Monkey Island campsite development halted

Work at Monkey Island has been halted until an archaeological assessment is done.

The Southland District Council is now seeking approval from Heritage New Zealand before it proceeds with upgrading the Monkey Island campsite.

Oceania's best converge on Invercargill

New Zealand cyclists training at the SIT Velodrome before the start of the Oceania Track Cycling Championship in ...

New Zealand and Australia's best will line up in Invercargill for the Oceania Track Cycling Championships.

Driver sentenced for manslaughter

Two cars collided at the intersection of Newcastle and Clifton streets in Invercargill on December 8, 2018, resulting in ...

Hours before Emma Bagley was killed in a horrific car crash, she had just finished putting up a Christmas tree at her parent's house.

SDHB: measles vaccines prioritised

The Southern District Health Board says it is prioritising measles vaccines for children and people who have been ...

Children are first in line to receive a limited number of measles vaccines, the SDHB says.

Man's garden has been poisoned

Environmentalist Matt Coffey.

Matt Coffey's native plants have been poisoned. He says it's part of a campaign to run him out of town.

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Carcass put out for recycling

Southland DisAbility Enterprises general manager Hamish McMurdo.

Animal carcasses are regularly found in Southland's recycling bins.

Southland's voice back on SDHB

Lesley Super will hold positions on the Invercargill City Councill and the Southern District Health Board.

The Southern District Health Board has publicly elected members for the first time in four years.

Failings after abused by mother

Invercargill man David Simpson has been asked to present to the Education and Workforce Committee after he launched a ...

When David Simpson was six years' old, he says the sexual abuse by his alcoholic mother started.

Anglers raise concerns

Anglers across Southalnd raised their concerns about an application for a commercial rafting operation on the Mataura ...

Some Southland anglers raise concerns over rafting proposal with Fish & Game.

National opposed to firearms bill

Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker and National police spokesman Brett Hudson were in Southland on Thursday, where Hudson ...

National says it will introduce a list of exemptions for firearms owners if it regains power in 2020.

A return to default formations

Sir Tim Shadbolt is re-elected as Invercargill's mayor.

ANALYSIS: Meet your new councils. You may recognise them.

Mass student quarter cleanup video

Sophia Crestani, pictured here in 2017 while she was a student at Wellington's Queen Margaret College.

Thousands came out to honour the memory of killed student Sophia Crestani by cleaning up the streets around Otago University.

Shadbolt already looking to future

Invercargill Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt celebrates another election day victory with partner Asha Dutt.

He may be 72 and New Zealand's longest serving incumbent mayor but Invercargill's Sir Tim Shadbolt plans to stand again in 2022.

Sir Tim: 'It's still a relief'

Sir Tim Shadbolt has retained his popularity with Invercargill voters, winning the mayoralty race at the 2019 local body ...

A relieved Sir Tim Shadbolt wins ninth term as mayor of Invercargill.

Third-term Tong

Gary Tong has been re-elected as Southland District Council mayor.

Gary Tong has been re-elected as Southland District Council mayor.

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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."


Rugby player pleads guilty

Highlanders and Southland Stags player Manaaki Selby-Rickit pleaded guilty to injuring with reckless disregard.

Manaaki Selby-Rickit has pleaded guilty to injuring with reckless disregard after a man suffered a fractured jaw and damaged teeth.

Spotlight on SIT accommodation

Microscope hovers over SIT's student accommodation procedures in wake of Canterbury University student's death.

Gifted table is destroyed at park

Scholarship recognises student's St John work


More Aussies in Qtown

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


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.

'Operated as a Ponzi scheme' video

Barry Kloogh, starring as Rene in a musical theatre production of of Allo Allo.

Companies connected to financial adviser investigated by SFO have lost up to $14m of client funds, liquidator's report says.


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.

Free school lunches no good

Family First's Bob McCoskrie.

OPINION: Why aren't parents providing these lunches?

Turns out I needed that Thunberg jolt

Greta Thunberg at sea.

OPINION: She's cut through the semantics.


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.

Tempestuous tale of Invercargill's first settler

Not a man whose life was plain sailing.

The torrid, redemptive backstory of Invercargill's first settler has emerged afresh as a factualised historical novel.

High voter turnout predicted

Invercargill city mayoral candidates Sir Tim Shadbolt, Rebecca Amundsen, Darren Ludlow, and Steve Chernishov.

Darren Ludlow: "Invercargill has always batted above the average [for voter turnout] and part of that is the Shadbolt factor."

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