Southlanders slammed for their recycling habits

From sex toys to live ammunition and even dead animals, Southlanders' recycling habits are a cause for concern, according to experts.

Steel regular season 'counts for nothing' video

Southern Steel netball coach Reinga Bloxham.

The Southern Steel head into national netball league final after unbeaten season.

Speeding up transport for mums

Southland Hospital run by Southern District Health Board, in Invercargill.

Pregnant mums in rural areas are getting improved access to emergency transport because of a new policy, the Southern District Health Board says.

Steel netball fever builds video

Southern Steel captain Wendy Frew surrounded by Waverley Park Kindergarten kids, including son Archie, at their Steel ...

Stadium Southland boss Nigel Skelt has challenged the crowd to transfer the stadium into a sea of Steel colour.

It's all about the atmosphere video

Alva, 88, and Jack Faul, 92, are dedicated Southern Steel supporters and are excited about Wednesday night's grand final.

Are 92-year-old Jack Faul and his 88-year-old wife Alva the Southern Steel's most dedicated couple?

Transfer station remains closed

The Cromwell Transfer Station is closed after a man was hit by a truck and fell into the pit.

The Cromwell Transfer Station is closed after a man was injured when he was hit by a truck and fell into a pit.

Shot cat loses leg

Southland SPCA animal inspector Hannah Dennison with a photo of Thomas the cat, who was shot with an air rifle

Days after a dog was shot dead on its front lawn in Invercargill, a cat has been found with a bullet wound.

Electric cars pose problems for firefighters

Fire fighters learnt how to rescue someone from an electric vehicle at a training day recently.

Firefighters learn where to cut with jaws of life

Coaches of tomorrow

Central Southland College students Jamie McIntyre, 16, Katy Bryan, 17, and Sam Hodges, 16, participate in a coach ...

Student coaches have saved sports in secondary school's in Southland according to experts.

Two murder accused named

The cordon at Stadium Southland following the alleged incident on June 7.

Man, woman, both 18, named among seven charged with murder after alleged incident at Stadium Southland.

Talk of 'sex and drugs' on Barclay tapes

Clutha Southland MP Todd Barclay is back under police investigation.

Intercepted discussions in Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay's electorate office included talk of "sex and drugs".

Minister praises Kiwi innovation and tourism potential

Kings of innovation Team New Zealand and winners of the America's Cup.

Innovation happening because no-one has ever told us we couldn't, Finance Minister says.

Police re-open Barclay probe

Clutha Southland MP Todd Barclay - back under police investigation.

Police have reopened their investigation into allegations embattled National MP Todd Barclay illegally recorded his electorate staff. 

Holistic makeover at Northern Southland gym

Northern Southland Community Gym manager Amanda Senior,  participant Jodie Breen and gym assistant Trish Gill pick some ...


Southern Steel duo back for final video

Southern Steel player Wendy Frew jumps for the ball with Pulse player Whitney Souness, on right.

Wendy Frew and Te Paea Selby-Rickit set to return for the national netball league final.

Ranfurly fire out

Firefighters are at a structure fire in Ranfurly (file photo).

Firefighters have contained a fire blaze that burned a Central Otago home.

Rural general practice may beckon for intern

Medical intern Emma Kersey is working at the Lumsden Medical Centre as part of her training.

Trainee doctor spends three weeks working with Lumsden GP.

Plane crash survivor 'mentally scarred'

Murray Barrington died in a microlight plane crash on Sunday.

Microlight owner Murray Barrington, 73, died in the Otago crash, while another man was left with broken bones and cuts.

50 fences against the rules

New fences in the Shotover Country subdivision are being assessed for compliance.

Homeowners in a Queenstown subdivision could be charged $750 daily for their non-compliant fences.

Dipton win Gilmour Rosebowl


Southland golf's prized women's trophy has changed hands after Dipton toppled Drummond.

Queenstown Rovers to host Suburbs

Queenstown Rovers football team coach Jamie Whitmarsh.

Queenstown Rovers will host a Chatham Cup fourth round football fixture as they seek to go one step better than last season.

How did parasite escape?

Flat oysters, also known as Bluff oysters, will be removed from the Marlborough Sounds as a precautionary measure ...

Angry oyster farmers demand to know how deadly Bonamia ostreae got out of quarantine in Marlborough.

Island mood confused, flat

Ministry for Primary Industries readiness and response manager Geoff Gwyn.

The public mood on Stewart Island is "confused" and "flat" in the light of recent issues surrounding its oyster farming industry, locals are saying.

House's future divides

Some councillors have said they want the Anderson House to be returned to its old use, as a home for the Invercargill ...

"I don't think that we should play with money."

Deep south takes to the wing

The new Invercargill Airport award-winning redesign, and architectural perspective by chief architect Jeremy Dunlop

Southlanders have a reputation for respecting history and upholding tradition, so perhaps it's no surprise that regional capital Invercargill's 50-year-old former airport was beloved of many.

Booze buyer faces $2000 fine

A Dunedin driver who bought RTDs for two underage girls is facing a $2000 fine.

Under-age teens uses a sober driver Facebook page to find people to buy them booze, police say.

NSC's new deputy principal arrives

Northern Southland College's new deputy principal Jamie Cooper and wife Sarah at their new home in Lumsden.

Jamie Cooper has been appointed as one of two deputy principals at Northern Southland, where he will share the role with Dr Jordana Norrish.

'Pie in the sky' proposal

Potential options for the development of Queenstown's Ladies Mile is being considered by Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Plans to "thoughtlessly carve up" rural land on the outskirts of Queenstown for a large-scale urban development should not be fast-tracked.

Celebrating 100 years of the Invercargill RSA

Invercargill RSA chairman Norm Wilson and committee member Ken Bowie get ready for the Centenary of the Invercargill RSA.

It was the middle of World War one and men were returning from the battlefield, many wounded and all affected by the conflict

Missing fisherman search continues

Missing Fisherman LandSAR at Black Point near Slope Point on the South Coast of Southland

Police are continuing their search for missing fisherman Shan Norton McLauchlan, of Invercargill.

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