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New varieties for spring

As the weather slowly begins to warm, the garden centre shelves are groaning with new plants.

Issues remain the same


OPINION: Today's the 121st anniversary of New Zealand women being the first in the world to gain the right to vote.

Introducing Frances & Craig

A rare wet day in Cromwell threatened to ruin things, but these two were just thankful to be with their family and friends.

Story of 'Hore' frocks


A dress historian hopes to convince disbelievers Central Otago's surprising Eden Hore high-fashion garment collection is a worthy investment and shed light on the life of the Naseby farmer.

Lamb shanks with garlic mash

As I write we are on day 27 of the most perfect spring weather in Queenstown's recorded history. It feels wrong to be submitting this slow cooked meal.

Wartime experiences

"Call yourself the cream of New Zealand?" barked the sergeant major. "Good God, I wouldn't like to taste the milk!"

'Who'll come with me?'

Jack Hinton had had enough of this retreating malarky. It was April 1941 and in military terms the Greek campaign was already lost.

Inconspicuous memories

Dick Travis' exploits

Looking to the future

Aaron Horrell The RSA is three years shy of its 100th birthday. It has a long history, but does it have a future?

Region marks Anzac Day 2013

Stories from around the region as we mark Anzac Day 2013.

The Blue Line

The forgotten army

War memorials of the south

The south is dotted with war memorials, stark reminders of the tragedies that successive wars have brought.

People felt pressured

No one drowned. No one was electrocuted. No one succumbed to disease. But people did die from the 1984 floods.

Your say: The 1984 floods

The floods of 1984 had a wide impact throughout Southland, cutting Invercargill in half and causing devastating damage around the province.

If it's this bad now, what's still to come?

Watching as your life washes away

Flood of memories

Twenty-five years ago today, at 4am on a Friday, Invercargill declared a state of emergency.

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