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Remembering Robert Thomas Pope

Robert (Bob) Thomas Pope was the Invercargill Garrison Band's longest-playing member.

Robert Pope was a valued member of Invercargill's band community.

Fraudster in court

The woman was granted interim name suppression when she appeared in the Invercargill District Court on Thursday.

Woman commits fraud for the ''feeling'' she got from doing the crime, not the money, court hears.

Lumsden freedom camping clampdown

Freedom campers from Germany and Switzerland, front from left, Fabienne Wagner, 22, Julian Pegnitz, 24, Alex Joko, 23, ...

Popular freedom camping location Lumsden plans to restrict campers freedom in a rules clampdown.

Woman steals from employer

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A Southland woman who ripped off her employer and an organisation she did voluntary work for did it for the "feeling she got", rather than the $30,000 she obtained, a judge has heard.

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.

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.

Award winning teacher needs transplant

James Hargest College science teacher Tania Lineham is in need of her second liver transplant, her first was in 1995.

An award winning science teacher at James Hargest College, Tania Lineham, is in urgent need of a second liver transplant.

Woman steals from company

Court gavel.

A Southland woman stole more than $100,000 from her employer because she wanted to start her own business.

Manapouri art on display

Manapouri Art Group treasurer Kathy Singleton with some of her work.

Light and dark is the theme of the Manapouri Art Group's 13th labour weekend exhibition.

Pilot Graeme Frew confirms Full Noise for Wanaka

Reno rookie of the year, Graeme Frew.

Record-breaking rookie Reno racer Graeme Frew to bring V-12 powered Yak-3 aircraft to Wanaka's airshow.

Aerial rat attack in Matukituki Valley

Native robins are thriving at Aspiring Flat after being reintroduced to the area several years ago.

DOC opens new front in the Battle for our Birds in the Mt Aspiring National Park near Wanaka.

Ngāi Tahu elder dies

Kuao Langsbury speaks during a Waitangi Day celebration at Ōtākou Marae.





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A tangi has been held for Kuao Langsbury, a Ngāi Tahu elder and key negotiator of their settlement with the Crown.

Spiders are fantails' building suppliers

A fantail's nest - with arachnid contributions.

Paul Gay scrutinises the grand designs of fantails.

Locking up as stream

The Titiroa lock. Among other things, a bit of a boon for whitebaiters?

 Lloyd Esler picks a lock

Kiwis need to talk about driving

NZ Transport Agency regional relationships director Jim Harland with a steering wheel tag that provides tourists with ...

Before criticising out international drivers, Kiwis need to start looking at their own driving ability, an NZ Transport Agency director has said.

Unique tanker in truck parade

Bill Richardson Transport World tourism co-ordinator Amelia Munro will accompany the museum's Texaco Tanker in Sunday's ...

A one-of-a-kind Texaco tanker will be paraded in Invercargill for possibly the last time.

Qtown businesses losses continue

Businesses are making insurance claims for interruptions caused by a burst water main.

Businesses are making insurance claims for ongoing interruptions caused by a burst water main in central Queenstown.

Ministry backs down on buses

A Queenstown school bus.

Students living in Sunshine Bay, Frankton, Jack's Point and Kelvin Heights will have to find their own way to school.

Cromwell basin business booms

At least 35 businesses supported the 11ha extension of Akarua's Pisa Development Vineyard near Cromwell.

Akarua Vineyard organises impromptu fair to celebrate viticulture investment.

Captain Cook closes again

The Captain Cook Hotel in Dunedin has closed until a "suitable" new operator can be found.

The Captain Cook, an iconic Dunedin bar, has shut its doors once more.

Principals praise parent volunteers

Invercargill Middle School principal Stan Tiatia.

"I think we are really lucky that the good old Southland way is to get in and help."

Young dancer takes leap forward

Invercargill ballet dancer Dominic Burrows, 15.

When talent, dedication and a love of the limelight come together, sometimes a star is born.

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.

Gore couple weather Irish storm

Gore couple Hamish and Robyn Pahl rode out tropical storm Ophelia in an Irish hotel.

Tropical cyclone Ophelia fails to derail travel plans

Tapanui girls turn into possum trappers

Blue Mountain College Duke of Edinburgh gold service project members with their possum trap, from left, Susan Whyte, 16, ...

Duke of Edinburgh possum trapping project engages Tapanui school girls.

Rail car captures nostalgia of Otago's rich railway heritage

Dunedin Railways' RM24 Silver Fern Railcar.

Railcar spotting on the Otago-Southland route.

Gore dairy owner wary of safety

Sunbeam Milk Bar owner Eddie Cooney is appreciative of support from the Gore community following an armed robbery in his ...

Three robberies have taken their toll on Gore dairy owner Eddie Cooney but he's not hanging up the closed sign.

Budding tennis aces win teams event

The Southland under-16 tennis team won the Southern Districts Teams Event in Dunedin.

Whole team contributes as Southland tennis team edges rivals at under-16 Southern Districts Teams Event.

'Once it's gone, it's gone'

Former professional golfer and now course designer Greg Turner is hoping Invercargill can tap into the booming golf ...

Greg Turner says tourism golf in Central Otago is 'off the charts' and wants Invercargill folk to look at that before closing Oreti Sands.

Number One is no more

Number One rests in her recycled suitcase at Wanaka Wastebusters in 2015.

Workmates mourn cat's passing.

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