Tuesday, July 17, 2018

There’s an element of mystery surrounding the latest exhibition at the Invercargill Public Art Gallery.

The exhibition, titled Untitled, Undated, Unknown, features works from the gallery’s collection, all of which are missing some vital information.


Monday, July 16, 2018

Southland youth have been using different mediums of art to tell the stories of their history and culture.

Storytelling is the theme for this year's Polyfest Arts Exhibition which has received over three hundred entries from early childhood classes through to Year 13 pupils.


Friday, July 13, 2018

Southland youth are being given a chance to hone their leadership skills with the ILT KidZone Festival.

Over 150 volunteers of all ages are invited to join the festival every year, and for some, it has helped to shape their lives.


Friday, July 13, 2018

A Southland team of film-makers have once again made it to the grand finals of the 48 Hour Film Competition.

Team Super Furious Ninja Dragons were yesterday announced as a wild-card entry into the grand-finals for the second year running.


Thursday, July 12, 2018

A new physical activity and nutrition programme which incorporates traditional Maori techniques has landed in Southland.

For the first time, He Pi Ka Rere has branched out from the North Island to help early childhood teachers develop activity-based lessons, embracing Maori tradition.


Thursday, July 12, 2018

Department store franchise Kmart officially announced its intentions to open an Invercargill-based store to the Southland Express yesterday.

The South Today reporter Sharon Reece set out to see what Invercargill residents think about the move.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hundreds of families filed into Invercargill’s James Hargest College campus today for the first day of the annual ILT KidZone.

The festival, in its 14th year, will see thousands flock through the gates over six days to participate in over 150 activities.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Minister for small business, Stuart Nash, says introducing ‘provincial visas’ to New Zealand will help Southland businesses to retain skilled workers.

Nash was in Invercargill today to talk with small business owners about how the government plans to tackle employment issues in the region.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Invercargill residents had their first chance to say what they’d like to see in a new Southland museum on Monday night.

Our Tale's first Invercargill workshop was held to discuss the redevelopment of the Southland Museum and to hear ideas from the public.


Monday, July 9, 2018

Southland man Logan Wallace said his dream became a reality on Saturday night when he was named the FMG Young Farmer of the Year.

After two days of intense physical and mental competition, the 28 year old Waipahi sheep farmer came out on top.


Monday, July 9, 2018

Hundreds gathered in Invercargill at the weekend to celebrate the rising of the Matariki star cluster, and to bring in the Maori new year.

Invercargill’s second annual Matariki Festival saw Southlanders embracing Maori culture while celebrating the unique holiday.


Friday, July 6, 2018

The FMG Young Farmer of the Year grand finalists have gone head to head in Invercargill today for the practical stage of the competition.

Seven competitors from around the country have had their farming skills put to the test through a series of gruelling challenges.


Thursday, July 5, 2018

A prominent kiwi astrophotographer says Southland has some of the best dark sky viewing in the world, and is backing the push for a Dark Sky Sanctuary for the region.

Doctor Stephen Voss joined Venture Southland in a Dark Skies meeting last night to promote the benefits of preserving the region's night sky.


Thursday, July 5, 2018

Invercargill Police have released the name of the alleged shooter that left a fifty two year old man hospitalised last month.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for Anthony Miles Tamaiti Watkins.

Detective Senior Sergeant Stu Harvey says the warrant is for the shooting of a 52-year-old man on Kelvin Street in Invercargill on Saturday June 30th.

Watkins is 24-years of age and approximately 167 centimetres tall.

Police say he can be unpredictable, and are warning against approaching him.

They say Watkins has connections to Invercargill, Dunedin and the Bay of Plenty.

The victim is still in Southland Hospital recovering and it's unknown how long it will be before he is released.


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The best young farmers from around the country gathered in Invercargill today for the official briefing of the FMG Young Farmer of the Year grand final.

The competition, in its 50th year, will see seven young farmers take on a diverse range of farming challenges over two days to see who comes out on top.