Friday, November 17, 2017

A Southland-born graffiti artist has progressed from tagging Invercargill walls to his own exhibition in Riverton.

Danny Owen is the first artist featured in Riverton’s newly established Vault Pop Up Gallery.


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Back in 1938 a young lad called Jock Paterson picked up the bag pipes for the first time.
And today, 79 years later, at the age of 90, he's still blowing strong.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Cordons were put in place on an Invercargill street today after a callout for the Armed Offenders Squad.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Invercargill is gearing up for the arrival of a group of Columbian refugees early next year.

Community group South Alive hosted the first of three meetings today to give members of the community a chance to better understand what will be involved in the resettlement.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A national conference was held at Invercargill’s Stadium Southland today to discuss the ever-changing workforce in New Zealand.
More than 400 careers advisers from around the country have come to hear from Southland-based speakers about change and how to deal with it.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

An Invercargill filmmaker has won a top award in the 48 Hour Film Competition.

James Wilkinson’s work as director of photography on the film The Black Ballet was recognised as the best of the best, at a function in Auckland on Saturday night.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Invercargill police and Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust are teaming up to create an alternative way to deal with low-level offenders.

Nga Kete hopes the new iwi community panels programme will steer whanau away from a path of criminal convictions.


Monday, November 13, 2017

Public submissions on the idea of a new Southland Regional Development Agency were considered at an Environment Southland hearing today.

There were 107 written submissions and 48 verbal submissions were presented to the hearing panel.


Friday, November 10, 2017

The Southern Institute of Technology held its annual Southsure Emerging Artist Awards Exhibition last night.

The exhibition showcased projects of every arts student at SIT, and was followed by an awards ceremony and screening event.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Students from Invercargill’s Southern Institute of Technology held a free animal wellness clinic today to gain some hands-on experience before graduating.

The vet nursing students invited people to bring their animals in for a full, free checkup.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Invercargill City Libraries and Archives staff are at it again with a new video for their social media.

After their remake of a Kardashian photo went viral, the librarians are using their new-found fame to spread an environmentally friendly message.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

An acclaimed New Zealand photographer has returned to her Invercargill roots to shoot a new exhibition.

Adrienne Martyn got her first taste of art at the city's landmark Anderson House as a child, and has now revisited the building for her latest project.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The central South Island received a late Spring dump of snow last night, only a week after temperatures had been in the summery mid twenties.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Students from Invercargill’s Southern Institute of Technology have been condensing their work into some very short presentations.

The Three Minute Thesis competition yesterday saw seven students race the clock to deliver a whole year’s worth of research in... you guessed it... three minutes.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Southern District Health Board wants patients to ask more questions about their medicine.

It’s Patient Safety Week and the board is trying to educate staff and patients alike about the importance of asking questions and encouraging conversations about medication safety.