Covid-19: Stewart Island child cleared video

A Stewart Island resident gets a Covid-19 swab from WellSouth staff Racheal Maheno, left, and Olivia Hall at a ...

Community rallied to get tested in the wake of a weak-positive from one of its children - and now 'everyone's smiling'.

Farm worker shortage 'train wreck' in waiting video

Southland dairy farmer Abe de Wolde wants the Government to allow more migrant workers to enter the country as it’s ...

The owner of five Southland dairy farms says the staffing shortage hitting the industry is a safety and environmental disaster waiting to happen.

Man found not guilty in Central Otago rape trial

Jurors in a rape trial heard in the Invercargill District Court have finished their deliberations.

A jury returned majority not guilty verdicts to charges laid after the alleged incident at the Lake Hāwea Hotel in December 2018.

More funding, staff to manage Bluff oyster parasite

Biosecurity New Zealand is inviting Southlanders to pose questions to a technical advisory group being set up after the ...

Biosecurity New Zealand has secured funding to extend its Bonamia ostreae work programme after the oyster parasite was detected in the Foveaux Strait.

Govt still undecided on 'black box' for Robinson helicopters five years on video

The Robinson R44 involved in a 2015 crash where two men were killed.

A grieving mother’s plea for in-flight recorders to explain why Robinson helicopters sometimes break-up mid-flight comes five years after it was officially recommended.

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Social media time and money wasters

Things have become vexatious.

OPINION: It is time for councils and other organisations to push back.

Have you cast your vote yet?

The five finalists have been confirmed for the Southland Times People's Choice Unsung Hero Award. They are Sarah ...

Voting is open for the 2021 Southland Times People’s Choice Award which this year is honouring Southland sport's unsung heroes. Cast your vote.

Business as usual for island video

Community testing will begin on Stewart Island after a child returned a weak positive Covid-19 test result.

Refunds are being offered for those with Stewart Island travel plans, however people do not appear to be in a hurry to leave after news of a weak-positive Covid test.

Covid-19: Stewart Islanders 'a resilient group' video

A Stewart Island resident gets a Covid-19 swab from WellSouth staff Racheal Maheno, left, and Olivia Hall at a ...

Stewart Island residents are “a resilient group’’ a councillor there says, following the news a preschooler has returned a weak-positive test for Covid-19 that could be linked to the Bluff cluster.

Shadbolt reveals health diagnosis affecting ability to 'defend' himself

Invercargill mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt chairing a city council meeting. (File photo)

Sir Tim Shadbolt has now revealed he has been diagnosed with muscle tension dysphonia.

Man with AR15 gun under mattress sentenced to community detention

Semi-automatic guns, like this AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, are prohibited in New Zealand. [File photo]

A Southland man aware of the national gun buyback scheme who kept his semi-automatic rifle under a mattress has been sentenced to community detention.

Shadbolt and councillors clash over rental car

Invercargill Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt is disappointed his council has denied him and his partner the use of a rental car ...

Sir Tim Shadbolt says he is being micro-management by his council at an extreme level after him and his partner were denied the use of a rental car at a conference.

More issues emerge with Gore's new $6m council building

The final cost of the new Gore District Council civic administration building is yet to be known as final invoices are ...

The Gore District Council says the final cost of its new administration building is unknown, as it is revealed it had to install a pump to get waste water out of the building.

ILT faces staffing crisis

Invercargill Licencing Trust chief executive Chris Ramsay says the organisation is facing a short-term staffing crisis ...

The Invercargill Licencing Trust is approaching a staffing crisis where it may have to close some of its restaurants for a day to give its current workers time off.

The business of helping businesses start-up

PledgeMe co-founder and chief bubble blower Anna Guenther, left, with Coin South staff from left, marketing and events ...

An entrepreneur visiting Invercargill wonders if crowdfunding in Southland has not become popular because of a disconnect.

News

Shadbolt's deputy accepts fitness duel video

Invercargill deputy mayor Nobby Clark has accepted Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt's challenge to a run, bike, and swim.

Sir Tim Shadbolt's deputy mayor, who will turn 70 this year, says he accepts the 74-year-old mayor's fitness challenge.

Former Stag jailed for firearms charges

A former Southland Stag rugby player has been sentenced to jail on a range of firearms charges.

Six schools celebrate pride

Queenstown and Wānaka ski fields forced to delay opening video

Video

Covid-19: Stewart Island child cleared

Community rallied to get tested in the wake of a weak-positive from one of its children - and now 'everyone's smiling'.

Business

The business of helping businesses start-up

PledgeMe co-founder and chief bubble blower Anna Guenther, left, with Coin South staff from left, marketing and events ...

An entrepreneur visiting Invercargill wonders if crowdfunding in Southland has not become popular because of a disconnect.

Four hundred less Southlanders on Jobseeker

Invercargill woman Kayla Watson is changing careers after five months on Jobseeker support.

A pandemic, a redundancy and the curveballs of life cannot keep Kayla Watson down.

SBS Bank doubles operating surplus

SBS Group chair John Ward has announced he will step down after the group's annual general meeting in July.

Southland-based SBS Bank Group has reported an operating surplus of $55.2 million for the year ending March 2021.

Unfinished Wanaka mansion stoush in the High Court

A Wanaka building, at the centre of a High Court civil dispute heard in Invercargill on Wednesday.

Owners of an unfinished Wanaka mansion have spent $1.5 million on the house, but it now sits dormant and scaffold-clad while a judge rules what happens next.

Man objects to $6k council resource consent bill

Nathan Hogg withdrew his application for a subdivision in the Southland town of Colac Bay, pictured. [File photo]

A Colac Bay land owner has formally objected to a $6k council bill after he withdrew his own subdivision application.

Opinion

Stewart Island tests were appropriate diligence

Southland District councillor for Stewart Island Rakiura Ward Bruce Ford has been for his Covid-19 test. [File photo]

OPINION: Sometimes it takes an awkward situation to deliver an assurance.

Social media time and money wasters

Things have become vexatious.

OPINION: It is time for councils and other organisations to push back.

Reducing winter peaks in children’s hospital admissions

Invercargill-based Labour List MP Liz Craig.

OPINION: For many, winter is a beautiful time of year; a time of crisp winter mornings, dazzling frosts on autumn leaves, and skiing in spectacular southern landscapes.

Team NZ searching for the host with the most

Peter Burling and Team New Zealand soak up their America's Cup victory in Auckland.

OPINION: You win some, you lose some, and you lose some that you won . . .

Sincere apology for dawn raids entirely justified

Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito Tofae Sua William Sio and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announce there will be an ...

OPINION: Redress will be a delicate issue.

Culture

'Have a go' at playing traditional games of the Pacific

Luasuluana Sasauli-Kama holding kilikiti bat and ball.

Southlanders will get the opportunity to play traditional games of the pacific this June in Invercargill, thanks to funding that's been made available.

Celebrating Philippines Independence Day is a way to pass on history

Jasper and April Trillana hope celebrating the Independence Day of the Philippines will help their son learn more about ...

A Filipino Southland couple feel cultural events are a good way to help the next generation learn history.

Seize the opportunity, savvy shoppers

Many quality treasures lie in wait . . .

OPINION: When recycling and retail come together, it's win-win.

African Southlanders unite to celebrate their heritage

Hafswa Hemed helped plan African Day, to celebrate the various cultures of the continent.

A Southlander originally from Kenya has planned an African Day to celebrate the continent's diverse cultures

100-year-old never before published Sāmoa history book released video

Seulupe Dr Falaniko Tominiko, Pacific advisory group deputy chair at Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland Museum.

​There are few other Tusi Fa'alupegas that have been released, but Tomoniko says what makes this manuscript interesting is that it was bilingual.

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