Allison Rudd

Petition goes too

Former Southland district mayor Frana Cardno is taking extra luggage with her when she visits Wellington today to be officially invested as a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Unformed road sales considered

Unformed road sales considered

The Southland District Council might ask the Government to change the legislation to make it easier to sell unformed roads it no longer needs.

Stolen playground horse reward raised to $2000

Stolen playground horse reward raised to $2000

Darryl Hair is serious about tracking down a large steel playground rocking horse stolen two weeks ago from the Invercargill engineering firm he manages.

Legal-high policy 'lesser of two evils'

Legal-high policy 'lesser of two evils'

Southland district councillors and staff say angry rural Southland residents who think the council is enabling herbal highs to be sold in their towns have got it wrong.

Pilgrimage marks Marsden sermon

Anglican bishop Kelvin Wright will not be just walking when he makes a 27-day pilgrimage around his huge Dunedin diocese this month to commemorate the bicentenary of the first Christian sermon preached in New Zealand.

Chance reunites friends 70 years on

Chance reunites friends 70 years on

When teenagers Meryle Ball and Glad Toole met at Invercargill's Kingsland Biscuit Factory in 1940, they instantly became the best of friends.

Paper road issue may go to court

Paper road issue may go to court

The promoter of a new highway linking the Milford road with the West Coast says he will go to court if he must to get a section of road reserve through the Fiordland National Park reinstated on council maps.

Fox Moth to make historic Invercargill to Gore voyage

Fox Moth to make historic Invercargill to Gore voyage

Aviation enthusiasts from all over the country are planning to recreate a historic Southland flight tomorrow.

Phoenix rises in Invercargill

Phoenix rises in Invercargill

On a Saturday morning three and a-half years ago, the weight of an unexpected spring snowfall was enough to collapse the roof on Invercargill's stadium. Fortunately, the 25 or so people inside the building escaped without injury, but the community was left with a massive pile of rubble and an unusable venue. Now - 40 months and $44 million later - a new stadium has emerged from the ruins. Allison Rudd toured the new facility on Wednesday.

Trawler recovered

Trawler recovered

The commercial fishing trawler Ayson (centre right), which sank off Stirling Point near Bluff last Friday, is transported by truck past a log-loading area on Bluff's Island Harbour Port yesterday.