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Pack of councillors to pick watchdogs

A council meeting discussed the use of captive bolt guns. (FILE PHOTO)

A pack of city councillors will decide upon a public advisory panel to investigate the euthanasia of dogs at the city pound after a council meeting on Tuesday.

Telford transitions to Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre

Happier days for Telford, with its long-awaited transfer to the new tertiary provider, Taratahi Agricultural Training ...

New Telford era to provide "one hell of a lot of good farmers for the industry".

Newbee MP plays hurry up and wait during coalition talks

National party Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker.

It's hurry up and wait for new MP Hamish Walker during coalition talks.

Auld Mug visits Southland

Team New Zealand team member Sean Reagen and Sean Bellew with the America's Cup on an Avondale farm.

Hundreds of Southlanders turned out across the region as Team New Zealand and the America's Cup made a fleeting visit.

Life sentence for brutal murder video

Murderer Stephen Findlay appears in the High Court at Dunedin for sentencing.

Stephen Findlay used to drink and argue with his neighbour. Then one night he bashed her to death before shooting himself.

Neighbours' row turned to murder

Stephen Findlay in his younger days

When Miranda Clare heard about a murder in a small Otago town, she knew her father would be involved.

The Lim hymn: Let's Eat

Celebrity chef Nadia Lim shares her latest book, Let's Eat, with Julie Allan, Sarah Johnson and Gabrielle Berger Sidwell ...

Despite releasing seven cookbooks in seven years, inspiration is never far away for celebrity chef Nadia Lim.

Stags on wrong side of the ledger

Southland players dejected after conceding a try in their loss to Wellington in the Mitre 10 Cup match this season.

ANALYSIS: The Southland Stags find themselves at the wrong end of several statistical categories after a forgettable 2017 season.

Invercargill BNZ jobs under review

Restructuring at BNZ is expected to impact the Invercargill branch.

Five positions at the Invercargill branch of Bank of New Zealand is under review as part of a national restructuring undertaken by the bank.

Cook plays part in helping needy

Michelle Robb was a volunteer cook on a medical ship that travelled around the Vanuatu Islands providing medical ...

Working as a cook on a volunteer medical ship was an eye-opener for Invercargill woman Michelle Robb.

Third party or bust

The Southland Golf Club and their Oreti Sands golf course are at the risk of closure if the club's finances cannot be ...

The Southland Golf Club committee has told members the club has until April to find away forward.

Aparima College to get new principal, board of trustees

Aparima College commissioner Nicola Hornsey.

Embattled Aparima College in Riverton is set to have elections to form a board of trustees after its new principal is recruited.

Shears leader quietly determined

Winton shearer Troy Pyper in the Open heats at the 50th Waimate Shears on Saturday.

Up-and-coming Southland shearer not taking anything for granted.

Let's talk, Southland: Kirwan

Sir John Kirwan visited Northern Southland College, Lumsden, on Tuesday afternoon.

Mental health speeches "powerful, timely, relevant".

Backyard trapping volunteers sought video

Wanaka resident Kris Vollebregt caught three rats in her first two weeks of backyard trapping.

If you have a compost bin, you have rats. And that possum in your tree? It's yours, too.

Southern United lose Irish winger

Southern United's Andy Mulligan, left, challenges Leo Villa from Team Wellington during a national league football match ...

Southern United will have to do without the services of injured Irishman Andy Mulligan this season.

Cans for Good collections under way

James Hargest College students Tayla Muir, 13, Nicole Lina, 12, and Ashley Phillips, 13, with their cans so far. The ...

Students in Southland are making a difference in the community by taking part in the 'Cans for Good' collection.

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.

Bravery awards for Nightcaps fire

Nightcaps men Conrad Waihape, left, and Phil Manson were presented with Bravery awards at a Southland District Council ...

"It was pretty dark and bloody hard to see..."

Rep golfers ready for tournaments

Helen Baird will be part of the women's team to contest the South Island Interprovincial in Dunedin.

Southland's representative golfers are preparing to take on national and South Island competitions.

JazzFest's community focus

Queentown JazzFest celebrates 40 birthday on Labour Weekend with over 100 jazz musicians performing.

Queenstown JazzFest brings jazz to resort's streets for community during Labour Weekend.

Nanny Assis at JazzFest

The Nanny Assis Band are opening Queenstown JazzFest on Friday with a concert at the Memorial Center.  Brazilian jazz ...

Brazilian jazz musician Nanny Assis on the left, Kevin Field on keyboard, and Maggie Gould on vocals. 

Cheap tickets made All Whites special

Rory Fallon scores a goal for the All Whites against Bahrain.

OPINION: Cheap tickets led to the All Whites-Bahrain World Cup qualifier being the best crowd experience of my life.

Southland bowls finalists found

Southland bowler Lyall Spencer.

The finalists have been found as the Southland bowls championship season gets under way.

New wheels for Kai school

Kaitangata Primary School is proud of its new bus. Bus drivers, left, principal Anneta Payne, teacher Ruth Baldwin, ...

Kaitangata Primary School buys new minibus.

New hearing clinic in town

Triton audiologist Carol Crowther and ear nurse Carole Patterson in the new Invercargill office.

Triton Hearing has expanded in the south with a new clinic opening in Invercargill.

Girl Guides stand for equality

Girl Guide ranger Tabetha Driver, 15, and her sister Girl Guide Jessica Driver, 10, with the display of flags at ...

Invercargill girls are joining a nationwide initiative to campaign for gender equality.

Council upset about entrance cut in war memorial wall

The entranceway cut into the memorial wall at the Balclutha War Memorial Hall that has upset the Clutha District ...

Clutha District Council upset about entrance cut in Balclutha war memorial wall.

Southern salami is a winner at NZ Food Awards

Gathered Game's Chris Thorn, with his award-winning products.

They've only been in business for 18 months and they've just won a big award.

Coaches serve up table tennis success

Southland table tennis coaches and players Barry Ellis and Shelley Smith.

Two of Southland's foremost table tennis coaches, Shelley Smith and Barry Ellis, have experienced plenty of success of their own in recent times.

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