About The South: Bluff harbour

The entrance to Bluff Harbour is 620m wide at the narrowest point.

Bluff Harbour has had other names as well as its Maori name Awarua , meaning 'two rivers', writes Lloyd Esler in About The South.

The Natural World: Black matipo

The black matipo, also known as kohuhu.

Here is one of our most widely grown and interesting native plants.

New Zealand complicit in tax dodging

Everyone should pay their fair share of tax - from a fast food worker on the minimum wage to a bank CEO earning ...

New Zealand's reputation has taken a hit after the release of the Panama Papers, writes Rino Tirikatene in From The Beehive.

Happy day, Mother mine

Heather McCorkindale has ushered into the world countless newborn babies in Southland.

For decades Southland Times birth notices have had that grateful "thanks to Heather McCorkindale" line, writes Pat Veltkamp Smith in And Another Thing.

Chatham Islands mayoral trip 2016

Chatham Islands Mayor Alfred Preece shows his mayoral guests some of his home's Moriori heritage, during a local ...

Chathams trip an eye opener for mayor

Family remembers shipwreck victim

Three generations of Charles Gough's descendents Hamish Gough, Graham Gough, and Doug Gough, all from the original farm ...

Charles Gough died in the sinking of the Tararua, six generations on his family remembers him.

Gerry McSoriley records CD

Gerry McSoriley, the Singing Butcher, behind the counter at his Southlamb butcher,with copies of his CD, Gerry's Songlist.

Invercargill's Singing Butcher, Gerry McSoriley, has unveiled a fresh new cut - his own CD.

A big year for trade

Clutha Southland MP Todd Barclay.

A big year for trade is good news for Southland, writes Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay in From The Beehive.

Concerns over apparent suicide story

We must work together to create hope for those who feel that all hope has gone, writes Hugh Norriss.

Mental Health Foundation chief executive Hugh Norriss has concerns about an article published on The Southland Times website and on Stuff.co.nz, entitled Grieving mum speaks out about son's apparent suicide.

A homage to The Johnny Cash Show

Singers in The Homage to The Johnny Cash Show, from left, Bryan Townley, Bonnie Turner, Dene Allen and Ruth Sagmyr.

Hello, I'm Johnny Cash.

Catlins pioneering women book launch next week

Papatowai author Diana Noonan's book Women of the Catlins, officially launches at Tahakopa next Friday May 6.

Catlins women celebrated in a book to be launched next week

Wok's going on?

Pat Veltkamp Smith

Listen, we have moved on, and fast.

The Face on Mars rocks in Southland

The most spectacular example of a Southland pareidolia formation is the Face on Mars.

Lloyd Esler examines some of the most spectacular rock formations in Southland.

Riverton RSA: who will step up?

Dave Wohlers  secretary of the Riverton RSA

Riverton RSA has weathered difficult times but its future depends on finding people to help share the management roles.

Art in the heart of the South gallery

Glass artist Phil Newbury feels artists are becoming "endangered" because of the homogenisation of culture.

There's a changing face of art in Southland, but who's driving us in the right direction?

Invercargill RSA: a significant dollar

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Invercargill RSA  chairman Norm Wilson with the Ode and bell at the Invercargill ...

Amalgamation into a larger club has ensured the Invercargill RSA can continue to do its work.

Quinn of Crete

Gunner James J Quinn 2NZEF 28 Field Battery, NZ Artllery 5th Field Regiment

Jim Quinn's battle on Crete lasted a lot longer than most, and his courageous fighting spirit ripples down through the generations.

Work To Rule: A bit of balance

Mary-Jane Thomas.

Looking through employment decisions it can sometimes feel like the law is very pro-employees, writes Mary-Jane Thomas in Work To Rule.

The man behind the bayonet

April 28-29 marks the 75th anniversary of the grisly gallantry that earned Jack Hinton of Colac Bay a Victoria Cross. Michael Fallow trawls through the records to recap the famous tale.

A vineyard in our food forest

Sow sweet pea seeds direct in April for beautiful fragrance and colour in late spring

Robert Guyton's garden is suffering an identity crisis.

Taxing Times: Foreign trusts

Craig Macalister, tax principal at  Crowe Horwath

 Foreign trusts and the misguided media missile

A Chick remembers the shell

"Chicks' Judy Hindman and Sue Lynch. Photo, John Selkirk

Performer Suzanne Lynch recalls the heyday of the Riverton soundshell.

Drawn from reality video

Lieutenant-Colonel Edmund Robert Bowler in December 1914  a few days following his mobilisation as commander of the 2nd ...

An animated movie features the story of Edmund Bowler - the Gore officer who confronted top brass to get the Anzacs off Gallipoli.

Kaka bird named after Catlins identity Mabel Roy

Kaka conservationist Penelope Gillette of the United States, now resident in Papatowai, with kaka Mabel, named after ...

A bird called Mabel

B&B tax implications

There may be tax and GST fish-hooks for mum and dad hosts operating a bed and breakfast.

What are the tax implications for "mum and dad" hosts providing short-term accommodation, asks Murray McClennan in Taxing Times.

Letters to the editor - April 9

Letters to the editor

Parental perks

The schoolboy and the speedsters

Bill Pottinger was an Invercargill secondary schoolboy - and international motorsport photographer.

Garden snails serious pest

Garden snails are recognised as a serious pest in the garden.

You don't want to find these in your garden, writes Paul Gay in The Natural World.

Niagara Falls' name a joke

Foreign visitors enjoy the southern Niagara Falls.

Southland's Niagara Falls' name was originally a joke, writes Lloyd Esler in About The South.

Guitar Legends marks 10 years

Deo Bohn rehearses for the 10th edition of the Southland Musicians Club show Guitar Legends.

Ten years after striking its first power chord, a Southland guitar show marks 10 years of fantastic fretwork.

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