Pirates-Old Boys switches from chasers to being chased video

Blues lock Jay Naqianivalu scores a try against Star in the Southland premier club rugby fixture.

6:09 PM  Pirates-Old Boys co-coach Mike McKenzie admits they’ve found themselves in some uncharted territory.

Meth link to domestic violence spike

Figures suggest domestic violence is on the rise in Southland.

Reported family harm incidents in Southland are rising, figures show, and meth use has been linked to the problem.

Highlander told no to Southland club rugby wish

Highlanders lock Manaaki Selby-Rickit was blocked from his attempt to play for the Star Rugby Club in Southland on Saturday.

Highlanders lock Manaaki Selby-Rickit’s failed attempt to play a club game in Southland has prompted the Star Rugby Club to fire up at Rugby Southland.

Fee hike proposed for Gore building consents

The Gore District Council is proposing to raise building consent fees by about 20 per cent.

Construction activity is at an all-time high in the Gore district, and building consent fees may have to increase as a result.

Council to scrap alcohol bylaw in 12 months

Some hospitality operators in Southland are struggling with mounting compliance fees. [File photo]

Southland district liquor licensees will no longer get a discount but have dodged proposed fee increases.

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Makarewa Falls track opened - Rotarians step up, so Sir Bill steps forward video

Four year olds Austin Gill, Callum McKenzie and Alex Wylie were summonsed to help an out-of-practice Sir Bill English ...

Two locally celebrated but little-visited waterfalls in Southland's Hokonui hills are now within easier reach for the reasonably fit.

Otago and Southland mayors join MP in support of Dunedin's Newshub office video

Ingrid Leary, a former broadcaster, is now the MP for Taieri.

A former broadcaster turned MP is joined Otago and Southland's mayors in calling for Newshub to keep its Dunedin office open.

SDC has made a gutsy, brave infrastructure call

Southland District Mayor Gary Tong

OPINION: Going with lower rates rises in the past has got us to the place we are today.

Milford keeps 'vital' flight info service

Aircraft at the airport at Milford Sound, with Mitre Peak in the background. [File photo]

The airport at Milford Sound will keep its airfield flight information service after a review which meant the service could have been cut.

‘Significant improvements’ at council

The Invercargill City Council has made ‘significant improvements’ to its processing timeframes for building consents, ...

The once underfire Invercargill City Council building department has used innovation to help improve its processes. It's now at the 100 percent mark in terms of hitting resource consent timeframes.

Report suggests Invercargill does not create Māori ward video

It has been suggested the Invercargill City Council does not include a Māori ward for the 2022 election. [File photo].

It's been recommended the Invercargill City Council does not include a Māori ward for the next election but instead introduces seats for mana whenua that are not elected by the public.

Helicopter called after car rolls

Two people were injured when a car rolled near Edendale, Southland, on Friday morning.

A helicopter has been called to the scene of a car crash after a car rolled near Edendale, in Southland.

Aluminium smelter cuts production with power in short supply video

The Tiwai Point aluminium smelter had hoped as late as last week that lake levels would recover before it had to cut ...

Meridian data shows lake levels almost at point at which it could demand smelter makes a larger cut.

Tiwai Point smelter chief executive resigns video

New Zealand Aluminium Smelter (NZAS) Tiwai Point Smelter chief executive Stew Hamilton has resigned. [File photo]

The Tiwai Point smelter chief executive has resigned.

Former AB keen, but can Stags make it work?

Former All Black Elliot Dixon has expressed an interest in playing for the Southland Stags in the NPC. [File photo].

Stags coach Dale MacLeod is fielding interest from some 'quality players' but trying to sign them is now the challenge.

News

Archer fastest in Gore Boat Club marathon

Craig Archer and Dale Armstrong-West at high speed on Lake Te Anau on Saturday during the Gore Boat Clubs annual Boat ...

5:07 PM  Craig Archer and Dale Armstrong-West reached speeds estimated at 95 miles an hour on Lake Te Anau on Saturday.

AMPlify Arts Expo at Invercargill likely to be repeated

4:41 PM  An expo that showcased the work of Southland artists, organisations and performers is likely to be held again.

Price close to his finish line video

Saints import Kerwin Roach throws down ferocious dunk in huge win over Sharks video

Video

Pirates-Old Boys switches from chasers to being chased

Pirates-Old Boys co-coach Mike McKenzie admits they’ve found themselves in some uncharted territory.

Business

End of the road for porta-potties for campervans? video

05052021 News Photo: Abigail Dougherty/Stuff. Andy Jones Director of VanLab in one of their Nissan NV200 vans thatÂ’s ...

Tougher toilet regulations could force owners of freedom camping vehicles to make expensive modifications.

Boss appointed for Makarewa oat milk plant

Justin Riley, originally from Invercargill, has been appointed as chief executive of NZ Functional Foods, the company in ...

Former Southlander Justin Riley has been appointed chief executive of an industry-leading endeavour to build an oat milk factory near Invercargill.

Tourism happy about $200m hand up video

Te Anau-based Trips and Tramps operates trips on the Department of Conservation estate and it will get a further 6 ...

The latest Government recovery package has largely pleased the tourism industry which estimates 90,000 jobs have been lost in the last year.

$200m to help tourism 'recover and reset' video

Milford Sound will receive $15m towards planning, consenting and consultation required for new infrastructure to better ...

Five South Island areas will receive more than half of a package to help the struggling tourism industry.

Alliance gains consent to upgrade Mataura plant

Alliance Group has had resource consents granted for its Mataura Plant, which includes installing a UV plant to treat ...

Alliance Group will install a UV plant to treat wastewater discharged to the Mataura River.

Opinion

SDC has made a gutsy, brave infrastructure call

Southland District Mayor Gary Tong

OPINION: Going with lower rates rises in the past has got us to the place we are today.

Anderson House and the seven-year itch

Handsome from a distance, but in its present and closed-up state, Anderson House has languished too long in miserable disuse.

OPINION: It's well past time we put our house in order.

SDHB still a swirl of progress and setbacks

16012021. News. Kavinda Herath /The Southland Times /Stuff-Southland Hospital, Invercargill

OPINION: The board still requires close public scrutiny.

Fixing the postcode lottery in health

Invercargill-based Labour List MP Liz Craig

OPINION: I’m optimistic the health reforms announced last month will ensure better access to services for Southlanders, as well as more local input into how these services are delivered.

New powers for the Minister of Delivery

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Deputy PM Grant Robertson: he will establish a new unit to support policy delivery.

OPINION: Is a policy implementation unit the tool of a functioning government, or the resort of a malfunctioning one? We shall see.

Culture

AMPlify Arts Expo at Invercargill likely to be repeated

Artist Stephen Chernishov at the AMPlify Arts Expo at Ascot Park Hotel at Invercargill.

An expo that showcased the work of Southland artists, organisations and performers is likely to be held again.

Makarewa Falls track opened - Rotarians step up, so Sir Bill steps forward video

Four year olds Austin Gill, Callum McKenzie and Alex Wylie were summonsed to help an out-of-practice Sir Bill English ...

Two locally celebrated but little-visited waterfalls in Southland's Hokonui hills are now within easier reach for the reasonably fit.

Southland Sri Lankan community celebrating Buddha video

Electrical Lighting Designs and Programmer Thushara Nayanajeewa, with team Sajith Dharshana, Rakitha Midigaspe, Gihan ...

The Vesak celebrations are upon Southland and thirteen members of the Sri Lankan community are going all out this year.

Southlanders prepare for a date with the stars

The Southland Astronomical Society secretary Phil Burt, left, and president Elizabeth King, ahead of their first ...

Stargazers will have the chance to learn more about the southern night sky at the Southland Astronomical Society’s first ever festival.

Stewart Island builder's quirky DIY 'teahouse'

Allan Jones built this quirky teahouse from "odds and ends" he had tucked away over the years he worked as a builder and ...

It's really a man cave-slash-art space, he says, and the perfect spot for a cuppa.

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