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Women look beyond the present

National Council of Women Southland executive member Vanya Bailey.

Southland NCW is marking Suffrage125 on September 19, with a celebratory dinner at Ascot Park.

Level the playing field

Southern Steel chief executive Lana Winders, right, congratulates Steel captain Wendy Frew after she played her 100th ...

OPINION: I found a website once that showed that New Zealand was the second, best country in the world for women gaining medals at Olympic Games.

Women took 'stand for future'

Anna Kirkwood, Alison Broad and Charlotte Murch look through the list of signatures of women who signed the petition for ...

A lot has changed in 125 years since women in New Zealand were granted the right to vote.

'I call myself a community activist'

Invercargill City councillor Rebecca Amundsen speaking at a council.

There seems to be a blasé attitude around equality at the moment.

Find your voice

Southland journalist Patricia Veltcamp Smith.

When I started as Women's Editor for The Southland Times in 1962, I was the only female in the office.

Mayor meets with gang members

Gore district mayor Tracy Hicks

Council votes to establish a working group to tackle drug use in the Gore district.

Concerns raised over pay rises

Invercargill City Councillor Ian Pottinger. [File photo]

Invercargill City councillors have raised concerns about the future of council-controlled company director pay packets.

Coach calls for patience

Southland Stags Lewis Ormond, left, Jackson Ormond and Tony Lamborn during in a training session at Surrey Park, ...

Breaking his Stags from club rugby mentality and polishing them into a higher level of playing will take time for coach Dave Hewett.

Late starts for Queenstown skiers video

Thousands of Queenstown locals turn out to ski Coronet Peak after the biggest dump of the season arrived in September.

Sick days, late starts and snow days at Queenstown businesses as locals head to skifields.

Snowfall traps six people

Six people are trapped at Knobs Flat after snowfall blocked the roads.

Snowfall blocking roads has trapped six people staying at Knobs Flat, in Fiordland.

Club presents two life memberships

Selwyn Earwaker and Marilyn Strang are life members of the Tokanui Golf Club.

Being the Tokanui Golf Club's only woman member doesn't faze Marilyn Strang.

Challenge Cup returns south

Four members of the Southland police rugby team that won the Police Challenge Cup recently, from left, detective ...

Southland police have added a rugby cup to their sporting achievements for the year.

Bells toll for returning albatross video

LKW, front, is the first bird back for the breeding season at the royal albatross colony on the Otago Peninsula.

Bells have rung around Dunedin as the city celebrates the return of the first royal albatross for the season.

Balclutha police ask council to pay for more CCTV cameras

Baclutha police say the CCTV cameras installed as part of the streetscape upgrade nearly three years ago have helped ...

Balclutha police are asking Clutha District Council to pay for more CCTV cameras in the town.

Car rolled into water

The scene of a car crashed into water at the intersection of Waimea Highway and Miller Rd, in Mandeville, south or Gore.

A car has rolled and crashed into a body of water in Southland.

Heavy rain and power outages

After snow on Monday, Queenstown is expected to get to a sunny 9C on Tuesday.

Heavy rain is forecast as a subtropical low moves down the country, while parts of the south face a high risk of avalanches.

Supporting a start up culture

Stewart Fleming.

 Great ideas and random interactions are the catalyst for great innovation.

Skifields promise 'epic' day video

Snow falls at Queenstown Airport on Monday morning.

Big day for southern skiers expected after record spring snowfall.

A new 'quality' taste to hit the south

Black Shag cafe owner Dion Milanesy with the 1970's lever coffee machine he rebuilt by hand.

Black Shag specialty coffee is set to bring boutique coffee to Southland.

Feds boss fury at regional council

Environment Southland chief executive Rob Phillips

Federated Farmers president says Environment Southland has questions to answer about its use of Envira Consulting Ltd.

"A shining light for the whole community"

Maria Pera outside the Mataura Marae's wharenui, with its new carved frontage.

The Mataura Marae has seen the addition of front panels to its wharenui, or meeting house.

Southlanders brave the spring snowfall

Cars are covered in snow in Te Anau.

Snowfall in Southland has shut schools, closed roads and caused power outages in areas of the region.

Woman drives wrong way on highway

Gore police stopped a woman who was nearly four times over the legal limit and driving in the wrong lane on Saturday night.

Woman ignores police requests to stop, then records a breath alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit.

Society asked to give back funds

South Otago Museum at Balclutha.

The Clutha District Council wants the South Otago Historical Society to give back a $14,000 portion of a grant it gave them.

Benefits in hurdles training

Athletics New Zealand high performance hurdles coach Joe Hunter, left, and Southland coach Chris Knight at Surrey Park ...

A high performance coach believes junior athletics should train in different events before concentrating on one or several.

Leitch disqualified after race win video

The #22 Audi R8 LMS GT3 driven by Neil Foster and Jonny Reid being followed closely by the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 ...

Damon Leitch landed himself and his brother Brendon Leitch a disqualification from a race at Teretonga.

Car crashes into the ocean

Police are praising residents who helped at a crash scene in western Southland.

A car crashed into the sea with speed in Southland.

Mataura's Mongrel Mob problem

There has been an increase in Mongrel Mob members moving to Mataura, south of Gore.

Hairdressers, real estate agents and property managers may be included in a plan to stop the Mongrel Mob turning the Southland town of Mataura into a gang stronghold.

Tourism operators keeping up with trends

Sandfly Cafe owners Carolyn and Doug Fox with their children Libby, 9, Gabbie, 12, Harper, 4, and Cameron, 7, won the ...

Tourism operators have to stay one step ahead of the game as they deal with the expectations of people from around the globe.

Better times ahead for unwanted clock

The Stock Exchange clock dial in the Clutha District Council foyer at Balclutha. The other three clock faces and its ...

An historic Dunedin clock that languished unwanted in Balclutha for 50 years is about to change hands.

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