Playoff time for ILT Premier League

Invercargill-Old Boys opener Brayden Thomas on his way to scoring a half-century against Appleby in Southland club ...

Shaun Fitzgibbon has made it century No 18 for his club as he pushes Marist into the ILT Premier League playoffs.

NZ long jump record broken in Invercargill

Coach Chris Knight, left, and athlete Quinn Hartley holding the official forms that he will send to Athletics New ...

The New Zealand long jump record Quinn Hartley set in Invercargill on Saturday has unofficially made him No 1 in the outdoors under-18 men’s world rankings, his coach says.

Remains of WWII airman found after 79 years

Sergeant air gunner Henry Pullar worked on his family's farm at Otautau before enlisting in the Royal New Zealand ...

The bones of the NZ gunner shot down in Germany have been discovered at the wreckage site.

Winning combination in sidecar racing

James Douglas, left, and Harley Biddle in good spirits after winning the New Zealand Sidecar Championships at Oreti Park ...

Having a sharper mindset has helped James Douglas reach national honours in sidecar racing this season.

Adventurer slowed by notorious Fiordland rain

Mark Jones.

The notorious Fiordland rain has slowed adventurer Mark Jones as he continues his quest to traverse New Zealand's most rugged national park.

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Increased environmental monitoring for Tiwai smelter

Environment Southland has developed a monitoring strategy for the NZAS smelter at Tiwai Point.

Environment Southland will increase its monitoring events and groundwater sampling at the New Zealand Aluminium Smelters site at Tiwai Point.

Invercargill bride makes special visit

Katrina Jenkins arranged a special visit to Vickery Court rest home ahead of her wedding to make sure she could take ...

Invercargill bride Katrina Jenkins was worried she wouldn't be able to share her wedding day with her 105-year-old great-great-grandmother.

Cowie keen to keep developing with Sharks

Tom Cowie will again lineup for the Southland Sharks in the 2021 National Basketball League.

Sharks' general manager has told Tom Cowie for many years that she hopes he can become the first Southlander to hold down a regular Sharks starting role. He's keen to keeping working towards that.

Planner recommends bridge consent be declined a second time

An artist impression of the $3.7million cable-stay design bridge as part of a $10.8million project to carry water ...

A proposed bridge across the Mataura River would generate significant adverse visual effects on nine residential properties near the site, a planner says.

Council wary of possible 'recessionary period'

Darren Ludlow chairs the Invercargill City Council’s performance, policy, and partnerships committee which look at the ...

The Invercargill City Council has plenty of variables to factor in as it prepares to put its 2021-2031 long-term plan out to the public for consultation.

Southland tsunami threat downgraded

A map issued by the National Emergency Management Agency shows the areas due to be affected by tidal surges caused by tsunami

A tsunami warning for most of coastal Southland has been downgraded.

Man, 61, gets stuck up crane in CBD

There are several construction cranes working in Invercargill as the city’s central business area is redeveloped. [File ...

A 61-year-old man needed to rescued after he got stuck when he climbed a crane in Invercargill.

Man climbs construction crane in Invercargill

There are several construction cranes working in Invercargill as the city’s central business area is redeveloped. (file ...

A man has been taken into custody after trying to climb up a crane in Invercargill.

SDHB neurosurgery service questioned

National Party MP Michael Woodhouse says he's worried about the viability of Southern District Health Board's ...

New Zealand has not trained its own neurosurgeons for the past 10 years, Southern District Health Board chief medical officer Nigel Millar says.

Concerns over Dipton single-lane bridge

Ewen Dunnage, of Dipton West, is unhappy the Southland District Council has replaced the bridge over the Dipton stream ...

Ewen Dunnage’s roadside placard is clear: “NO! TO SINGLE LANE BRIDGE SDC”.

News

Third time lucky for contestant

Sam Hodsell takes a DNA sample from a Texel-cross hogget, judged by Leon Black, during the Otago-Southland regional ...

It was third time lucky for Sam Hodsell when he won the Otago-Southland regional final of the FMG Young Farmer of the Year contest on Saturday.

Kāti Māmoe chief remembered video

He was once the prominent chief of four Murihiku hapū but after his grave was found in tatters, Chief Paororo Toataua's descendants want to make sure he and his sacred burial site are remembered.

Bluff pool needs $1.4m upgrade over decade

Man missing in Invercargill

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Home owner disgusted after house trashed

A Southland home owner is disgusted and upset after her rental property was “trashed”, leaving her with a repair bill of thousands of dollars.

Business

Red meat exports ease video

China remains a strong buyer of sheepmeat and tallow.

After a bumper year last year, meat exports appear to be returning to normal.

Queenstown tourism business sold to locals video

Matt Wong is now the owner of Queenstown indoor skydiving business iFLY.

As many Queenstown tourism operators struggle to stay afloat, one manager is so confident in the future he has bought his business from its American owners.

Kiwibank branch closures on the cards video

Kiwibank lent more money to home buyers and businesses as the pandemic recovery went on.

Kiwibank expects to decide by the end of March on whether seven branches will stay or close.

Stabicraft founder urges Kiwis to donate organs video

Invercargill couple Barbara Sutton and Paul Adams are reflecting on how lucky they are to have a life together while ...

Paul Adams jokes he's got some hot rod parts thanks to a live organ donation from his partner Barbara Sutton. The pair are encouraging Kiwis to become donors after going through the process themselves.

Prime minister asked to reject Central Otago airport plans video

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A Wānaka community group believes building new airports is illogical in the face of climate change.

Opinion

Living with alerts and alarms

During a tsunami alert? Seriously?

EDITORIAL: Sometimes a surge of adrenaline is needed. But you can't sustain that. Educated alertness is a different thing.

I'm worried about 3 waters reforms - and if you've just glazed over we're all in big trouble

Control over billions of dollars of assets that your forebears bought and paid for is at stake.

OPINION: The 3 waters reform program is the biggest issue facing local government today, and the reality desperately needs brought to your attention.

Thanks for playing your part, Southland

Rino Tirikatene, Labour candidate for Te Tai Tonga.

OPINION: I encourage everyone offered a vaccine to accept the offer and play a part in keeping our people and our country safe.

ICC housing rentals: who had the tenants' backs?

Invercargill City Council tenants were entitled to better information than they’ve been given – from a range of sources.

EDITORIAL: Now faced with rent increases, many discover they were entitled to Government assistance they didn't know about.

Pharmac ripe for reassessment

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Health Minister Andrew Little announce details of the Pharmac review.

EDITORIAL: Is it a disciplined outfit in an impatient world, or has it been too sluggish?

Culture

Final seal hunt consigned to history

The man was first charged after a video emerged of him allegedly stabbing a baby seal in front of a friend. (File photo)

Seals have thankfully survived, but only by the skin of their teeth, following their well-organised slaughter in the 1800s. And the final cull of these marine animals wasn't that long ago.

Kāti Māmoe chief remembered video

Vaughn Fisher, left, is working with Ian Trainor to restore a sacred grave site in Orepuki after finding chief Paororo's ...

He was once the prominent chief of four Murihiku hapū but after his grave was found in tatters, Chief Paororo Toataua's descendants want to make sure he and his sacred burial site are remembered.

Aurora Services Academy building tomorrow's leaders

Aurora College Year 11 student Max Birch, front, and training with his service academy peers. The Aurora College Service ...

Aurora Services Academy director Sonny Rangitoheriri says the service academy offers a space for children to flourish outside mainstream schooling.

Controversial bungy grant to come under scrutiny video

AJ Hackett Bungy received a $5.1m grant and the same amount in a loan, which saw the funding scheme dubbed the “Hackett ...

The auditor-general will carry out an inquiry into a tourism rescue scheme that gave millions to key businesses such as AJ Hackett Bungy.

Kōrero about wai to flow at Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival

Te Rau Aroha Marae member Bubba Thompson is looking forward to welcoming guests to the marae for the 2021 Ngāi Tahu ...

“It’s about people coming together to celebrate community and partnership; and to share kai and kōrero,” Dean Whaanga says of this year's treaty commemorations at Te Rau Aroha Marae.

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