Southland benefits from Provincial Growth Fund

Fletcher Tabuteau, parliamentary under-secretary for regional economic development, has announced  Provincial Growth ...

The Invercargill CBD upgrade, aquaculture and sheep and goat milk industry to benefit from Provincial Growth Fund.

Island visitor levy to stay at $5 video

Southland District councillors discuss the possibility of increasing the Stewart Island visitor levy from $5 to $15. The ...

The Stewart Island/Rakiura visitors levy will remain at $5 for now.

Fire at Edendale shop caused by cigarette

Fire and Emergency NZ inspector Mike Cahill looks over a dairy damaged by fire in Edendale on Tuesday morning.

Fire fighters has to use a chainsaw to find a fire in the walls of the Edendale Dairy on Tuesday morning.

Queenstown cries out for workers video

Recruitment of staff in the hospitality and tourism industry is an ongoing issue in Queenstown.

Tourist resort struggles to fill hundreds of vacancies as peak summer season starts.

Pāua stocks plundered in Bluff

Undersized paua seized by authorities near Bluff.

Foreign fishing crew members apprehended over pāua offending.

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Bourbon quenches driver's 'thirst' video

Senior Constable Craig Gibson at a police checkpoint on the Devil's Staircase, between Kingston and Queenstown, on Monday.

A young builder said he was "thirsty" when he was caught with an open can of bourbon while driving to work on a notoriously dangerous highway.

Hardie loses to Scottish mates

Scotland test flanker John Hardie was in a Newcastle Falcons team beaten by his former Edinburgh teammates (file photo).

Former Highlanders loose forward beaten to the bragging rights in European rugby.

Baby injuries 'non-accidental'

An injured baby was taken to Dunedin Hospital on Sunday night.

Police investigate after an injured baby was taken to Dunedin Hospital on Sunday night.

Southern most super-X draws stiff competition video

Nick Franklin pulls aerial stunts in the freestyle motocross display at the 2018 Winton Super-X championships on Saturday.

Development goal pays off for Motorcycle New Zealand at Winton.

Pile's outfit impresses

Virginia Pile won the Fashion in the Field competition.

Virginia Pile finished work on her hat about 1.30am on Saturday in time for the fashion parade later that day.

Arson worries firefighters

Fire and Emergency NZ Invercargill senior station officer Aaron Ramsey looks over a recycling bin, which have become a ...

Invercargill firefighters are asking the public to be vigilant after a spate of suspicious fires in the city.

Community Christmas tree in place

Tanya Colyer smiles as she helps to set up the community Christmas tree in Riverton on Sunday.

Riverton's community Christmas tree has finally arrived to the delight of residents.

DOC manager retiring

Department of Conservation Te Anau operations manager Greg Lind is retiring after 30 years with the department.

Outgoing DOC manager Greg Lind thinks New Zealand is finally understanding the challenges conservation is facing.

Instant painkiller changes man's life video

Happy to be pain free - Cohen Brown.

Cohen Brown used to get stoned for pain relief, but now he's found another way.

From Colombia to Invercargill

Tutor Raul Oscar Irene Rivas, Amanda Keen, of Southern Reap Colombian family Brandon Gerard Castro, 4, father Joseph ...

Leaving civil unrest in Colombia and arriving to tree lines streets and colourful flowers helps refugees living in Invercargill be at peace.

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'Alternative building code' used for Gore event centre design

Gore's MLT Event Centre.

A fire engineer has found that the Gore Multisport Complex was designed using 'an alternative solution to the building code.'

Car rolls near Woodlands

Emergency services are attending a car crash after a car has rolled near Woodlands.

Two-car crash on Te Anau-Milford Highway

AOS arrest wanted man

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Island visitor levy to stay at $5

The Stewart Island/Rakiura visitors levy will remain at $5 for now.

Business

Queenstown cries out for workers video

Recruitment of staff in the hospitality and tourism industry is an ongoing issue in Queenstown.

Tourist resort struggles to fill hundreds of vacancies as peak summer season starts.

DOC's visitor bill up $3.6m

DOC has hired an extra 46 rangers to educate visitors on how to behave responsibly, clean facilities, and manage ...

Almost a third of DOC's extra summer spending will be devoted to dealing with human waste.

Mixed feelings about more tourists

Concerns about freedom camping have dropped in the latest Mood of the Nation survey.

We love their money, but we're not so sure about other aspects of overseas visitors.

Cruise ship stoush threatens jobs video

Lyttelton's new $60m cruise berth is on track to be completed by late 2020 and it is expected to greatly increase ...

Akaroa's battle raises questions about controls on the growing fleet of behemoths plying NZ waters.

Air NZ launches Akl-Invercargill route

The new service between Auckland and Invercargill will be the longest domestic Air New Zealand flight.

Air New Zealand trial service's future will depend on community use for its long term future.

Opinion

Not the same old storeys, then.

Deow (Danny Owen) at work on the Kelvin Hotel.

OPINION: The Invercargill Licensing Trust is going bold with a giant mural. Cue a mix of excited interest and, sure, trepidation.

Reassuring indicators of a district in good heart

Gore District Youth Council coordinator Eleanor Ranstead, Blue Light Leadership Award Junior winner Hamish Goatley, and ...

OPINION: And now for the challenges of 2019.

Enough of this myopic oversight of ICC projects

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OPINION: On the brink of a major CBD upgrade, the vigor of ICC project planning, management and reporting is cause for concern.

Letters: ICC projects with the budgeting blues

The ICC Chinese Garden at Queen's Park. A work in progress.

OPINION: Letter writers on civic budgeting, the proposed dementia village, dog control, a fine school production and 007's booze problem

The year the 'can do' approach could, and did

Curio Bay just got curioser and curioser with the official opening of the Tumu Toka Curioscape Visitor Centre on Thursday.

Positives outweighed negatives in the south's 2018 arts, culture and heritage scene.

Culture

Q'town boom a bust for locals

The cost and availability of housing was highlighted as a concern for some residents in a newly-released Quality of Life ...

A new report reveals what Queenstown Lakes residents really think about living in the popular resort town.

The year the 'can do' approach could, and did

Curio Bay just got curioser and curioser with the official opening of the Tumu Toka Curioscape Visitor Centre on Thursday.

Positives outweighed negatives in the south's 2018 arts, culture and heritage scene.

Doors open at Waikaia's new museum

Switzers Museum committee chairperson Mairi Dickson. The new $1.7million dollar museum was officially opened on Friday.

The building inspector was booked in for a final inspection just hours before Waikaia's new museum officially opened.

Tidings of some sort of joy

Joy through creativity? Humbug!

OPINION: Festive joy doesn't always come giftwrapped.

Students step up

Central Otago Road Policing Supervisor Sergeant Bruce Martin on a check point with Mt Aspiring College students Nadia ...

Sober drivers got a special sweetener from Southern police during a alcohol checkpoint.

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