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‘I could do nothing to save him’

THE mother of a 9-year-old boy who was "brutally murdered" in Otautau says she will never forgive herself for letting her son's murderer babysit...

SdE, ICC reach agreement

SOUTHLAND disAbility Enterprises (SdE) staff can finally celebrate after months of uncertainty. Invercargill City Council (ICC) reached an agreement with the company, which employs people...

Community farewells ‘real character’

SOUTHLAND stalwart Peter White will be remembered as "the most doting, passionate man about tennis, music and anything to be enjoyed in life", wife...

Woodlands has strong start to season

WOODLANDS confirmed its early dominance in the premier grade when the Southland club rugby competitions began on Saturday. The star-studded Woodlands team earned a 24-7...

Burden of Tiwai smelter uncertainty recognised

THE delay of Tiwai Point aluminium smelter's strategic review weighing on the minds of staff and the Southland community, is something New Zealand Aluminium...

Playhouse gifted to the community

WHEN Southland woman Tracey Smith got the call her husband had won a raffle, she prayed it was not a cow. When she realised it...

Southland centenarian celebrates a life well lived

SOUTHLAND-born Alex McBurney says the key to making it to 100 years old is keeping busy. The lifelong athlete and dedicated businessman celebrated a century...

A proud history in Te Anau

The recent announcement of its closure is a sad one for its community. Local resident Julie Walls gives an account of the store's history...

Locals keep Bluff ticking

IT is unusually quiet at Stirling Point, one of Bluff's most popular tourist attractions. Normally, tourists would be excitedly chatting as they stand beside the...

City lawyer helps boost Southland’s economy

IN an initiative to kick-start the local economy, an Invercargill lawyer created a personal project to help businesses "get back on their feet" from...
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