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Monkey Island camp vandalism angers

A MONKEY Island campground user with five generations buried at the nearby cemetery is furious after discovering someone drove a dirt bike through freshly-laid...

Santa parade brings smiles to Southland

LAST Saturday was special for 3-year-old Pyper Brown. The Invercargill child could not hide her excitement at seeing Santa Claus during the Southland Christmas Parade. Her...

Rakiura Museum opens

IT has been close to 20 years since the idea to replace the Rakiura-Stewart Island Museum was first mooted. On Tuesday, the $3.7 million project...

Farm fresh milk vends itself

WHEN Melissa Johnson first suggested the idea of selling raw milk in bottles from a vending machine, her husband thought it was a "stupid...

Commander honoured for service

SEEING teenagers blossom is one of the joys an Invercargill woman gets from her involvement in the NZ Cadet Force. Last week, Cadet Civil Commander...

ES moves forward on freshwater plan

ENVIRONMENT Southland (ES) councillors have paved the way forward for plans on freshwater quality goals. The regional council yesterday approved, in principle, the outputs of...

Cormac a step closer to world stage

SOUTHLAND teenager Cormac Buchanan has made history as the first New Zealand rider to be selected for the prestigious Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Buchanan...

Spreading joy to sick kids

SEVEN-YEAR-OLD Penny Smith had never had a bed full of teddy bears until Tuesday. Nearly 300 teddy bears were given to the Southland Hospital children's...

Governance review report details leaked

DISCUSSION about sacking Invercargill's deputy mayor was among details to leak from a closed-door meeting, despite efforts to keep the public in the dark. At...

Adding a new string to their bow

INDOOR bowls and archery were on the agenda for southern members of Blind Low Vision NZ at Tuesday's have-a-go day in Invercargill. About 30 members...
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