Stuff.co.nz - News http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news Top Stories from Stuff.co.nz. New Zealand, world, sport, business & entertainment news on Stuff.co.nz. en-nz Fairfax New Zealand Ltd. 30 http://static.stuff.co.nz/images/logo.gif Stuff News http://www.stuff.co.nz Napier designer takes supreme WoolOn award http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/2930338/Napier-designer-takes-supreme-WoolOn-award A whip-cracking diva in leather sashayed on to the catwalk to mark the start of WoolOn, the finale to the 53rd Alexandra Blossom Festival on Saturday. By JOHN EDENS in Alexandra stuff.co.nz/2930338 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 00:11:00 +1300 Proposal made for Marina Baches http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/2930311/Proposal-made-for-Marina-Baches Property developer Ross Wensley has applied for resource consent to let his Marina Baches as one and two-bedroom visitor accommodation units. By WILL HINE in Queenstown stuff.co.nz/2930311 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 00:11:00 +1300 Invercargill shearer wins open title http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/2930312/Invercargill-shearer-wins-open-title Invercargill shearer Nathan Stratford won this year's New Zealand Merino Shears open title in Alexandra on Saturday night. By JOHN EDENS in Alexandra stuff.co.nz/2930312 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 00:11:00 +1300 ERO says school not informing parents on costs http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/2930315/ERO-says-school-not-informing-parents-on-costs Parents have not been properly informed about costs they do not have to pay at a Central Otago school, according to a report. By MICHAEL FORBES and NZPA stuff.co.nz/2930315 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 00:11:00 +1300 High neo-natal demand 'manageable' http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/2930310/High-neo-natal-demand-manageable Oh baby, baby... By AMY MILNE stuff.co.nz/2930310 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 00:11:00 +1300 Big issues overlooked: bus operators http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/2930337/Big-issues-overlooked-bus-operators An auditor-general's report into last year's controversial school bus tender process overlooked the important issues, Southland bus operators said. By MICHAEL FORBES stuff.co.nz/2930337 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 00:11:00 +1300 Buskers festival to come south http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/2930336/Buskers-festival-to-come-south Invercargill will host some of the world's best street performers in February in the inaugural Southland Buskers' Festival. By CASSANDRA POKONEY stuff.co.nz/2930336 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 00:11:00 +1300 Rewrite for island plan is on tight deadline http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/2930334/Rewrite-for-island-plan-is-on-tight-deadline The Department of Conservation is working to a tight deadline to amend its Stewart Island draft conservation and management plans. By AMY MILNE stuff.co.nz/2930334 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 00:11:00 +1300 Wakatipu Pony Club wins at Springston http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/sport/2930314/Wakatipu-Pony-Club-wins-at-Springston A "dream team" from Wakatipu Pony Club has won this year's Springston Trophy three-day-event teams competition at McLeans Island near Christchurch. By ROBIN MARSHALL stuff.co.nz/2930314 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 00:04:00 +1300 Skifields get snow for close http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/2930344/Skifields-get-snow-for-close The 2009 ski season is finishing in much the same way it started, after a blast of cold weather at the weekend brought fresh snow to Queenstown Lakes skifields. By WILL HINE in Queenstown stuff.co.nz/2930344 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 00:09:00 +1300 Alexandra woman caught in tsunami during birthday trip http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/2930341/Alexandra-woman-caught-in-tsunami-during-birthday-trip An Alexandra woman who had flown to Samoa to celebrate her 60th birthday with a friend was last night recovering in North Shore Hospital in Auckland. By JOHN EDENS in Alexandra stuff.co.nz/2930341 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 00:09:00 +1300 Govt won't rule out mining in Fiordland http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/2930346/Govt-won-t-rule-out-mining-in-Fiordland The Government is considering reversing a ban on mining to allow oil exploration in New Zealand's last great wilderness area, Fiordland. By MICHAEL FORBES and Fairfax stuff.co.nz/2930346 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 00:09:00 +1300 Woman in dairy had knife at her throat http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/2930345/Woman-in-dairy-had-knife-at-her-throat An 18-Year-old woman feared for her life as a man held a knife to her throat and demanded money in a daytime robbery of an Invercargill dairy on Saturday afternoon, the dairy owners said. By SAM McKNIGHT stuff.co.nz/2930345 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 00:09:00 +1300 Jury trials to stop as revamp steps up http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/2930335/Jury-trials-to-stop-as-revamp-steps-up Jury trials will stop in Invercargill for several months next year as redevelopment of the city's courthouse moves to the next stage. By CASSANDRA POKONEY stuff.co.nz/2930335 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 00:09:00 +1300 Mils Muliaina's village destroyed http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/2927423/Mils-Muliainas-village-destroyed All Black Mils Muliaina left Samoa only hours before a tsunami struck the island, wrecking his family's village on Wednesday morning. By SCOT MacKAY stuff.co.nz/2927423 Sat, 03 Oct 2009 01:10:00 +1300 Southland responding to Samoans' plight http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/2927420/Southland-responding-to-Samoans-plight Samoa is calling for help and Southland is responding. By SCOT MacKAY and SHANE COWLISHAW stuff.co.nz/2927420 Sat, 03 Oct 2009 01:14:00 +1300 Police get partial victory http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/2927437/Police-get-partial-victory Police can claim only a partial victory from likely changes to Invercargill's liquor licensing policy. By SAM McKNIGHT stuff.co.nz/2927437 Sat, 03 Oct 2009 01:14:00 +1300 Skifield let off with a warning http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/2927438/Skifield-let-off-with-a-warning The Labour Department has decided not to prosecute NZSki following an accident in which a worker at the Remarkables skifield was seriously injured. By WILL HINE in Queenstown stuff.co.nz/2927438 Sat, 03 Oct 2009 01:14:00 +1300 Feedback good but ad withdrawn http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/2929694/Feedback-good-but-ad-withdrawn A Queenstown restaurant promotion depicting a bunch of carrots over a woman's groin, with the words "grown down south" and "excite your taste buds", has been withdrawn by the company. By WILL HINE in Queenstown stuff.co.nz/2929694 Sun, 04 Oct 2009 17:26:00 +1300 Dairy robbery caught on film http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/2929796/Dairy-robbery-caught-on-film An 18-year-old woman feared for her life as man held a knife to her throat and demanded money in a daytime robbery of an Invercargill dairy on Saturday afternoon, the dairy owners said. By SAM McKNIGHT stuff.co.nz/2929796 Sun, 04 Oct 2009 18:47:59 +1300