The finest food? Southlanders, it has us surrounded,

In his element; chef Ethan Flack.

A stellar chef wants a word with his home province.

The ABs story that should never be forgotten video

After returning from World War I Andrew “Son” White played 38 games for the All Blacks from 1921 to 1925.

Owen Eastwood believes the story of an inspirational 1921 All Black debutant can fill everyone struggling with mental illness with hope.

Water fight gains momentum

A water fight is brewing between councils and the Government over the Government’s proposed Three Waters reform.

A push for councils in the southern region to work together in a bid to retain ownership of their water-related assets has received the backing of a senior Dunedin councillor.

Councillor calls for council CEO's resignation

Invercargill city councillor Peter Kett has called for council chief executive Clare Hadley to resign.

An Invercargill city councillor believes the council's chief executive has breached its trust by sharing contents of a Sir Tim Shadbolt email at a meeting.

Broadcaster Marcus Lush rides every Dunedin bus route in a single day video

Broadcaster Marcus Lush eyes up a timetable in the Dunedin suburb of St Kilda.

Marcus Lush is on a mission to ride every bus route in Dunedin within 18 hours - and he has the hashtag needed to get his challenge trending.

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Southland racehorse breeders celebrate

Southland racehorse breeders Karen and Willy Calder and trainer Lisa Vaughan, right, with their galloper Asathought ...

A racehorse bred by Bluff fisherman Willy Calder has sold for an online world record of $4.1 million.

Delighted cartwheelers at ILT Stadium Southland

ILT Stadium Southland general manager Nigel Skelt says news Invercargill will host the 2022 New Zealand Gynastics ...

After a string of cancelled and postponed events in recent weeks ILT Stadium Southland staff have been handed some news this week that has prompted cartwheels.

Funding announced for Fiordland landfill clean up

Environment Minister David Parker has announced funding to help clean up a contaminated site in Southland. (File photo)

The Government has announced $35,000 worth of funding to help clean up a contaminated site in Southland that will reduce risk to people’s health and protect the environment.

Two arrested after AOS call out

The Armed Offenders Squad is responding to an incident in south Invercargill.

Two people have been arrested after the Armed Offenders Squad were called to south Invercargill.

ICC to front water reform proposal

Water will be a hot topic at an Invercargill City Council meeting on September 28.

Southern councils may end up working together in a bid to retain ownership of their water-related assets, a councillor says.

'This bloody almighty bang': power surge rips through Otago town.

Numerous appliances at more than 20 properties were destroyed in the electrical surge. (File photo)

The surge blew plugs from sockets and destroyed TVs, fridges and microwaves. It left residents of Millers Flat with plenty of unanswered questions.

Anonymous donation completes hospital construction funding video

Southland Charity Hospital board member Melissa Vining with staff of Barry Stewart Builders, Glenn Gibson, left, and ...

Southland Charity Hospital founder Melissa Vining said the $500,000 donation came out of the blue, just before lockdown last month.

Kidnapping and robbery to pay mortgage, court hears

A man was sentenced to community detention and community work for a kidnapping and aggravated robbery in Invercargill in ...

An Invercargill man committed a kidnapping and aggravated robbery to pay his mortgage and drug habit.

Armed robber jailed in Invercargill

Police search for items of interest outside the Gladstone Night ‘n Day in Invercargill on July 31, 2020, following an ...

An Invercargill man who walked into a dairy with an air pistol and knife in 2020 has been jailed.

Working to get whole Pasifika population vaccinated video

Pacific Islands Advisory Charitable Trust team are working on strategies for a get together on October 2 to convince ...

Pacific Islands Advisory Charitable Trust​ are pulling out all the stops to get its whole Pasifika community in Southland vaccinated.


Air NZ passenger plane has 'mechanical issue'

A plane heading to Invercargill had to return to Wellington on Friday because of a mechanical issue.

An Air New Zealand passenger plane, travelling from Wellington to Invercargill, returned to Wellington due to a “mechanical issue” on Friday.

Man throws bricks at gym weight plates at victim

An Southland man threw bricks and weight lifting plates at his victim.

Firearm crack down across Southland

Suspected arson at Southland transport depot


The ABs story that should never be forgotten

Owen Eastwood believes the story of an inspirational 1921 All Black debutant can fill everyone struggling with mental illness with hope.


Alliance Group ramps up recruitment

Alliance Group will be looking for staff to work at its Lorneville plant, near Invercargill, this season, but in a tight ...

Alliance Group will ramp up recruitment efforts in Southland this year as it tries to fill jobs usually held by seasonal migrant workers at some of its biggest plants.

Covid-19: Alert level changes bring little relief

Ming Garden Chinese restaurant owner Ocean Chan with his 3-year-old son Austin. The restaurant made just $12 in daily ...

A Te Anau restaurant owner has gone from serving more than 200 diners a day, to making just $1000 a week. The increased cap on gatherings will have little impact on his business, he says.

Aquaculture Group welcomes call for seaweed body video

CH4 Global is successfully growing seaweed at a former oyster farm off Stewart Island after discovering how to trigger ...

The Southland Aquaculture Working Group has welcomed calls for a national seaweed sector group and governance framework to claim a share of the US$14 billion industry.

Neighbours awarded $27k in costs

A Wānaka building that was at the centre of a High Court civil dispute heard in Invercargill in June.

Three Wānaka ratepayers will split $27,007.27 in costs, in a dispute over an unfinished mansion.

Seaside restaurant dream made

The Riverton Beachhouse Restaurant’s new co-owner Scott Wysockyj says it has been fun to give the restaurant a new look.

A dream has become a reality for new Riverton restaurant owners Tracy Miller and Scott Wysockj, despite some challenges along the way.


The godwit's lesson: motivation matters but so does timing.

Godwits on the go.

OPINION: From time to time, I find it helpful to look at the natural world to get a sense of perspective towards the challenges we face.

Southland Charity Hospital - a milestone achieved and a goal within reach

Blair and Melissa Vining

OPINION: It's onwards and upwards for a project embraced by southerners.

The vaccine push means considering a host of motivational measures

It’s a simple step to take – but not so simple to facilitate.

OPINION: We should be careful, but not precious, about extra motivations for people to get vaccinated.

Ongoing work by women's organisations part of equality solution

Lisa Adams NZL winner of the Women’s Athletics Shot Put F37 Final is congratulated by her sister Valerie Adams, who won ...

OPINION: Wasn't it a touching and joyful moment, when Paralympian Lisa Adams went rushing up to big sister and coach Dame Valerie for a big bear hug after she won a gold medal.

Hope for the inclusion of all cultures in New Zealand

Previously women had been hidden at home and quiet, but it was realised that if we wanted our people’s concerns known we ...

OPINION: New Zealand called to the Pacific people. “New Zealand is a land of new opportunities.” So they came.


The finest food? Southlanders, it has us surrounded,

In his element; chef Ethan Flack.

A stellar chef wants a word with his home province.

Invercargill student band set to release first album

From left, Blake Humphrey, Jackson Jones, Aidan Hosie and Ailin Pekar are band The Terrace, who are set to release their ...

An Invercargill band, made up of high school students, is set to release their first album this year, with a few setbacks from Covid-19 lockdown.

The play that doesn't want to be produced away from home

David Pottinger on the set of the delayed 'The Mousetrap' production. [File photo]

Can a play be cursed? The production of Agatha Christie’s The Moustrap by the Invercargill Repertory Society may just be.

Lockdown - back into old habits, are we?

Sourdough? Don’t get me started.

Remember what we got up to last time. The good old days formerly known as ''these trying times''.

Polyfest in question amid lockdown

Events have been cancelled in Invercargill in the wake of the national lockdown.

Organisers of the Murihiku Polyfest are unsure if the cultural event, which involves hundreds of students from throughout the region, will be able to kick off on Monday.

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