Southern district commander Superintendent Paul Basham says "some things can go wrong sometimes".

South's top cop defends officers

Alleged murder, stalking and sexting cases involving police may harm reputation of hard-working officers, top cop says.

Car hits cop, dog

The scene on Dee St, Invercargill, where a police officer and dog were hurt as a spiked car came to a halt.

A policeman and dog went under a car as officers tried to subdue a driver in Invercargill.

Milestones for accountants

There was no shortage of experience on hand at a chartered accountants members lunch.

Dunedin Hospital plans welcomed video

Dunedin civic leaders are backing plans for a new hospital to be built in the central city.

The final running of the balls? video

Thousands watch 70,000 Jaffas roll down the world's steepest street, Welcome to the annual, and potentially last, Cadbury Jaffa Race.

Burgundy beckons trio

Three Central Otago wine industry professionals are heading to France to learn about Burgundy's centuries-old wine history.

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News

Police dog back at work

The scene on Dee St, Invercargill, where a car hit a police officer and dog.

6:12 PM  A police dog who had to be pulled from under a car after a police pursuit came to an end in the main street of Invercargill is back at work.

A win that got away

6:02 PM  "It was just a couple of errors in the second half and Hawke's Bay punished us."

Call for aquaculture standards to be raised

Rams notch up tight win

Video

Dunedin Hospital plans welcomed

Dunedin civic leaders are backing plans for a new hospital to be built in the central city.

Business

Wanaka councillor Quentin Smith starts work

Quentin Smith has been sworn in at a Queenstown Lakes councillor.

New Wanaka councillor keen to sink teeth into planning, strategy and community services issues.

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.

Ladies Mile development on hold

Queenstown's Ladies Mile master plan for medium and high density special housing as proposed by Queenstown Lakes ...

Queenstown council gives Ladies Mile housing proposal "breathing space" as it decides how to control its affordability.

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.

Opinion

Southland needs more Waituna-like responses

Many hands: Waituna Landcare Group's Gay Munro and Environment Southland land sustainability officer Katrina Robertson, ...

OPINION: The Waituna community has become one of the most proactive catchments nationwide in mitigating farming's environmental effects

Letters: Feeding the data gluttons

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. Not one to turn his back on what commercial fishing boats get up to?

OPINION: Letter writers on monitoring commercial fishing, water issues, abortion.

Time for a Warrant of Fitness

Rebecca McLeod

OPINION: Rebecca McLeon suggests a pay and record-keeping checklist for employers

Letters: A dirty big secret

Add it all up

OPINION: A letter writer calculates the excretions of Southland's dairy herds.

If we're squaring up to suffering . . .

Shouldn't be allowed, right?

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

Sport

A win that got away

Southland Stags midfielder Matthew Johnson scores a try in his debut game against Hawke's Bay in Napier on Saturday.

"It was just a couple of errors in the second half and Hawke's Bay punished us."

Rams notch up tight win

Southland Rams player Ramera Chambers on the run with West Coast's Ethan Long covering in defence in the game played in ...

Southland Rams coach Te Iwi Wairau is encouraged with improvement in players following win.

Errors costly for under-19 team

Southland under-19 players after conceding a try in the 68-0 loss to Canterbury at Rugby Park in Invercargill.

Canterbury under-19 team too classy for Southland in showdown in Invercargill.

Gore end football drought

Gore Wanderers players after a Donald Gray Cup match up this season.

The Gore Wanderers have ended a 34-year Donald Gray Cup drought.

Second half surge lifts Bay

Hawke's Bay halfback Chris Eaton in action in the 24-16 win over Southland in Napier on Saturday.

Southland dominate first half only to come unstuck in the second half against Hawke's Bay in Napier.

Culture

Chopper charity collects cupcake coin

Baxter Christiansen, 8 and Anne Porteous, 8, of Cromwell Primary School taste test two of the 300 cupcakes made by high ...

High school cooks combined course work with charity to bake 300 cupcakes for Cromwell school children.

Burgundy beckons Central Otago trio

Alex Easton, of Grape Vision, Leslie Johnston, of Rippon and Ben Holt, of Carrick Wines, are off to France as part of ...

Three Central Otago wine industry professionals are heading to France for harvest to learn about Burgundy's centuries-old wine history and tradition.

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.

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