Dog handler John Taylor with his border collie Rusty, after winning the 2017 Dave Galloway Innovation Award for bio ...

Award-winning dog

The velvetleaf-detecting dog, Rusty, is making waves again, this time winning an award for his sniffing skills.

Minister responds

Associate Finance Minister Amy Adams has indicated she will meet with former Community Trust of Southland trustees who ...

"I will respond about arrangements for a meeting shortly." Minister Amy Adams.

More opposition to plans

Youth services provider Number 10 and the Invercargill Secondary Schools Network Trust do not want to relocate.

Big electorate challenge 

New National candidate Hamish Walker takes on big electorate challenge.

Lumsden plans town centre upgrade

The Lumsden Community Development Area Subcommittee have appealed to central government for $74,000 to help with upgrades to tourist infrastructure in the township.

Injury cloud hovers

Call still to be made on doubtful players in lead up to Stags opening game against Hawke's Bay.

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News

Tax plan 'grossly unfair'

Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan has sent a letter to Labour Leader Jacinda Adern over the proposed irrigation tax.

Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan has joined the chorus of outrage at Labour's proposed irrigation tax plan.

QT athletes hope gym stays

The Queenstown Gymnastics Club has an uncertain future after Wakatipu High School moves to its new site.

Dunedin water not in clear yet

Promising footballer off to the US

Video

Dixon ready to bounce back

"It's a bit of a bitter taste in the mouth, you always want to be picked in teams like the All Blacks.''

Business

Council happy with CEO Theelen's performance

Queenstown Lakes chief executive MIke Theelen.

It was an easy decision to extend Queenstown Lakes chief executive Mike Theelen's term, mayor Jim Boult says.

Lower than forecast rates increase for Queenstown Lakes district

Queenstown and Wanaka property owners will pay more rates next financial year.

Higher than expected growth keeps rates increase below 4.5 percent, Stewart Burns says.

QT industrial parking 'choker'

Hansens Auto Service workers Annette Pearson and Walter Picar feel frustrated about limited car parks for workers on ...

A lack of car parking spaces in Queenstown's industrial area is pushing workers to park illegally.

Lakeview land can be sold

An artist's impression of the proposed Queenstown convention centre, on the Lakeview site. Lack of financial support for ...

Queenstown's Lakeview site could be sold for accommodation and retail use after plans for a convention centre fall through.

Airbnb gobbles Queenstown

The tourism industry has been urged to "embrace" the surge in Airbnb listings in visitor hot spots such as Queenstown.

About one in 10 dwellings in the Queenstown Lakes District are now listed on Airbnb, according to an Infometrics report.

Opinion

Getting to know the other half

Esk St, soon to blossom again, but lately a haunt for beggars.

Pat Veltkamp Smith writes on beggers and choosers

If we're squaring up to suffering . . .

Shouldn't be allowed, right?

OPINION: If we're feeling righteous anger about Castlerock Dairies . . . .

Letters: Let's talk about social obligation

Metiria Turei:  what about a father's responsibility?

OPINION: Letter writers on Metiria Turei, abortion and debt.

From The Eye news desk

Can I sing? No. Can I dance? definitely no. But do I wish I could? Absolutely!

NZ citizenship - an offer you can't refuse?

Chur bro?

OPINION: How long will Australians put up with their silly citizenship rules for MPs?

Sport

QT athletes hope gym stays

Queenstown Gymnastics Club trains in a 120 square metre gym at Wakatipu High School.

The Queenstown Gymnastics Club has an uncertain future after Wakatipu High School moves to its new site.

Injury cloud hovers

Scott Eade may well find himself filling in at halfback in the Stags' showdown with Hawke's Bay on Saturday.

Call still to be made on doubtful players in lead up to Stags opening game against Hawke's Bay.

Promising footballer off to the US

Southland United player Ben Rea slots a penalty for the Gore Wanderers against Waihopai in Southland's Donald Gray Cup ...

Southland United will have to do without the services of defender Ben Rea for the rest of the season.

Dixon ready to bounce back video

Elliot Dixon is looking forward to lining up for the Southland Stags in this season's national provincial championship.

"It's a bit of a bitter taste in the mouth, you always want to be picked in teams like the All Blacks.''

Fourth Kiwi confirmed for La Vuelta

Tom Scully is the fourth Kiwi confirmed to race La Vuelta a Espana.

Tom Scully and Aaron Gate will make their Grand Tour debuts at the Vuelta a Espana.

Culture

Tax plan 'grossly unfair'

Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan has sent a letter to Labour Leader Jacinda Adern over the proposed irrigation tax.

Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan has joined the chorus of outrage at Labour's proposed irrigation tax plan.

Snark earns Dunedin author top prize

David Elliot's Snark has won the  Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award and the Russell Clark Award for Illustration at ...

Rich imagery and compelling storytelling combine in David Elliot's award-winning book.

Fantastic performance

Gary Mullen performing as Freddie Mercury in One Night of Queen. File photo

One Night of Queen was in short, one night of amazing.

Review: Mamma Mia wows in Gore

Gore Musical Theatre's production of Mamma Mia runs until August 19

Gore Musical Theatre's Mamma Mia should come with a warning.

This is hard

Briar Babington.

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