Tokomairiro High School principal Glenis Sim (left) shows Education Minister Hekia Parata and Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay around the Milton school yesterday.
South/West Otago swim activation administrator Catherine Tate (left) and sports activator Rory McKenzie try out the new 2015 Nissan Pulsar bought by South and West Otago businesses for the programme, now in its fifth year, that brings a variety of sports to year 1 to year 8 pupils at 20 schools across the Clutha district.
Invercargill basked in the good news yesterday that one of its major employers had struck a deal - at least for the short term - ending uncertainty for about 3200 Southland jobs.
A predator fence and onsite accommodation are being considered for Long Point/Irahuka as the Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust focuses its attention on its biggest yellow-eyed breeding site this year.
For the first time, the Primary Science Teacher Fellowship Alumni Award has been awarded to a South Island teacher.
Heads up, Balclutha - party at Tony Brown's. Or at least at the Clutha Rugby Football Club when Lee Allan brings the Super rugby trophy to Balclutha after Clutha plays its home semifinal on July 18.
Clutha Health First chief executive Ray Anton is staying silent about an announcement his board will make on June 16.
The 11m by 7m stainless steel waka designed by Russell Beck for Owaka will honour the shared history of both Maori and Pakeha in the Catlins town of about 300, the Invercargill sculptor says.
An elderly man lost ''everything'', including his best friend, in a fire that tore through his Clinton home the day before his 85th birthday.
Rosebank School year 6 pupils Brooke Kendall (11, left) and Jorja Richards (10), raise their hands to show they want to meet Jess the dog during the Clutha District Council's dog safety demonstration at the Cross Recreation Centre, in Balclutha, yesterday.
A real estate agent ''befriended'' a severely intoxicated man, who allegedly had a concealed knife, as he tried to defuse a tense situation outside his main-street Balclutha office yesterday.
There was an apparent trail of chaos leading from Invercargill to Balclutha and back again between Saturday and yesterday.
A flight instructor's quick thinking was credited with preventing a tragedy when the plane he and a trainee pilot were flying experienced engine trouble shortly after take off.
Thousands of volunteer hours, and the generosity of the Milton community, have been poured into the rejuvenated Moore Park in Milton.