Te Waewae Bay farmer Thomas O'Brien is facing the loss of about 22 hectares of his family farm as water from the Waiau ...

Meridian 'flooding my family farm' video

Every time Meridian Energy releases the Manapouri dam, Thomas O'Brien loses another chunk of farmland.

Family 'wrecked' as search suspended

Police are still appealing for sightings of missing Dunedin man Stephen Lowe.

The search for missing man Stephen Lowe has been suspended.

And then there were four

Southland will have four MPs. How much influence is that?

South's election night

Invercargill will have two MPs in Parliament, Labour's Liz Craig and National's Sarah Dowie.

Dangers of drinking while pregnant highlighted

A campaign is bering launched to stop southern women from drinking alcohol while pregnant.

Rural firefighters training 

Rural firefighters from crews in Otago and Southland were taking the next step at an officer training course.

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News

Centenarian receives more family after birthday

Wallace Price, left, with his son Graeme at the Grasmere Kindergarten to vote in the 2017 general election.

Among the gifts Wallace Price received for his 100th birthday he got a whole new side to the family.

Dig This founder visits before opening

Dig This founder Ed Mumm paid a visit to the Invercargill franchise to help fine-tune the attraction before the opening next week.

Currie drifts to first round win

Fire victim's family 'gutted'

Video

Meridian 'flooding my family farm'

Every time Meridian Energy releases the Manapouri dam, Thomas O'Brien loses another chunk of farmland.

Business

Fiordland Tourist Awards celebrate 40th anniversary

Christine and Mark Wallace, of Fiordland Outdoors Company, with children Zane, 7, and Morgan, 9. They took out the 2017 ...

Success in tourism was marked in Te Anau on Saturday night, as the town celebrated the annual Fiordland Tourism Awards.

Residents unsatisfied with DQ

Blue Peaks Lodge manager Michael McMillan was appointed to the Destination Queenstown board to represent the ...

Queenstown had a four per cent increase in visitors to about 3.2 million in the 2016/17 year.

Fears community heart will be lost

Queenstown Arts Centre coordinator Andie King said an art gallery, community groups and workshop spaces should be ...

The council says the location could provide "a combined Council office and a community heart."

Property value growth slows

Queenstown Bay.

New lending and tax rules may also be contributing to the changes.

Feedback on Qtown center plan

Queenstown Lakes District Council chief executive Mike Theelen and mayor Jim Boult looking at town centre plan proposal.

The feedback has been mainly positive on the Queenstown Town Centre master plan, a council summary says.

Opinion

Letters: Patience is a virtue

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OPINION: Letter writers on health, ICC stormwater and Suqian.

Water quality still a mixed bag

OPINION: Improving water quality will require investment by us all.

Staggering ahead

Enough of this?

OPINION: Everyone loves a winner. So the Stags aren't getting a lot of love.

Letters: Careful with those comparisons

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OPINION: Letter writers on forestry environmentalism, revolutions, Number 10 and rugby.

Ballet etiquette 101

I've seen Romeo and Juliet, I don't need the story narrated to me.

OPINION: I love a trip to the ballet but not when the person behind me can't stop talking.

Sport

Currie drifts to first round win

Daniel Currie drifts in front of an opponent at the Drift South Series in Teretonga Park.

Defending champion Daniel Currie won the first round of the Pro Drift Class at the Drift South season opener at Teretonga Park on Saturday.

Holden claims back-to-back titles

Promising 14-year-old Southland table tennis player Finn Holden won the Southland men's singles table tennis title for ...

Teenager Finn Holden has hit his way to the top of Southland table tennis in a history-making performance.

Hockey team up for new challenge

Southland under-15 boys' hockey team after winning the NZ Championship title in Napier.

The Southland under-15 hockey team are looking forward to testing themselves against the best teams in the country.

Strong powers to Southland titles

Corbin Strong, in black and red bides his time behind leaders Luke McPherson and Dave Beadle in the Southland Road ...

New Zealand age-group cyclist Corbin Strong showed a liking to the roads of Southland over the weekend.

Flying the Waiau flag

Promising Waiau Area School netballer Holly Hammond.

Waiau Area School pupil Holly Hammond impressing on the netball court. 

Culture

'Winner of a weekend'

Charlesse Derham, 6, of Cromwell, at the 2017 Alexandra Blossom Festival.

 Fears last year's big 60th bash might have dampened enthusiasm for the 61st Alexandra Blossom Festival were unfounded.

Eyes to the sky in Alexandra

Neil Sutherland, who lives at the Alexandra Airport at his hanger, will be displaying his home-built plane at the Wings ...

It's not every day planes down the main street of Alexandra.

Clyde's 'day of reckoning'

Central Otago mayor Tim Cadogan above Clyde.

The Central Otago township of Clyde faces a potential $34 million sewage system upgrade to meet national water policy standards.

From Queenstown to Pyongyang

Downtown Qt manager and former Queenstown journalist Steve Wilde made a documentary Inside North Korea.

"The oddest place I have been to and I've been to all sorts of weird places."

Cromwell kids strike gold

Max McDowall, 7, Hunter Knox, 7 and Will Stephenson, 6, of Goldfields Primary School, were in Cromwell's Historic ...

A history lesson Central Otago style...gold panning and heavy horse and wagon rides.

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