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Southlanders walk the trash talk

Southlanders appear to be increasingly interested in taking a proactive, grassroots approach to keeping their communities free from litter amidst a larger debate about our rubbish habits. Last week it took only four days for the Southland Coastal Charitable...... Read More

Southland musos star as country legends

Southlanders will get to enjoy the music from country superstars being performed by a posse of southern country music stars later this month. The Highway Men and Ladies of Country show combines the stagecraft of some of Southland's best known entertainers,...... Read More

Raising awareness for rescue chopper

Although his 40-year banking career is coming to an end, Murray Heath plans to continue his community fundraising efforts for the annual Westpac Rescue Chopper appeal. Throughout his four decades on the banking scene, Mr Heath has seen a vast number...... Read More

New gear for marine rescue group

Fiordland Marine Search and Rescue is grateful for the new, advanced equipment that will better prepare it for rescues in the coldest of New Zealand's maritime conditions. Two new heavy-duty dry suits, helmets, flippers, fins, harnesses, waterproof...... Read More

Dedication for vintage machinery club

Winton's Colin Davidson was honoured at the weekend for his pioneering of a four-wheel-drive system used in Massey Ferguson tractors. On Saturday, July 14 the Central Southland Vintage Machinery Club hosted a special afternoon function where they...... Read More

Winton firefighters honoured

Eleven members of the Winton Volunteer Fire Brigade have been honoured in a special night acknowledging their service. Eleven members of the Winton Volunteer Fire Brigade have been honoured in a special night acknowledging their service.  The Winton...... Read More

Refurbishing memorial gates

A combined effort is being made to restore the Otapiri Memorial gates to their former glory. The project to refurbish the gates is headed by project leader Ann Robbie, with the Invercargill Army and Air Force Cadets, Winton RSA, community members and...... Read More

1080 dumping investigated

The Department of Conservation says it hasn't found the dead kiwi — or the person who took a photo of it — that was allegedly found 10km away from a dump site of the 1080 poison in Stewart Island. Last week Newshub reported that a contractor...... Read More

Lumsden dancer 6th in NZ

Lumsden's Neryda Duncan now ranks sixth in the country after an impressive showing at the national championships. Miss Duncan, 23, placed 6th overall after an intense couple of days performing 10 dances for the Piping and Dancing Association of New...... Read More

Half-price dining via The Southland App

The popular online Restaurant Discovery Service “First Table” is now available on the new Southland App.   Queenstown-based First Table has grown exponentially in less than four years with 830 restaurants and 210,000 registered diners...... Read More