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Happy birthday, Robbie Burns

Haggis, neeps and tatties were all on offer at the annual St Andrews Scottish Society's Southland Burns Night dinner at the Southland Masonic Centre...

Firefighters return from service

THE sound of trees falling, the intensity of the flames and the kindness of the community are among the memories of four Southland firefighters...

Boundary proposal concerns

RESIDENTS from Winton, The Catlins and further afield are voicing concerns about the proposed new Invercargill electoral boundary changes. The changes, which were planned to...

Weather fails to hamper Big Dig crowd

DESPITE the rain threatening a second cancellation, the annual Curio Bay Big Dig was held on the last Sunday of December when about 70...

A responsibility to help Otautau flourish

QSM Peter Ayson, Otautau. For services to the community FOR Peter Ayson, receiving a Queen's Service Medal this New Years was not a reward for...

A beacon of knowledge in Waikaia community

QSM Mairi Dickson, Waikaia. For services to the community FOR Mairi Dickson, the desire to help and to make a positive difference in the lives...

Southland crew to help fight bushfires

FOUR Southland firefighters are ready for the "biggest challenge" of their careers. Volunteers Ken Keenan, Graeme Appleby, Brodie Butcher and Nigel Milne were among 21...

Sports Day marks 110th year

WET weather did not stop the annual Tuatapere Sports Day from being held on New Year's Day, which is now in its 110th year. Starting...

Alianna starts new year early

A MIDNIGHT helicopter ride to hospital was not how Queenstown woman Katrina Henderson thought her New Year's Eve would go. Sat at the dinner table...

Twins raise the bar

THEY look the same, share similar interests and now a pair of Bluff twins have the same profession. Katarina Coote (22) was sworn in as...
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