Gore council's new building revealed

Work is due to begin on a $5m upgrade to the Gore District Council's Civic Administration building.

2:42 PM  Gore District Council staff will move offices next month as work starts on a new $5 million administration building.

Farmers could benefit from swine fever

"African Swine Fever will have the biggest influence in protein markets over the next three to five years." [File photo ...

2:33 PM  New Zealand farmers could see some upside from China's misfortune.

Chemical leaks at Fonterra plant

Fonterra says they are investigating after ammonia and chlorine leaks at its Edendale factory this week.

2:06 PM  There has been two separate chemical leaks at Edendale Fonterra this week.

In living memory

His father's son.

Scott O'Donnell has a bit on his plate, nowadays. But this key figure in Invercargill's CBD redevelopment has a compelling reason to be stepping forward as part of another influential project, the Hawthorndale Care Village

Battle on for deputy mayor job

Rebecca (Becs) Amundsen wants to be deputy mayor of Invercargill, a position she held up until the October local body ...

The battle for the deputy mayor's job in Invercargill heats up as two councillors confirm they want the job and others express an interest.

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Eight arrests after shop burglaries

Police made extensive enquiries and executed search warrants after a series of break-ins around Invercargill.

Invercargill police have made eight arrests after a run of aggravated robberies, burglaries and break-ins in the city.

Developer's illegal conversion

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is taking a hard line against developers who put people unnecessarily at risk.

Some smoke alarms were missing while stairs, windows and a deck were installed without consent.

It takes a village

Hawthorndale Care Village in its present design concept.

Hawthorndale Care Village presents as a new model to meet a mounting need.

Pair thrown from car in Gore

Two rescue helicopters attended scene of a car crash in East Gore.

Two people were flung from a car after a single-motor-vehicle crash in East Gore.

Fundraising under way for aged and dementia care village

Hawthorndale Care Village project team member Paddy O'Brien, left, with former Calvary Hospital board member and ...

Hawthorndale Care Village will challenge current aged care models.

Maintaining NZ's integrity

Drug Free Sport NZ chief executive Nick Paterson, second from right, joined at the launch of Speak Out, a new ...

Drug Free Sport NZ has rolled out another anti-doping initiative across the country.

Farmer fined for unsecured firearm

Police found a .22 rifle, a cartridge and ammunition under a bed while conducting a search for a missing police-issued ...

A Southland farmer hid a rifle under his bed so it wasn't lying around - then his house was searched by the police.

Vining's celebration of life video

Blair Vining's "celebration of life" was held in Invercargill on Wednesday.

'This little spark was lit in him that changed the course of New Zealand history.'

Environmentalist turns down meeting

Environmentalist Matt Coffey claims plants in his garden at Mossburn in Northern Southland have been poisoned in ...

A spokesman from Ag-Proud NZ offered an olive branch to a man who says his garden was poisoned.

Alliance Group plans to expand

Alliance Group chief executive David Surveyor said the company was "thinking deeply" about the capabilities of its ...

Meat processor has significant investment plans for its Southland plant, but how and when this might happen is unclear.

Local Body Elections

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Invercargill mayoral candidates 2019

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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."


Assistant wants top job

Southland Stags assistant coach Dale MacLeod will put his case forward for a shot at the head coaching position at an ...

Four applicants have been shortlisted for the Southland Stags head coaching position.

1080 drops in Fiordland

Department of Conservation says without Fiordland 1080 drops, species may face extinction.

Final council voting results in

Potential ILT contest looming


In living memory

Scott O'Donnell has a bit on his plate, nowadays. But this key figure in Invercargill's CBD redevelopment has a compelling reason to be stepping forward as part of another influential project, the Hawthorndale Care Village


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.


To the visionaries amongst us

The De Hogeweyk village in the Netherlands.

OPINION: It's as they say, if we do what we have always done, we will get what we always got.

The difference two years can make

The Healthy Homes Guarantees Act will make a difference for many families.

OPINION: How the Government's making a real difference for many Invercargill families.

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.


Amateur musicians set to shine

Verdon College pop rock band, from left Michaela Leadley 14, Emmy Roderique 14, Harrison Milne, 14, Issac Beker, 15, ...

Too many cooks can spoil the broth, but what can happen when there is too many musicians?

To the visionaries amongst us

The De Hogeweyk village in the Netherlands.

OPINION: It's as they say, if we do what we have always done, we will get what we always got.

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.

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