Monday, March 9, 2020

Hundreds of visitors flocked to the Donovan Park grounds over the weekend, for a day full of all things country, at the 152nd Southland A&P Show.

From performing donkeys, to cowboy challenges, wood chopping, and more sheep than you can shake a crook at, there was pretty much something for everyone.


Friday, March 6, 2020

While tractors on Invercargill roads are not the most unusual sight, Thursday’s convoy through the city stood out.

Led by mental health advocate Mike King, about 20 farm vehicles began this year's nationwide 'Gumboot Friday Tractor Trek'.


Monday, February 17, 2020

The first essential services convoy to Milford Sound was cause for celebration, as it passed through the flood damaged highway on Saturday.

Bringing relief to many people working in the Sound, as well as tourism operators.


Friday, February 14, 2020

The devastating effects of last week’s storm were made clear after a visit to Fiordland by the Civil Defence Minister yesterday.

The minister was in a group of people who flew in to survey the damage..


Monday, February 10, 2020

The hum of motor bikes is a sound residents of Invercargill have become used to over the 14 years of the Burt Munro Challenge.

Each year the motorsport event sees hundreds of spectators and participants ride to the south for the five day event.


Friday, February 7, 2020

Thousands of motor­cyclists have descended on Invercargill for the Burt Munro Challenge which kicked off yesterday.

The annual event had a slower start this year, due to widespread flooding and road closures throughout Southland.


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Crowds cheered in support while some of the world's best BMX riders launched their bikes into aerial stunts such as the whip, the backflip and the Superman.

Held near Winton, Farm Jam drew a crowd of around three thousand to watch intrepid cyclists get some big air.


Thursday, January 30, 2020

A locomotive built in 1885 has been retrieved from the bottom of a Southland river nearly a century after it was left there.

A crane lifted the V-class steam locomotive out of the Oreti River yesterday. It, with another V-class, was dumped in the river, north of Lumsden, in 1927.


Friday, January 24, 2020

Demolition of Invercargill's CBD to make way for a redevelopment has started with a bang.

The inner-city redevelopment sees the demolition of an entire block bordered by Dee, Tay, Kelvin and Esk Sts, for an inner city development.


Monday, January 13, 2020

Activists dressed up as kanagroos and koalas for a vigil in Invercargill held for those affected by Australian bushfires.

Saturday's event recognised the toll on both humans and wildlife from the exceptional forest blazes occurring this summer.


Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Fighting a battle against declining patronage, last Sunday's horse racing at Winton, saw a race programme with the punter in mind.

The Winton Harness Racing Club's meeting featured just mobile gate starts and mid-sized fields, to make the process less 'bewildering' to the betting public.


Monday, December 16, 2019

Yesterday, the realignment of State Highway 1 at Edendale was opened... six months ahead of schedule, and on budget.

The $15 million job was built by Fulton Hogan, for Waka Kotahi, the New Zealand Transport Agency.


Monday, December 16, 2019

The government's plans for a nation-wide amalgamation of polytechnics will create a 'slow-moving, cumbersome bureaucracy'.

That's according to SIT chief executive Penny Simmonds who addressed over 500 graduates and their families in Invercargill on Friday.


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Over the festive month we've been bringing you Christmas parades from around the region.
Last week saw both Bluff and Kaiapoi celebrate the season, with a festive procession to entertain both young and old.


Monday, December 9, 2019

People from Southland need to make their voices heard regarding the threat of closure of the aluminium smelter at Tiwai Point.

That's what about 100 people were told by Southland Chamber of Commerce president Neil McAra at a Fight for Fairness meeting yesterday.