Garage project to global product

Southlander Ben Tattersfield.

It started with some basic tinkering in garage, now an Invercargill man is on the verge of revolutionising cricket.

Urology delays a 'substantial risk'

Stephen Hoffman should have been seen in weeks, instead it took months. He now has secondary prostate cancer.

One patient who took months to be seen now has secondary prostate cancer.

'Born' to be deputy mayor

Invercargill Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt.

Invercargill Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt has appointed Toni Biddle as the city's new deputy mayor.

Accident blackspot to be investigated

The NZTA is considering safety improvements at the intersection of State Highway 6 and State Highway 97, where there was ...

There have now been 13 crashes in five years at Five Rivers - one of them a fatal.

Arsonist sent to jail

Southland man Michael Galt, 21, was sentenced to three years and three months prison for arson when appearing in the ...

A man who torched a house while another man and his child were asleep inside has been sent to jail.

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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.

Indian culture showcased

Southland's Indian community held their annual Diwali 2019 Festival of Lights at Stadium Southland on Saturday. Pictured ...

Diwali Festival brings India to Southland.

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

More than 340 cars were on display at the Riverton Show Day on Saturday, including the black 1930 Essex hot rod [middle ...

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

Race driver out of hospital

Emergency services are assisting an injured person at Riverside Speedway (File photo)

A race car driver is out of hospital following a crash at Riverside Speedway in Invercargill.

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.

Local Body Elections

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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

Templeton pleasantly surprised to be a finalist

Award finalist Luke Templeton on his farm at Otaitai Bush, near Riverton.

Western Southland farmer Luke Templeton is a finalist for the NZ Young Farmers' Excellence Awards.

Bowling talent on show

The popular Bowls3Five competition starts this week at the New Lynn Bowling Club in Auckland.

Koha Kai needs government funding

Increase in job listings is positive

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Urology delays a 'substantial risk'

One patient who took months to be seen now has secondary prostate cancer.

Business

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

The reality of abortion and the unborn

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OPINION: Whatever the situation and distress of the mother, the gravity of the killing of an innocent child, however young, is a fearful decision.

Plastic. Not fantastic.

Luke Moss and Lucy Cooper with their award winning science project investigating plastic ingested by titi.

A secondary school project brings home a truly global problem we need to be addressing locally.

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.

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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