Kiwi cyclist Roulston retires

Hayden Roulston will retire from cycling after the Tour of Southland.

Two-time Olympic medallist Hayden Roulston will retire after the Tour of Southland.

Why regional airfares suck

Smaller planes are more expensive to operate than jet aircraft.

It's cheaper than ever to fly to London - so why is it still so hard to get anywhere from Invercargill?

Milton celebrates educational milestones

Founding Tokomairiro High School teacher and deputy principal Liz Jack reflects on 160 years of education in the South ...

Miss Flett remembers: Milton celebrates 160 years of education in South Otago

Baseball bat dispute arrest

An Invercargill resident was arrested for disorderly behavior on Friday evening after he yielded a baseball bat in public.

Man arrested for disorderly behaviour in Invercargill after taking a baseball bat to group dispute. 

Car crashes into river in Clutha

A car has crashed in to a river in South Otago. 

A car with two people inside has ended up in a river in South Otago.

Large hedge fire

The hedge fire in Willowbank, of which the cause is not yet known.

Sheep didn't appeared fazed at a large hedge fire in Willowbank on Friday evening.

Crackdown on 'poor' student flats video

Fourth-year University of Otago student Conor McFarlane says his flat isn't worth more than $100 a week in rent.

Govt inspection of Dunedin student flats finds mould, damage, poor insulation and rotting floorboards, but they missed the fleas.

Anger as Laws recount denied

Michael Laws has won a seat on the Otago Regional Councillor by five votes after a judge said a recount was not necessary.

Michael Laws' opponent "absolutely gutted" recount has been denied after losing council seat by just five votes.

Dogs trained to avoid kiwi

Kiwi are particularly vulnerable to harassment by dogs and seldom survive encounters.

Dogs on Stewart Island are in for a shock on Monday.

New screen after 2015 floods video

The 2015 Dunedin floods.

The last one failed when it was most needed, but a new screen at a Dunedin pumping station will perform better, council says.

Familiar faces in Netball South team

Centre Hayley Crofts has been named in the Netball South training squad.

There's a mixture of old and new players in the 2017 Netball South development training squad.

Meatworker charged with fraud

Invercargill court house

An Invercargill man is facing multiple charges for fraud.

First up challenge for Southern United

New Southern United coach Paul O'Reilly.

Southern United face a stiff first up challenge in the new national football league competition.

Te Anau gum trees chopped

Thomas law from Treecare Southern Lakes swings from a rope as a mighty gum tree on the Te Anau lake front is slowly ...

Tree barbers have taken to the gum trees along the Te Anau lake front.

Heart and bones of city's CBD revival

Can the Southland Regional Development Strategy unite us on inner-city rejuvenation? It better, for all our sakes.

Wanted: Size and line breaking abilities

Southland stags coach Hoani Macdonald.

The focus for Stags coach Hoani Macdonald now switches to preparing for a better showing in 2017.

Winton community garden blossums

Winton Mitre 10 owner Craig Flynn, Trevor Caldwell Building owner Trevor Caldwell and Winton community garden committee ...

Interest in Winton's community garden is blossoming as businesses donate products and local people line up to lend a hand.

Money better spent elsewhere

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Several readers are not happy with a government announcement to spend $1 billion building prisons.

World shearing champs come alive for Southland school children

Limehills students Brooke Forde, Tayla Churstain and Bella Dykes getting ready to host champion shearer Sir David Fagan ...

The king of shearing in New Zealand is on his way to Southland to take part in a unique event organised by Limehills School students.

Starlight ball set to sparkle again in South

Winton's Starlight Ball committee Raelene McConachie, Lisa Hay, Megan Robertson, Joanne McCallum, Karen McEwan and Maria ...

This year's Starlight ball is set to be as successful as ever.

Great Little Train Show on again

Southland Society of Model Engineers member Terry Bradshow shows off some of the boats that will be on display at the ...

Planes, trains and automobiles will all be on show at the Great Little Train Show.

Lily Max returns with a snow and fashion adventure

*Lily Max* Slope, Style, Fashion - the second novel in the Lily Max series by Queenstown author Jane Bloomfield.

Exuberant young fashionista Lily Max learns to ski in second novel.

Meth easier to get than weed in Southland

Federated Farmers rural security spokesman Rick Powdrell presents at a Rural Crime Prevention workshop in Otautau.

Farmers are only reporting 30 per cent of crimes in rural areas, police say.

A well-known drama teacher

Nora Brophy: an accomplished speech and drama teacher.

A much-loved speech and drama teacher, and aunt, Nora Brophy has passed away at the age of 84.

First meeting of Elderly Council

Clutha Southland MP Todd Barclay (back right) with, from left front; Lesley Jones, Cr Alexa Forbes, Elders' Council ...

"We often think of Queenstown as a young people's town. Maybe it is, but that doesn't mean we're not here."

Why no fanfare for Laura Langman?

Silver Ferns midcourter Laura Langman played what could be her final match for New Zealand on Thursday night.

A great Silver Fern has ended her 141-test run, with little more than a pat on the back.

Australia claim series victory

Australian Diamonds player Sharni Layton, left, tussles for the ball with Silver Ferns player Bailey Mes.

Australia send the Silver Ferns home disappointed, edging them out for a 49-45 victory.

Scully's epic race dream

Southland's Tom Scully will ride for the Cannondale-Drapac Professional Cycling Team.

Southland's Tom Scully wants to conquer the cycling world - and he's taken the first step to making that happen.

Southlander named in Junior Tall Ferns

Southland's Aliyah Dunn has been selected again Junior Tall Ferns basketball team.

Aliyah Dunn to play for Junior Tall Ferns at the Hoop Nation Tournament.

No forethought for foreshore - residents

Colac Bay resident Julie Guise is frustrated with the Southland District Council's approach to fixing the foreshore road.

Colac Bay residents are not happy with the way the Southland District Council is fixing the Foreshore Rd erosion.

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