Saving an extremely rare native plant

Olearia adenocarpa in flower.

Efforts to save one critically endangered plant illustrate how much needs to be done if a draft threatened species strategy released last week will succeed. Will Harvie reports.

A 13-year battle to keep faith

A Kiwi camp at Cassino.  "Not a bit of improvement in two years".

Maree Frewen-Wilks laboured long and hard to do right by the veterans, and fallen, of a ferocious World War 2 battle.

The return of the drunken piper

Pipe music from long ago, revived for southerners.

A CD celebrating the music of an all-but-forgotten Southern bagipipe composer is a work of merriment, sorrows, and attitude aplenty.

Shadbolt's great deputy dustups, to date . . .

Mayor Tim Shadbolt: awaiting his next deputy.

When you're Tim Shadbolt's stand-in, sooner or later ructions await.

Skidpad loses traction video

Kyle Berkahn, 22, hopes the skidpad in Dannevirke can be used in the future.

The council shut it down, but Dannevirke's racers want their skidpad back up and running.

Bettor Ops in Country Cups Final

Stable workers James Forbes, left, and Tristan Larsen with Bettor Ops at Branxholme on Friday.

Trainer-driver Kirk Larsen says Bettor Ops is in peak condition for the Southern Country Cups Final.

Soldier, showman, scoundrel . . . .

. . . but for all his monumental untrustworthiness, Leopold McLaglen knew a thing or two about "death-dealing science''.

The watchmaker at Cassino

Cassino under bombing.

Warren Warburton's working life was about beauty and precision. His war wasn't.

What's the story, Lord?

So what kind of press has Christianity enjoyed in Southland since last Easter?

Memories take flight

Dominie ZK-AKY, one of the pioneering airliners of the region has been restored and is a central focus of a reunion of ...

An aviation pioneers reunion in Queenstown evokes many a bygone tale.

Politicians and budgets? Go figure

Labour Leader Andrew Little:  People need "high-level assurance'' that politicians' figures are correct and accurate.

Labour and the Greens want an independent oversight of politicians' costings

Stabilising Southland's roads

Invercargill City Council's Merv Gunn, South Roads' Steve Milne and Road Pavement Products' Craig Patu, Brian Jackman ...

Southland councils are considering importing a road stabilising product from Australia to make southern roads safer and cut maintenance costs.

Track record

Trains on the 150-year-old Bluff-Invercargill line may have stuck to the straight and narrow, but their passengers oftentimes didn't.

Clutha ratepayers could fork out about $2m in council debacle

Clutha District Council is liable for $1.96m as a result of a project debacle.

Council debacle could cost Clutha District ratepayers millions

Kiwi figuring out what happened after the Big Bang

The Big Bang. Dr Florian Beyer is interested in events at the far left of the cone.

University of Otago is making breakthroughs with new mathematical models that zoom in on the beginning of time.

A gentleman antagonist

Alan Swallow was a thoughtful man for, perhaps, not-so-thoughtful times.

Cellphone and broadband funding criteria in question in Clutha

Areas of West Otago are notorious "black spot" territory for poor or non-existent cellphone coverage.

Grey areas in black spot and broadband fund explored in Clutha district

Lessons for the entire country

This scene from the Port Hills fires in Christchurch is bound to bound to happen again.

OPINION: Planting back quickly and correctly is crucial after the Christchurch Port Hills fires.

A man well-suited to his community

The former Gore mayor whose funeral was held on March 10, was a retailer who saw fashions come and go, and retained his appreciation for style.

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 . . .

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