Sharks land Aussie coach

Former Illawarra Hawks coach Rob Beveridge will coach the Southland Sharks in the 2020 New Zealand National Basketball ...

6:00 AM  Departing Southland Sharks coach Judd Flavell has helped find his replacement for 2020 season.

SBS rebrands again

SBS  Bank has rebranded with a new logo, a heart shape on an orange background, pictured a Purdue's crane with sign ...

Long-standing Southland bank SBS has rebranded for the second time in just four years.

Three-car crash near Lumsden

Police are attending a three way crash at the intersection of Five Rivers Lumsden Highway and Mossburn Five Rivers Rd. ...

Four people were transported to hospital by helicopter after a three-car crash in rural Southland.

Strong to cycle in Europe next year

Corbin Strong at the Oceania Track Championships held in Invercargill. Strong placed first in the points race on Friday ...

Southland cyclist Corbin Strong has signed to a prestigious Dutch road cycling academy.

Back on the bike

Colombian cyclist Moises Vargas Triana who raced competitively in mountain biking and road racing works for Red Cross ...

After leaving his home country behind, a former professional cyclist is ready to get back on the bike.

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Twenty years and four life memberships

Bluff Coastguard committeemen Bill Ryan, left, and Wayne Williams at Bluff. The coastguard is celebrating 20 years' service.

Four members of Coastguard Bluff will receive life membership in the port town on Sunday.

Unimogs on 'terrifying' road

Go Orange Unimogs on the hair-raising Skippers Rd, near Queenstown.

The local council is investigating the planned use of 10-tonne Unimogs to carry tourists on a Queenstown road described as one of the world's most treacherous drives.

Tītī vulnerable to plastic

Muttonbirds may be ingesting much more plastic than 20 years ago. [File photo].

An Invercargill high school project has highlighted the encroaching danger of plastic to bird life.

Stricter winter grazing rules likely

Not all farmers are getting the same information about winter grazing, a Government taskforce says.

Farmers could expect stricter enforcement of winter grazing practices next winter, and they should be planning ahead for it now.

Passed bill makes whitebait future uncertain

The lone white swan checking out a whitebaiter on the Waihopai River. The white swan is a regular visitor.

Southland whitebaiters are unsure what affect the indigenous freshwater fish amendment bill will have on the fisheries.

Gore council's new building revealed

Work is due to begin on a $5m upgrade to the Gore District Council's Civic Administration building.

Gore District Council staff will move offices next month as work starts on a new $5 million administration building.

Southland cyclists impress at Oceania Champs

Women's elite keirin race at the SIT Velodrome in Invercargill, during the Oceania Track Championships this week.

"Australia versus New Zealand, we love that sort of battle."

Farmers could benefit from swine fever

"African Swine Fever will have the biggest influence in protein markets over the next three to five years." [File photo ...

New Zealand farmers could see some upside from China's misfortune.

Chemical leaks at Fonterra plant

Fonterra says they are investigating after ammonia and chlorine leaks at its Edendale factory this week.

There has been two separate chemical leaks at Edendale Fonterra this week.

In living memory

His father's son.

Scott O'Donnell has a bit on his plate, nowadays. But this key figure in Invercargill's CBD redevelopment has a compelling reason to be stepping forward as part of another influential project, the Hawthorndale Care Village

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Mayoral campaign heats up

From left, Cr Darren Ludlow, deputy mayor Becs Amundsen, Steve Chernishov and current mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt at a ...

Mayoral challengers take to the stage.

Meet the candidates

National Council of Women Southland branch vice-president Lyn Devery.

The candidates' evening is a tradition that give the women a safe platform to launch into local bodies and politics.

Here are your candidates

Who will fill these seats for the coming three years?

Something old, something new, something torrid, quite a queue.

Sir Tim Shadbolt spends $3k on wristbands

Invercargill Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt spent $3256 of ratepayers money on wristbands inscribed with the words 'I met the ...

"If I was a ratepayer I would be questioning the purpose."

News

Southern DHB prepare for handover

Southern District Health Board commissioner Kathy Grant will leave her role in December as the new board comes into ...

The Southern District Health Board will have two months to get ready for the handover from a commissioner team to its newly elected board.

Riverton Show benefits community

"In the past 10 years we have given $75,000 to different people."

Southland a guaranteed great audience

Race driver out of hospital

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Back on the bike

After leaving his home country behind, a former professional cyclist is ready to get back on the bike.

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Unimogs on 'terrifying' road

Go Orange Unimogs on the hair-raising Skippers Rd, near Queenstown.

The local council is investigating the planned use of 10-tonne Unimogs to carry tourists on a Queenstown road described as one of the world's most treacherous drives.

More Aussies in Qtown

Additional Qantas flights between Queenstown and Melbourne were behind a large jump in international visitor arrivals at ...

Extra flights between Melbourne and Queenstown are thought to be behind the increase in Australians visiting Queenstown this winter.

From V8 petrol to electric

Shotover Jet will convert the engine of one its jet boats to electric as part of a pilot project. If successful, the ...

Shotover Jet is planning to become the first tourism business in the world to operate electricity-powered jet boats.

Wanaka investors sought

The Bright Sky subdivision in central Wanaka site is zoned for almost 300 homes.

The company behind a planned 280-home subdivision is seeking new investors after two directors had a change in circumstances.

Clash of cultures

Invercargill cemetery and crematorium senior staff members Ricky Mulqueen and Raylene Leith-Forbes at the Eastern ...

Burnouts and loud music roaring from stereos disrupt funeral services at city cemetery in Invercargill.

Opinion

To the visionaries amongst us

The De Hogeweyk village in the Netherlands.

OPINION: It's as they say, if we do what we have always done, we will get what we always got.

The difference two years can make

The Healthy Homes Guarantees Act will make a difference for many families.

OPINION: How the Government's making a real difference for many Invercargill families.

Here's to dim thinking

Quietly does it . . .

OPINION: Oases for overstimulated times are welcome.

Familiar Southland council faces

He's back. Sir Tim Shadbolt.

OPINION: We aren't facing the same-old same-old. Not at all.

How to fix half-cocked gun law reform

The balance of reforms needs to shift away from law-abiding licensed firearm users.

OPINION: Identify your target - it's not law-abiding users.

Culture

Amateur musicians set to shine

Verdon College pop rock band, from left Michaela Leadley 14, Emmy Roderique 14, Harrison Milne, 14, Issac Beker, 15, ...

Too many cooks can spoil the broth, but what can happen when there is too many musicians?

To the visionaries amongst us

The De Hogeweyk village in the Netherlands.

OPINION: It's as they say, if we do what we have always done, we will get what we always got.

South Island's first Wāhi Tūpuna whare

Anderson Park's Te Wharepuni O Anehana has been given Wāhi Tūpuna status with Heritage New Zealand at a ceremony on ...

A tiny whare tucked away in Southland has today been recognised for its national importance.

New music festival for Gore

Jeff Rea is the chairman of a new trust which will run the New Zealand Country Music Festival in Gore. (file photo)

Gore's country music events will be combined into a week-long festival for the first time next year.

Skaters set to shine

Cooper Patterson leading the Southland ice skating team members for a fun circuit ahead of the 2019 NZ Ice Figure ...

The ice is polished, and Gore is ready to welcome 180 ice skaters to compete in championships.

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