Invercargill

Explosion cuts power at campus

Explosion cuts power at campus

The main campus at the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) in Invercargill was without power for several hours yesterday afternoon after an explosion in a switchboard room.

Goodie Oddie prefers birds to poets

Goodie Oddie prefers birds to poets

British comedian, writer and conservationist Bill Oddie has written more than 20 books, most of them about bird-watching, so it is no surprise kiwi and kakapo have been the highlights of his two-week visit to New Zealand.

Motorcycles added to transport attractions

Motorcycles added to transport attractions

Invercargill has sealed its reputation as a tourist destination for petrolheads and a third transport-themed attraction is due to open later this year.

Compass challenged to ‘cook-off’

Compass challenged to ‘cook-off’

The group spearheading protests against the quality of food being served in southern hospitals and to meals on wheels recipients is challenging food supplier Compass Group to a ‘‘cook-off''.

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