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Dairy women look to future

NZ's leading female dairy farmers will come together in Invercargill next month to discuss strategies and plan for the industry's future.

The roguish philanthropist

Or, if you prefer, the philanthropic rogue. Either way, Louis Crimp was the stuff of legend in Invercargill. Michael Fallow reports

Livelihoods on the line

Cheaper alternatives to New Zealand wild venison have knocked southern suppliers out of the market and left at least one Southland business in limbo.

Museum collection unlocked

Rare look at hidden treasures

A mummified foot from Egypt and countless other random items lie locked in the top of the pyramid at the Southland Museum and Art Gallery.

Proposal raises privacy issues

Southern budget advisors want a combined client database to prevent dishonest double-dippers.

Free fun for families

This Sunday parents will have a chance to get out and spend some quality time with their children with a range of free events across Southland.

Southland's heritage revisited

Invercargill's CBD is about to step back in time for Southland Heritage Month.

Teen 'had the X-factor'

A teen killed in a Queenstown chopper crash was about to start study aeronautical engineering degree in Sydney.

Surf to City charities announced

Southland is getting ready for this years BNZ Surf to City.

Southern DHB failed to hit target

The Southern District Health Board fell short of getting smokers to quit.

Big consents backlog

Environment Southland has added four new staff to its consents division.

Beauty of a day for final concert

Invercargill put on a stunner of a day for the final concert in the Summer Sounds of Southland series.

Families take part in bike challenge

Kids got the chance to get to know Queens Park a little better at the Family Bike Day Challenge 2015.

New manager at Venture Southland

New Venture Southland manager Bobbi Brown says she's up for the challenge.

Winton sales a hit with shoppers

Hundreds of bargain hunters converged on Winton yesterday in search of good deals and even better prices.

Fast response saves lives

A year and a half ago, 27-year-old Kelly Widdowson died ten times.

Man injured at Six60 gig

A man suffered head injuries after trying to climb a roof to see the Dunedin band perform a surprise backyard gig.

Louis Crimp dies

Invercargill identity Louis Crimp has died after a long battle with cancer.

Kiwi set to fly - yet again

NZ's newest airline announces direct routes from regional centres to Auckland, Queenstown and Hamilton.

20,000 Aucklanders fail driving test

Taranaki and Auckland drivers struggle to pass restricted licence test while Otago-Southland drivers find success.

Gore children's hub gets $600,000

The Mataura Licensing Trust has approved $600,000 in grants for a new children's hub.

Fiordland's dangerous highway

Eight drivers busted in three hours

Drivers from at least eight countries were caught breaking the law in Fiordland in just three hours yesterday.

'It will never comply'

Noisy sawmill that's been riling Kennington residents will never be able to comply with night-time noise limits, plant boss says.

Tourist drivers 'ticking time bombs'

A man, injured in a head-on smash caused by a tourist meets injured dad of 5-year-old killed in a separate crash with another tourist.

'Cough up for park'

Invercargill is set to ask the Gore and Southland to contribute to its brand-new asset, Rugby Park.

'Huge opportunity' at Rugby Park

Rugby Park has huge potential as a venue but needs a marketing strategy, sports boss says.

Playing with drones

Invercargill man Cody Hughes is living every boy's dream and travelling the world while he's doing it.

Trio of morning quakes

There's been two early morning shakes in the south and one later on in the north.

Public meeting on premix storage

Kennington residents are concerned about possible storage of hazardous substance.

S.Island roads deadly

Foreign drivers have been responsible for one in every 12 fatal crashes in the South Island this decade.

Record price for ram 'humbling'

A Southdown ram has sold for $15,000 - a New Zealand record across all ram breeds this year.

US students experience Southland

Southland is an adventure playground for 21 young exchange students from Tacoma, Washington.

Community of Southland schools

A group of Southland schools is about to become a community.

More ratepayers failing to pay

More than 11 per cent of ratepayers have failed to pay their 2014/15 Environment Southland rates.

The case of the Australian, German and the missing boots

Have you heard the one about the Australian, the German and the case of the missing boots?

Swift rescue for missing kayaker

A Timaru kayaker tipped into the Hawea River this afternoon has been found safe and well.

Liquor ban could target bad flat

A hard-partying Dunedin flat's antics have prompted a city councillor to propose extending the inner-city liquor ban to encompass it.

Costlier Queenstown parking?

New propsoals to get drivers out of cars

Making carparking more expensive and harder to find is proposed to help cut Queenstown congestion.

Tractor sales strong

Southlanders purchased the second highest number of tractors in New Zealand during 2014, in a year when tractor sales were at a 10-year high.

Glenorchy being 'ripped apart'

A rift between locals and a wealthy American couple is tearing up a small town near Queenstown.

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