Mobile outage hits Southland

Emergency Management Southland reported that 159 cell sites were affected by the storm.

A once-in-20-years rainstorm has caused outages for Spark and 2degrees customers.

Kiwi stars share star recipes

Nina Maxwell with the Glenham School cookbook which contains favourite recipes from locals and
some of the country's ...

Fancy a taste of Invercargill Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt's cheese rolls or National Party leader Simon Bridges' best-ever bacon and egg pie?

Show day delights in south

Waikaka farmer Rob Hall with his Clydesdale mare Mountain View Honey who was named champion
heavy horse at the Wyndham ...

Rob Hall had a great day at the Wyndham A&P Show, taking home several titles.

Kepler raced in tough conditions

Competitors negotiating water on the track.

Daniel Jones and Ruby Muir have made triumphant returns in difficult conditions at the 2019 Fresh Choice Kepler Challenge today.

Tragic teen's heartfelt message

Southland girl Teiara Wilson, 14, died on October 31.

Be kind, be caring, be respectful, be strong and love your family, teenager says in message before sudden death.

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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.

Man jailed for child exploitation videos

A Southland man with interim name suppression was sentenced in the Invercargill District Court to jail for child porn ...

A Southland man has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after authorities found more than 120 child exploitative videos on his laptop.

Water Tower under spotlight

Invercargill city council water manager Alister Murray at Invercargill's Water Tower.

The Mayor and five Invercargill councillors have suggested Water Tower work be put on hold, but a report says doing nothing is not an option

DOC warns not feed kākā

DOC are concerned about the feeding of kākā around the township at Halfmoon Bay, in Stewart Island, as they have been ...

People are being urged not to feed kākā on Stewart Island, as it is being linked to a growing amount of birds showing up with deformities.

Small crowd causes alarm

Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter boss Stew Hamilton speaks at a Fight for Fairness public meeting in Invercargill on ...

Despite the threat of 2000 job losses, fewer than 100 people were at a meeting about the Tiwai smelter's future.

'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.

News

Death sparks homicide probe

The man's body was found on Sunday night.

Police in Invercargill launch a homicide investigation after a man's body was found on Sunday night.

High spirits at Christmas Parade

More than 400 lined the streets to watch on at the Gore Santa Parade before carrying onto Christmas in the Park.

Challenges ahead for new SDHB

Invercargill GPs busier in December

Video

Tragic teen's heartfelt message

Be kind, be caring, be respectful, be strong and love your family, teenager says in message before sudden death.

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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