Waiau Area School's special ANZAC assembly

Waiau Area School pupils Peyton Tilby, left, and Cayden Gibbs lay poppies beside the crosses for western Southland ...

Waiau Area School students lay poppies for fallen western Southland students after special Anzac assembly.

Southern DHB hits 10,000 Covid-19 vaccination mark

Vickery Court resident Wilma Capil, 82, was among the first members of the public in Southland to receive her Covid-19 ...

Residents at Vickery Court Invercargill were the first members of the Southland and Otago public to receive their Covid-19 vaccinations on Thursday.

Millions of dollars worth of assets seized as police target commercial drug dealers


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Four people have been arrested and about $3.2 million assets seized during an operation targeting commercial cannabis dealers in Dunedin and Southland.

Frana Cardno honoured, but not yet...

Former Southland District Council mayor Frana Cardno at her last council meeting in 2013.

A memorial for a long-serving mayor is built but cannot have a grand opening until a dispute about the name of the park is resolved.

Panthers: Racism still exists in New Zealand video

Three members of the Polynesian Panther Party from left, Reverend Alec Toleafoa, Professor Dr Melani Anae, Musician ...

The Polynesian Panthers are trying to highlight social injustices by telling their stories.

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Could Southland towns become ghettos?

Meeting earthquake standards will the cost owners of buildings on the main streets of four Southland towns.

The main streets of four rural Southland towns have now been labelled priority areas under earthquake standard legislation.

Discovering Invercargill's old history

Invercargill Central public relations manager Amy Hibbs holds a 19th century Torpedo soda bottle, with an old boot and ...

The principal archaeologist involved with the Invercargill CBD block rebuild zone believes artefacts found may total 100,000.

Drummond Rugby Club to celebrate 101 years

Centennial book author John Langford, middle, and committeemen Paul Cochran, left, and Terry O'Meara are looking forward ...

Hosting the Welsh world cup team for a day remains one of the highlights in the 101-year history of the Drummond Rugby Club.

One person critically injured after three-car crash in south Otago

A person is critically injured and two others have minor injuries following a three-car crash in Otago on Tuesday. (File ...

A person is in a critical condition and two others have moderate injuries after the crash on State Highway 1.

Lush: Council does little for Bluff

Marcus Lush with mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt at an Invercargill City Council meeting. [File photo].

Marcus Lush believes the Invercargill City Council is spending too much time focusing on tourism prospects for Bluff and not enough on helping the community thrive.

Netballer emulates sister's selection

New Zealand secondary schools' netball squad member Losa Fifita, middle, trains with Mardie Kaieti, left, and Jaime ...

Losa Fifita has taken a huge step forward to follow her sister through the ranks of New Zealand netball.

Manslaughter conviction follows motorbike tragedy

A high-speed motorbike “race” on a rural Southland road led to the death of one rider and another being convicted of his ...

A high-speed motorbike “race” on a rural Southland road led to the death of one rider and another being convicted of his manslaughter.

Oyster parasite infection not widespread

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The latest tests for the oyster parasite Bonamia ostreae in Foveaux Strait have found any possible infection is not widespread.

Fresh look Steel ready for season opener

Southern Steel coach Reinga Bloxham speaks, with Steel captain Shannon Saunders looking on, during the ANZ Netball ...

Reinga Bloxham is about to embark on her fifth campaign as Southern Steel’s head coach and she will do so with five new players.

Proposed fee rise 'extortionate' for industry 'already on its knees'

The Ranch Bar & Grill owner Dan Anderson believes it is time the Southland District Council looked at its own costs as ...

A proposed 57 per cent increase in alcohol licensing fees in Southland is being slammed by some who say it could be the last straw for an industry struggling.


Trans-Tasman bubble 'partial lifeline' for Fiordland

Quarantine free travel between New Zealand and Australia on April 19.

The Trans-Tasman bubble is a “partial lifeline” for Fiordland after a tough 12 months for tourism businesses.

Customers bear the cost of wage increase

Invercargill Licensing Trust chief executive Chris Ramsay, pictured at The Ave Sports Bar, says hospitality businesses ...

After a year of budget crunches, some Southland hospitality bosses say they have no choice but to pass on the price of the latest minimum wage increase to their customers.

The cost of holding onto historical buildings

Invercargill Central Ltd director Scott O’Donnell, pictured here in the old Cambridge Arcade says strengthening ...

Invercargill is home to beautiful historical buildings, but making them earthquake safe could cost more than the buildings themselves, a businessman says.

Southland's hero produce celebrated

Chef Graham Hawkes says Savour the South is an opportunity for locals and domestic tourists to explore the world-class ...

With frustrated foodies unable to travel overseas, chef Graham Hawkes reckons now is the perfect time to introduce Kiwis to Southland's “star dishes”.

Tisbury man frustrated by sudden spotty coverage

Russell Bell says he and surrounding businesses are struggling with mobile coverage in Tisbury.

A frustrated Russel Bell is trying to figure out why he suddenly can’t get decent mobile coverage at his Tisbury home, when he has not had any trouble in the past.


No quick fixes to housing crisis

Rino Tirikatene is proud of the new $3.8 billion contestable Housing Acceleration Fund that will help to fund ...

OPINION: "Supporting more first home buyers into owning their own whare, we free up more rentals and housing options for other whānau in need."

Seasons changing is a time to reflect

Column writer Lisa Tou says with the seasons changing it is also a good time to reflect on those who may not be as ...

OPINION: Seasons reflect change and can be associated with “good times” and “not so good times”.

A decade-old cry for innovation still awaiting response

Sir Paul Callaghan.

OPINION: I am beginning to question our collective will for the innovation and change we need to make as a nation.

Mataura's medicinal cannabis and hemp mill is a big deal

New life in the old mill.

EDITORIAL: We talk about new industry, well here's one showing up bang on cue.

Sometimes leadership is saying 'you go first'

Let’s just form an orderly queue and no pushing, please .

OPINION: What's the difference between a leader and a queue jumper? Well for starters, there's this . . .


Stewart Island builder's quirky DIY 'teahouse'

Allan Jones built this quirky teahouse from "odds and ends" he had tucked away over the years he worked as a builder and ...

It's really a man cave-slash-art space, he says, and the perfect spot for a cuppa.

South Alive building a thriving community

16012021. News. Kavinda Herath /The Southland Times /Stuff-New South Alive chair Beryl Wilcox says the organisation's ...

New South Alive chairwoman loves south Invercargill and wants to see it prosper.

The Wiggles joke about MIQ stay at first NZ show video

Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins on stage at the Civic in Invercargill.

"He's had two weeks in a hotel and he's still sleeping," joked one of The Wiggles as their NZ tour kicked off.

Final seal hunt consigned to history

The man was first charged after a video emerged of him allegedly stabbing a baby seal in front of a friend. (File photo)

Seals have thankfully survived, but only by the skin of their teeth, following their well-organised slaughter in the 1800s. And the final cull of these marine animals wasn't that long ago.

Kāti Māmoe chief remembered video

Vaughn Fisher, left, is working with Ian Trainor to restore a sacred grave site in Orepuki after finding chief Paororo's ...

He was once the prominent chief of four Murihiku hapū but after his grave was found in tatters, Chief Paororo Toataua's descendants want to make sure he and his sacred burial site are remembered.

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