Southland whitebaiters want regulation

Invercargill Whitebaiter Lloyd Smith believes whitebaiting needs to be non-commercialised.

Whitebait regulations will remain the same this season despite a majority interest in making changes.

Tattooist inks name globally video

Tattooist Abbey Manson, 21, of Invercargill, has been invited to attend tattoo conventions in the United States and the ...

From tattooing Mum to invites to international conventions, Abbey Manson's rise as a tattooist.

Hishon not reappointed to Community Trust South

Margot Hishon has not been reappointed to the Community Trust of Southland.

Community Trust South needs a new chair.

Abuse survivor gets seat around inquiry table

Abuse survivor Toni Jarvis, 58, of Alexandra, Central Otago, will represent survivors of abuse in State care after being ...

Sexual abuse survivor Toni Jarvis is one voice that 'won't shut up' until a Royal Commission of Inquiry is done, and done right.

Equipment missing at maternity hub

Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker appearing before the Health Select Committee earlier this year.

The SDHB has written to the Health Select Committee to clarify its position relating to its maternal and child hubs.

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Stats man set for game 200

Edendale rugby player Karl Laurence playing against Te Anau in Southland's Ack Soper Shield competition.

Fourteen seasons and 199 games later, Karl Laurence still loves pulling on his beloved Edendale jersey.

Rate increase less than forecast

The Invercargill City Council's 2019-2020 draft annual plan includes a 2.95 per cent rate increase, less than the 3.14 ...

"Ongoing reviews of council operations has delivered additional savings above the savings set in the financial strategy."

Stead St Wharf future uncertain

Invercargill city councillor Ian Pottinger at the historic Stead St wharf in Invercargill.

Historic Stead St Wharf's future debated around council table.

Rural connectivity tech woes

Amazon Principal Solutions architect, Johnathon Meichtry at a seminar Invercargill.

Rural connectivity woes pose a problem for some businesses.

Re-entry into mine pleases Invercargill woman

Southland man Keith Valli was one of 29 who died in the Pike River mine disaster on November 19, 2010.

Genevieve Harvey, whose brother, Keith Valli, died in the Pike River mine disaster, is extremely pleased the re-entry into the mine has started.

Steel aim for No 16

Southern Steel netball coach Reinga Bloxham and Abby Erwood at a Southern Steel training session at Stadium Southland in ...

"..It is the parochial crowd. When they get behind you they are just fanatical. It gives you that air of confidence.''

Dog attack victim still scarred psychologically

Man sentenced after his two dogs attacked a teenage girl walking down the street.

A man has been sentenced in court after his two dogs attacked a teenage girl walking down the street.

Manslaughter accused in court

Two young men accused of manslaughter of an Invercargill woman have appeared in court.

Two young men accused of the manslaughter of Invercargill woman Emma Bagley in a December car crash have appeared in court for the first time.

Council staff quizzed over CBD

From left, Invercargill City Council chief executive Clare Hadley, chairman of the meeting Rex Chapman, and council ...

"We believe, and we've shown to the councillors, that we can do the prioritising and still meet our budget bench marks."

Ratepayer bill could hit $50m

Invercargill City Council chief executive Clare Hadley.

ICC ratepayers face a bill of up to $50m if councillors commit to CBD upgrade.


Police block streets in city

Armed police have been seen in downtown Invercargill on Thursday night.

8:27 PM  Armed police have cordoned off streets in downtown Invercargill.

'We are more than you see'

A youth art gallery has been set up at South Alive which gives youth a platform for expression.

Laser pointed at rescue helicopter

Double parachute malfunction


Rore's redemption complete

Former Ferns captain puts January axing behind her to make Netball World Cup 12.


Rural connectivity tech woes

Amazon Principal Solutions architect, Johnathon Meichtry at a seminar Invercargill.

Rural connectivity woes pose a problem for some businesses.

Diatomite miner's application delayed

Helen Clark has joined the opposition to diatomite mining at Middlemarch in Otago.

An application to buy land for diatomite mining was lodged in February 2018 - but will take more time.

Outdoor food company under new ownership

Back Country Cuisine general manager John McGrath, left, and Invest South executive manager Prue Halstead hold the ...

Southland's dry food specialist company Back Country Cuisine has new owners.

Sell Queenstown airport for $1.6b

Queenstown Airport is surrounded by residential and commercial development.

A bold plan to move Queenstown's airport to a site near Cromwell, is proposed by architects.

Oil giant postpones Otago meeting

A rig used by OMV off the Taranaki coast.

An Austrian oil giant wanting to drill off Otago's coast has postponed a meeting with local councillors.


Govt responding urgently to climate change

Enoch Surendran, 10 leading the Climate Change Protest to the Invercargill City Council.

OPINION: Given the importance of both agriculture and a stable climate for the Southland economy, it's important Southlanders have their say.

CBD plan is a generation-defining decision

A question we cannot afford to ignore.

OPINION: If not now, when? If not this, what? These questions are not rhetorical.

Not to get pinpricky . . .

Worth a bylaw? The answer has been a long time coming.

Invercargill City Council - the people who put the "by and by'' in bylaws.

We prefer our own pile of . . . information

Clutha District Mayor Bryan Cadogan

OPINION: The only thing the Head Beans from Stats NZ can count is their lucky stars they still have a job.

Many will welcome shorter city bus routes

Going my way?

OPINION: The service is being lined up for a change many will welcome


'We are more than you see'

Southern District Health board youth art exhibition at South Alive, with an art work by Caleb Spain on display.

A youth art gallery has been set up at South Alive which gives youth a platform for expression.

BeatGirls deserve a 21-and-some salute

From the vaults - The Beatgirls at one of their 21sts. Whether it was their first 21st, strictly speaking, is neither ...

OPINION: The sums didn't stand scrutiny, but the performance did.

Proclaimers in Invercargill - anger and attitude, grace and gratitude

The Proclaimers, Charlie and Craig Reid.

And then, of course, that one particular song . . .

Diversity isn't a new thing, but maybe embracing it is

Diversity isn't just a catchphrase.

OPINION: To make sustainable meaningful change we need to change our ways of thinking.

It turns out you can herd Cats

Cats, performed at Invercargill's Civic Theatre, April 18.

Proof, if proof were needed, that Invercargill's Civic Theatre is big enough to swing a cat. Or 16 of them.

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