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City offers parade of honour for Olympic heroes

From our archives: August 21, 2012

Southland Times photo

About 10,000 rolls of ticker tape will shower Southland's seven Olympians and 1000 balloons will be released to celebrate their sporting efforts in a parade through the city on Thursday.

Teenager target of identity theft

From our archives: March 29, 2008

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A North Island teenager has been left trying to clear his name after his identity was used by someone caught in Gore earlier this month for drink-driving.

Last stand at McNab

From our archives: June 22, 2006

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Yesterday signalled the end of a Southland rural tradition when the McNab Machinery Sale was held at McNab for the last time.

Demand hots up...

From our archives: June 29, 2006

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Hot-water bottles have become hot property in the extreme cold experienced throughout the country this winter, sending a rubber rush to many Warehouse and Mitre 10 stores nationwide.

Residents set to 'fight' if board abolished

From our archives: June 29, 2006

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Committed residents are warning the Queenstown Lakes District Council it will have a fight on its hands if it gets rid of the Wanaka Community Board.

Grieving family questions army's judgement

From our archives: June 30, 2006

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David Partington was a typical, fun-loving 17-year-old into surf life-saving, his family and an old Hillman Hunter car, but his dream was to be a soldier in the New Zealand Army.

High court throws out Bounty suit

From our archives: June 29, 2006

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The hunt for a hydrocarbon strike in the Great South Basin has been thrown wide open after Australian company Bounty Oil and Gas lost its fight to retain its permit.

Wind damage insurance claims top $2m

From our archives: February 4, 1998

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Insurance premiums could rise after claims totalling $2.1 million were made for damage caused by wind storms in the South Island at the end of last year.

Ann cramming 10 years’ missed experiences into a year

From our archives: January 29, 1986

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Six months to the day since she received a new heart and a set of lungs at Harefield Hospital, in England, Ann Crawford is starting to cram 10 years' missed experiences into a year.

Crowd got what it wanted

From our archives: August 10, 1981

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The crowd wanted Rugby, and that was what they watched for an uninterrupted 80 minutes when the Springboks beat Southland 22-6, at Rugby Park on Saturday.

PM opens $45m Millbrook resort

From our archives: March 8, 1993

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He doesn't play golf but Prime Minister Jim Bolger did the game proud when he officially opened the $45million Millbrook Golf Resort near Arrowtown at a star-studded function on Saturday.

Mayor joins fight to save school

From our archives: May 29, 1998

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Invercargill Mayor David Harrington plans to confront Education Minister Wyatt Creech as the battle to save Surrey Park School hots up.

Tim in with a grin

From our archives: March 22, 1992

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Tim Shadbolt became Invercargill's new mayor on Saturday night, annihilating several high-profile local contenders in the process.

Electors voice protest

From our archives: March 28, 1944

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''This meeting has not been called to discuss the question of how the hotels in Invercargill are to be run. The purpose is to stand up for our democratic right to have a say in governing our own home town,'' said Mr R. G. Webb in moving a resolution at the meeting of electors held in the Victoria Concert Chamber last night for the purpose of urging upon the Government the necessity for consulting the electors before proceeding with the Invercargill Licensing Trust Bill.

Dr Graham Bell spends time in Invercargill

From our archives: August 30, 1910

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Dr Graham Bell, the eminent inventor of the telephone, arrived at the Bluff yesterday afternoon by the s.s. Moana, from Hobart, and spent last evening in Invercargill.

Curator 'rapt' that female tuatara safe

From our archives: October 30, 1991

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Southland Musuem and Art Gallery tuatara Juliet was safe in her burrow last night after fears she had been stolen in a smash and grab raid on the tuatarium on Monday night.

The opening of town hall and theatre

From our archives: November 11, 1906

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The ceremonies arranged in connection with the opening of the new Town Hall and Theatre today should worthily mark what is undoubtedly a red letter day in the brief annuals of Invercargill.

Island's 'fluid druid' goes public

From our archives: July 24, 1999

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Stewart Island's "fluid druid" is announcing himself to New Zealand.

Police arrest man for 1987 murder

From our archives: March 25, 2003

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A former Arrowtown resident was yesterday arrested in Nelson for the 1987 Boxing Day murder of Maureen McKinnel.

School beckons for Opio triplets

From our archives: December 31, 2003

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A milestone has been reached on an Opio farm today _ in triplicate.

Pilot survives ... again

From our archives: December 30, 2002

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Pilot Andrew Fairfax was so focused on making an emergency landing on Saturday that the harsh memories of a crash, which left him with multiple injuries less than two years ago, never entered his mind.

Invercargill airport goes international for a day

From our archives: August 20, 2001

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Invercargill's domestic airport was flooded with about 400 extra passengers travelling on international flights at the weekend.

Mourners visit burnt-out pub as owners survey losses

From our archives: August 21, 1999

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A steady procession of "mourners" visited the Oreti Rest Tavern yesterday _ now only a shell after it was gutted by fire on Thursday night.

Kett changes side in vote

From our archives: August 26, 1999

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A $3 million deal to turn the Invercargill City Council's forests into a business survived by a single vote on Tuesday after one councillor changed sides.

New $1m RSA trust

From our archives: August 27, 1999

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The New Zealand Returned Services Association will today co-launch a $1 million trust aimed at getting medical help to war veterans on hospital waiting lists.

66 years on job

From our archives: August 25, 2009

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From our archives: Bruce Howden should know about lambing.

0-100kmh in couple of seconds . . . down a mountain

From our archives: August 26, 2009

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It takes a special type of bravery to launch yourself down a very big, very steep mountain.

Vero Rally: King of the road

From our archives: January 2006

Southland Times photo

Man's love affair with the car spans the history of the automobile itself. For the true car enthusiast that love is profound.

Gunfire in Main St

From our archives: June 5, 2010

On June 6 1985 Kevin David Fox, aged 32, and his wife Donna Terese Fox, aged 26, were shot dead in Gore's Main St. Sonia Gerken looks back on a black day in the town's history.

Southland ready for the big one

From our archives: December 31, 1999

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Y2K preparations might mean southerners are better prepared when the big earthquake hits.

Southlanders in US wait for news of friends

From our archives: Sepember 13, 2001

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A former Winton man and his family who live 20 miles from the World Trade Centre were waiting this morning to hear how many of their neighbours and friends had been injured or killed when the building was the target of terrorism.

Grateful couple call for neurosurgery to stay put

From our archives: August 8, 2010

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An Invercargill man has 39 reasons for neurosurgery services to stay in Dunedin that add up to a lifetime of happy memories with his wife.

'It's great to be the best'

From our archives: May 6, 1999

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"Sting, Sting, Sting. We are the champions."

Henry, 111, is finally in the mood

From our archives: March 18, 2008

tuatara

One of Invercargill's oldest residents got caught in the act when he had sex in a public place last week.

Romanian prop has eyes on Super spot

From our archives: September 16, 2011

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Romanian loosehead prop Mihaita Lazar is set to become one of the most sought-after frontrowers, following an emphatic start to the Rugby World Cup. 

Back in time for Kingston Flyer

From our archives: January 19, 2004

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Yesterday it was easy to imagine the excitement and anticipation of 50 years ago when the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh travelled the length of the country by rail.

Dream home possibilities

From our archives: December 30, 1999

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You earn $35,000 a year, you have no debt, you live in Southland, and you long for a dream home.

Creature comforts play second fiddle

From our archives: June 23, 2005

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They'll share a two-person living space, live off meat patties and beer while enduring long periods without showers to support their Lions.

Hooked on Queenstown

From our archives: December 15, 2000

Chris O'Donnell

A hot new movie is set to make a star out of Queenstown whose mountains provide the backdrop to some thrilling action. SUE FEA talks to actor Chris O'Donnell about his time spent in the South Island.

Magnitude 7.8 quake hits Southland

From our archives: July 16, 2009

Landslide

A tsunami warning was issued as a precaution late last night after a huge earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale was felt in Fiordland, Queenstown, Gore and Invercargill.

The day Wilson scored 66 points

From our archives: June 18, 1997

Southland Times photo

Jeff Wilson's five-try haul in the All Blacks' 71-5 trouncing of Fiji at Albany on Saturday night served to remind me of a rugby exploit that really catapulted him into the national spotlight five years ago.

Survivors spend time with family

From our archives: December 30, 2010

RESCUED: Daryl Hewer and Ginny Neale.

A Haast woman who survived a harrowing nine-hour ordeal on an exposed rock ledge in southern Fiordland has given her family the perfect Christmas present - herself.

Crank-Up Day attracts thousands

From our archives: January 31, 2000

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Classic cars and vintage machinery swamped the Edendale Domain, 39km north-east of Invercargill, on Saturday, along with more Caterpillar machines than you would need to shift Mt Cook.

War of words

From our archives: February 28, 2001

Southland Times photo

Actor Sam Neill yesterday labelled Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Warren Cooper "a liability" and suggested he should "stay home in front of the telly."

Seeing the light

From our archives: December 31, 2005

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For most people tomorrow brings with it the chance to reflect on the year that's been.

City gets clinic on wheels

From our archives: June 26, 1997

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Invercargill has become the second city in the country to have a Plunket clinic on wheels.

Mayor milestone

From our archives: March 21, 2005

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Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt was first elected to office 12 years ago today.

Smokefree sports fields

From our archives: September 14, 2010

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The Invercargill City Council yesterday rubber-stamped a proposal to make all its council- owned sports fields and reserves smokefree.

Aviary opening on Sunday

From our archives: September 22, 1998

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Invercargill's new $750,000 aviary at Queens Park officially opens on Sunday.

Banks eyeing Y2K bug

From our archives: December 30, 1999

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Banks are getting ready to eyeball the Y2K bug this weekend and are confident their systems will pass the test.

Council given grant for lights

From our archives: April 21, 1997

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Decorative lights are to go up in Invercargill and Bluff to help people get over the winter blues.

Forged note found

From our archives: December 31, 1999

cash strap

Another forged $50 note has been found in Invercargill.

Southerner farewelled

From our archives: February 10, 2002

Gavin Mortimore

The south's romance with rail suffered a breakup yesterday when the Southerner rolled into town for the last time.

Trawler sinks in strait

From our archives: May 15, 2006

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JARED MOGAN - The Southland Times

The three survivors of the fishing boat Kotuku that capsized in Foveaux Strait on Saturday afternoon saved their lives by abandoning the safety of the upturned hull and swimming 500m through heavy seas for Women's Island.

Gunman holed up in city store

From our archives: September 27, 1995

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Police were early this morning stalking out an inner-city Invercargill store, after a man holed up inside had fired nearly 50 shots by 2.30am.

Man charged with murder

From our archives: April 15, 1995

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A 23-year-old  Invercargill man stood quietly in the Invercargill District Court yesterday, showing no emotion as he faced a charge of murder.

Shadbolt takes Invercargill mayoralty

From our archives: 1993

Tim Shadbolt

Tim Shadbolt was elected mayor of Invercargill in 1993.

Pilot dies in air show crash

From our archives: April 4, 1994

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Some people gasped in horror and others burst into tears when an aircraft crashed during a display at the Warbirds Over Wanaka air show yesterday afternoon.

Burt Munro movie will be a publicity bonanza

From our archives: June 12, 2004

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Tim Shadbolt's "From the Hot Seat" column from June 12, 2004

Memories of daughter remain

From our archives: September 3, 1998

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Owaka man Bevan Smith thinks of his daughter Kylie every day, especially when he sees her friends.

Southland duo popular on TV

From our archives: September 1, 2012

Ben Crawford

The Block NZ journey started for a Southland brother and sister over a few beers at a game of rugby.

Snow causes havoc

From our archives: September 18, 2010

The home of Southland sport has been severely damaged after the roof collapsed on Saturday under the weight of the largest amount of snow seen in Invercargill for several years.

48 Gipsy Day sales tipped to hit $300m

From our archives: May 31, 2005

dairy

Southland dairy farmers shifting on Gipsy Day tomorrow will be tightening budgets in response to Fonterra's low 2005-06 forecast payout.

Southland's Ranfurly Shield drought ends

From our archives: October 23, 2009

Ranfurly Shield

Last night erupted into one of the biggest celebrations Southland has seen in 50 years.

Police name Strait dead

From our archives: January 3, 2012

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Police have named the two men who died after a boat capsized in Foveaux Strait last night.

Arson puts future on hold

From our archives: December 23, 1997

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The future of the Southland Indoor Sports Centre in Onslow Street hangs in the balance after much of it was destroyed in an arson attack early yesterday morning.

Monumental task

From our archives: June 1908

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From our archives: Six-year saga for Invercargill's most prominent monument.

Editorial: Speed cameras on the road

From our archives: October 1993

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From all accounts, the police are bending over backwards to be scrupulously fair about the introduction of speed cameras.

Dunedin rider wins first Tour of Southland

From our archives: Septembe 1956

First Tour of Southland

The first Tour of Southland road cycling race was held in 1956 as part of Invercargill's centenary celebrations.

Politicians pay tribute

From our archives: December 28, 1992

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Local body and national politicians yesterday honoured Eve Poole, who died on Saturday.

City Mayor Eve Poole dies

From our archives: December 28, 1992

Eve Poole

Invercargill lost a sister, a supporter and a forthright leader in Mayor Eve Poole, who died on Boxing Day.

Skyline Restaurant opens

From our archives: 1967

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Skyline Enterprises built the Skyline Restaurant and aerial gondola cableway at Bob's Peak, Queenstown.

Police suspect bank bomb a diversion

From our archives: January 2 and 3, 1988

1988

The New Year in Invercargill in 1988 started with a bang of the worst kind.

Damned biker dies in gang violence

From our archives: August 1987

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Gang violence which had been simmering in the south for some time, erupted into murder in August 1987.

New railway station for Bluff

From our archives: January 1905

Bluff

Bluff's new railway station was officially opened on January 6, 1905, by Sir Joseph Ward.

1984 floods: Firms face big losses

From our archives: January 31, 1984

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Official estimates of the damage caused in the Southland floods soared yesterday to at least $20 million as businesses reopened to count their losses and more residents were allowed home to inspect briefly their flood-ravaged houses.

1984 floods: Flood damage in millions

From our archives: January 30, 1984

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What many are describing as the worst disaster in Invercargill's history has left the city without its airports for possibly three weeks and some residents out of their homes for one week or longer.

1984 floods: Never a day like it

From our archives: January 28, 1984

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An incredible day of flood and drama in Invercargill, and several other parts of Southland, yesterday, will be followed by insurance claims worth millions of dollars.

1984 floods: City prepares for emergency

From our archives: January 27, 1984

After nearly 24 hours of continuous rain, all preparations declaring a state of emergency in Invercargill were made by police, the Fire Service and City Council personnel at 3 o'clock this morning.

Invercargill elects first woman mayor

From our archives: October 10, 1983

A clear win for Invercargill's first woman Mayor, Mrs Eve Poole, the replacement of Mataura's Mayor of 13 1/2 years by a young man following in his father's footsteps, a "tenter hooks'' result in Bluff Mayoralty and several other surprises were the features of the local body elections in Southland on Saturday.

Kingston Flyer back on tracks

From our archives: December 1982

The Kingston Flyer

The vintage steam train, the Kingston Flyer returned to its original base at Kingston on Saturday, December 18.

Times shot sports photo of year

From our archives: December 16, 1981

Barry Harcourt's winning photo

An outstanding year for the veterans' Olympic cycling champion, Barry Harcourt, of Invercargill, was climaxed in Christchurch last night when he was names winner of the Adidas-Nikon sports photo of the year competition.

Dockside brawl over load of fish

From our archives: 1979

Picket line

Who should unload the giant floating fish factory trawler The Wesermunde, which arrived in Bluff on March 22?

Farmers plan protest; ewe slaughter in city

From our archives: June 9, 1978

Protest

Old ewes will be "protest" slaughtered in Invercargill this afternoon, if plans being prepared by an action group of frustrated farmers come to fruition.

Whirlwind city tour by Queen

From our archives: March 3, 1977

1977 Queen visits Invercargill

"I couldn't have hoped for anything better" this was the satisfied comment of the Mayor of Invercargill, Mr F. R. Miller, yesterday, after a whirlwind, two and a half hour visit to the city by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.

All of Gary's glitter is not gold

From our archives: June 1975

Gary Glitter

Gary Glitter "gyrated" in front of a "conservative" audience at the Civic Theatre in late June.

Aluminium being produced

From our archives: 1971

Production of aluminium has started at the New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Ltd smelter at Tiwai Point.

Little girl lost

From our archives: 1971

One of the biggest searches in Invercargill history found Janice Margaret Murphy, 4, in thick scrub after a 43-hour search in the Awarua area.

Coldstream opens

From our archives: MARCH 5, 1975

The scene in the Coldstream baths yesterday as the Mayor opened the new pool.

Sounds sinks cruise steamer but spares passengers

From our archives: JANUARY 1910

The Waikare sinks in 1910

All 141 passengers and the crew of 85 on the Union Steam Ship Company steamer, Waikare, made it to safety when she struck an uncharted rock in Dusky Sound on January 4, 1910, and beached on Stop Island.

Kelvin Hotel days away

From our archives: JANUARY 25, 1965

1965 Kelvin Hotel

City powdering her nose, but those freckles!

Queen Mother unveils playground features

From our archives, April 1916

The Queen Mother unveiled the bronze fountain and animal sanctuary at the children's playground in Queens Park, Invercargill, on April 16, 1966.

Antiope runs aground in Bluff's harbour

From the archives: 1916

1916: The Antiope in Bluff

The 1496-ton iron barque, Antiope, carrying a cargo of timber and scrap iron, was aground in Bluff harbour for more than three months in 1916.

Britannia arrives this morning

From our archives: APPRIL 16, 1966

1966_The Queen Mother in Queenstown

The royal yacht, Britannia, will drop anchor in Bluff harbour opposite the main wharf at 10.45a.m. today.

Steamer slips quietly into Wakatipu

From our archives: FEBRUARY 1912

A steam boat that was to become world famous and is today a Queenstown icon as launched at Kingston without fuss on February 24, 1912.

Versailles treaty sets peace terms

From our archives: JUNE 1919

After nearly six months of negotiations in Paris, a peace treaty with Germany was signed at the Palace of Versailles in June 28, 1919.

Ground reclaimed

From our archives: APRIL 1908

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Today's HQ ground of the Rugby Southland Football Union was opened in 1908.

A jumbo day for Lions Club charity

From our archives: MARCH 1954

The biggest Tay Street crowds during the Queen's 1954 visit gathered on March 15 for the Elephant Charity Stakes.

Queenstown celebrates 100

From our archives: 1962

Queenstown turns 100

Wakatipu district celebrated 100 years of European settlement in 1962 with re-enactments and a well-supported heard-growing competition.

New Chief Post Office for city

January 1941

1940: New post office for Invercargill

 The new Chief Post Office goes up in the square in front of the old post office building.

Thieves target modern technology

1961

1961 piewarmer

Thieves wasted no time helping themselves to the money in this self-serve food dispenser in the Arcade outside E Bell and Sons tearooms.

Council decides on fluoride for city water

December 18, 1957

A firm decision to fluoridate Invercargill's water supply was made yesterday by the city council.

'George' makes museum his whare

June 1961

George on display, 1961

Southland Museum proudly displayed its first live tuatara on June 15.

Rain brings rivers to flood level

November 19, 1957

Wakatipu, 1957

Continous and a times almost torrential rain over the whole of Southland yesterday brought a rapid rise in river levels.

Simplest system adopted

June 9 and July 10, 1967

For one New Zealander, the change to dollars and cents marks the realization of a 30-year campaign.

Destruction and fun in trams' farewell

September 11, 1952

Trams farewelled

Four battered veteran tramcars limped back to the depot in Leven street last night after they had been bidden farewell by the people of Invercargill, and badly mauled in the process.

Southland turns 100

Southland 100

The province marked its 100th birthday in 1956.

Great day has arrived for Southland

January 28, 1954

Queen's visit

For Invercargill and Southland the long-awaited day has arrived.

British drivers pleased with road race

February 12, 1956

1956 race

"We'll be back next year - if they will have us".

Notornis discovered at Te Anau

November 19, 1948

1948: takahe

Two Specimens Captured by Invercargill Party

After the Flood

February 15, 1940

1940: flooding

Compared with the floods that occur in other parts of the world, and even in other parts of New Zealand, the water that overflowed yesterday from the Otepuni Creek was a very minor visitation.

Avalanche kills two at Homer Tunnel site

May 4, 1937

Snow

Two people were killed at the Homer Tunnel work site in May, 1937.

Moa remains found

March 21, 1939

Moa skeleton

A big number of moa bones, from which it is hoped to assemble a compete skeleton for the Southland Museum, was discovered on Saturday in the sand at Wakapatu, near Colac Bay, by Mr J. H. Sorensen, director of the museum, and Mr S. Ward.

New Menzies building opens

1965

Menzies building, Invercargill (1965)

This morning, on a site occupied by sod huts more than 100 years ago, the new £161,000 Government building named after Southland's founder Dr J. R. Menzies, will be opened by the Attorney-General Mr Hanan.

Off-course betting: City office puts through £1320

March 21, 1952

A steady stream of betters invested on the six race meetings on which the Invercargill office of the Totalizator Agency Board accepted bets on the first day of its operations yesterday. The manager of the office, Mr T. N. Forde, said last night that about £1320 had been invested during the day.

Movie man brings his script to town

1928

A Daughter from Invercargill

This gallery features scenes from the filming of the 1928 movie, A Daughter of Invercargill.

Conviction on finger print evidence

February 23, 1939

Finger prints found at the scene of a crime were used for the first time in evidence in the Supreme Court in Invercargill yesterday, when the Crown Prosecutor (Mr H.J. Macalister) based the case for the Crown exclusively on finger prints found on a broken window pane.

Callers are making the connection

January 1932

Subscribers connected to the Invercargill telephone exchange numbered 2192 in January, 1932.

Jean Batten in NZ

July 18, 1934

Jean Batten and mother

This photograph shows aviator Jean Batten's mother clasping the hand of her famous daughter just after the vessel Rangitiki berthed in New Zealand after travelling from England.

Tremendous fire in Winton

September 25, 1901

At five minutes to one this morning a fire was discovered in Mr E. R. Kidd's store, in the main street, Winton.

Epidemic Relief

October 21, 1919

The Waikato Hospital and Charitable Aid Board is not the only institution of its kind that is unable to secure from the Government the money that it expended in relief to widows and widowers suffering as a result of the influenza epidemic.

Fire destroys Gore's 'handsomest' building

January 1904

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An early morning fire in Gore destroyed 22 shops.

Opening of the Waihopai Bridge

January 11, 1904

It had been arranged that his Excellency should open the new bridge on the North road across the Waihopai, and shortly after the party left for the site, which was reached at 4.30 p.m.

The road to Milford

June 13, 1934

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Having carried the road from Lake Te Anau so far in the direction of Milford Sound, the Government was wise in deciding to carry on the work and to complete the road to the Sound.

'Invigorating' road drives tourists into raptures

January 27, 1932

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Here there is no talk of the Depression, but an atmosphere of optimism prevails in every nook and corner.

Horse struck by train

August 30, 1901

Yesterday the morning train to Bluff struck a horse that had got on the line between the central station and the foot of Clyde street.

The good ship Earnslaw on her trial run

October 18, 1912

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Queenstown presented a lively spectacle when the new Lake Wakatipu steamer Earnslaw arrived from Kingston last evening after a run occupying one hour forty minutes.

Milford Track

February 27, 1901

Te Anau-Milford Sound - There is not a great deal to chronicle here. We have had four or five days of rainy weather recently, and the rivers were in flood. A corresponding rise took place in the lake.

The Marathon Race

July 14, 1909

Arrangements are now complete for the race this afternoon.

War memorial suggestions sought

March 13, 1908

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For the purpose of assisting the authorities in selecting a design for a war memorial for Invercargill, the Southland Times will publish suggestions limited to two hundred words.

Lamentable boating fatality

October 12, 1903

During this morning it was ascertained that a distressing boat accident had occurred in the estuary, resulting in the drowning of George, Thomas and William Walker, and William Spence, four young men employed in warehouses in town.

Cycle seller Murie brings car to Invercargill

February 10, 1902

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Something new in the cycle line, in the way of a motor cycle, was to be seen careering along the streets of the town yesterday afternoon, and, of course, attracted much attention.

Electric lights for Bluff, Campbelltown

December 3 and 4, 1903

For the electric light installation functions, which takes place in Bluff to-night, the arrangements are completed. The ceremony will take place at 8.30 p.m. at the freezing works.

Ranfurly shield match

September 15, 1920

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The Wellington team to play Southland today arrived on Monday night, bringing with them the magnificent Ranfurly Shield, which is held by the winners if this match.