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.

Ngāi Tahu elder dies

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

Copyright Photo, Otago Daily Times, ...

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

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.

17 years and counting

The Cromwell Memorial Hall.

A Central Otago hall project has taken 17 years and cost $478,000 but you wouldn't know it.

Trust takes community award

Volunteers with the Wakatipu Reforestation Trust celebrate the final day of spring planting for the year at Peace Park, ...

The "amazing" volunteers are rewarded with some baking, once the work is done.

Clutha District towns named in UFB extension

Ultra-Fast Broadband will make it's way to six more Clutha District's settlements in the Chorus UFB2+  extension programme.

UFB to be rolled-out in six small Clutha District towns.

Mother and daughter success

Hayley Todd and her mum Geraldine Todd compete at the INBA Southern lakes Classic Natural Championships in Queenstown.

Bodybuilding mother and daughter duo win their categories at the INBA Southern Lakes Classic Natural Championships.

'Once in a lifetime' opportunity

Te Ara O Kiwa Sea Scouts Hannah Brown, Taylor Brown, Matt Johnson, Konnor Steele, Emirates Team New Zealand CEO Grant ...

For a "once in a lifetime" opportunity to meet their idols, hundreds gathered in Bluff to see the America's Cup and members of the Emirates Team New Zealand.

Chase's 'smoking' car crash end video

An injured man was pulled from a smoking car and taken to Dunedin Hospital.

Man pulled from wreck after car brought down power pole and wire fence, then plunged three metres.

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.

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.

Murder in paradise turned prison

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.

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