kiwi Brendon Leitch will have fourth tilt at the Toyota Racing Series.

Police warn revellers to drink responsibly at work Christmas parties

Bar security, duty managers and their staff had a big responsibility complying with their obligations under the Sale and ...

Police are warning revellers to drink responsibly with the Christmas holiday season kicking off.

Wanaka volunteers bring six home safely

Jonathan Walmisley, Wanaka Coastguard member.

Four days, three outdoor incidents - it must be summer.

Lumsden kids support Waiau rebuild

Lumsden School pupil Maisie Mitchell, 9, is all prepared in her pyjamas for Lumsden School's mufti day to help Waiau ...

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Remembering loved ones at Christmas

H&J Smith marketing manager Lela Fraser and Invercargill Loss and Grief Centre project manager Caroline Loo pay their ...

How do you grieve for someone during Christmas?

Burglary victim inspired to steal

Mark Olsen, 22, was sentenced for three burglaries and being a party to three other burglaries.

After he became a victim of theft, he decided to burgle others - believing it was "the only way ahead".

KGR funded Arnold's mayoral campaign

Invercargill mayoral candidates Tim Shadbolt, Karen Arnold and Tom Conroy at a debate hosted by Grey Power Southland ...

Karen Arnold spent $26,550 on her failed campaign to topple Tim Shadbolt in the Invercargill mayoralty race at the October local body elections.

Quake lessons learned for tsunami plan

Clutha District Council Civil Defence workers newly returned from the Kaikoura earthquake relief effort Sue Wilkins and ...

"Our cavalry needs to be our community."

Smokefree Esk St discussed

Spring Blossom on Esk St being enjoyed by lunch time shoppers. The street may soon become a smokefree area.

One step closer to a smokefree Invercargill shopping precinct.

Reporting mistake for company

Cr Ian Pottinger says he was alerted to the breach by a member of the public.

An oversight by a council-owned company has been revealed at council committee meeting. 

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