Amateur musicians set to shine

Verdon College pop rock band, from left Michaela Leadley 14, Emmy Roderique 14, Harrison Milne, 14, Issac Beker, 15, ...

Too many cooks can spoil the broth, but what can happen when there is too many musicians?

To the visionaries amongst us

The De Hogeweyk village in the Netherlands.

OPINION: It's as they say, if we do what we have always done, we will get what we always got.

South Island's first Wāhi Tūpuna whare

Anderson Park's Te Wharepuni O Anehana has been given Wāhi Tūpuna status with Heritage New Zealand at a ceremony on ...

A tiny whare tucked away in Southland has today been recognised for its national importance.

New music festival for Gore

Jeff Rea is the chairman of a new trust which will run the New Zealand Country Music Festival in Gore. (file photo)

Gore's country music events will be combined into a week-long festival for the first time next year.

Skaters set to shine

Cooper Patterson leading the Southland ice skating team members for a fun circuit ahead of the 2019 NZ Ice Figure ...

The ice is polished, and Gore is ready to welcome 180 ice skaters to compete in championships.

In The South

MP fears wife over lake plunge in suit

MP Hamish Walker pulls out a superman pose in the Birdman Competition at the 45th Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival.

It wasn't the icy Queenstown lake that scared Hamish Walker..

Mud and music mayhem

People left the 2019 Gibbston Valley Concert rain-drenched and covered in mud - but they were smiling.

Music legend makes mates with mayor

Q'town boom a bust for locals


'There were times I wanted to give up' video

James is already planning his next uncycle adventure - Mt Oxford in Canterbury.

A Christchurch teenager wanted to do things a bit differently - so he rode a 152km rail trail on his unicycle.

BeatGirls deserve a 21-and-some salute

From the vaults - The Beatgirls at one of their 21sts. Whether it was their first 21st, strictly speaking, is neither ...

OPINION: The sums didn't stand scrutiny, but the performance did.

Proclaimers in Invercargill - anger and attitude, grace and gratitude

The Proclaimers, Charlie and Craig Reid.

And then, of course, that one particular song . . .

It turns out you can herd Cats

Cats, performed at Invercargill's Civic Theatre, April 18.

Proof, if proof were needed, that Invercargill's Civic Theatre is big enough to swing a cat. Or 16 of them.

Poachers put on notice

Argyle Station Farmer Jeremy Gunton

Police say inquiries are continuing after three alleged poachers were discovered on a Northern Southland station.

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