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Appeal for information after Southland burglary

Police are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in the Southland town of Waikaia last night (April 19). About 9.15pm a man armed with a knife entered a Blaydon Street property. He struggled with a woman living at the address...... Read More

Fiordland Conservation Trust rings in 10 years

The Fiordland Conservation Trust is celebrating its tenth year of helping connect private industry to conservation projects in Fiordland and is now seeking expressions of interest for new trustees. For 10 years the trust has been working with private...... Read More

Scholarship to boost Warbird movement

Warbirds over Wanaka scholarship recipient Adam Butcher, of Te Anau, says he's been enjoying the journey, not just the destination, of training to fly World War II fighter aircraft. When he was a child, Mr Butcher eagerly followed the newly launched...... Read More

Ploughing aplenty at champs

The New Zealand Ploughing Championships held in Thornbury over the weekend have been labelled a success with "incredible" feedback from the competitors, public and guests. The championships were hosted by the Thornbury Vintage Tractor and Implement...... Read More

Preparing for worst case scenarios

Emergency Management Southland is amidst an ambitious three-year programme to prepare more than 20 Southland communities for natural emergencies. When an emergency strikes, where do Southlanders go to for the latest information and someone to talk to...... Read More

Bringing bowls to youths

The Winton Central Bowling Club is hoping to spark interest in young people to pick up the sport and form a junior team. For the past term, students from Central Southland College ranging from Year 9 through to Year 13 have been learning how to play...... Read More

Raring to do the Routeburn

One of Southland's staple adventure runs is being held at the end of the month with participants getting to enjoy the beauty of a New Zealand National Park. The Routeburn Classic, first held in 2001, is being run over the world-famous Routeburn Track,...... Read More

The pipes are calling in central Southland

After a successful first term of lessons, Central Southlanders are being encouraged to rekindle their Scottish heritage and pick up the pipes. Leading the way is Waimatuku Southern Scenic Pipe Band piper Ann Robbie who, along with Pipe Sergeant Bruce...... Read More

Southland-wide call for performers

The call has gone out across Southland to find performers for a couple of upcoming shows. The Fiordland Players group based in  Te Anau will be hosting auditions soon  for its upcoming winter production, The  Jungle Book.  Fiordland...... Read More

Reminders for bike helmets

A string of child bicycle accidents in Te Anau is bringing the importance of wearing a helmet back in the spotlight amidst a national debate. It's a startling image to see the fragments of 12-year-old Liam Norris' shattered bike helmet. In February,...... Read More