Champion track cyclist Corbin Strong and coach Sid Cumming at the Invercargill velodrome last summer.

Champagne celebration

Alan and Raewyn Strong celebrated their son's gold medal success in Switzerland with champagne in the early hours of Friday.

Policeman assaulted

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Car crash at the intersection of Devon Street East and Nobs Line.
New police car ...

A Southland policeman was assaulted when he responded to a car crash this month. 

Whitebaiters net historic taiaha video

Whitebaiters pull an object sticking out of the water. Their find? A seven-foot long historic taiaha.

Minister fronts over decision video

Health Minister Dr David Clark responds to questions from southern MP's over the downgrade of the Lumsden Maternity Centre.

Rebels yet to talk over alleged assault video

A Super Rugby player may be back in court over assaulting a team mate in Dunedin.

Knife taken from 'Farmer Brown'

A man who is on trial for murdering an Invercargill teenager had a knife taken off him earlier in the night, a witness says.

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Taking a stand

14082018. News. Robyn Edie. Southland Times/Stuff.  Jamie Addison, now of Milton, speaks about the Meth problems we have ...

The south's growing meth problem is happening "under our very noses".

Father's fight to save son

An Invercargill teen stabbed 14 times rolled around in his friend's car, while his father pushed three towels into his wounds.

Threats, cop claim 'purile'

Bill English under his own steam


Taking a stand

The south's growing meth problem is happening "under our very noses".


Getting freedom campers to pay up

Getting councils and private investors interested in user pays freedom camping blocks has been a tough sell for ...

A West Coast rūnanga wants to build a chain of user-pays ablution blocks for freedom campers.

Cruise ships bring in $434m

Auckland and Tauranga ports were the biggest winners in terms of total cruise spending.

More passengers and winter cruises lift cruise spending in New Zealand.

$8.5m fix for freedom camping

Freedom camping in Akaroa has upset local residents and the area will benefit from new Government funding to improve ...

After problems at some of NZ's top scenic spots, help is at hand this summer.

Auckland rates legal action

Waiheke Island bach owners who rent out their properties are among those facing huge rates rises.

Holiday home owners stung by rates hikes of up to 300 per cent may take legal action against Auckland Council.

Much of NZ bus fleet 'disgrace' video

The recent spate of serious bus crashes, including this fatal one on Mt Ruapehu, has led to calls for stricter safety ...

Compulsory seatbelts in buses rejected, but industry will investigate recent bus crashes.


Scourge of P

Bryan Cadogan.

OPINION: I suppose one could be forgiven when they get a bit older to not be quite as well aware of the spikier end of society.

They're building seniors playgrounds

Older people have accumulated history, experience, maturity and know-how. These talents can be shared with children in ...

OPINION: Practical thinking and planning for the well-being of older people in cities needs to be as prevalent as it is for children.

Is Alliance a dire hirer?

Alliance Group's Lorneville plant. In the market for more workers. But from where?

OPINION: There are rules to test the company's assertion that it needs to look overseas to fill vacancies

The end of retirement as we've known it

Geoff Pearman: Why not a gap year in your forties, why not a degree in your fifties or sixties, why not retraining for ...

OPINION: The point at which we exit paid work will have little to do with the age of entitlement to an age pension. For a growing number the intention is to never retire in the traditional sense.

Letters: Boosting the city's appeal

The Splash Palace water slide - due for replacement.

OPINION: Letter writers on ICC planning and spending priorities, climate change, abortion grief and the Southern Steel.


About the south

One of the locos being removed from the tracks on its way to a new life a stationary engine.

Southland's earliest locomotives ended their days as stationary engines, although the first of them, Lady Barkly, was used a bush loco for a time when its passenger service was over.  

Above the Long White Cloud exhibition lands in Gore

Grace Rawson, Lorraine Sutton and Nola Mann work on colouring a large Whites Aviation photographic mural for H&J ...

An exhibition of hand-coloured photographs from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s is on display in Gore.

Southland singer takes on Don Giovanni

Robert Lindsay, of Invercargill, left, plays The Commander, with Robert Tucker playing the lead role in Don Giovanni.

A young Southland singer Robert Lindsay has taken on a challenging role in Don Giovanni.

Bed tax Qtown's only option

Queenstown Lakes mayor Jim Boult.

Proposed visitor levy won't go far enough to meet the "quantum" of challenges facing the Queenstown Lakes District.

Te Anau artist one to watch

People check out the Riversdale Arts 45th Mixed Media Exhibition on gala night on Friday.

Installation celebrating farming a hit at the Riversdale Arts annual exhibition.

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