Friday, September 28, 2018

It was a colourful end to the school term for Fernworth Primary School in Invercargill today.

The school celebrated a term of good behaviour with a colour run.

Pupils couldn’t escape the clouds of coloured chalk being thrown from all angles by teachers.

Teacher Rebecca Watson says every time the pupils showed respect during the term, they were given a vote for their end-of-term reward...and the colour run was the winner by far.


Thursday, September 27, 2018

A workshop for business people and proprietors to learn how to better retain skilled workers is being held in Invercargill.

Its part of the Southland Regional Development Strategy, which aims to attract ten thousand more people by twenty twenty five.


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

A draft bylaw and policy adopted by the Southland District Council could see the Stewart Island visitor levy triple.

A meeting has been held in Invercargill today to discuss the draft bylaw, which is receiving a mixed reaction from councillors.


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

What is the best way to preserve bread? Who grows the fastest - boys or girls?

Southland school pupils have been working to answer some of life's important questions and have presented their findings at the Southland Science and Technology Fair in Invercargill.


Friday, September 7, 2018

Up and coming cycling star Corbin Strong has received a hero's welcome in Invercargill.

The eighteen year old returned home with a gold medal around his neck, following the UCI junior track cycling world championships in Switzerland.


Monday, September 3, 2018

The opening of Invercargill’s newest art gallery is a dream come true for one local artist.

Greg McDonald has waited twenty years to open his own gallery...

And among the traditional paintings and sculptures there's also some twenty first century digital art.


Friday, August 31, 2018

More than six thousand Southland and Otago pupils have embraced Maori and Pasifika culture in Invercargill this week.

The annual Murihiku Maori and Pasifika Cultural Trust's Polyfest drew schools from far and wide to perform on stage.


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A new campaign is using familiar faces in a bid to change attitudes towards bowel cancer.

The Southern District Health Board's new campaign features eight well-known people from the south.

The aim is to encourage more people to take part in the National Bowel Screening Programme.


Monday, August 27, 2018

After more than 60 years since losing their loved one, a Southland soldier's family has finally been put at ease.

The nationwide repatriation of servicemen who died overseas includes the family of Allister Buchanan from Southland.


Thursday, August 23, 2018

Hundreds of international school pupils have taken part in a variety of sports in Invercargill today, as a way of better integrating into the Southland community.

Over two hundred and sixty international students from around Southland gathered at Stadium Southland
for the third biannual International Students Sports Day.


Friday, August 17, 2018

Wendy Frew told her Southern Steel team-mates they were in for a treat yesterday, and she did not disappoint them.

The Steel netball team, Southland Sharks basketball team, and the Southland cricket team have all won national titles this year.

In response, the Invercargill City Council decided to throw a ticker-tape parade to celebrate.


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The champion Southern Steel netball team have returned home to a rapturous welcome in Invercargill.

Hundreds turned out to greet the team after their nail-biting win against the Central Pulse in the ANZ Premiership grand final.


Friday, July 27, 2018

Two Southland businesses have collaborated to form a unique flavoured beer, in a first for the region.

United Brewing and the Seriously Good Chocolate Company have combined their efforts to create the Seriously Good Chocolate Stout, launched in Invercargill last night.


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Over two thousand Southland pupils are being given the opportunity to discover their future career at this week’s CareerFest Southland, being held in Invercargill.

Around seventy exhibitors from a diverse range of industries are participating in this year’s careerfest, making it the biggest event to date.


Thursday, July 26, 2018

The director of the company developing a Kmart complex in Invercargill says the build will be a complete new offering for the city.

Windermere Holdings Limited director Paul Smith says Kmart will be accompanied by eight national brand stores, offering new services to the city.