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Co-operative cow makes headlines

FIRST a video of Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt riding a scooter goes viral, now a Southland teenager riding a cow is attracting worldwide attention. A video of dairy worker Hannah Simpson (18) jumping her cow Lilac bareback over a log posted on Instagram two weeks ago has attracted nearly 5500 views. The post had since drawn national and international attention...

First women’s wellness evening a success

WITH more than 200 people attending a free women's wellness evening in Invercargill last month, organisers said the inaugural event was a huge success. The aim of the event, Joozh up your relationship, was to provide access to a wide range of women's health services including free and discreet cervical and sexual health screening. The event was co-hosted by the Southern...

Southland lights up for Christmas

FOR the first time Southland businesses can "light up" and join in the festive season by taking part in the Professionals Light Up Christmas competition. Businesses and homeowners wanting to take part in the event, which has been running for more than 20 years, have until Sunday to enter. This year's event would have two separate categories, which would be judged...

Group making menu changes for clients

THE much-criticised Meals on Wheels menu is being changed, but Compass Group representatives say it is not in response to complaints about the food. The quality of the service has come under fire since the Auckland-based food provider took over the Southern District Health Board Meals on Wheels contract in January. Compass Group national development and innovation manager Lauren Scott said...

Recipient chosen for street appeal

ONE of the non-profit organisations that has taken part in the Southland Santa Parade since it began 17 years ago, Southland Riding for the Disabled (RDA), will this year receive the proceeds of the Westpac street appeal, held in conjunction with the parade on December 3. This year's parade, starting at 2pm, would feature a new main float, currently under...

Party time in South City

Cook Island drummers entertain the crowd during the South City Street Party on Friday night.  With music, food and entertainment... the southern hub turned on a mini-Mardi Gras  as hundreds of people took to the streets. South Alive manager Cressida Evans said organisers were extremely happy with the turnout to the annual South City Street Party. In its second year, Ms...

Lions share walk duties

AFTER a successful inaugural event last year, Lions members in many parts of the country are again organising 10-10-10 walks to raise money to help disabled children walk. The walks, so named because they are 10km long, held in the 10th month of the year and start at 10am, will be held on Sunday, October 16.   The aim is to...

Eye care encouraged ahead of awareness events

AN Invercargill blind woman is urging people to look after their precious eyes. "You only get one set," Southland Blind Citizens secretary Carolyn Weston said. Mrs Weston is also a board member for The Blind Foundation and this year the two organisations are working in tandem to celebrate International Sight Day next Thursday and White Cane Day the next day. To help...

Fight for Kidz gives back to the community

Fight for Kidz organisers Steve Boutcher (second from right) and Dave Bartley present Autism New Zealand Southland outreach co-ordinator Wendy Jenkins (second from left) and supporter Shona Cook with the keys to a new car on Monday purchased with some of the proceeds from last month's charity boxing tournament. The event raised $101,075.62 for the Southland charity. "It was...

Polyfest festival continues to grow

POLYFEST was bigger and better than ever with thousands of young performers and an audience of more than 20,000 people pouring into ILT Stadium Southland last week for its five-day run. "We were very excited to see it so well supported," co-ordinator Pauline Smith said. "It ran smoothly and people were really positive about seeing their children perform on stage." Facilitated by...
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