A suspect in the early days of the Amber-Lee Cruickshank case says police tried to build a case against him.

Investigators baffled by child's disappearance

Police travelled to the Australian outback looking for answers about what happened to toddler Amber-Lee Cruickshank 25 years ago.

70 years strong

John and Joan Welsh with their wedding day photo from 1947.

On September 22, John and Joan Welsh celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

Munro connection to boat

Fisherman hopes community will save ship with Hollywood connection from the scrap heap.

Trust announces it will seek review

The Community Trust of Southland will seek a ministerial review into the circumstances surrounding the departure of its former chief executive. 

Bluff signpost: It's a bluff

Handy hint: Don't follow the famous signpost's directions to Wellington. 

Pork pie crowned Southland's best

If you're celebrating Pie Day Friday this week - head to the Oven Fresh Bakery in Gore.

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Woman rescued, police thank app

A Christchurch woman was found on Ben Lomond, near Queenstown, about 12am on Friday.

5:48 PM  A Christchurch woman was rescued from a Queenstown mountain after her husband tracked her location through a phone app.

Overseas experience helps cyclist

5:40 PM  Promising Southland cyclist Samuel Miller is hoping that the experience of racing overseas will help him heading into a bumper season.

Eyes to the sky in Alexandra

Renton grabs opportunity


Investigators baffled by child's disappearance

Police travelled to the Australian outback looking for answers about what happened to toddler Amber-Lee Cruickshank 25 years ago.


Residents unsatisfied with DQ

Blue Peaks Lodge manager Michael McMillan was appointed to the Destination Queenstown board to represent the ...

Queenstown had a four per cent increase in visitors to about 3.2 million in the 2016/17 year.

Fears community heart will be lost

Queenstown Arts Centre coordinator Andie King said an art gallery, community groups and workshop spaces should be ...

The council says the location could provide "a combined Council office and a community heart."

Property value growth slows

Queenstown Bay.

New lending and tax rules may also be contributing to the changes.

Feedback on Qtown center plan

Queenstown Lakes District Council chief executive Mike Theelen and mayor Jim Boult looking at town centre plan proposal.

The feedback has been mainly positive on the Queenstown Town Centre master plan, a council summary says.

$35m tourism infrastructure wish list

Westland District is hoping to get Government funding for car parking at the Hokitika Gorge which is expected to attract ...

The first round of grants from the Government's $100m tourism infrastructure fund attracted 43 applications for visitor facilities.


Ballet etiquette 101

I've seen Romeo and Juliet, I don't need the story narrated to me.

OPINION: I love a trip to the ballet but not when the person behind me can't stop talking.

A theatrical life

Southland's singing sweetheart Shirley Troon was a hit on the stage of the Invercargill Operatic Society

Letters: Bolt gun use at ICC pound disgusts

The preferred method of euthanasia is sedation followed by an intravenous injection of an overdose of barbiturate.

OPINION: Letter writers the Invercargill pound, water quality and carbon emissions.

When being yourself amounts to serious misconduct

Just because?

OPINION: . . . and when it really doesn't.

Piling on the pound

How to be humane?

OPINION: The ICC needs to lay concerns, not just dogs, to rest.


Overseas experience helps cyclist

Samuel Miller of Invercargill is looking forward to racing against senior riders at the Southland Road Championships.

Promising Southland cyclist Samuel Miller is hoping that the experience of racing overseas will help him heading into a bumper season.

Renton grabs opportunity

Halfback Jay Renton clears the ball for the Southland under-19 team in the Michael Jones Cup final against Counties ...

Teenage Southland Stags halfback Jay Renton climbing up the pecking order.

Rams co-captains make South Island team

Southland Rams player Dylan Lovett is tackled against the Aoraki Eels.

Southland Rams co-captains Dylan Lovett and Shaun Tamariki-Todd have been rewarded for good form with selection in the South Island Scorpions rugby league squad.

Family ties for Signify

Kate Cowan is congratulated by her father Snookie following Nashville's Winter Cup victory.

Mum owns, Dad trains and their daughter rides, it's a family day out with Group I sprinter.

Hargest teams dominate table tennis

The Southland Year 7 and 8 Championships were held in Invercargill on Thursday.

James Hargest College was again to the fore when the Table Tennis Southland Year 7 and 8 School Championships were held in Invercargill on Thursday.


Eyes to the sky in Alexandra

Neil Sutherland, who lives at the Alexandra Airport at his hanger, will be displaying his home-built plane at the Wings ...

It's not every day planes down the main street of Alexandra.

Clyde's 'day of reckoning'

Central Otago mayor Tim Cadogan above Clyde.

The Central Otago township of Clyde faces a potential $34 million sewage system upgrade to meet national water policy standards.

From Queenstown to Pyongyang

Downtown Qt manager and former Queenstown journalist Steve Wilde made a documentary Inside North Korea.

"The oddest place I have been to and I've been to all sorts of weird places."

Cromwell kids strike gold

Max McDowall, 7, Hunter Knox, 7 and Will Stephenson, 6, of Goldfields Primary School, were in Cromwell's Historic ...

A history lesson Central Otago style...gold panning and heavy horse and wagon rides.

Repertory Theatre successful at Theatrefest

Taylor Barrett, Gussie Johnson, Maggie Watts, and Brogan Campbell arrive at Invercargill Airport after a successful ...

Invercargill theatre veteran Gussie Johnson scored her fourth win at the Theatrefest finals at the weekend.

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