Waihopai School jump jam

Waihopai dancers twirl into regionals

A troupe of boot scootin' dancers from Waihopai School have roped their way into this year's Jump Jam regionals.

Gore's award winners

New Zealand boxing team assistant coach Russell Newton continued his golden year by winning the Sport Southland Coach of the Year award.

Club Hotel awaits heritage fate

Owners of Bluff building awaiting decision from Heritage NZ over its historic status.

Shrek's still the star

Shrek the star sheep might be stuffed, but he's still got attitude.

Designers take pop-up option

While some Gore shopkeepers are struggling to compete with online shopping, two businesses that do most of their trade on the internet set up shop in Gore last week.

Killer's family links

Jason Alistor Barr and Shay Barry Webster Man who admitted part in petrol fire death is the son of a high-profile bank robber and murderer.

Drunken ski instructors charged

Two ski instructors who clambered on to a commercial boat in Queenstown will make a trip to court.

'Miracle' driver didn't hit traffic

Jury sworn in for murder trial

Inmate assaults guard

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

Murder charge over Dunedin death

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

Four men attack man

Assault charge over Dunedin death

Boy banned from golf cart

Police had a busy weekend with "reckless" golf cart driving, stolen jackets and injured postie.

Going without is a Lotta struggle

Uphill Battle column Mum and reporter JO McKENZIE-McLEAN is taking on one of the biggest challenges of her life training for the Northburn Station 50km. She reports on her progress.

A lovely lunch for two

Watching decent-sized asparagus spears shoot up after waiting several years is a quite a thrill.

Oh, for return of common sense

The way to grow

Flashy flower heads

Love fat, flashy flower heads? Then take a look at the bearded iris.

Cupboards always brimming with prizes

Rona Valli Time was, when you opened kitchen cupboard doors in Rona Valli's Matai St house, enough stainless steel cookware would tumble out to do justice to a TV cooking show.

Powerful force to the last

The Southland nurse who pioneered Stop Smoking through schools and workplaces and became asthma educator for the Southland Asthma society has died, her farewell on Friday a reflection of Jenny Lemin's calm organised soul.

Vickery legacy will linger

Reg lived what he believed in

Artist leaves her Faithful followers

Southland artist Julia Faithful has died, leaving a great body of work.

Bullies out all year

King's College King's College student involved in middle-of-the-night bullying of juniors will be kept out of school for the rest of the year.

Kiwis to help with Ebola?

Access to top clinics would be essential if NZ was to send medics to help with the Ebola crisis.

Pilots seriously hurt

Body found near island

I'm a goner: gas blast victim

Kerry Bateman thought he was dying. Blood was pouring from his head and he was losing consciousness.

Girls killed trick-or-treating

Three 13-year-old girls have been killed by a hit-and-run driver while out trick-or-treating in California.

Teen killed by lightning

A 15-year-old boy went into cardiac arrest after being struck by lightning on a beach north of Sydney.

Egyptians jailed for wedding vid

Space tourists left in limbo

Kidnapped girls 'married'

Boko Haram claims the 219 schoolgirls it kidnapped in Nigeria earlier this year have converted to Islam and married.

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