An artist's impression of the Rakiura Heritage Centre. The centre has received, over $1 million in Government funding to ...

Stewart Island heritage gets $1m

The Government is to commit $1.08m to the Rakiura Heritage Centre Trust.

Post-funeral brawl

Police and ambulance were alerted to the incident, but were not eventually required.

A post-funeral gathering in Bluff on Thursday night ended with blood, broken glass and a visit from the police.

Irrigation scheme 'a win-win'

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

Gecko stolen from visitor centre

An at risk gecko has been stolen from the DoC visitor centre in Fiordland.

Drones causing mayhem in Te Anau

The Southland District Council have plans in place to deter drone usage in Te Anau, after a spate of close calls with aircraft in recent months.

ED for emergencies, hospital says

Stay away from "extremely busy" Southland Hopsital ED unless it's an emergency, public told.

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News

Barry addresses elder abuse

Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie with Maggie Barry at a public meeting for seniors in Windsor, Invercargill.

"Bad people predate on old people."

Making Southland a welcoming community

An American model to welcome people may be the blueprint used in Southland.

Mum assaulted her children

Meth dealer sentenced

Video

Pete's legacy: a haunting new drama

How one director managed to persuade Oscars' current best actor to spend most of a movie with a sheet over his head.

Business

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.

Tech talk: Wanaka post-Gigatown

Wanaka technology entrepreneurs Tony O'Regan of Wanaka App, Hamish McGregor of kin2kin, Stuart Bale of WillNotice and ...

Wanaka is on track to be everything it said it could be after its 2014 Gigatown competition loss.

Free Pasta Cafe is back

Wakatipu Community Church members put on Pasta Cafe with free pasta and fresh baking every Friday until August 25.

The combination of free food and entertainment works for backpackers, skiers, snowboarders and families.

Opinion

Princess Margaret Hospital must be viewed

Cheer up?

OPINION: The distress at Princess Margaret Hospital demands unflinching scrutiny and chastened action.

Making the grade, then and now . . .

How does grading, nowadays, compare with bygone times?

OPINION: A correspondent has some questions about a fishtailing grader.

Juggling work with sick children

You have work commitments. But you might also have this .  .  .

OPINION: Employment law isn't blind to the plight of people with sick family, Riki Donnelly writes.

Migrants and refugees

A couple of questions for Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie

OPINION: Correspondents put questions to Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie on migrants and bowel screening

One or two questions arise

Back in 2005 Adrian Loo, then of James Hargest College, came up with an award winning science fair project that may have ...

Pat Veltkamp Smith applies some childish curiosity to a motoring matter.

Sport

Highlanders to get tricky

Saturday night's quarterfinal could be Highlanders coach Tony Brown's last game in New Zealand before leaving for Japan.

Winning road playoff games isn't foreign to the Highlanders, and they tend to do it with surprises.

Team 'fired up' for cycling event

Firefighter Ben Coley from the Wensley's Fire 1 team gets starting training from coach Fergus Canny ahead of the ...

No one is more 'fired up' than last year's corporate pursuit champions.

Netball umpire to control rugby derby

Top netball umpire Jono Bredin will referee the Southland Spartans versus Otago Sassenachs rugby match on Sunday.

Top level New Zealand netball umpire Jono Bredin will control a rugby warmup match between the Southland Spartans and Otago Sassenachs.

Fekitoa off to France

Malakai Fekitoa is off to France.

The worst kept secret in NZ rugby is confirmed with Malakai Fekitoa signing with French club giant Toulon.

Tongia signs for Stags

Ryan Tongia will play for Southland in this year's national provincial rugby championship.

Former Highlanders and Hawke's Bay back Ryan Tongia will play for the Southland Stags in the national provincial rugby competition.

Culture

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.

Hiabs and hard-hats take over streets

A linesman works on a power pole in Cromwell as part of Aurora Energy's Fast Track poll programme.

Crews have 1266 'at risk' power poles to fix around Central Otago, 417 of which have been completed.

Riversdale Arts exhibition to open

Portraits painted by Riversdale Arts president Christine O'Connor will watch over those arriving at the group's annual ...

Arts from around the country have works on display at exhibition

Musicians, a DJ and champagne

Jason Kerrison will perform at the Clicquot Gala, in Queenstown.

The gala brings to end the four-day Clicquot in the Snow celebration of winter and champagne.

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