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Islanders seal the deal in the spirit of Steampunk

IT was a wedding like no other. Set in the surreal world of steampunk, Wayne King and Diane Kenyon took the ultimate vows — becoming...

City mayor’s treasured memento returns to where it lay for 60...

More than 100 years after the first mayor of Invercargill city John Daniel Campbell won a medal during a motorcycle race from London to...

From joyful wedding to weeks of woe

A year ago, very few people knew what a coronavirus was. Today, after 2371 cases and 26 deaths, we are all too familiar with...

Teaching the way with native plants

Locally-sourced and grown, native plants from the Southland Community Nursery can be found throughout the region. Laura Smith spoke to those involved in its...

Southland’s battle as floodwaters rose

A year ago, Southland faced its worst floods in a generation, prompting the declaration of a state of emergency and mass evacuation of communities...

Council chief up for the challenge

INVERCARGILL City Council chief executive Clare Hadley will not "shy away" from a challenge. Working in local government for about 30 years, she said...

My Treasures: Lloyd Esler

HISTORIAN, author, teacher, ornithologist, botanist, taxidermist and local body councillor Lloyd Esler lives in the native bush in Otatara, close to Invercargill. He is always...

Protecting land and water for the future

Ki uta ki tai, from the mountains to the sea, the state of the environment depends on working to improve the quality of both...

Happy bees thrive at Folster Gardens

A NEW apiary has been set up at Folster Gardens, where the benefit of resident bees is evident in the floral blooms. The hives, set...

Lack of support drains Te Anau

Disgruntled Te Anau business owners are suffering angst over what they feel is "unfair" distribution of government financial support following the Covid-19 crisis. Southland...
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