Convivial downstairs, studious upstairs, and more open plan. That's the thinking for the Invercargill public library refresh.
Sometimes it's not such a straightforward matter putting children in their place. Michael Fallow reports.
Now well into their second centuries, Tuatapere and Browns sports days are still events where the fun doesn't get old.
Choral director Di Lenihan has walked across a great many stages, bringing the voices of Invercargill's singers to life.
Riverton Rocks. Especially on Christmas Eve.
So what was the news of the day, round about now, back in the day? Michael Fallow reports in a round about way.
Clutha District looks after its own in Telford debacle
The man who from Monday will lead the nation survived political evisceration in 2002. What happened and what's changed?
Two organisations, two sets of concerns, one cycle trail.
What do you really know about women's clubs in Southland?
Perish the thought, but if Burt Munro had lived elsewhere . . .
Smoking rates in the southern district are decreasing, but they remain nearly twice as high for Maori as for non Maori.
The world's best shearers are headed to Nathan Stratford's place.
Nestled in the corner of Gary Tong's office is a collection of hats.
In a country where worthy community fundraising projects slog away as best they can, what have these Gore women been getting so very right?
John "Chub'' McHugh is now in Hospitality NZ's hall of fame. That outfit really needs a lounge of fame.
Great riders from the Tour of Southland share some yarns, some philosophies.
Can the Southland Regional Development Strategy unite us on inner-city rejuvenation? It better, for all our sakes.
My tree branches looked fat, so to keep the consistency I decided the two robins should be fat.
Balclutha fire brigade member to be awarded double gold star
Margaret Daley, Craig Allott and Dave Goodall join the 2016 inductees into the Southland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
For the first time a husband and wife are being inducted into the Southland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Gore mayoralty campaign is unfolding as multi-issued.
Invercargill Repertory's light and laughing new Roger Hall play dances around an issue being taken seriously indeed in Southland right now; the migrant experience.
"There will come a time we will need it": Queenstown Lakes District Council mayoral candidate Jim Boult
On Loud Shirt Day, can the likes of Carol Ward have a quiet word with the medical budget-setters?
Frowning down at your local body voting papers? Michael Fallow figures some generic academic guidance might be in order.
Mary-Jane Grove of Aparima College's third-placed entry in the junior section of the Dan Davin 2016 Secondary School Student Writing Awards
Maddy Doherty of James Hargest College's second placed entry in the junior section of the Dan Davin 2016 Secondary Student Writing Awards
Caitlin Russell of James Hargest College's highly commended entry in the senior section of the Dan Davin 2016 Secondary School Student Writing Awards