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Garden

Flashy flower heads

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

Spirit of Munro rides on

'Indian Motorcycles have done Dad proud'

One of John Munro's earliest memories involves him riding to school on the tank of his dad's motorbike.

Blazing a trail in the south

Years of toil about to pay off

Tom O'Brien has toiled relentlessly for two years in some challenging terrain to realise his dream. But Hannah McLeod discovers his "mad" dream is about to be realised.

Going without is a Lotta struggle

Uphill Battle: Going without

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

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

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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