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‘Gentleman to the end’

Obituary ONE of Queenstown's most highly-regarded artists is being remembered as “Renaissance man”, a lover of a good debate, an armchair philosopher and the holder...

Watching loved ones struggle a world away hurts

Agony, hopelessness and guilt those are some of the emotions Invercargill's Brazilian community described to Southland Express reporter and Rio de Janeiro native Luisa...

Home Guards protect Awarua Radio Station

DURING World War 2, security for the Awarua Radio Station was provided by the Home Guard. The Department of Internal Affairs of the period seemed...

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...
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