Keeping the memory alive video

Warrant Officer Peter Patton of the Royal New Zealand  Navy, on the left, with officials attending the 2019 ANZAC  ...

The country has very few living World War II veterans, but are we doing enough to make sure their stories are not lost?

Anzac dawns in city amid hightened vigilance and abiding gratitudes

Parade marshal Bill South, 44 years on the role this year, at the 2019 Invercargill Anzac service.

Armed police stand guardian around a crowded Invercargill Cenotaph.

Bill Roulston recalls near death war experience

World War II veteran Bill Roulston, of Tapanui.

''I was certain the last breath was right there.'' World War II veteran Bill Roulston.

Fred Cooper would do it again

WW II veteran Fred Cooper, 97, of Gore, an engineer in the 7th Field Company Engineers, with his photo albums and medals.

"To keep your country, you have to be ready to fight.'' World War II veteran Fred Cooper.

The first Māori airman

John Moore, left, and Leading Aircraftman George West at Royal New Zealand Air Force Station Wigram.

A man of many talents, Bluff's own George West was destined for great things when his life was cut short.

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Pilot still in hospital after crash

A helicopter arrives at Southland Hospital in Invercargill on Tuesday afternoon with the three men who survived a ...

Pilot remains in hospital while the two crewmen have been discharged after helicopter plunged into Southern Ocean.

Crash survival 'absolutely incredible': pilot

Otago rescue helicopters landing at Southland Hospital with the rescued Southern Lakes Helicopters team that crashed ...

Helicopter company boss Sir Richard 'Hannibal' Hayes feared the worst as he flew to crash scene.

'Remarkable' survival after crash

The three men who survived a helicopter crash near Auckland Islands 'would have been concentrating on getting ashore and ...

The three men who survived 'would have been concentrating on getting ashore and staying alive'.

Crash survivors at hospital

Otago Rescue helicopters landing at Southland Hospital with the rescued Southern Lakes Helicopters team that crashed ...

This is the moment the three men who were found alive on a beach arrived at Southland Hospital after their ordeal.

Three vehicles destroyed in suspicious blaze

Three vehicles have been damaged by a suspicious fire near a petrol station on Sydney St in Invercargill.

Police are investigating an early morning blaze that left three vehicles damaged at an Invercargill garage.

Crash survival no miracle

It is understood pilot Andrew Hefford, pictured on the frozen Ross Sea in Antarctica in 2017, was in a helicopter that ...

Chopper crash survivor's father says "miracles don't happen" – the group's skills saved them.

Helicopter trio found alive

It is understood pilot Andrew Hefford, pictured on the frozen Ross Sea in Antarctica in 2017, was in a helicopter that ...

Experienced pilot Sir Richard 'Hannibal' Hayes found three men who survived the Auckland Islands helicopter wreck.

Service for Sri Lanka

Reverend Jacob Thevasahayampillai said the Sri Lankan attacks were very worrying.

"It's the first time something like this has happened to this scale," Reverend Jacob Thevasahayampillai says.

Police car crashes into house

Police want to hear from wintesses who saw the red ute.

Fleeing driver avoids road spikes then crashed into a police car which then crashed into a house, badly damaging it.

'We are going backwards'

Louies Cafe & Tapas bar owner Mana Davis believes the state of the Invercargill nightlife was the worst he has ever seen.

Louies owner Mana Davis believes Invercargill needs more smaller boutique bars to revive its nightlife.


Board returned home

Crosses are displayed in front of the Otautau war memorial.

0 min ago  The Otautau Anzac Day service marked the return of an important piece of war memorabilia.

RSA coffee - gunpowder-free since 1919

11:56 AM  It's good stuff, but the Invercargill RSA is careful how much it reveals about its fortified Anzac Day coffee.

From TV to film

Crash rescue pilot: 'We won Lotto'


Keeping the memory alive

The country has very few living World War II veterans, but are we doing enough to make sure their stories are not lost?


Battle between homes and traffic

More housing development in the Ladies Mile area is being considered by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

The fate of 579 much-needed Queenstown homes hangs in the balance as residents fight for traffic improvements.

Fines for crushed arm

The Southern District Health Board has been fined $225,000 after a worker almost lost their arm in this X-ray machine.

Southern District Health Board and a contractor fined more than $500,000 after worker's arm was crushed in an X-ray machine.

Hotel stays dropping

An architect's illustration of a proposed 393-room hotel planned for central Queenstown.

A once controversial plan to build a large hotel development in Queenstown is winning fans, but there are warnings NZ's hotel industry could be in for some pain.

Southland's top apprentice

Corry Mennell, left, is with Industry Training Association Building tutor Robyn Te Maiharoa.

Corey Mennell is Southland's top apprentice.

The bank that Southland built - and that helped build Southland

SBS Bank group chief executive Shaun Drylie

It's 150 years since Southlanders decided to set up a building society. Now it's a bank with a back story that makes it an international rarity.


Warmer, drier homes for renters this winter

The Government has funding available to help people who own their own homes but can't afford to insulate.

OPINION: Winter is coming. The Government has new rules to ensure all rental homes are warm and dry.

Invercargill's nightlife listless, nomadic

Mana Davis

OPINION: Southern musicians need more venues.

To arm police or not video

The new normal?

OPINION: Only better data will make, or disprove, the case for routinely armed cops.

Confronting Central Otago's biggest single issue

Estimates have Cromwell set to basically double its current size within 20 years.

OPINION: The cost of housing has to be addressed. It just does.

Terror attack needed herculean lawmaking response

The mosque attacks revealed  gaping holes in our laws and processes; Parliament had to respond.

OPINION: It was an intense task. But necessary.


It turns out you can herd Cats

Cats, performed at Invercargill's Civic Theatre, April 18.

Proof, if proof were needed, that Invercargill's Civic Theatre is big enough to swing a cat. Or 16 of them.

An age of residency returns

The original Vision line up in 1969, from left, Bob Daley, John Kennedy, Dave Kennedy (back), Warren "Bricky" McLew and ...

The year 1969 is known as the summer of love, and it's also the year an Invercargill covers band began to leave its mark on Southland's music history. Damian Rowe reports.

Art to wipeout wasps

Arrowtown artist Jenny Mehrtens with the gilded beehive that is part of her "Elemental" series.

An innovative art project will see beehives painted by artists auctioned off to raise funds to help control wasps.

Politics, pain and paint

Janice Gill with her painting Aotearoa Not For Sale. Her work is driven by a strong political consciousness.

Janice Gill brings a strong social conscience to her paintings, and only manages to make one a year.

Poachers put on notice

Argyle Station Farmer Jeremy Gunton

Police say inquiries are continuing after three alleged poachers were discovered on a Northern Southland station.

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