Wednesday 26th April, 2017

Anzac day was commemorated yesterday across the country.

The South Today's regional reporters were on duty from Oamaru to Invercargill to give their stories.


Wednesday 26th April, 2017

New Zealand’s leading journal of arts and literature, Landfall has announced the winner of the inaugural Charles Brasch Young Writers’ Essay Competition.

New Zealand student Andy Xie, currently studying at the University of Columbia in the United States, takes the $500 prize with his essay ‘The Great New Zealand Myth'.

The award is named in honour of Dunedin poet and literary figure Charles Brasch, who founded Landfall in 1947, the new competition is an annual award open to New Zealand writers aged 16 to 21.


Wednesday 26th April, 2017

Chilly weather is heralding winter's approach, with frost and snow likely for the south of New Zealand next week.

Meteorologists are stopping short of describing it as an Arctic blast, but say the cooler air coming from the South Pole will be widely felt, with temperatures plunging by 5 to 10 degrees Celsius.

Niwa meteorologist Ben Noll says there will be two blasts of cold weather - one early next week with another more aggressive one at the end of the week.

Noll says expect frost and some snow on the mountains.


Wednesday 26th April, 2017

47-year-old Invercargill policeman, Benjamin Peter McLean, has been charged with murdering his wife Verity McLean and the attempted murder of a man.

McLean appeared at a special sitting of the Invercargill District Court in Southland Hospital late this afternoon after a double shooting on Tuesday night.


Monday 24th April, 2017

A new online app was released today, designed by Youthline.

Called Good2Great, it helps young Kiwis build their self-confidence and leadership skills within a safe and anonymous environment.

The Good2Great programme is aiming to have 5,000 young people complete the online course in 2017. The programme will be supported by weekend workshops around the country, starting in Oamaru on May 20-21.

Good2Great ambassador Stan Walker will make a special appearance.


Monday 24th April, 2017

Invercargill software company Digital Stock is embracing the ubiquitous nature of technology by teaming up with a graffiti artist to create unique artworks for people in the city to interact with.

The company and artist Deow say it’s just the beginning of what can be achieved by merging media.


Friday 21st April, 2017

The Highlanders are in Invercargill ahead of their game against the Sunwolves tomorrow night.

While staying, they have been making the most of their time in the city.


Thursday 20th April, 2017

A fleet of cars left Invercargill yesterday - running on less than the smell of an oily rag.

To promote electric vehicles, the Leading the Charge road trip of around 20 electric and hybrid vehicles is travelling from Bluff to Cape Reinga.


Thursday 20th April, 2017

It has been 40 years since the last new hotel was built in Invercargill.

The Invercargill Licensing Trust announced plans to build another hotel for the city yesterday. The South Today spoke to tourism stakeholders about what they think of the proposal.


Thursday 20th April, 2017

The 5th bi-annual Pork Pie Charity Run saw almost 60 Mini cars make the journey from Kaitaia to Invercargill.

Following in the tyre marks of the classic 1981 New Zealand movie Goodbye Pork Pie (and its more recent remake), the group roared into the Dunedin and Gore en-route to the end of the road at Invercargill.