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No charges over smoky burnoff

Managers of Trade Me founder's high country station have escaped prosecution over a smoky burnoff.

Competition kills Bella Kai

Bella Kai struggled to compete with the buying power of the major supermarkets, manager Annmarie Tinnock says.

The roguish philanthropist

Or, if you prefer, the philanthropic rogue. Either way, Louis Crimp was the stuff of legend in Invercargill. Michael Fallow reports

Dust and discourse

A collection of chairs in varying states of disrepair, coated in dust, are assembled around an old fire.

Family heads for the hills

The Murray family of Wanaka have spent the last four months in the hills, training for the tough Godzone Adventure Race.

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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