Bluff resident Cherie Chapman stands near the closed Bluff Wharf which she wants to see it beautified and made open to ...

Resident wants to beautify wharf

Bluff resident Cherie Chapman has put her case to the Bluff Community Board to restore the old Bluff wharf and return it to the public.

Let sleeping seals lie

The seal is believed to have travelled up the nearby Waiau river, and was found about 10kms from the sea.

DOC is asking the public to trust its judgement when it comes to dealing with wild animals.

MPI proposing changes

MPI is hosting a public meeting about proposed changes to the aquaculture industry.

Coroner reminds hunters of gun safety after death

Cromwell man Garry Tall was an experienced hunter but on March 3, 2016, he died after shooting himself in the stomach after a hunt.

ILT prank 'disappointing'

Young people using the Invercargill Licensing Trust's logo to promote drinking is being called "disappointing".

Pedestrian hit by car

An elderly man was struck by a car in central Invercargill.

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Taratahi take over of Telford announced

Lincoln University Telford Division, near Balclutha.

Come Monday, Telford campus will have a new owner, Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre.

Southlanders want tougher biosecurity standards for aquaculture

Southlanders have made it known to Ministry for Primary Industries staff they want to see tougher biosecurity standards for the marine aquaculture industry.

Fishermen demand answers

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Disaster averted at sanctuary

The quick actions of staff and volunteers helped avoid a ''catastrophic disaster'' at a Dunedin ecosanctuary during last weekend's storm.


MedRecruit grows into new office

After starting his doctor recruitment agency 11 years ago Sam Hazledine, based in Queenstown, now employs more than 70 ...

Australasian doctor recruitment company grows out of its old Queenstown office with 45 staff on board.

Consent for The Heights housing subdivision pending

Sold: many of The Heights sections have been sold ahead of subdivision resource consent.

Universal Developments has applied for a 135 lot subdivision in Wanaka.

Threat to Qtown lake grows

Lagarosiphon is capable of choking waterways, smothering native aquatic plants, and establishing quickly in waterways if ...

Fears an invasive weed will establish itself in Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu are escalating as crops continue to spread in a river that drains the lake.

Irrigation scheme 'a win, win'

Dairy Creek Ltd director Tim O'Sullivan, Pioneer Energy chief executive Fraser Jonker and Pioneer Energy project manager ...

A $10m irrigation scheme near Alexandra, Central Otago, is going to deliver water to about 1800 hectares of barren land.

SBS looks to the future

SBS Bank chief executive Shaun Drylie addresses members at the bank's annual meeting at the Kelvin Hotel in Invercargill.

Catering services to different generations was one of the key messages from the SBS annual meeting on Wednesday.


Who are the menin themiddle

Prime Minister Sid Holland (right) on a 1950s visit to Awarua Radio. Invercargill MP Ralph Hannan is at left, with ...

OPINION: A call goes out to identify men in a 1950s photo at Awarua Radio.

Natural burials a fair-enough option

A natural burial in Marlborough, 2015.

OPINION: Some of us will want to be laid to rest as nutrients for the natural world. That's okay.

It's good to be belittled

The lashing and the bucking, the sheer marine ferocity of a storm.

OPINION: We exist by grace of the climate and we forget it at our peril, Joe Bennett contends.

Letters: Minority governments

OPINION: Letter writers on minority government and social welfare.

Regions flex their muscle on migration

'There's been some pretty direct feedback' – Bill English may tweak immigration proposal after outcry

OPINION: The provinces have exercised a bit of political clout as the election nears.


Auckland rugby pivot heads south

Ponsonby's Willie Talataina-Mu will play rugby for Southland in 2017, pictured doing chin-ups at the The Mike Piper ...

From Ponsonby to Invercargill for one of Auckland's top club rugby's top points scorers.

Wyndham out to defend title

The Wyndham Rugby team will be out to repeat their success from the 2016 season, when they tackle Edendale on Saturday.

Wyndham will be looking to defend their Southland division one title in a local derby against Edendale on Saturday.

Top netball teams jostle for position

SGHS wing attack Amy du Plessis is challenged by Jo Telfer of St Mary's during the Invercargill Netball Centre final at ...

The top four club teams are jostling for position for a rare shot at the Southland-wide netball competition, with the defending champions now playing in a different competition.

Swimmers qualify for SI champs

Southland swimmer Jackson Herrick, 13, has qualified for the South Island Swimming Championships.

Nineteen Southland swimmers have qualified for the South Island Swimming Championships in Blenheim.

Unfinished business for world champion

Southland masters powerlifter Andy Mahon claimed a gold medal in the dead-lift at the International Powerlifting ...

New Zealand's Andy Mahon may have won a gold and two silver medals at the World Classic Championships powerlifting, but he wants to break the 800kg barrier.


10 underrated NZ towns

Paeroa should be world famous in NZ for more than L&P.

Stop off for longer or stay a while in the small towns that confound expectations.

Natural World

In the photograph one volute has been turned upside down showing part of its withdrawn muscular foot which it extends to ...

There are two main groups of shellfish. 

About the south

Photo, courtesy of the Department of Conservation, show the rows of planted cord grass in the 1940s in Southland.

The attitude that mudflats were unsightly and should be converted to dry land was prevalent in New Zealand and in an effort to speed up the reclamation of the estuary, cord grass was planted in 1932.  

Rabbit control a 'train wreck'

Pest contractor Robert Andrews, of Galloway, says the Otago Regional Council's response to rabbit poisoning has been a ...

Central Otago's rabbit control is a "train wreck" with the ORC allegedly disrupting winter poisoning programmes.

Word journey challenge for writers

The Mirror Lakes and Central Otago Short Story competition logo

The Mirror is searching for the very best wordsmiths and writers in our district. Cash prizes and publication are up for grabs.

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