Body found in Waikiwi

Police on guard outside a motel room in Invercargill on Sunday.

8:33 PM  Invercargill police have launched a homicide investigation after a woman was found dead in Waikiwi.

Cops called to gaming event

James Wards , right, checking on the video gaming event on south Invercargill on Saturday.

The police were called to a gaming event in Invercargill at the weekend but found only happy children.

100 year old learns true birthday

Cohen Te Maiharoa,13, with his great-great-aunt,100-year-old old Erene McElhinney at her Elmwood Gardens birthday party ...

Erene McElhinney celebrated 99 of her birthdays on the wrong day, until the queen set the record straight.

Heritage precinct slows down Winton

Winton Business Association president Chris Menzies, with the main street behind, during the town's open day on Sunday.

"We sometimes bang our heads against the wall ... it doesn't help the town in terms of getting newer shops out here."

Food parcel demand booms

Southland Food Bank Charitable Trust chairman Peter Swain loads a van for a parcel drop around Invercargill this week.

Food parcels continue to be in high demand in Southland and will rise further heading into Christmas.

News

Extra coach needed for Te Anau tennis

Finn Tearney is among the eight playing in the Te Anau Tennis Invitational in December.

Te Anau tennis officials have preparations well underway for two major events this summer.

Celeb and mum's 'record' marathon

Alice Chambers-Smith is probably the first mum with brain cancer to walk the Queenstown half marathon with a television celebrity.

Power bill price hikes in pipeline

'I could be dead'

Video

Food parcel demand booms

Food parcels continue to be in high demand in Southland and will rise further heading into Christmas.

Business

Unimog plan on hold

Go Orange Unimogs on the hair-raising Skippers Rd, near Queenstown.

Unimogs are allowed on the historic Skippers Rd near Queenstown, but Go Orange is not yet "fully comfortable" using the vehicles on the treacherous road.

Why Tiwai might close video

Workers seen casting aluminium  at Tiwai Point aluminium smelter in Southland.

OPINION: There's a barely perceptible consensus emerging within Parliament that smelter should close. 

Unimogs on 'terrifying' road

Go Orange Unimogs on the hair-raising Skippers Rd, near Queenstown.

The local council is investigating the planned use of 10-tonne Unimogs to carry tourists on a Queenstown road described as one of the world's most treacherous drives.

More Aussies in Qtown

Additional Qantas flights between Queenstown and Melbourne were behind a large jump in international visitor arrivals at ...

Extra flights between Melbourne and Queenstown are thought to be behind the increase in Australians visiting Queenstown this winter.

From V8 petrol to electric

Shotover Jet will convert the engine of one its jet boats to electric as part of a pilot project. If successful, the ...

Shotover Jet is planning to become the first tourism business in the world to operate electricity-powered jet boats.

Opinion

When money warrants closer inspection

Love me legal tender . . .

OPINION: Checking for counterfeit banknotes isn't hard - or entirely unfun

Councils face big costs for tiny water supply schemes

An over-reaction to the Havelock North water contamination outbreak stands to cost councils.

OPINION: To protect against water contamination is important - but the pendulum has swung too far.

What goes around comes around

Because why wouldn't you?

OPINION: In praise of cyclical behaviour.

Bruce Ross, the race director without whom ...

Bruce Ross: A towering figure, in his way.

OPINION: Beyond all doubt, the right man for the job.

Govt hiffing expensive burdens on ratepayers

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta

OPINION: The extra responsibilities that this Government is placing on local councils and their ratepayers will cost all of us dearly.

Culture

What goes around comes around

Because why wouldn't you?

OPINION: In praise of cyclical behaviour.

Composer ready for world premiere

Former Southland and composer Samuel Gray.

Kiwi Samuel Gray is preparing for the world premiere of his symphony composition in Latvia.

Amateur musicians set to shine

Verdon College pop rock band, from left Michaela Leadley 14, Emmy Roderique 14, Harrison Milne, 14, Issac Beker, 15, ...

Too many cooks can spoil the broth, but what can happen when there is too many musicians?

To the visionaries amongst us

The De Hogeweyk village in the Netherlands.

OPINION: It's as they say, if we do what we have always done, we will get what we always got.

South Island's first Wāhi Tūpuna whare

Anderson Park's Te Wharepuni O Anehana has been given Wāhi Tūpuna status with Heritage New Zealand at a ceremony on ...

A tiny whare tucked away in Southland has today been recognised for its national importance.

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