Ocean Beach to become multi-million-dollar tourism hotspot

NZ Abalone Company hatchery manager Brae Forrester with some of the company's pāua, which is expected to be harvested ...

A multi-million-dollar investment is expected to transform the former Ocean Beach Freezing Works site, near Bluff, into a tourism and hospitality hub and aquaculture park.

The idea fiend who can't sit still

Louise Evans wanted to join the Invercargill Licensing Trust’s board to be able to give the youth of Southland a voice.

Louise Evans is on a quest to give the youth of Southland a voice and showcase why they should be taken seriousy.

Tongans overwhelmed by support in south video

Fa'e Moeakiola [right] speaks at a meeting of Tongas in Invercargill on Januray 21, 2022, to speak about the response to ...

Tongas are starting to make contact with their families again after a volcanic eruption and tsunami rocked the islands last weekend.

Rugby clubs suggest vaccine mandate could test them

Rugby Southland general manager Steve Mitchell says the early feedback suggests the vaccine certificate requirement will ...

Many rural Southland rugby clubs already faced challenges fielding senior teams each season, now there are concerns that unvaccinated players stepping away could stretch some to breaking point.

Food truck trend catching on fast in Invercargill

Tommy's Tucker Truck owner Vicki Henderson and close friend Lisa Maxwell with employees Renei and Rhiannon Henderson in ...

When Vicki Henderson returned to Invercargill after 18 years behind a desk in Queenstown, she just knew she wanted to work for herself, outdoors and in hospitality – and a food truck was the obvious solution.

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New radio sound for Milford

Brianfm is filling in the gaps around the South Island as Milford Sound gets set to tune into the radio station with a ...

Brianfm bucks the trend when it comes to radio station formulas, and its next destination is a first for Milford Sound.

Audit solutions won't work against climate change - look to the practical

Former MP and Environment Southland councillor Eric Roy says New Zealand is the most efficient food producer in the world.

Eric Roy: New Zealand is the most efficient food producer in the world.

Bluff's oyster festival cancelled

The Bluff oyster festival draws people from all over the country to have a try of the town’s specialty. [File photo]

The Bluff Oyster & Food Festival organising committee announced it had met recently to discuss this year’s event amid the threat of Covid outbreaks and subsequent rapid changed to the traffic light settings.

Hicks seeking 7th term as Gore district mayor

Gore district Mayor Tracy Hicks wants to improve the district’s recycling services in 2022.

Tracy Hicks will seek re-election as Gore district mayor - but it will be the last time, he says.

Confidence new Stags coaching setup will work

James Wilson playing for the Southland Stags in 2018.

James Wilson has joined Rugby Southland in an all-year-round coaching role as part of the changes to the Stags coaching setup for 2022.

Couple push on to open restaurant despite pandemic

Te Anau couple Ryan Murray and Jo Lott plan to open a new restaurant in Te Anau in the coming months. They have sold one ...

In a Southland town hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, one couple are forging ahead with a new restaurant.

Kelvin eyed as potential inner-city apartments

The Invercargill Licensing Trust may convert its Kelvin Hotel in Invercargill into inner-city apartment living if demand ...

The Invercargill Licensing Trust will look at the prospect of converting its Kelvin Hotel into inner-city apartment living if the new Langlands hotel impacts demand.

Gareth Dykes on leading Australasia's 3D innovation from Southland

Fi Innovations managing director and co-owner Gareth Dykes runs a fourth generation business in Southland that has ...

Tucked away in a warehouse in Invercargill is Bill. He’s one of the country’s largest scale 3D printer and scanner. And for Gareth Dykes and his partner Melissa, Bill is significant for many reasons, particularly for when the couple asked themselves back in 2019 “When is the right time to jump on the technology of the future?”

Warnings to patients and visitors amid norovirus outbreak at Dunedin Hospital

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 10:  A view of the Dunedin Public Hospital signage on May 10, 2021 in Dunedin, New Zealand. ...

Three wards at Dunedin Hospital have been hit by an outbreak of norovirus, promptings surgeries to be delayed and cancelled.

Cycling Southland after new GM and tour race director

SBS Tour of Southland race director Sally Marr marshalling at the Mill Road North corner during the 2020 tour. [File photo].

Cycling Southland is on the hunt for not only a new general manager but someone to fill the all-important job of SBS Tour of Southland race director.

News

Former students 'giving back' to school

Te Wharekura o Arowhenua principal Gary Davis (front, middle) surrounded by former students who are now tears and ...

Nearly half of the 21 teachers and teacher aides at an Invercargill school are former students themselves.

Shoe shop stands the test of time

A building in the Invercargill suburb of Windsor has been a shoe shop for about 80 years.

Stadium looks at potentially filling festival void

New radio sound for Milford

Video

Tongans overwhelmed by support in south

Tongas are starting to make contact with their families again after a volcanic eruption and tsunami rocked the islands last weekend.

Business

Couple push on to open restaurant despite pandemic

Te Anau couple Ryan Murray and Jo Lott plan to open a new restaurant in Te Anau in the coming months. They have sold one ...

In a Southland town hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, one couple are forging ahead with a new restaurant.

Gareth Dykes on leading Australasia's 3D innovation from Southland

Fi Innovations managing director and co-owner Gareth Dykes runs a fourth generation business in Southland that has ...

Tucked away in a warehouse in Invercargill is Bill. He’s one of the country’s largest scale 3D printer and scanner. And for Gareth Dykes and his partner Melissa, Bill is significant for many reasons, particularly for when the couple asked themselves back in 2019 “When is the right time to jump on the technology of the future?”

Op Shop donations and sales boom

The Salvation Army store in Gore has been inundated with stock over the Christmas break, pictured retail assistant Vicki ...

Jade Taylor started work a week early to sort through the deluge of donations given to Gore's Salvation Army store over Christmas.

Call for inquiry into MPI after failed prosecution

The Ministry for Primary Industries prosecuted Cando Fishing and director Campbell McManaway, but a judge dismissed the ...

An environmental consultant says an official inquiry needs to be done into the Ministry for Primary Industries failed case against a Southland kina fisherman.

Boat and caravan sales on the rise

Inders Marineland owner Gary Inder had a bumper selling season.

Caravans are the second most searched for item on Trade Me right now, behind unwanted gifts.

Opinion

China's menacing message to Winter Olympians

Olympic rings under assembly on tower on the outskirts of Beijing.

OPINION: China looks to intimidate potential protesters.

What's red and squishy and twice as pricey?

How does it

OPINION: Prices are rising, it's an insecure time, so a bit of scrutiny of our household expenditure wouldn't go amiss.

Audit solutions won't work against climate change - look to the practical

Former MP and Environment Southland councillor Eric Roy says New Zealand is the most efficient food producer in the world.

Eric Roy: New Zealand is the most efficient food producer in the world.

In praise of those special influencers

Di Lenihan - teachers like her do more than instruct

OPINION: A moment's appreciative retrospection would appear to be in order.

Are we water savvy, would you say?

Waste not, want not.

OPINION: Water restrictions matter.

Culture

A rare snapshot of a female photographer from the early 1900s video

Eve Welch with a portrait of Margaret McVicar.

Taking photographs in the early 1900s was usually done by men, except for rare cases like skilled amateur photographer Margaret Frentz McVicar.

Fifty years in the arts leads to honours

When Gillian Gordon got her first role in London, she said she had to prepare by learning to avoid Yorkshire twang.

After giving 50 years of her life to the arts, Gillian Gordon​ is to be honoured in the new year.

'Gut-wrenching' shock for young thespians

Shenleigh van't Wout​, left, and Shirley Adam have already spent "hours and hours" working on the costumes for ...

A frosty ticketing decision by Disney has left Invercargill Musical Theatre with no choice but to cancel its production of 'Frozen Jr'.

Peter Skerrett - ace musician, teacher, musical director

Peter Skerrett: a southern musician long to be remembered.

He played alongside stellar 1960s pop figures and became a leading figure in Southland's cultural firmament.

Variety Show to bring some Christmas cheer

Angels ready to sing and dance for ILT’s Christmas Variety Show. Pictured from left, Jordan Skelt, Josephine Shepard, ...

Excitement is bubbling for the annual ILT Christmas Variety Show with 2000 tickets sold and other 400 made available.

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