Covid-19: Superheroes deliver shots video

Nurse Shonelle Reynolds got all dressed up to inspire people to get their vaccinations at the Invercargill Civic Theatre ...

1:53 PM  From caped vaccinators to a mock protest, Southlandlers went all out to encourage whānau to grab their Covid-19 jabs on Saturday.

Saleyards demise a boost for community organisations

Schools and the Lions Club in Tuatapere [pictured] may receive a funding boost due to the demise of the town’s ...

A century-old Southland saleyards company will temporarily come out of liquidation so community organisations can receive a small funding boost.

Decision time nears for racing club

Southland Racing Club president Sean Bellew says the call on whether the club's off track event, Christmas at the Races, ...

Southland Racing Club officials are to decide on October 30 on whether its big social event for the public, Christmas at the Races, will go ahead.

Helicopter trust disappointed by councils' stance

Southern Lakes Helicopters medical helicopter.

“The penny doesn’t seem to have dropped that they’ve had thousands of people who might have rolled their tractor or been crook and needed the chopper.”

Medical centre manager concerned about low rural vaccine uptake

Bridgette Simpson, of Ohai, is confused why so many people in her small town are opposed to the vaccine.

As vaccine data rolls in for the backblocks of rural Southland, Tūātapere Medical Centre practice manager Jo Sanford says she feels concerned about low uptake.

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In-home care and digital disadvantage biggest worries for Southland seniors

Grey Power Federation New Zealand president Jan Pentecost, left, and husband Tony Pentecost at the Southland Grey Power ...

Southland seniors tell Grey Power NZ boss that they are facing either large delays or reductions to their in-home care treatment.

Hello 2072...Time capsule included in major development

Invercargill Central Limited project director Geoff Cotton with the time capsule cylinder which will be built in the ...

A time capsule will be built into Invercargill's muilti-million city block development with a plaque to provide instructions for it to be opened in 2072; 50 years after the development is opened in 2022.

Southland pharmacies ready for national vaccination day

Winton Pharmacy pharmacist Maddy Miles, left, and owner Michelle Carleton are expecting more than 100 people to turn up ...

Southland pharmacies and medical centres predict hundreds of people may turn up for the national Covid-19 vaccination day on Saturday.

Woman killed by husband 'should have been safe'. video

Balclutha man Rodney Fallowfield has been sentenced to four years' and three months' jail for killing his wife.

A judge says a Balclutha woman should have been safe with her husband, instead he has been sentenced to more than four years’ jail for killing her.

Southerner becomes police union VP video

New Police Association co-vice-president Grant Gerken, with association president Chris Cahill.

Invercargill police prosecutor Grant Gerken is now a police union vice-president.

Here's the thing about JAFAs

Let’s not lose sight of the remarkable diversity of people who call Auckland home.

OPINION: A bit of gratitude would be in order.

Supply shortage slows e-bike uptake

Habitat for Humanity Invercargill general manager Paul Searancke says more awareness of carbon emissions and the cost of ...

Demand for e-bikes in Southland is increasing, but Covid-19 induced global supply chain issues has meant local stores are struggling to get in stock.

City woman receives international award

Trish Boyle received Rotary International's prestigious Service Above Self Award in Invercargill on Thursday night. She ...

Invercargill’s Trish Boyle has received Rotary International’s highest honour, the Service Above Self Award.

Who milks the cows if a farmer gets Covid-19? video

10092019. News. Kavinda Herath /The Southland Times/Stuff-Southland farmer Jason Herrick

Farmers are being told by Government officials that if they get Covid-19 they’ll have to rely on their neighbours to care for their stock while they’re sick – advice that one farmer is calling ‘’ridiculous”.

Icecreams, meat and free waxings - how the south does Super Saturday video

A worker gives instructions to a family at the Te Kāika vaccine clinic in Dunedin.

Get the jab, get the treats (or at least an icecream) in Dunedin as the nation's vaccine drive heads to the far south.

News

Dog park proposal for Winton

Deb Wattes with her dogs, Roxi and Patch, in front of land she would like to turn into a dog park at Winton.

A Winton woman is keen to set up a dog park in the town.

Actor and winemaker Sam Neill selling his Gibbston vineyard video

Neighbours of the sought-after Queenstown site include Sir John Key and cricketer Brendan McCullum.

Covid-19: Vaccines coming to the farm gate

Southland house prices continue to rise

Video

Covid-19: Superheroes deliver shots

From caped vaccinators to a mock protest, Southlandlers went all out to encourage whānau to grab their Covid-19 jabs on Saturday.

Business

Supply shortage slows e-bike uptake

Habitat for Humanity Invercargill general manager Paul Searancke says more awareness of carbon emissions and the cost of ...

Demand for e-bikes in Southland is increasing, but Covid-19 induced global supply chain issues has meant local stores are struggling to get in stock.

Super Saturday shaping up in Southland

The Invercargill Licensing Trust and McCallums Group will be offering a lift service on Super Saturday with well-known ...

From pharmacies and general practices to businesses, sports stars and musicians: Southlanders are gearing up for Super Saturday.

Accounting firm ordered to pay $40k

An Invercargill accounting company has been ordered to pay $40,000 to a former employee by the Employment Relations ...

An Invercargill company unjustifiably sacked a senior accountant the day before the March 2020 lockdown and has been ordered to pay $40,000.

Southland events fund exhausted

Matariki Festival held at Queens Park in Invercargill was paid for a Government established fund help to stimulate ...

A Government-established fund to help Southland with its tourism has been exhausted, however there are still two more rounds left for Fiordland.

Jocelyn O'Donnell: Grasping every opportunity for Southland's growth

Jocelyn O’Donnell believes having a tight-knit and connected team is the key to her success in growing the tourism ...

Jocelyn O’Donnell is always looking for new opportunities to expand her home-region of Southland.

Opinion

A time of troubling division

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Police and Defence Force personnel are operating border checkpoints south of ...

REVIEW: OPINION: These are divisive times. We need to watch that.

Here's the thing about JAFAs

Let’s not lose sight of the remarkable diversity of people who call Auckland home.

OPINION: A bit of gratitude would be in order.

Confront dangerous rule-breakers must face consequences

Whangārei mayor and candidate Sheryl Mai – “We’re being held to ransom’’.

OPINION: Gently does it? Not always, regrettably.

South wrestles with ill-fitting Govt policies and bureaucratic brick walls

Joseph Mooney.

OPINION: The Jim Faherty saga is typical of so much that is wrongl

Schools still left with so many questions

Mandatory vaccination rules provide some clarity, but schools await a great deal of information on how to transition to ...

OPINION: Will schools be ready to reopen - or reopening, ready or not?

Culture

The finest food? Southlanders, it has us surrounded,

In his element; chef Ethan Flack.

A stellar chef wants a word with his home province.

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.

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