Have you bin-jammin lately in Southland?

Bin-jammin band members meet up in their lunch break in Invercargill, from left, Chris Chilton, Warren Parker, Jo Ward, ...

11:07 AM  Musician Chris Chilton: The number of free gigs they’ve done, the number of fundraising gigs they’ve done ... I’ve always admired and respected them

Invercargill art exhibition to be tinged with sadness

The late Jonathan White will have a collection of his artwork in an exhibition at the Te Waka Tuia Art + Museum in ...

Celebrated landscape artist Jonathan R White died two weeks before his exhibition was to open in Invercargill.

Home court advantage 'massive' for Steel

Southern Steel centre Kate Heffernan in action Against Central Pulse at the ANZ Premiership netball game in Stadium ...

The passion for netball is well and truly alive in Southland with the Southern Steel locking in an ANZ premiership elimination final in Invercargill.

Christchurch designer wins the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards video

The collection by Ari Terekhova, of Christchurch, which won the Mataura Licencing Trust Award of Excellence at the ...

Ari Terekhova's design was described by one of the judges as 'the future of fashion'.

Key steel installed in Invercargill CBD project

Large steel framing being lifted into place as part of the Invercargill inner-city redevelopment.

One of the most important parts of the Invercargill CBD development has been erected.

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You better believe I didn't cry

Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan. What a shot in the arm is worth . . .

OPINION: A disease that's a distant memory - and a mother who's anything but.

Council review findings now expected in August

Findings from a six-month review into the Invercargill City Council are now expected in August.

Findings of a second independent Invercargill City Council governance review are expected to be presented to council in August.

Retailers caught off guard with 14 month street closure

Esk St in Invercargill will be closed to traffic for 14 months for the planned City Streets Upgrade.

Some retailers on Esk St are questioning if they can survive a 14-month stint without nearby accessible car parks, as incoming city street upgrades close the street to vehicles.

Southern Steel fans to pack stadium

Southern Steel netball players at ILT Stadium Southland ahead of their game against Central Pulse on Saturday, front row ...

A sell-out crowd of over 3200 is expected for Southern Steel’s clash with Central Pulse in Invercargill on Saturday.

Covid-19: Mattina case total now 15 video

Crew members aboard the Mattina container ship who have tested positive for Covid-19 will remain in isolation on the ...

Another crew member aboard the Mattina container ship docked in Bluff has tested positive for Covid-19, marking the 15th case of the Delta variant on the vessel.

Global interest in Southland hydrogen plant

Meridian and Contact Energy announced on Thursday that they were calling for interested parties to partner with to set ...

Approaches from interested green hydrogen parties started as soon Rio Tinto announced in July 2021 it planned to close the smelter at Tiwai Point.

Stags coach content despite preseason loss

Southland Stags coach Dale MacLeod is content despite his team’s 34-14 preseason loss to Otago.

Southland Stags coach Dale MacLeod is more than happy with what he has seen in his team’s preseason showdown against Otago despite the 34-14 loss

Mum found guilty of attempting to defeat the course of justice

Patricia Elizabeth Samson during her jury trial in the High Court at Invercargill.

Patricia Elizabeth Samson has been found guilty of attempting to defeat the course of justice and will be sentenced on September 24.

Councils indicate mana whenua positions not on radar

The Gore District Council would soon sign a memorandum of understanding with rūnanga to ensure iwi had a voice in ...

As the Invercargill City Council prepares to increase Māori representation within its ranks, another two Southland councils have revealed similar moves are not on their radar.

Baleage sent to flood affected-farms

A truck and trailer load of Southland hay and baleage destined for Canterbury farms affected by recent flooding.

Southland farmers have answered the call to donate baleage and hay to their Canterbury counterparts.

News

Trouble operating McDonald's digital order board ends in broken jaw

A new McDonald's that opened in Queenstown two weeks ago was the location of a serious assault on the weekend.

11:45 AM  Two men have been charged with assault after an early-morning fight in Queenstown.

Two new historical Covid-19 cases found on Christchurch-docked ship video

Crew from a fishing boat docked in Christchurch are back on their ship after staying in managed isolation, while those from two other boats remain quarantined onboard.

Beveridge keen to remain Southland Sharks coach

New Invercargill general practice a 'pivotal point'

Video

Christchurch designer wins the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards

Ari Terekhova's design was described by one of the judges as 'the future of fashion'.

Business

Retailers caught off guard with 14 month street closure

Esk St in Invercargill will be closed to traffic for 14 months for the planned City Streets Upgrade.

Some retailers on Esk St are questioning if they can survive a 14-month stint without nearby accessible car parks, as incoming city street upgrades close the street to vehicles.

Chamber of Commerce revs up membership

Southland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Sheree Carey is pleased with membership growth.

The Southland Chamber of Commerce has increased membership from 335 members in 2016 to 543 members in July 2021.

A 'Rad Dad' on the shifting roles of masculinity in the modern world

David Hicks, also known as 'Rad Dad' hopes to show his kids there are no masculinity rules, through his business ...

A neurological auto-immune condition gives an Invercargill dad a chance to teach his boys about modern masculinity through cooking.

Consumers to challenge traditional red meat habits video

Jim Goodall has just started as the new chief executive of Blue Sky Pastures and says he's looking forward to meeting ...

Jim Goodall, the new CEO of Southland-based Blue Sky Pastures, wants to turn the company into a greener, more sustainable operation.

Ergonomic issues leads to invention for fishermen

Invercargill man Brian Smith with his patented invention the Rodassista to help people with operating their fishing rods.

A Southland fisherman has created a device that he says will help with the ergonomics of fishing.

Opinion

Not all native birds thrive after predators eradicated

Stuff science columnist Peter Griffin.

Tiny South Island robins seem to outcompete other birds.

From the south to a surreal mountaintop

Alena Saili, a Southlander in the magnificent sevens.

OPINION: Maybe the sound of the crowd matters less than that wee voice inside.

You better believe I didn't cry

Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan. What a shot in the arm is worth . . .

OPINION: A disease that's a distant memory - and a mother who's anything but.

Green hydrogen a potential game-changer

Green hydrogen – useful stuff.

OPINION: This is not castle-in-the-air stuff.

Space, it's now the buyable frontier

Richard Branson – up, up and ... no, that’ll do.

OPINION: The height of vanity - and more than a little commercial opportunity.

Culture

Have you bin-jammin lately in Southland?

Bin-jammin band members meet up in their lunch break in Invercargill, from left, Chris Chilton, Warren Parker, Jo Ward, ...

Musician Chris Chilton: The number of free gigs they’ve done, the number of fundraising gigs they’ve done ... I’ve always admired and respected them

Colombian community celebrates

Dianelby Gutierrez, left, Mary Sulay Sanchez and Andrea Murrell display some of the Colombian food served at the ...

Colombian Independence Day is on Tuesday, but celebrations started in Invercargill at the weekend.

Mana whenua seats on track for Invercargill

Waihōpai Rūnaka representative Michael Skerrett believes establishing mana whenua seats on the Invercargill City Council ...

Waihōpai Rūnaka representative Michael Skerrett says the mana whenua seats in the city are a good start.

Artist shares her passion for Tikanga Māori with Invercargill prisoners

Invercargill artist Sharne Parkinson was at recognised as highly commended at Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2021 for ...

Invercargill artist Sharne Parkinson has been highly commended for sharing her expertise and passion for toi Māori and tikanga with prisoners.

Les Mis is make or break-a-leg time for Invercargill Musical Theatre

John Valjean (Dave McMeeking) with the convict gang of Invercargill Musical Theatre's production Les Miserables

A massive show needs big audiences, or an era of far less ambitious local productions is upon Southland.

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