Local News

No money down the drain for Philippine sanitation workers

Philippines sanitation workers unblocking a drain discovered dozens of wallets had been clogging it up, some containing credit cards and IDs, but no money.

October 18, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”

– John W. Gardner

October 16, 2018

Whitebait season could be closed earlier to help with declining numbers

The whitebait season may be closed earlier to help declining numbers, with reports of a very patchy season in the south so far.

October 14, 2018

Gore Rhododendron Festival 2018

There are activities for the children and over 60 stalls selling a large variety of goods all set in the beautiful Gore gardens. Over in the hall we have a bloom display and Devonshire afternoon tea.

October 11, 2018

More snow could be on the way for parts of Southland

While those in the south frolicked in a winter wonderland, it was sunglasses and jandals up in the north – temperatures soaring over 20 degrees Celsius in some places.

October 11, 2018

Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K

A Michigan man curious about a rock he’d used for decades as a doorstop now knows its secret: it’s a meteorite worth $100,000.

October 9, 2018

Gore’s ’embarrassing’ signage to be replaced

The Gore District Council is considering entrance signs for Gore and Mataura after a report to councillors called the existing Gore ones embarrassing.

October 5, 2018

Man determined to walk again after blood infection from dog

A Wisconsin man who lost his hands, feet and parts of his arms and legs to a rare blood infection transmitted by dog saliva was praised by his doctors Tuesday for his positive outlook and determination to walk again with prosthetics.

October 3, 2018

Animates Invercargill – School Holiday Activities

Looking for something to keep the kids entertained these school Holidays?

October 1, 2018

Confusion surrounds South Island Himalayan Tahr cull start

A plan to cull thousands of Himalayan Tahr from South Island mountains will go ahead but it’s unclear when it will commence.

September 28, 2018

Quote of the Day

“The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.”

– Edward Teller

September 27, 2018

U.N. debut for New Zealand’s ‘First Baby’: diaper change, peace summit

With a mock security pass that lists her as the “First Baby” of New Zealand, 3-month-old Neve Te Aroha made her United Nations debut on Monday when her mother – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern – spoke at a peace summit in the General Assembly.

September 25, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.’

– Mother Teresa

September 21, 2018

Tired Londoners rent sleep pods for some zzz’s

Exhausted Londoners hoping to take a rest from their busy schedules are being offered an alternative to coffee breaks: a sleep pod where they can grab some shut-eye for £15 ($20) an hour.

September 20, 2018

Blanket of snow which closes schools, cancels flights is a normal spring thing

Heavy snow that caused widespread disruption in parts of the South Island is expected to ease later on Monday.

September 17, 2018

Labrador dog named Lucy saves Oregon man from sex conviction

The discovery of a black Labrador named Lucy led to the unraveling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence.

September 14, 2018

West Coast communities warned they must move from flood and erosion zones

Residents in a small West Coast town have paid more than $10,000 each for protection from the sea, but experts say they will still have to leave their homes.

September 13, 2018

Quote of the Day

“The past cannot be cured.”

– Elizabeth I

September 11, 2018

Gore to pump water from river as dry winter bites

The Gore District Council is expecting to start pumping water from the Mataura River in the next few days to minimise the effect of low water levels in its main well on Gore residents this summer.

September 7, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

– Thomas A. Edison

September 5, 2018

Amazing drone photos of abandoned bikes in China

These remarkable drone shots show the mesmerizing life cycle of bikes in China.

September 3, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Good questions outrank easy answers.”

– Paul Samuelson

August 31, 2018

Bees besiege Times Square street, drawing swarm of tourists

It was a case of hold the honey, double the mustard in Times Square at lunchtime on Tuesday.

August 30, 2018

Gore council to get tougher on water

The Gore District Council is preparing to lock-down on water use as it suspects water carriers may have taken more water than has been reported in the past.

August 29, 2018

Crikey! Photographer gets up close with dangerous crocs

A photographer with a passion for wild animals was able to get up close and personal with one of nature’s deadliest creatures.

August 23, 2018

ILT proposing to demolish historic building to save money on hotel

The Invercargill Licensing Trust is proposing to demolish a historic facade to make way for its new hotel because the cost to retain it will be too expensive.

August 23, 2018

Lotto winner could pay for new Central Otago sewerage scheme

The winner of a $22.3 million Lotto prize could buy Clyde a new sewerage scheme, Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan has suggested.

August 17, 2018

South Alive Spring Flower Show

Let’s celebrate the artistic and green fingers of South Invercargill!

August 16, 2018

Paris residents peeved at very public eco-friendly urinals

A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals.

August 14, 2018

Fonterra Stirling plant first in New Zealand to convert from coal to electricity

Fonterra’s Stirling dairy processing operation in south Otago will be the first plant in New Zealand to change from coal to electricity.

August 10, 2018

Man who harassed Yellowstone bison arrested at Glacier park

An Oregon man who was caught on video harassing a bison in Yellowstone National Park was arrested in Glacier National Park in the third disturbance in less than a week at a national park, officials said Friday.

August 8, 2018

Quote of the Day

“When ambition ends, happiness begins.”

– Thomas Merton

August 6, 2018

Much of NZ bus fleet a ‘disgrace’ says critic, calling for safety improvements

The Bus and Coach Association has rubbished the idea of compulsory seat belts in all buses travelling over 50 kilometres an hour, but it will look into the causes of recent serious bus crashes.

August 3, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.”

– Hannah Arendt

August 2, 2018

Extraordinary drug dog worries Colombian cartel

This is the story of a drug dog with a bounty on its head.

July 31, 2018

Riverton Midwinter Market

A great opportunity to beat the winter blues and meet up with friends and family.

July 27, 2018

Shaggy sheep shorn of massive fleece in Australia

A sheep in eastern Australia is leaping about more lightly after being sheared of its massively overgrown fleece.

July 25, 2018

Chewing gum a $100k problem in downtown Queenstown and Wanaka

It’s known as operation Deep Clean – an intensive effort to remove 31,459 pieces of chewing gum from the footpaths of Queenstown and Wanaka.

July 23, 2018

Police post mugshot of lost dog, bail paid in cookies

A dog is home after police in a New Jersey shore town posted its mugshot on social media.

July 20, 2018

‘Insidious effect’: Firm and its director fined $16,500 for third environmental offence

It’s home to long-finned eels and the longjaw galaxiid, but that didn’t stop a contractor digging up 500 metres of a North Otago waterway.

July 19, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.”

– Josh Billings

July 18, 2018

Invercargill MP condemns 1080 dump on Stewart Island

Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie says the dumping of 1080 in a remote part of Stewart Island by contractors was reckless, and she is calling for those responsible to face the consequences.

July 13, 2018

Riversdale St John Workplace First Aid Refresher

Refresh your first aid skills, knowledge and confidence with the latest information and techniques through practical scenarios and workstations.

July 11, 2018

Lithuanian couple win world wife-carrying championship title in Finland

Fifty-three men slung their wives or partners over their shoulders and hurtled off on an hour-long race in the small Finnish town of Sonkajarvi on Saturday, as thousands of fans cheered from the stands.

July 9, 2018

Matariki Nature Walk

Come and see the nightlight on the Kepler Track and discover a different side to the forest!
Join DOC rangers as they wander through the forest listening for nightlife and uncovering creatures of the dark.

July 6, 2018

KFA decides against punishing egg-throwers

The Korea Football Association (KFA) has decided not to pursue charges against people who threw eggs at the national team after they arrived home from the World Cup, police said on Tuesday.

July 5, 2018

Recommended by Lumsden man: ‘I want it gone’

A Southland man wants a pile of soil contaminated with arsenic removed from the end of his street, but it is unlikely to be going anywhere, any time soon.

July 3, 2018

Shocking video: Lightning strikes behind Florida officer

A Florida police officer loading up his vehicle got quite a shock when lightning struck in the parking lot behind him.

June 29, 2018

House values track upwards in Invercargill

A mini-buyer frenzy is occurring in south Invercargill with two suburbs showing some of the biggest growth in house values in the city.

June 27, 2018

FMG Young Farmer of The Year Grand Final Practical Day

Join to celebrate the 50th Anniversary Milestone of the FMG Young Farmer of the Year July 2018.

June 25, 2018