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Call centre ready for emergencies

Emergency Management Southland manager Neil Cruickshank has a fashion accessory like no other, a suitcase that is a portable call centre.

Man used fake passport

5:00am A Fijian man has pleaded guilty to carrying a false passport when allegedly in disguise at Queenstown Airport.

Southland's space role over

5:00am Southland's role in international space project will end with the final lift-off of region's first foray into space.

Maori teachers wanted in kindies

5:00am More Maori teachers are needed to lead the next generation of Southlanders, educators say.

Stage set for bobby dazzler?

5:00am Two well-known Winton police officers are swapping their handcuffs for microphones when they hit the stage for a fundraising show.

Driver crashed three times

Court A drink-driver crashed her car three times before she was caught by police.

Spotlight hunters guilty

Illegal hunters who shone a spotlight on horrified DOC workers while hunting are convicted.

Mall incident lands man in court

Man's offending out of character

Murder charge over Dunedin death

craft bar Demolition worker pleads not guilty to murder charge after death of a man in a Dunedin bar.

Four men attack man

Four men attacked an Invercargill man this morning in a home invasion.

Assault charge over Dunedin death

Stop-go killer still at large

Inmate assaults guard

A prison officer was treated in hospital after he was punched in the head by an inmate at Otago prison.

Chickpeas pulse with goodness

Chickpeas Poets have been celebrating food and drink since time began, so it's a fair bet that someone - probably in Ancient Rome - wrote an ode to the venerable chickpea.

A loo roll checking disorder

Y ep, I do like having the last word, whether it is goodbye, thank you or I love you.

A sucker for edamame

Grape expectations

Swapping league for speed

Whetu Taewa blitzed the opposition with pace and power throughout his international league career.

Special skills lost to many

Anna Chilton Southland's art world shrank with the sudden passing at the end of June of Anna Schneideman Chilton.

Longest-serving JP dies at age of 99

New Zealand's oldest and longest-serving justice of the peace, Southlander Arthur Trotter, has died.

Southlander a pioneering designer florist

'Top cop' led from the front

Celebrant thrived on diverse challenges

One of the south's most popular lay celebrants, retired JP Joyce Sproat, was herself movingly farewelled this week.

Mum's nightmare

Biddy Poole On a frosty morning, Biddy Poole thought her boy was dead and a mother's worst nightmare had come true.

Crushed between trucks

Man in critical condition in hospital after being crushed between two trucks near Auckland airport.

'Riots' claim over flouride

Loss of puppy too much to Bear

Virtual moa on the move

A propotype project to create a roaming 3D digital moa is taking shape in Otorohanga.

UN demands ceasefire

Gaza UN Security Council calls for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza war. | Pope's plea for peace

Koala's 'remarkable' journey

Koala survives an hour clinging to the grille of a speeding car, suffering only a torn nail.

Abu Sayyaf kill 18 in road attack

MH17 mission thwarted

Teens describe harrowing escape

Six teenagers who survived South Korea's worst maritime disaster have described how they escaped the sinking ship.

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