A large grass fire covering more than 1000 hectares at Mt Prospect Station near Te Anau.

Burnoff out of control

Fire crews are attending an out-of-control burnoff near Te Anau.

Fishing for all

Greg Sheppard, from Te Anau's, Trout Observatory releases a rainbow trout into McGregor's Pond near Te Anau, under the ...

Southerners are spoilt for choice this weekend in terms of things to do.

Southland fraudster sentenced

A Southland fraudster who admitted 16 dishonesty charges has been sentenced to community detention.

A passion for the immortal Mustang

The 38th National Mustang Convention taking place in Invercargill this weekend.

I'm going to start a garden

OPINION: Every now and then, it's good to have a bit of a project to work on.

Ardern: 'Honour and privilege'

Jacinda Ardern will become prime minister as the Labour Party regains power after nine years in the cold.

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Wanaka's rich, white growing pains

The growing Central Otago town of Wanaka seen from Mt Roy.

Long-known as Queenstown's quieter cousin, Wanaka is experiencing extraordinary growth. Can the town's charm survive the boom?

Craig committed to Invercargill

Liz Craig jubilant and Hamish Walker disappointed as Southern MPs react to the coalition news.

Red Cross super store open

From the streets to the ring


Charge dropped over bomb scare

A judge has dismissed a charge against a Dunedin noise band musician who sparked a bomb scare in the CBD.


New plan to create affordable homes

Members of the Queenstown Lakes Mayoral Housing Affordability Taskforce presenting their recommendations: chairman John ...

Restrictions could be placed on Airbnb-type short-term rentals for visitors.

Tourism industry labour concerns

Queenstown is in line for a big financial windfall if Winston Peters gets traction for his idea of passing GST to the ...

The tourism industry is fairly relaxed about the change of Government, but remains nervous about any cuts in temporary migrant labour and will continue to push for more infrastructure funding.

Migration dips, tourism up

Kiwis took 2.79m overseas trips in the September year, up 10 per cent.

Annual net migration has taken a dip while tourism continues to grow.

Racing boss turns to golf tourism

Owner of Highlands Motorsport Park and Hampton Downs, Tony Quinn.

Highlands Motorsport Park boss Tony Quinn wants to build a golf course and residential development at the back of his racetrack.

Lolly war rages on

Rainbow Confectionery says Mondelez offered crumbs.

Mondelez says its offer to a New Zealand company to make Jaffas was turned down.


Dealer takes two

OPINION: Winston and Jacinda, sitting in a tree . . .

Of bravery and brave conversations

Southland District Mayor Gary Tong presents bravery awards to Conrad Waihape, centre, and Phil Manson.

OPINION: As Southland District Mayor I'm fortunate to be invited to many important events around our beautiful district – but some occasions leave a truly lasting impression.

I'm going to start a garden

Hopefully my efforts will soon yield these sorts of results.

OPINION: Every now and then, it's good to have a bit of a project to work on.

A lesson on suspension


OPINION: Employers need to know, and follow, their own rules.

Enough of this nest-feathering politics

Politically speaking, it's a dirty bird.

OPINION: We have a loser.


Scots suspend 'Kilted Kiwi'

Scotland's John Hardie in action during a Six Nations clash against Wales.

Former Highlander and Southland Stag John Hardie handed suspension pending an investigation.

Another Kiwi champion?

Scott Seamer, who has ridden Group I winners on both sides of the Tasman, believes Bonneval will win the Caulfield Cup.

He's part of New Zealand racing history and this Australian jockey believes another Kiwi star can deliver at Caulfield.

Cup numbers disappoint

Lazarus remains a $1.90 favourite for the New Zealand Trotting Cup.

It's New Zealand's richest and most iconic race but it's almost certain not to have a full field.

Pinehurst chills inspire Anstiss

US-based golfer James Anstiss is back in New Zealand and says a local winner of next week's big Asia-Pacific Amateur ...

Back from his US base, James Anstiss is confident a New Zealand golfer can book Masters and Open berths next week.

From the streets to the ring

Kickboxer Levi Beattie has turned his life around and is now heading to the WAKO kickboxing world championships in ...

'I thought I would be in jail for life, that was my life,'' says a southern kickboxer who has turned his life around.


No adults allowed at art exhibition

George Goodger, 15 and brother Flynn Goodger 17,  with some of their Muka Youth Prints from previous years.

Children can choose an artwork they like without pressure from adults

Southern temperatures soar

Archie Livingstone, 6, of Cromwell, cools down at the Lowburn Inlet on Thursday when temperatures reached 28.6degC  - ...

Sunhats are out and sprinklers working over time as record October temperatures hit the south.

ORC boss loses job

Peter Bodeker's contract as the Otago Regional Council's chief executive will not be renewed.

The Otago Regional Council's chief executive is out of a job after the council decided not to renew his contract.

Mayor cuts ties with 'unlawful' group

Central Otago mayor Tim Cadogan above Clyde.

Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan says he has "no choice" but to remove himself from a business group.

17 years and counting

The Cromwell Memorial Hall.

A Central Otago hall project has taken 17 years and cost $478,000 but you wouldn't know it.

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