The ABs story that should never be forgotten

After returning from World War I Andrew “Son” White played 38 games for the All Blacks from 1921 to 1925.

1:49 PM  Owen Eastwood believes the story of an inspirational 1921 All Black debutant can fill everyone struggling with mental illness with hope.

Council may reopen mothballed subdivision as Gore's building boom continues

The basics of the building games – including 4x2 – are proving difficult for builders to find.

Forty six new dwellings were consented in Gore district in the last year — a 20-year record.

ICC mana whenua representatives announced

Invercargill City Council has announced Pania Coote and Evelyn Cook as mana whenua representatives and members of the ...

Invercargill City Council has announced it’s two new mana whenua representatives.

Stags name debutants for Canterbury showdown

Southland coach Dale MacLeod has named his team to take on Canterbury as it re-starts its 2021 NPC campaign.

Two new forwards have been included in the Southland Stags team to play Canterbury in Invercargill on Saturday.

Coroner calls for rules to ban alcohol-impaired boat use after death

The jet boat involved in the fatal crash in Fiordland that killed Southlander Shane Gibbons on March 18, 2019. Photo ...

The coroner investigating the death of a Southland man recommends legislation or rules to prohibit people being impaired by alcohol while operating recreational boats.

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ICC to front water reform proposal

Water will be a hot topic at an Invercargill City Council meeting on September 28.

Southern councils may end up working together in a bid to retain ownership of their water-related assets, a councillor says.

'This bloody almighty bang': power surge rips through Otago town.

Numerous appliances at more than 20 properties were destroyed in the electrical surge. (File photo)

The surge blew plugs from sockets and destroyed TVs, fridges and microwaves. It left residents of Millers Flat with plenty of unanswered questions.

Anonymous donation completes hospital construction funding video

Southland Charity Hospital board member Melissa Vining with staff of Barry Stewart Builders, Glenn Gibson, left, and ...

Southland Charity Hospital founder Melissa Vining said the $500,000 donation came out of the blue, just before lockdown last month.

Kidnapping and robbery to pay mortgage, court hears

A man was sentenced to community detention and community work for a kidnapping and aggravated robbery in Invercargill in ...

An Invercargill man committed a kidnapping and aggravated robbery to pay his mortgage and drug habit.

Armed robber jailed in Invercargill

Police search for items of interest outside the Gladstone Night ‘n Day in Invercargill on July 31, 2020, following an ...

An Invercargill man who walked into a dairy with an air pistol and knife in 2020 has been jailed.

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 ...

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.


Large wide-body jets could land at proposed Central Otago airport, report finds

Christchurch Airport says the assessment is encouraging and predicts the proposed airport could be completed by 2029.


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.


The godwit's lesson: motivation matters but so does timing.

Godwits on the go.

OPINION: From time to time, I find it helpful to look at the natural world to get a sense of perspective towards the challenges we face.

Southland Charity Hospital - a milestone achieved and a goal within reach

Blair and Melissa Vining

OPINION: It's onwards and upwards for a project embraced by southerners.

The vaccine push means considering a host of motivational measures

It’s a simple step to take – but not so simple to facilitate.

OPINION: We should be careful, but not precious, about extra motivations for people to get vaccinated.

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.


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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