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Not-all-that-grand designs

Away with the escalators, and the walls. 633730038

Convivial downstairs, studious upstairs, and more open plan. That's the thinking for the Invercargill public library refresh.

Light and dark in a children's library debate

Sometimes it's not such a straightforward matter putting children in their place. Michael Fallow reports.

Sports for all sorts

Now well into their second centuries, Tuatapere and Browns sports days are still events where the fun doesn't get old.

A lifetime of choral music

Di Lenihan has fostered much young talent over the years in Southland with her involvement in school and youth choirs.

Choral director Di Lenihan has walked across a great many stages, bringing the voices of Invercargill's singers to life.

Riverton's hit parade

Riverton Rocks. Especially on Christmas Eve.

Talking points from bygone times

So what was the news of the day, round about now, back in the day? Michael Fallow reports in a round about way.

Clutha rallies to help Telford staff

The Clutha Development team are lending their skills to helping Telford staff affected by job cuts, to get new ...

Clutha District looks after its own in Telford debacle

Wrong times, right times . . . now right times?

The man who from Monday will lead the nation survived political evisceration in 2002. What happened and what's changed?

The tale of two routes

A group led by deputy Prime Minister Bill English riding the Around the Mountains cycle trail ahead of the opening of ...

Two organisations, two sets of concerns, one cycle trail.

Friendship, fellowship and fun - a place to belong

Southland Women's Club members, from left, Frances Tait, Shirley Clarke, and Jean McWilliam.

What do you really know about women's clubs in Southland?

Burtistry -- it's not just about the bikes

Perish the thought, but if Burt Munro had lived elsewhere . . .

Smoking biggest killer

smoking is the south's biggest early killer.

Smoking rates in the southern district are decreasing, but they remain nearly twice as high for Maori as for non Maori.

The world on his doorstep

Nathan Stratford

The world's best shearers are headed to Nathan Stratford's place.

Hats, caps and mayoral chains

Southland District Council mayor Gary Tong.

Nestled in the corner of Gary Tong's office is a collection of hats.

A generation's worth of focused ambition

In a country where worthy community fundraising projects slog away as best they can, what have these Gore women been getting so very right?

Chub at the hub of Winton

John "Chub'' McHugh is now in Hospitality NZ's hall of fame. That outfit really needs a lounge of fame.

Titans of the tour

Great riders from the Tour of Southland share some yarns, some philosophies.

Heart and bones of city's CBD revival

Can the Southland Regional Development Strategy unite us on inner-city rejuvenation? It better, for all our sakes.

60 minutes at Paint 'n Sip

The final results of Sara Leitao's and Dasha Kuprienko's robins on a snowy day paintings at the Paint 'n' Sip studio in ...

My tree branches looked fat, so to keep the consistency I decided the two robins should be fat.

Double gold star for Balclutha firefighter

Balclutha volunteer fire brigade member Fraser Bunting, with one of the fire engines he has worked on in his double gold ...

Balclutha fire brigade member to be awarded double gold star

Three of the best

Margaret Daley, Craig Allott and Dave Goodall join the 2016 inductees into the Southland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

A couple in good company

For the first time a husband and wife are being inducted into the Southland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

More to Gore mayoralty campaign than that brand

The Gore mayoralty campaign is unfolding as multi-issued.

Come over here and say that

Ned (Mark Holmes) notices Natasha's (Hannah Kennedy) good housekeeping

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.

Convention centre plan lacks support

An artist's impression of the proposed Queenstown convention centre.

"There will come a time we will need it": Queenstown Lakes District Council mayoral candidate Jim Boult

Do the elderly get a fair hearing?

On Loud Shirt Day, can the likes of Carol Ward have a quiet word with the medical budget-setters?

A few thoughts on voting

Andy Asquith

Frowning down at your local body voting papers? Michael Fallow figures some generic academic guidance might be in order.

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer

Dan Davin

Mary-Jane Grove of Aparima College's third-placed entry in the junior section of the Dan Davin 2016 Secondary School Student Writing Awards

Sister

Dan Davin

Maddy Doherty of James Hargest College's second placed entry in the junior section of the Dan Davin 2016 Secondary Student Writing Awards

Panem Street

Dan Davin

Caitlin Russell of James Hargest College's highly commended entry in the senior section of the Dan Davin 2016 Secondary School Student Writing Awards

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