Members of the Otatara Kindy on stage at Polyfest 2017

Polyfest hits new heights video

''They like the sense of whanau, they feel like they are a part of something."

Hospitality at the heart of the south

Ronald McDonald Family Room supervisor Helen Walker and volunteer Susan Stenton at the Ronald McDonald House ...

Southland's inaugural Purple Work Shirt Day is raising funds for Ronald McDonald House.

'Stubbornness' gets Grieve home

Stubbornness and a want to succeed have helped Dwight Grieve claim the Southland Road Championship title in Te Anau on Saturday.

Quick thinking prevents injury

An Invercargill family had a close shave following a house fire in Kingswell.

Tiny chances for tiny house

Queenstown sections for tiny homes are unaffordable so the young couple will build in Europe instead.

Winter Games NZ opens Friday

15-year-old Queenstown ski racer Alice Robinson will be one to watch.

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News

Disgraced cop quits

Former police officer Jeremy Buis sent anonymous text messages featuring gay slurs and photos of penises.

9:18 PM  Constable who waged two-year harassment campaign against Dunedin man resigns, with police labelling his actions "disgraceful".

Boy suffers moderate injuries after fight

8:01 PM  A young boy has been taken to hospital following at fight at Burger King in Invercargill.

Stags after 80 minute showing

Internal investigation under way

Video

Police dog handler's 'horrible' moment

When police dog handler Constable Adam Thomas saw his dog Zero being crushed by a car, he though he was watching his best mate die.

Business

Airport has record profit

Passenger growth and night flights behind record profit for Queenstown Airport.

Passenger growth and night flights behind record profit for Queenstown Airport.

Builder lived high life, then fled

Former Queenstown builder Jaden Melgren on a duckshooting trip.

Jaden Melgren, who owes at least $670,000, enjoyed a flamboyant Queenstown life as his business slowly collapsed.

Shareholders ask questions of Blue Sky Meats

Blue Sky Meats' Annual General Meeting also included a number  of presentations, illustrating the behind the scenes ...

Blue Sky Meats bosses faced up tp shareholders after almost $2m loss.

Doug Robinson's dream solution for affordable lifestyle

Wanaka architect Doug Robinson in the living space of his nearly completed Tiny House.

Tiny house designer Doug Robinson is practising what he preaches about affordable living.

More pooches, less poo in QT

Another 183 dogs have been registered in the Queenstown district this financial year, but there's been fewer fouling ...

The Queenstown district now has 4485 dogs, but there's been fewer poo complaints and attacks.

Opinion

Letters: Let Number 10 stay

Number 10

OPINION: Letter writers on Number 10, Wairio station, poverty, a new hospital and propaganda.

Unity and diversity, simultaneously celebrated

Molly Killeen  and Cruz Harrison of Otatara Kindy at Polyfest 2017.

OPINION: Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

Dunne dusted as Nats lose ally

Peter Dunne dusted as Nats lose ally.

OPINION: Peter Dunne departs under his own terms. Sort of.

Plenty of room at Kew Rd

200514. Photo: 123rf.com
Illustration - 3d illustration of opened red mailbox with letters

address, await, box, ...

Artificial intelligence

India: Changing identities

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a gathering during his visit to Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India, June 29.

OPINION: When India got its independence from Britain 70 years ago, this month, it was founded as a secular democracy – secular because it acknowledged the status and rights of Muslims, Sikhs, Christians and other religious minorities as equal to those of the Hindu majority.

Sport

Stags after 80 minute showing

Southland Stags players unite at the end of the Stags captain's run at Rugby Park on Wednesday before the game against ...

Can Rugby Park's Stags faithful provide the kick-start the Southland needs for their 2017 campaign?

Rams co-captain enjoying new role

Southland Rams rugby league co-captain Shaun Tamariki-Todd carries the ball against the West Coast earlier this season.

The Southland Rams take on new South Island premier rugby league team, the Aoraki Eels, on Saturday in Invercargill.

Gore lad joins Breakers

Mitchell Newton reacts after missing a shot during the NBL Combine 2017/18 in Melbourne.

Mitchell Newton joins current Southland Sharks player player Derone Raukawa as a Breakers development player.

Francois needs to lead way

Shannon Francois is the most experienced midcourter in the Silver Ferns' Quad Series squad.

 Shannon Francois has gone from being the baby of the Silver Ferns to a vital figure in their midcourt.

All Blacks wish Gore's bogan rugby team luck

Gore High School Under 15 rugby team captain Hayden Michaels with the message of support All Blacks Damian McKenzie and ...

One has a mullet, one is from Gore and they both wish the 'bogan rugby team' luck as they head off to tournament.

Culture

Kids win playground poo war

Tarras School pupils celebrate the new public toilet that is up and running outside the school. Children petitioned the ...

Poosistance has paid off for a Central Otago school that's grounds were being used as a toilet by tourists.

A Streetcar Named Desire

Cast of A Streetcar Named Desire after the show at Repertory Invercargill.

It was funny, it was serious and it was down right outrageous.

'Conundrum' for Manuherikia River users

Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan at the "civil conversation" meeting about the Manuherikia River.

Ecological river health verses economic need - a panel of Central Otago community members faced-off in an effort to find a solution.

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.

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