Man pleads guilty to criminal nuisance in relation to fatal crash

Thalia Newport died after a crash near Winton earlier this year. Joshua Leitch has pleaded guilty to a charge of ...

An Invercargill man has pled guilty to a charge of criminal nuisance in relation to a fatal crash in Southland.

Electrical event caused Gore house fire

A house in the Hokonui Hills near Gore was gutted by fire on Wednesday.

An electrical event in a kitchen started a fire that gutted a house near Gore.

Ex-Southlanders restore historic rally car

Ross McKay with the Mazda 323 he and Richard Cocker restored following its win for Kiwi great Rod Millen in the 1989 FIA ...

A historic rally car found in the backblocks of Whangarei by a couple of old boys of Central Southland College, will soon be on show in Invercargill.

Boozy patients disrupt southern hospitals

Lakes District Hospital, in Queenstown.

Southern District Health Board reports reveal 1 in 25 patients are affected by alcohol when they turn up at emergency departments.

Keep your clothes on: Rugby officials irked by streakers

Streaker Oliver Stephens tries to avoid the attempts of Pack the Park official Ryan Sycamore during the game at Rugby ...

Harmless fun or stupidity? Southland rugby officials and police annoyed by a spate of streakers at Rugby Park in Invercargill.

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Councillors call for action on future of community housing

The Southland District Council is considering the future of its community housing.

Occupants of the Southland District Council’s 69 community flats will need to wait to know their future.

New deputy mayor starts 'unique' job

Invercargill Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt, left, and deputy mayor Nobby Clark at an Invercargill City Council meeting.

Nobby Clark says he's jumped into a unique role believing the Invercargill deputy mayor has a bigger workload than other deputies in New Zealand.

Contractors brave the worst to reopen Milford Track in time video

DOC principal ranger Grant Tremain says there were times he didn't think the Milford Track would be reopened in time for ...

They battled bugs, birds, and bad weather in one of the world's most remote locations to get the iconic Milford Track reopened.

No pleas entered in relation to fatal Southland crash

A man has appeared by AVL in the Gore District Court in relation to a fatal crash.

A Southland man has appeared in court after being charged in relation to a fatal crash near Mataura.

Turbulence over Te Anau Airport future

Southland District ratepayers will have their chance to have its say on the Te Anau Airport at Manapouri. [FIle photo]

Southland District councillors blocked a staff proposal to remove the Te Anau Airport as a strategic asset.

Home detention for Southland meth dealer

Hamilton .  13/06/03 .. Model poses smoking Methamphetamine drugs using a lightbulb ice pipe .  pipe . Ice . P . meth . ...

There was a clear link between the offender's loss of language, culture and mana and his drug addiction, a district court judge said.

Man seriously injured by bull at South Otago freezing works recovering video

A person attacked by a bull in South Otago arrives at Dunedin Hospital.

The man, understood to be a stock truck driver, has been released from hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

How did 3 year-old Lachie really die? video

Lachie was wearing his police hat and high viz vest when he went missing.

Mysterious circumstances, improbable theories and a once-over-lightly police investigation spark calls for a new inquiry into how little Lachie Jones died in Gore last year.

Man in 'fight or flight' mode before pursuit

Sergeant Tod Hollebon behind David Wilson's ute during a police search near Te Anau in April 2020.

David Wilson's tangle with Te Anau police led to a 27-hour manhunt.

Stars aligning for smelter to remain open for longer

Southland’s leaders are quietly optimistic the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter will remain open for another three to five ...

The stars appear to be aligning for the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter to remain open for another three to five years.

News

Marathons at risk from covid cases video

The full ASB Auckland Marathon is 42km and starts at 6am.

More than 20,000 runners in Auckland and Queenstown marathons could miss out if NZ moves back to Alert Level 2.

One injured after crash

A person was trapped in a car after a two-car crash in Invercargill.

Otago man stole $10,000 worth of cigarettes from freight truck

Council set to stump up city block money

Video

Marathons at risk from covid cases

More than 20,000 runners in Auckland and Queenstown marathons could miss out if NZ moves back to Alert Level 2.

Business

Tourism struggling for staff as business bounces back video

The New Zealand Hotel Owners Association estimates the industry has lost half its workforce due to Covid-19 and ...

Hotels want visa exemptions for migrant workers because they can't recruit Kiwis.

MBIE wants pay guarantees for migrant meat workers

Silver Fern Farms head of sustainability Justin Courtney says without halal slaughtermen the business can’t supply the ...

The meat industry fears it will lose hundreds of skilled migrants next year, but MBIE wants certainty that they'll earn at least $25 an hour.

50 operators join call for a funding review

Wairaurahiri Jet is one of the businesses calling on MBIE to review the funding allocation process for a strategic ...

The group of tourism operators have banded together and are asking Government to review the way it allocated its toursim recovery funding.

Helicopter to whisper across Fiordland sky

Southern Lakes Helicopters has added a quiet addition to its helicopter fleet in Te Anau. Pilot Andrew Hefford, left, ...

The new helicopter is more compatible with the Fiordland environment, Southern Lakes Helicopters CEO Sir Richard “Hannibal” Hayes says.

Crusaders and Hurricanes head to court over ticket company collapse

A logo from the Ticket Rocket website.

Two rugby franchises are heading to court as they seek to recover money owed by Ticket Rocket.

Opinion

Special delivery: what changes will those extra votes bring to Invercargill election results?

Invercargill Labour candidate Liz Craig and Invercargill National candidate Penny Simmonds ran a close race in ...

EDITORIAL: If history has taught us anything, it's that history doesn't teach us everything.

Blistering court judgment against Eric Watson

Eric Watson’s evidence was described by a British judge as ...”almost worthless’’.

OPINION: This really does seem to be a cautionary tale of hubris and a spectacular fall from metaphorical grace and actual wealth

Bubble toil and trouble - NZ arrivals caught in Australia's internal bickering.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has attacked Australia's federal government for allowing travellers from New Zealand ...

OPINION: Them's the rules. Whatever they are.

Now about that mandate, Prime Minister...

Bless . . .

EDITORIAL: Slow and steady doesn't seem to be the approach.

The south votes red but the new faces are blue

Invercargill Labour candidate Liz Craig and Invercargill National candidate Penny Simmonds ran a close race in ...

OPINION: It was the political equivalent of the sun rising in the west.

Culture

Fiery end for a southern coastal toiler

SS Kotare: a quarter century of southern service.

About the South columnist Lloyd Esler on the Kotare, eel ill-will and manuka tea.

Celebration ahead for candidates, regardless of Saturday's outcome

Candidates made a campaign stop at St Pauls Church earlier this month to meet voters. Pictured, from left, are ...

Most Invercargill and Southland candidates say they'll be using election night to thank their volunteers and supporters and take a breath after their campaigns.

On yer bike, Invercargill

Park, city and estuary cycling – it's all pleasurable. File photo.

OPINION: The city offers abundant pleasures for the cyclist.

'Remarkable improvement' in Southland race relations, commissioner says

Race relations commissioner Meng Foon visited Invercargill as part of Islamic Awareness Week over the weekend.

Race relations commissioner Meng Foon spoke about race relations in Southland during a visit to Invercargill this weekend.

Blair's legacy will echo for generations video

The Vining family, from left, Melissa, Della-May, Blair and Lilly (pictured here in early-2019) were all involved in ...

He was an everyday bloke from a small rural town, but Blair Vining changed cancer care in New Zealand forever. One year on, the Cancer Control Agency is gathering momentum, CEO Diana Sarfati says.

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