Gerry Forde with a gnarly carrot from his community veggie garden where volunteers were growing vegetables to support 20 ...

Army appealing for donations

The Spirit Army are appealing to the public for support as they look to support vulnerable families through winter.

Another speed record video

Watch: Lee Munro - great-nephew of Burt Munro - screams across California desert on high-powered custom Indian Scout

Fifty years after Burt Munro set a land speed record, his great-nephew emulates him.

Government gives oyster removal contracts to oyster farmers

The Government is awarding oyster removal contracts to oyster farmers to support them as they lose their livelihoods.

SBS looks to the future

Catering services to different generations was a key message from the SBS annual meeting.

Disabled person's car stolen

A disabled person's car was stolen and destroyed near Kaitangata.

Statutory manager appointed

Mystery surrounds the appointment of a statutory manager to the board of St Joseph's School.

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News

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.

ED not for minor ailments, hospital says

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

Gecko stolen from visitor centre

Drones causing mayhem on Lake Te Anau

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

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.

Francesca Voza builds business in Wanaka

Francesca Voza and chef James Stapley in Wanaka.

Wanaka businesswoman Francesca Voza and her business partner, chef James Stapley, have fresh projects up their sleeve.

Dog adventures take off

17072017 Photo: Dasha Kuprienko. MIR News: Queenstown's Nikki Cameron and Adventure Dogs business owner takes dogs on ...

Taking dogs on adventures has become a successful business for a Queenstown woman.

Opinion

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.

The battle of the lunchbox

Jo Smith is a mother of five wee darlings.

Ah the enigma of the school lunch.  

From the Eye news desk

A short trip from Invercargill to Queenstown turned into a full-day ordeal.

Sport

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.

Golden season for Queens Park

The Queens Park Association Football Club premier women's team won the Kolk Cup Southland premier women's competition.

It has been a successful season for Queens Park women's football teams.

Too many rugby clubs in Southland?

General manager of Rugby Southland Andrew Moreton, at Rugby Park.

Are there too many rugby clubs in Southland?

Juggling act for SGHS netball

Southland Girls' High School Senior A netball captain Anna Henderson prepares for the Invercargill Netball Centre ...

Southland Girls' High School netball coach Natalie Avellino has her hands full managing her Senior A netball team's schedule ahead of the Invercargill Netball Centre finals.

Hamill saves season's best for champs

Jess Hamill picked up a bronze medal at the world championships, to go with her Rio Paralympics bronze medal.

Shot putter Jess Hamill threw a season's best to claim a bronze medal at the 2017 London Para Athletics World Championships.

Culture

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.

Bones disturbed at Cromwell cemetery

The bones of an adult estimated to have been buried at the Cromwell Cemetery for 80 to 100 years or more have been ...

Workers removing a tree at the Cromwell Cemetery accidentally dug up bones believed to be 100 years old.

Hospital funding pledge welcomed

Maniototo Hospital.

Labour is promising $1m to help rebuild a rural Central Otago hospital.

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