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Memories of Vietnam, 50 years on

THE realisation it had been 50 years since Ian Beker returned from serving in Vietnam brought mixed feelings. In recent weeks the Awarua Returned and...

Ward statue tipped for heritage list

ONE of the three life-sized marble statues which formerly stood in the quadrangle of the former Invercargill Post Office on Dee St, opposite the...

Project ark brings Southland’s heritage into the digital era

CONTAINING treasures, oddities and eclecticness, the Cabinets of Curiosities will entice and enthral visitors at Riverton's Te Hikoi Museum. Some of the items of interest,...

Ten years on, pedals still powering for rescue helicopter

More than a decade ago, five men set off on a bike ride to raise money for the Lakes District Rescue Helicopter Trust. On...

‘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...
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