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Status quo for smelter

The Tiwai Point aluminium smelter near Bluff in Southland.

Hamilton: The team at Tiwai continues to be focussed on running one of the most efficient smelters in the world

Community 'shocked' by fatal crash

Emma Bagley died and her husband was seriously injured 
in a two-car crash at the intersection of Newcastle and Clifton ...

An Invercargill primary school has extended its sympathies to the family involved in a fatal crash on Friday.

Council building proves costly

The Invercargill City Council's investment building at 20 Don St, which is facing a budget blow out.

An Invercargill City Council building appears to have blown up in size and budget.

Edendale bypass on track

Work is progressing on the Edendale bypass project.

Southland's biggest roading project is on target and contractors hope to have some of it sealed by Christmas.

Life sentences for stadium murder video

Brayden Whiting-Roff in the Invercargill Court sentencing for murder

Two men jailed for murdering a teen lured to his death with the promise of sex.

Man faces charges

An Invercargill man faces several charges after deliberately driving through farm fences on Saturday night.

A driver who was deliberately driving through farm fences also assaulted a police officer on Saturday night.

Family business nearly 70 years old

C H Faul and Company Ltd senior staff, from left Jack Faul, his grandson, Matt Faul and son, John Faul.

John Faul: We're still servicing boilers we put in in the 1950s.

Murder victim smeared - family

Murder victim Jack McAllister, also known as Jade Fearn.

A man lured to his death couldn't defend himself as his killers went on trial, his family says.

Man needed drug for narcolepsy

Phillip David Green was convicted and discharged by the Queenstown District Court for importing GHB without an ...

A British man working in New Zealand imported a class B drug because he needed it to treat his sleeping disorder.

Dementia village planned for former school site

The closed Hawthorndale School in Invercargill's Tay street is the proposed site for a new dementia care facility. This ...

HW Richardson Group has put its weight behind a proposed dementia village planned for former primary school site in Invercargill.

Softballers show batting skills

Panthers batter Tate Mulligan lining up the ball.

Placemakers Panthers gave a good lesson in batting on the main Softball Diamond at Surrey Park on Saturday with 10 hits, defeating Tigers by 8 runs to 1 in five innings.

School journal selling well

Myross Bush School pupils check out This Is Me, journal for kids, clockwise from left, Lily Tufui, Benji McDonald, Jonty ...

A children's journal produced by five innovative women in Southland is to be marketed nationally and possibly overseas.

Learning life-saving skills

Stephen Potter received St John's highest cadet award, the Grand Prior, in Christchurch recently.

Learning opportunities in St John are equipping Stephen Potter for a career in medicine.

Best ever food bank drive

Harcourts Southland Food Bank Drive organisers Sean Bellew, left, and Wayne Ellis and food bank chairman Peter Swain ...

The 10 tonnes of non perishable food collected in Invercargill and Otatara on Thursday should last the Southland Food Bank 12 months.

House fire investigated

Fire truck [file photo].

House fire in Invercargill on Saturday.

The art, and gift, of sharing

Sharing is caring, but maybe not with your dog.

OPINION: I'll be the first to admit it: I can be pretty terrible at sharing, at times.

Ex-cons bringing Xmas cheer

Moana House programme director Claire Aitken

These ex-cons are cultivating Christmas trees as they cultivate a new life.

Parrot's pie diet video

Buddy has his own plate from which he frequently enjoys a Jimmy's Pie.

A steady diet of Jimmy's Pies could be an Otago cockatiel's secret to a long life.

Mum killed in crash

Emergency services help people trapped in a vehicle after a collision on Newcastle St, Invercargill. One person died and ...

Two children discharged from hospital after crash killed their mother and left their father in critical condition.

Doors open at Waikaia's new museum

Switzers Museum committee chairperson Mairi Dickson. The new $1.7million dollar museum was officially opened on Friday.

The building inspector was booked in for a final inspection just hours before Waikaia's new museum officially opened.

Police and people honoured

New Zealand Police district commander's commendation recipient Yvonne McClelland with her grandchildren Tyler Wakinshaw ...

Southland police and people honoured in awards ceremony.

Girls put first aid skills to work

St Theresa's School students Keilani McKay, 11, Brylee McKay, 8, and Lucy Dermody, 11, were presented with ASB St John ...

Three young girls have been recognised for their quicking thinking and first aid skills after they helped an elderly woman who injured herself in the garden.

Olympic medalist achieves bachelors

Elite Southland cyclist Eddie Dawkins moments before he received his Bachelor of Sport and Exercise from the Southern ...

Study and sport, a harder balancing act than Eddie Dawkins first thought, but he got there in the end.

User-pays system proposed for jetties

The Stewart Island Jetties Subcommittee has suggested charging operators who use the islands wharves and jetties $1.50 ...

The Stewart Island Jetties Subcommittee wants a user-pays system for the island's wharves and jetties.

SIT 2018 graduates

SIT

Here is a list of the Southern Institute of Technology graduates for 2018.

Dunedin hospital rebuild fast-tracked

David Clark, Health Minister and Dunedin North MP, discusses the rebuilding of Dunedin Hospital earlier this year.

Dunedin Hospital rebuild plan brought forward, as facility won't "last the distance".

Change in scarfie booze culture

A fake pregnancy costume at a Hyde St party.

Otago Uni students are getting less drunk than their 2004 counterparts, study finds.

Woman hit by car in driveway

A woman is in a serious condition after being hit by a car in Invercargill this morning.

A woman is in a serious condition after being hit by a car on Friday morning in a driveway.

Priest eyes record attempt video

Russian adventurer and Orthodox priest Fedor Konyukhov.

A Russian priest has left a blustery Dunedin for a world record rowing attempt.

24-7 staffing of stations axed

Balclutha police station.

 Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker said the decision not to staff two stations in the southern region 24-7 will lead to more victims.

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