One dead in Southland collision

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Another person was taken to hospital with moderate injuries following the crash on Sunday afternoon.

Mental health support being designed for Fiordland

Southern District Health mental health director of allied health and chairwoman of Te Hau Toka Southern Lakes Wellbeing ...

Fiordland will have its own bespoke mental health programme in the near future as the Southern District Health Board works on extending its wellbeing support in the region.

A toast to ex-servicemen

World War II veterans Les King, 100, left, Tom Johnstone, 102, were the guests of honour at a Winton RSA function on ...

The Winton RSA made a toast to its oldest ex-servicemen - Tom Johnstone, 102, and Les King, 100 - at the weekend.

Covid-19: Resurgence plans take shape video

Plans are underway to help possible community cases of Covid-19 isolate safely in Southland and Otago, but the ...

The Southern District Health Board has appointed a dedicated co-ordinator to further develop its Community Supported Isolation and Quarantine service in case of another community outbreak of Covid-19.

Stags coach blasts golden point concept

Southland Stags fullback Josh Moorby scores the opening try of Saturday’s round four NPC game against Canterbury at ...

Southland Stags coach Dale MacLeod knows he may come across as bitter, but he has taken a shot at the NPC's golden point rule following a 19-16 overtime loss to Canterbury.

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Home 'burned to the ground' in Southland

Emergency crews were unable to save the home, which burned to the ground. (File photo)

Fire investigators areworking to determine the cause of the house fire in Centre Bush on Saturday.

Janice Lee: Shaking up the disability sector

Koha Kai chief executive and founder Janice Lee wants to roll out the organisation nationally to provide people with ...

Janice Lee's role has changed since 2015, transitioning from a hands-on role in the kitchen to a more corporate role advocating for the national roll-out of disability services based on Koha Kai.

The finest food? Southlanders, it has us surrounded,

In his element; chef Ethan Flack.

A stellar chef wants a word with his home province.

The ABs story that should never be forgotten video

After returning from World War I Andrew “Son” White played 38 games for the All Blacks from 1921 to 1925.

Owen Eastwood believes the story of an inspirational 1921 All Black debutant can fill everyone struggling with mental illness with hope.

Water fight gains momentum

A water fight is brewing between councils and the Government over the Government’s proposed Three Waters reform.

A push for councils in the southern region to work together in a bid to retain ownership of their water-related assets has received the backing of a senior Dunedin councillor.

Councillor calls for council CEO's resignation

Invercargill city councillor Peter Kett has called for council chief executive Clare Hadley to resign.

An Invercargill city councillor believes the council's chief executive has breached its trust by sharing contents of a Sir Tim Shadbolt email at a meeting.

Broadcaster Marcus Lush rides every Dunedin bus route in a single day video

Broadcaster Marcus Lush eyes up a timetable in the Dunedin suburb of St Kilda.

Marcus Lush is on a mission to ride every bus route in Dunedin within 18 hours - and he has the hashtag needed to get his challenge trending.

Council may reopen mothballed subdivision as Gore's building boom continues

The basics of the building games – including 4x2 – are proving difficult for builders to find.

Forty six new dwellings were consented in Gore district in the last year — a 20-year record.

ICC mana whenua representatives announced

Invercargill City Council has announced Pania Coote and Evelyn Cook as mana whenua representatives and members of the ...

Invercargill City Council has announced it’s two new mana whenua representatives.

Stags name debutants for Canterbury showdown

Southland coach Dale MacLeod has named his team to take on Canterbury as it re-starts its 2021 NPC campaign.

Two new forwards have been included in the Southland Stags team to play Canterbury in Invercargill on Saturday.

News

Southland businesses support Fiordland

The first session of the Fiordland Business Support Summit was held at The Fat Duck in Te Anau on Sunday afternoon where ...

What started as a Southland business asking how it could help, has grown into a five-day, 18-session summit to support Fiordland businesses.

Suspicious car fire in Gore

Police are investigating a suspicious car fire in Gore in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Fiordland subject of $8.6m carbon sink study

Going virtual extends Southland summit reach

Video

Covid-19: Resurgence plans take shape

The Southern District Health Board has appointed a dedicated co-ordinator to further develop its Community Supported Isolation and Quarantine service in case of another community outbreak of Covid-19.

Business

Southland businesses support Fiordland

The first session of the Fiordland Business Support Summit was held at The Fat Duck in Te Anau on Sunday afternoon where ...

What started as a Southland business asking how it could help, has grown into a five-day, 18-session summit to support Fiordland businesses.

Alliance Group ramps up recruitment

Alliance Group will be looking for staff to work at its Lorneville plant, near Invercargill, this season, but in a tight ...

Alliance Group will ramp up recruitment efforts in Southland this year as it tries to fill jobs usually held by seasonal migrant workers at some of its biggest plants.

Covid-19: Alert level changes bring little relief

Ming Garden Chinese restaurant owner Ocean Chan with his 3-year-old son Austin. The restaurant made just $12 in daily ...

A Te Anau restaurant owner has gone from serving more than 200 diners a day, to making just $1000 a week. The increased cap on gatherings will have little impact on his business, he says.

Aquaculture Group welcomes call for seaweed body video

CH4 Global is successfully growing seaweed at a former oyster farm off Stewart Island after discovering how to trigger ...

The Southland Aquaculture Working Group has welcomed calls for a national seaweed sector group and governance framework to claim a share of the US$14 billion industry.

Neighbours awarded $27k in costs

A Wānaka building that was at the centre of a High Court civil dispute heard in Invercargill in June.

Three Wānaka ratepayers will split $27,007.27 in costs, in a dispute over an unfinished mansion.

Opinion

The godwit's lesson: motivation matters but so does timing.

Godwits on the go.

OPINION: From time to time, I find it helpful to look at the natural world to get a sense of perspective towards the challenges we face.

Southland Charity Hospital - a milestone achieved and a goal within reach

Blair and Melissa Vining

OPINION: It's onwards and upwards for a project embraced by southerners.

The vaccine push means considering a host of motivational measures

It’s a simple step to take – but not so simple to facilitate.

OPINION: We should be careful, but not precious, about extra motivations for people to get vaccinated.

Ongoing work by women's organisations part of equality solution

Lisa Adams NZL winner of the Women’s Athletics Shot Put F37 Final is congratulated by her sister Valerie Adams, who won ...

OPINION: Wasn't it a touching and joyful moment, when Paralympian Lisa Adams went rushing up to big sister and coach Dame Valerie for a big bear hug after she won a gold medal.

Hope for the inclusion of all cultures in New Zealand

Previously women had been hidden at home and quiet, but it was realised that if we wanted our people’s concerns known we ...

OPINION: New Zealand called to the Pacific people. “New Zealand is a land of new opportunities.” So they came.

Culture

The finest food? Southlanders, it has us surrounded,

In his element; chef Ethan Flack.

A stellar chef wants a word with his home province.

Invercargill student band set to release first album

From left, Blake Humphrey, Jackson Jones, Aidan Hosie and Ailin Pekar are band The Terrace, who are set to release their ...

An Invercargill band, made up of high school students, is set to release their first album this year, with a few setbacks from Covid-19 lockdown.

The play that doesn't want to be produced away from home

David Pottinger on the set of the delayed 'The Mousetrap' production. [File photo]

Can a play be cursed? The production of Agatha Christie’s The Moustrap by the Invercargill Repertory Society may just be.

Lockdown - back into old habits, are we?

Sourdough? Don’t get me started.

Remember what we got up to last time. The good old days formerly known as ''these trying times''.

Polyfest in question amid lockdown

Events have been cancelled in Invercargill in the wake of the national lockdown.

Organisers of the Murihiku Polyfest are unsure if the cultural event, which involves hundreds of students from throughout the region, will be able to kick off on Monday.

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