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 ...

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

Changes instore for 2021 Tour of Southland

Aaron Gate winning the final stage and the overall 2020 Tour of Southland title at Gala St in Invercargill.

SBS Tour of Southland's race director says gravel has become part of mainstream cycling prompting a gravel section to be introduced to New Zealand's premier road cycling race.

Michels to take on South Island endurance series

The Team Williams Racing/Evolution Motorsport Ford Focus Coyote V8 at a recent test day at Teretonga Park, Invercargill.

Jordan Michel's 2015 Ford Focus has arrived from Australia in time to take on the looming Southland Island Edurance 1 Hour Series.

'Incredibly overwhelmed, frustrated, stressed and sad' trying to get MIQ spot video

Jenna, Ian, Roddy and Harry Lucas. Jenna and her sons, who are all New Zealand citizens, were unsuccessful in getting an ...

Every day, Jenna Lucas’ nine and five-year-old sons ask when they will be able to hug Nanny and Grandad.

Covid-19: Alternative isolation plans underway video

The closest managed isolation facilities to Southland are in Christchurch, but plans are underway to provide suitable ...

The Ministry of Health is developing community-based Covid-19 isolation and quarantine plans which will result in accommodation provided to some who need to isolate in Southland or Otago.

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Hundreds of summer jobs on offer for students

James Hargest College pupil Madison Grieve, 18, checks out holiday jobs on the Southland Summer of Work website set up ...

A rural contracting business has joined The Southland Summer of Work programme to find staff to help with the busy harvesting and cultivation season.

Gore District continues to send plastic to landfill

Southland disAbility Enterprises staff pushing recycling up with a front end loader tractor to be sorted on the conveyor ...

Fifteen months on from cutting recycling ties with two fellow Southland councils the Gore District Council continues to send its plastics to landfill.

Schoolboy without exemption leaves Auckland, attends class in Dunedin video

Otago Boys’ High School in Dunedin is at the centre of another travel exemption breach.

The boy, who'd spent weeks in lockdown, raised eyebrows when he showed up for class on Monday. He's now isolating and awaiting clearance to return to school.

NZAS chief executive announced

Newly appointed New Zealand Aluminium Smelter chief executive Chris Blenkiron.

A new chief executive for New Zealand Aluminium Smelter has been appointed, nearly three years before the Tiwai Point smelter is due to close.

WorkSafe notified of death at Fonterra plant

A person died at the Fonterra Stirling cheese plant near Balclutha early Saturday morning.

WorkSafe has been notified of the death of a person at the Fonterra Stirling plant early on Saturday morning.

Former Steel shooter provides path for Aurora pupils

Former Southern Steel player Jennifer O'Connell, back right, with the Aurora College Seior A netball team which she has ...

Former Southern Steel shooter Jennifer O'Connell doesn't think she will play in the ANZ Premiership again, but she has found a new focus within netball.

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.

Farmers lay complaint with Ombudsman

Southland Federated Farmers president Chris Dillon says the members and the wider community have not been able to ...

Southland Federated Farmers has laid a complaint with the Office of the Ombudsman over the way Environment Southland approved its Long-Term Plan.

Bluff Hill Motupōhue Environment Trust expands network video

Bluff Hill Motupohue Environment Trust members in the under construction Te Korowai Whakahou Native Plant Nursery, from ...

The Bluff Hill Motupōhue Environment Trust has flourished through support from the local community for 13 years, but now new funding has allowed them to expand operations across Bluff Hill in the hopes of achieving a predator free environment by 2050.

Controversial recycling contract back on table

Southland disAbility Enterprises staff working on the recycling conveyor belt, in Invercargill on Monday.

The Invercargill City Council's contract to sort the city's kerbside recycling ends on December 31 but Southland disAbility Enterprises is the frontrunner to retain the job.

News

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.

Security camera captures gang suspect walking away from boat fire video

It is dark but gang insignia is visible on a man's jacket as he walks away from a fire that destroyed a boat.

Stags' depth tested despite five week break

Gore High School buildings to acknowledge tangata whenua

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Working to get whole Pasifika population vaccinated

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

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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.

Opinion

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.

Imagine life without fear of being judged

When KIND Women started in 2018, we were excited that so many people wanting to be part of the conversations we were ...

OPINION: Are We There Yet?

The road to women's rights is long but we will get there

Out of this prolonged process for equality, many strong women became household names, with one in particular Kate ...

OPINION: This week the National Council of Women Southland branch will broach the topic of Are we there yet? In this first piece Margaret Cook explores achievements and what work is still to be done for equality.

Empowering women is a step towards nondiscrimination

Equal pay, pay equity and pay parity are all terms that we hear, and it is important to distinguish between them.

OPINION: The previous opinion pieces have discussed the issue of “are we there yet?” and “why we need to go there”.

Culture

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.

The show must go on after Invercargill Repertory Society cast member injured

Ben Knowles ruptured his achilles tendon weeks before the premiere of The Mousetrap.

The Invercargill Repertory Society's production of The Mousetrap has been delayed after one of the lead members of the cast ruptured his achilles tendon.

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