Closer to smokefree CBD

Cr Darren Ludlow said other areas, such as Bluff, could be included in the new smokefree zone if there was enough public ...

The Invercargill City Council have appealed to the public to submit on plans for a new smokefree policy for the city.

Global cycle in 80 days

Scottish Adventure cyclist Mark Beaumont at Invercargill Airport, starting the New Zealand leg of his trip, to cycle ...

A record-breaking round-the-world cycling attempt blitzed through New Zealand last week, after departing Invercargill.

Kiwi cyclist on track for big year

New Zealand track cyclist Bradly Knipe at the Mike Piper Training Centre in Invercargill.

New Zealand cyclist Bradly Knipe is looking to build on his 'incredible' two month stint in the United States.

Polyfest hits new heights

Members of the Otatara Kindy on stage at Polyfest 2017

''They like the sense of whanau, they feel like they are a part of something."

Quick thinking prevents injury in house fire

Fire crews attend a house fire on Dipton street, Invercargill, on Sunday afternoon.

An Invercargill family had a close shave following a house fire in Kingswell yesterday afternoon.

Qtown goes nuts on nuts

21082017 Photo: Dasha Kuprienko/ Stuff. MIR News: Frank Goes Nuts worker Dan Lythgoe, 22, enjoys selling caramelized ...

Queenstown is going nuts about new caramelised nuts business in town.

Hop 'n' Vine launch brewing company

Hop 'n' Vine organisers Chris Montgomery and Kevin Dowie announce a contract brewing deal that will see Hop'n'Vine ...

The organisers of the Hop 'n' Vine beer festival have started their own brewing company to bring more craft beer to Invercargill

Dunedin's 'Minority Report'

Police arrested a burglar before the crime was reported in Dunedin, much like the 2002 Hollywood movie 'Minority ...

Police have solved a crime before it was even reported. Welcome to Dunedin's Minority Report.

Simple formula grows business

Robyn Day, right, with staff member Colin Walker, inside Hank's Place in Lumsden. Robyn along with her husband Darrin ...

Sometimes succeeding in business isn't rocket science - but typically it requires a similar level of dedication.

Into the wild

Natusch, pictured with a painting by her grandmother, was an accomplished artist herself illustrating her own books with ...

A childhood in rugged Stewart Island led to a fascination with New Zealand wildlife for Naturalist Sheila Natusch.

Are you in?

Celebrate being a Southlander by taking part in Purple Work Shirt Day on Thursday, August 24.

The Southland Times and Rugby Southland are coming together this week to hold a purple work shirt day.  

Vigil recalls gastro crisis

Euphemia Baker at the candlelight water vigil in Wellington on Sunday.

One year on from Havelock North water crisis, communities send message to government.

Police dog back at work

The scene on Dee St, Invercargill, where a car hit a police officer and dog.

A police dog who had to be pulled from under a car after a police pursuit came to an end in the main street of Invercargill is back at work.

A win that got away

Southland Stags midfielder Matthew Johnson scores a try in his debut game against Hawke's Bay in Napier on Saturday.

"It was just a couple of errors in the second half and Hawke's Bay punished us."

Call for aquaculture standards to be raised

Outgoing Green MP Steffan Browning held a public meeting discuss the aquaculture industry and the oyster parasite ...

Outgoing Green MP Steffan Browning believes the aquaculture industry need higher standards for it to have a sustainable future.

Rams notch up tight win

Southland Rams player Ramera Chambers on the run with West Coast's Ethan Long covering in defence in the game played in ...

Southland Rams coach Te Iwi Wairau is encouraged with improvement in players following win.

Polyfest costs $150,000 to host: Organisers

Polyfest organisers, from left, Tania Carran, Pauline Smith and Mandy Smith gear up for the six-day event at Stadium ...

"We aren't surviving too well on the gold coins."

Hats off to Bruce

Bruce Fraser of Te Anau with a few of the caps he has collected.

''I think it's a terrific thing to get that rubbish off the beautiful Fiordland coast."

Chopper charity collects cupcake coin

Baxter Christiansen, 8 and Anne Porteous, 8, of Cromwell Primary School taste test two of the 300 cupcakes made by high ...

High school cooks combined course work with charity to bake 300 cupcakes for Cromwell school children.

Errors costly for under-19 team

Southland under-19 players after conceding a try in the 68-0 loss to Canterbury at Rugby Park in Invercargill.

Canterbury under-19 team too classy for Southland in showdown in Invercargill.

South's top cop defends officers

Southern district commander Superintendent Paul Basham says "some things can go wrong sometimes".

Alleged murder, stalking and sexting cases involving police may harm reputation of hard-working officers, top cop says.

Gore end football drought

Gore Wanderers players after a Donald Gray Cup match up this season.

The Gore Wanderers have ended a 34-year Donald Gray Cup drought.

Burgundy beckons Central Otago trio

Alex Easton, of Grape Vision, Leslie Johnston, of Rippon and Ben Holt, of Carrick Wines, are off to France as part of ...

Three Central Otago wine industry professionals are heading to France for harvest to learn about Burgundy's centuries-old wine history and tradition.

Dunedin Hospital plans welcomed video

Prime Minister Bill English flanked by ministers, Michael Woodhouse, left, and Dr Jonathan Coleman while in Dunedin on ...

Dunedin civic leaders are backing plans for a new hospital to be built in the central city.

Second half surge lifts Bay

Hawke's Bay halfback Chris Eaton in action in the 24-16 win over Southland in Napier on Saturday.

Southland dominate first half only to come unstuck in the second half against Hawke's Bay in Napier.

The final running of the balls? video

The Cadbury Jaffa Race on Baldwin St.

Thousands watch 70,000 Jaffas roll down the world's steepest street, Welcome to the annual, and potentially last, Cadbury Jaffa Race.

Officer, dog 'pulled from under car'

The scene on Dee St, Invercargill, where a police officer and dog were hurt as a spiked car came to a halt.

A policeman and dog went under a car as officers tried to subdue a driver in Invercargill.

Missing women, young girl found

Chris Coory, of LandSAR, with the rescued group, from left, Melissa Bowley, Lauren Rees, Meg Pidegeon and Skyla Bowley, ...

Light from a phone screen helps helicopter find missing women and child in "rugged" area in the early hours.

Chairs and turning tables

Margot Hishon in 2016.

There's a lot going on around Margot Hishon, of late.

Plans under way for 450 homes video

Houses have been eagerly snapped up at Shotover Country, one of Queenstown few new housing subdivisions.

Special legislation will fast-track a project to build 450 homes in Queenstown.

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