Man jailed for harassment of ex

Grant Petch was sentenced to six months in prison in the Invercargill District Court on Thursday.

9:43 PM  A Southland man has been jailed for threatening to kill an former partner and sending a naked photo of her.

Gas pain relief to be put at hubs

Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker.

Women giving birth at Southern DHB maternal and child hubs in Lumsden, Te Anau and Wanaka will soon have gas pain relief available.

Here comes the bulldozer

Artist impression of Esk St side of Invercargill Central city block development.

Green-light all but pushed for demolition to make way for Invercargill's new city-block development.

Are wallabies moving south?

A dead wallaby has been found at Shingle Creek, near the Southland-Otago border. [File photo]

A dead wallaby has been found near the border between Southland and Otago.

Independent review scrapped

Invercargill City Councillors have scrapped a planned independent review into its building and consents department.

"[The] question for you councillors to address is around what extent you support your staff when the public is throwing stones at them.''

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Southland prepares for climate change

Extinction Rebellion Southland member Rayleen Carston.

A member of Southland's Extinction Rebellion group spoke to Environment Southland about climate change.

Murderer to take on department

Nigel Shane Johnstone is led into the Invercargill District Court in 1995.

A convicted murderer says he was wrongfully arrested and detained after he says a friend used his name.

Thrower to move up the ranks

Southlander Dyani Shepherd-Oates  is New Zealand's best junior hammer thrower.

Shepherd-Oates: I love the movement of throwing

Tenderer puts council on notice

Workers sort through recycling in Invercargill.

Preferred tenderer Smart Environmental says it will consider legal options to recover costs if WasteNet's recycling tender is closed.

Shadbolt not required to apologise

Invercargill City Council Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt at Tuesday's meeting.

A ratepayer funded $9000 Code of Conduct investigation has not led to the public apology an Invercargill councillor was hoping for.

DOC dog rescue costs $80k

Flint was reunited with his handler Richard Johnston after being lost on a sub-antarctic island.

Flint's rescue comes with a pricey bill but DOC says he's worth it.

Kids trespassed from library

The Mataura Public Library.

Youths wearing gang-patch clothing have been harassing staff at a public library in Southland.

Trio bolster sevens chances

Isaac Te Tamaki will add plenty of experience to the Southland sevens team for the natiopal provincial tournament in ...

Southland set to field arguably its most powerful team ever at the 2019 national provincial sevens tournament.

Family 'gutted' display damaged

Invercargill resident Steve Clark and his family were upset on Sunday morning when they found out some of their ...

Steve Clark is disappointed some of his Christmas lights displayed at his house have been destroyed.

Murder accused pleads not guilty

A man charged with murder has pled not guilty in the Invercargill High Court.

A man charged with murder in relation to the death of 22-year-old Azalia Wilson has pleaded not guilty.

News

E-scooters to hit Queenstown

Members of the Queenstown community urged the council to reject Lime's bid to run a trial in the resort, but the council ...

Lime scooters will be trialled on Queenstown streets for six months, despite opposition from elderly people, a blind man and various local businesses.

Motorcycle crash in Invercargill

A woman is in Southland Hospital with serious injuries after a motorcycle hit a house near Invercargill.

Vicar calls it a day

Farmers explore food production options

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E-scooters to hit Queenstown

Lime scooters will be trialled on Queenstown streets for six months, despite opposition from elderly people, a blind man and various local businesses.

Business

Farmers explore food production options

Great South's business and strategic projects general manager Steve Canny and business projects advisor Isabel Huther, ...

The health and wellness food market has been identified as an opportunity for Southland to reduce its carbon emissions.

Supermarket stock running low

New World Elles Road owner Bradley Patton says the store is hoping deliveries will resume on Tuesday.

Southland supermarkets may face stock shortages if the road closures caused by the weekend's storms aren't resolved soon.

Tiwai's case for an even playing field

The Tiwai smelter employs about 1000 people.

OPINION: It is time for someone to step up and take a New Zealand Inc. approach here.

Fiordland lodge still under investigation

Still no decision yet on proposed luxury lodge for Fiordland National Park.

Stewart Island walk on the cards

Stewart Island is made up of 85 per cent National Park.

The Rakiura Maori Lands Trust is one step closer to building the Great Southern Ocean Walk.

Opinion

'I'm not giving up'

Clutha Southland MP Hamish Walker at the Health Select Committee meeting in Wellington about the closure of the Lumsden ...

I'm incredibly disappointed too in the actions of the Government Ministers and the local list MPs who voted against the motion to reinstate full services at Lumsden.

Central, local govt must team up for 3 Waters

Mataura River meanders  between Gorge Road and Fortrose.

OPINION: A financial partnership must be forged - and quickly.

Holiday plans measuring up? Stop measuring.

Do everyone else's awesome families and their plans make you want to curl into the foetal position?

OPINION: Here's where the beautiful basics serve us best.

New River Estuary questions remain

The not-so-pleasurable state of what was once known as Pleasure Bay at Invercargill's New River Estuary.

OPINION: It's going to be very difficult to develop a clear plan of action without further answers to basic questions

Tiwai's case for an even playing field

The Tiwai smelter employs about 1000 people.

OPINION: It is time for someone to step up and take a New Zealand Inc. approach here.

Culture

Hansel and Gretel enchant Invercargill

The sandman lulls Hansel and Gretel to sleep as the dew fairies look on in a scene from the Royal New Zealand Ballet's ...

The music is the star of RNZB's 'Hansel and Gretel'.

Stewart Island walk on the cards

Stewart Island is made up of 85 per cent National Park.

The Rakiura Maori Lands Trust is one step closer to building the Great Southern Ocean Walk.

Hui-ā-Iwi to attract up to 800 visitors

Hui-ā-Iwi committee chairman Cyril Gilroy who had been working on Hui-ā-Iwi 2019 since the start of the year.

Up to 800 visitors are expected to arrive in Southland for Ngāi Tahu's biennial hui.

Documentary wins at Warsaw Film Festival

The DVD cover of the Poles Apart documentary, The Story of 733 Polish Orphans, who recently celebrated 75 years in New ...

I'd never heard of these Polish orphans but I was to live and breathe them for months to come.

What goes around comes around

Because why wouldn't you?

OPINION: In praise of cyclical behaviour.

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