Calls to end recycling tender process

Invercargill city councillor Nobby Clark.

The Southland-wide recycling contract debacle is finally moving forward, but a final resolution seems a long way off.

Funding boost for catchment groups

Lowther Downs owner Laurie Selbie, Thriving Southland chairman Ewen Mathieson, and Rob Selbie watch Agriculture Minister ...

The Thriving Southland Change and Innovation Project package is the first of its type to be rolled out around the country.

D-Day nears for Selby-Rickit

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 28: Manaaki Selby-Rickit poses during the Highlanders 2020 Super Rugby headshots session ...

Highlanders CEO says forward faces some 'tough choices' in life regardless if his contract is torn up or not after assault conviction.

Mayor's remark investigated

An Invercargill councillor believes Sir Tim Shadbolt crossed the boundary by bringing her family into a public debate. ...

An Invercargill councillor believes Sir Tim Shadbolt crossed the boundary by bringing her family into a public debate.

Vodanovich re-signs with Sharks

Tom Vodanovich has re-signed with the Southland Sharks for the 2020 National Basketball League season.

Tall Black and Breakers' forward Tom Vodanovich is the latest to add his name to the Southland Sharks' roster for the 2020.

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'Climate change is not all bad news'

Diggers working on a trench to open the Waituna Lagoon to the sea at Walkers Bay.

A Ngāi Tahu kaumātua believes rising sea levels will be of benefit to Waituna lagoon's traditional food gathering practices.

Something is lingerin'

There is an unpleasant odour in Invercargill right now, as councils try to follow their nose to the source. [File photo].

There is an unpleasant odour in Invercargill right now, as councils try to follow their nose to the source.

Cooking for others at Christmas

Rozel Taylor of Gore Food With Love plans to cook Christmas dinners for more than 60 people in need in the Gore district.

When you're slaving away over a hot stove on Christmas Day, spare a thought for Rozel Taylor and her team of Gore Food With Love volunteers.

Principal comes full circle

Gerry Ward, principal of Menzies College in Wyndham, has resigned and will work as a school teacher at another school.

"As a teacher you set the mood of the classroom, there's no interruptions, you get on and teach well.'' Gerry Ward.

Front page apology for cartoon video

The Otago Daily Times has printed a front page apology over a Garrick Tremain cartoon.

Editor of the Otago Daily Times has apologised for publishing a cartoon mocking the deadly Samoan measles epidemic.

Special dress presentation

Della-May Vining, 17, holding her Southern Steel dress which she was presented this week.

A Southern Steel dress presentation had extra significance for 17-year-old netballer Della-May Vining.

Raw milk producers warned

Henderson Dairy co-owner Beth Henderson holds up a bottle of the raw milk, they are registered to sell. Henderson ...

Unregistered raw milk suppliers in Southland are being investigated by MPI.

Search for new boss starts

Brian Hopley has resigned as Rugby Southland general manager and will finish up in the new year.

Rugby Southland is on the search for a new general manager as Brian Hopley prepares to depart.

Southland incidents 'minor'

Two Southland schools have been identified in a report for overspending.

A report highlights two Southland schools spent outside Ministry of Education guidelines last year.

ICC ahead of financial forecast

Invercargill City Council is tracking ahead of where it expected to be financially for the financial quarter ending ...

Invercargill City Council is tracking ahead of where it expected to be financially for the quarter ending September 30.

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Severe weather warning for West Coast

Further thunderstorm warnings issued for the South Island after slips cut off a West Coast town and stranded tourists.

Business

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.

Honey business questioned at hui

Awarua Rūnanga's Bubba Thomson during his speech during the powhiri at Ngāi Tahu Hui-a-Iwi 2019 being held at Stadium ...

Ngāi Tahu Holding chairman described Oha Honey LP as a plane crash after recording a net deficit of $62.4 million this year.

Kmart set to open

When Kmart opens in Invercargill on Friday expect pie makers to be one of its fastest sellers on opening day.

A massive Kmart store opens in Invercargill on Friday and - it's true - pie makers should be one of the fastest selling items.

Opinion

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.

Nice (time off) work if you can get it

Dean Hall, of Rocketwerkz studio.

OPINION: Have these employers taken leave of their senses? Can we make sense of their leave?

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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