Scott Richardson, pictured here in 2015, in his role as a catering and hospitality teacher at Southland Boys' High School.

"The culinary world has just lost a gentleman"

Well-known Invercargill chef Scott Richardson died this morning in Dunedin Hospital.

'Business as usual'

Aparima College principal Kaye Day. The latest Governmental report on the College said "urgent" improvement in ...

A troubled Southland secondary school is to continue as usual, despite its leadership coming under fire.

Hotel facing potential delays

The Invercargill Licensing Trust has unearthed some speed bumps in its plans to build a new inner city hotel.

Defending champions on fire

The fire service team has confirmed its the fastest emergency service in Invercargill.

The other side of the ledger

What positives might Todd Barclay be able to point to, in terms of his electoral efforts in Clutha-Southland?

Cancer care a 'postcode lottery'

Countless Kiwis may be missing out on the care they need due to the geographical inconsistencies.

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'You sober up pretty quick'

Flooding on the Taieri Plains caught out several motorists over the weekend.

15 min ago  Slammed as "hypothermic drunks", one of the nine rescued in rising floodwaters in Otago has spoken of the harrowing ordeal.

New homes damaged in floods

3:53 PM  New homes in Otago were damaged by flooding, dozens of slips hit roads, and a historic bridge was destroyed in the weekend's storm.

Music students in for a treat

Four bodies so far identified in Milton burial project

Video

Identical twins turn 100

Identical twin sisters from Otago have beaten the one-in-700 million odds.

Business

Consent for The Heights housing subdivision pending

Sold: many of The Heights sections have been sold ahead of subdivision resource consent.

Universal Developments has applied for a 135 lot subdivision in Wanaka.

Threat to Qtown lake grows

Lagarosiphon is capable of choking waterways, smothering native aquatic plants, and establishing quickly in waterways if ...

Fears an invasive weed will establish itself in Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu are escalating as crops continue to spread in a river that drains the lake.

Irrigation scheme 'a win, win'

Dairy Creek Ltd director Tim O'Sullivan, Pioneer Energy chief executive Fraser Jonker and Pioneer Energy project manager ...

A $10m irrigation scheme near Alexandra, Central Otago, is going to deliver water to about 1800 hectares of barren land.

SBS looks to the future

SBS Bank chief executive Shaun Drylie addresses members at the bank's annual meeting at the Kelvin Hotel in Invercargill.

Catering services to different generations was one of the key messages from the SBS annual meeting on Wednesday.

Tech talk: Wanaka post-Gigatown

Wanaka technology entrepreneurs Tony O'Regan of Wanaka App, Hamish McGregor of kin2kin, Stuart Bale of WillNotice and ...

Wanaka is on track to be everything it said it could be after its 2014 Gigatown competition loss.

Opinion

Letters to the editor

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Thank you

Those who enrich our lives

Hokonui Fashion Design Awards: a dazzling showcase

OPINION: Tracy Hicks draws one, overarching, realisation from watching the 6pm news.

Transparency

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OPINION: Correspondents write about Environment Southland's transparency and immigration.

Princess Margaret Hospital must be viewed

Cheer up?

OPINION: The distress at Princess Margaret Hospital demands unflinching scrutiny and chastened action.

Making the grade, then and now . . .

How does grading, nowadays, compare with bygone times?

OPINION: A correspondent has some questions about a fishtailing grader.

Sport

Highlanders need home advantage

Departing Highlander Malakai Fekitoa.

Playing on the road finished them off this year, so chasing home playoff games is a priority.

Duncan back on top

Courtney Duncan currently leads the world championship standings.

Kiwi motorcross star returns to the top of women's world championship standings.

Term three sports underway

The Southland secondary school term three is underway.

The Southland secondary schools term three is now underway, with plenty of sports events coming up in the next few weeks.

Defending champions on fire

Wensley's Fire cyclists from left to right, Nick Barclay, Marty Jillings, Ben Coley and Tai-Anne Blair set off in the ...

The fire service team has confirmed they're the fast emergency service in Invercargill, with victory over the police team at the annual corporate cycling race held on Sunday.

Spartans prevail over Sassenachs

Southland Stags coach Hoani MacDonald.

Southland Stags coach Hoani MacDonald isn't getting carried away, despite the Southland Spartans picking up an encouraging 38-19 win over the Otago Sassenachs in Dunedin on Sunday.

Culture

Did you miss me?

Briar Babington

OPINION: We've all had those moments where we wish our families were different.

Non-compliant fireplaces causing fires

The chimney cavity where a fire broke out in a Queenstown house early Sunday morning.

Builders failing to install multi-fuel fireplaces to New Zealand safety standards are responsible for a spate of fires around the Wakatipu basin, the fire service says.

Threat to Qtown lake grows

Lagarosiphon is capable of choking waterways, smothering native aquatic plants, and establishing quickly in waterways if ...

Fears an invasive weed will establish itself in Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu are escalating as crops continue to spread in a river that drains the lake.

Irrigation scheme 'a win, win'

Dairy Creek Ltd director Tim O'Sullivan, Pioneer Energy chief executive Fraser Jonker and Pioneer Energy project manager ...

A $10m irrigation scheme near Alexandra, Central Otago, is going to deliver water to about 1800 hectares of barren land.

Hiabs and hard-hats take over streets

A linesman works on a power pole in Cromwell as part of Aurora Energy's Fast Track poll programme.

Crews have 1266 'at risk' power poles to fix around Central Otago, 417 of which have been completed.

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