Venture Southland general manager of tourism, events and community Bobbi Brown and Invercargill i-Site supervisor ...

Invercargill i-Site to trial pilot to lure migrants

The Invercargill i-Site has been selected by the Ministry of Business, Information and Employment to run a pilot looking to entice visitors to the region to migrate.

The 9-day garage sale

A vinyl record collection does not reflect the tastes of the current owner, Smith says.

Riversdale hoarder's "rationalisation" leads to nine-day garage sale.

Fishermen demand answers

Southern fishermen want Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy to front up over concerns regarding new commercial fishing regulations.

Tougher biosecurity wanted

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

Taratahi to take over Telford

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

Dotcom 'leaving Auckland'

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom says Queenstown offers a spy-free haven for his children as some previously frozen assets released.

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Smith off to NZ Open

Invercargill's Ella Smith, 16, has been selected for the New Zealand Under 19 badminton team.

A lot of hard work is paying off for rising New Zealand badminton star Ella Smith as she looks to qualify for the main draw at the NZ Open.

Lexie moves on

"I'm a Southlander, and I love our people here.''

Data won't be public

Patients wait for MRI scans


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.


Overseas INZ offices 'frustrating'

Queenstown immigration advisers from Collective Consulting's Martin Guich says overseas branches' requests had been ...

Overseas officers want photos of workplaces and to see the CVs of every person who applies for a job.

What NZ skiing was like in 1947 gallery

Happy Valley Chalet in 1953.

When dog sleds served as make-shift chairlifts and skiiers used "suicide bindings".

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.


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.


Smith off to NZ Open

Invercargill's Ella Smith, 16, has been selected for the New Zealand Under 19 badminton team.

A lot of hard work is paying off for rising New Zealand badminton star Ella Smith as she looks to qualify for the main draw at the NZ Open.

Hall off to world champs

New Zealand discus thrower Marshall Hall practices ahead of the 2017 IAAF World Championships.

Invercargill discus thrower 'committed and focused' ahead of IAAF Athletics World Championships.

Success for cycling duo

Corbin Strong of Southland is preparing for the Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Italy.

Southland junior representative cyclists Corbin Strong and Nicole Shields picked up good results as they prepare for the Junior World Track Cycling Championships in Italy.

Gore look to bounce back

Gore Wanderers top goal scorer Miguel Ortiz in action against Southend United at Bain Park earlier this season.

Not only did the Gore Wanderers' impressive unbeaten streak come to an end recently, but a goal scoring record was also halted.

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 points scorers.


Maverick traveller tells tales

A Maverick Traveller, the first of seven travel books by Queenstown author Mary Jane Walker.

Her many adventures include eating seal meat in Greenland and a visit to Standing Rock.

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.

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