Mitchell brothers to the fore

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 31: Morgan Mitchell of Southland looks dejected after conceding a try during the ...

One brother is the Stags 2019 player of the year, while the other is the Rugby Southland Supporters Club player of the year.

Where are our measles vaccines?

Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says some of his constituents have been unable to access the vaccine.

Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says the Government is failing to protect anyone south of Auckland from the measles virus.

Dairy farm fined $42k

Just over 12 hectares of indigenous vegetation was converted into pasture for intensive dairy grazing (file photo).

A large Central Otago dairy farm turned a 'significant natural area' into grass.

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.

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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.

Four new councillors at ES

Successful Environment Southland candidate  Allan Baird.

The fate of two current Environment Southland councillors won't be known until the special votes are counted.

McPhail voted to GDC

Richard McPhail has been voted on to the Gore District Council.

 The Gore District Council has three new councillors, including a former police officer and a plumber.

No change to ILT board

Alan Dennis says he is happy the board of the Invercargill Licensing Trust is unchanged.
(File photo)

There have been no changes to the Invercargill Licensing Trust Board and one new comer to the Mataura Licensing Trust.

Council critic tops polls

Nobby Clark topped the polls as far as councillors go for the 2019 Invercargill City Council elections.

One of Invercargill City Council's harshest critic has been elected as the highest polling councillor.

Southland election results

Sir Tim Shadbolt at his election-day celebrations at Invercargill restaurant Buster Crabb.

The 2019 local government election results for the southern region.

Sir Tim rides again

Invercargill Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt will ride again.

Tim Shadbolt went into this election after encountering a woman with a sword and a councillor with an emasculator.

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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."


Steampunk meets Riverton

Riverton Community Arts Centre chairman Wayne Hill examining a steampunk racing teapot ,on display at the Riverton ...

The Riverton Community Art Centre's latest exhibition is full steam ahead.

$5m up for grabs by Southern horse

Southland race fans will be glued to their televisions watching The Chosen One in the AU$5million Caulfield Cup.

Club needs more room

Southlanders overcoming fear


From V8 petrol to electric

Shotover Jet is planning to become the first tourism business in the world to operate electricity-powered jet boats.


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.

Two women join DQ board

Destination Queenstown owns the annual Queenstown Winter Festival.

Queenstown's marketing body has co-opted two women to its board after an all-male group was elected last week.


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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