Allison Rudd

Tulip grower buys farm

Dutch tulip bulb producer Triflor NZ Ltd has made its first major land purchase in this country, buying a 60ha farm at Edendale.

'Relaxed' about challenge

Longtime Invercargill Labour Party member and former MP Lesley Soper says she is ''quite relaxed'' about a Labour challenger for the Invercargill electorate at this year's general election.

$24.5m smart meter plan

$24.5m smart meter plan

Invercargill-based electricity network asset company PowerNet is overseeing a $24.5 million project to install electricity smart meters in homes throughout Southland and West Otago.

Motorcycling: Calling all thrillseekers

Motorcycling: Calling all thrillseekers

Christchurch speedster Phil Garrett is on the hunt for one more adventurous rider to join his Flying Kiwi team at the Bonneville salt flats, in Utah, in August.

Fireball engulfed man after explosion

Fireball engulfed man after explosion

An Invercargill man rushed to help after a ''huge fireball'' engulfed a man outside the shop where he worked yesterday afternoon.

New area of invasive seaweed found

The invasive Asian seaweed undaria has been discovered growing on the Southland coast.

Easy Rider owner's trial postponed again

The trial of Easy Rider owner Gloria Davis being heard in the Invercargill District Court has again been postponed because Davis is unwell.

Quick Fire Service response appreciated

Quick Fire Service response appreciated

The owner of a block of shops in Salford St, North Invercargill, damaged in an apparent arson attack early yesterday morning, is grateful firefighters arrived quickly when the alarm was raised about 4am.

Invercargill flood caught out residents

Invercargill flood caught out residents

Thirty years ago, the Waihopai River broke its banks near Invercargill, causing widespread damage and forcing the evacuation of about 4000 people from 1000 homes. Allison Rudd looks back.

Southland child third to drown in 7 months

Southland child third to drown in 7 months

The 2-year-old girl who drowned on a Central Southland farm on Tuesday evening is the third Southland child to die in a water-related incident on a rural property in the past seven months.