Service Academy Calls For Extension

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Service Academy Calls For Extension

by Sharon Reece – Aurora College’s service academy could be extended to other Invercargill secondary school students, academy director Chris Cubitt said. The service academy is a 12 month military-focused programme to encourage year 12 and 13 students to keep learning and stay at school by providing discipline and motivation as students gain NCEA qualifications.
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Features

Traveller’s tales stack up well

He’s seen Elvis, the Rolling Stones and the Beatles in concert, Muhammad Ali fight Joe Frazier, and was in the Caribbean when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, but Thomas “Davey” Craig calls Southland home. ASHLEIGH REID profiles a Scottish wanderer.

Travel a good bet for Kaito

Kaito Suzuki has seen more of the world in seven years, than many will see in their entire lives. JOE OELOFSE sits down for a chat.

Flurry of colours welcome Southland Olympic heroes Flurry of colours welcome Southland Olympic heroes

An abundance of colours lined the streets as Invercargill was hit with a wave of exhilaration as Southland’s Olympians paraded their achievements. EMMA SOMERVILLE reports.

Sonia trounces Hokonui opposition

Hokonui Fasion Award winner Sonia Trounson nearly missed her moment in the limelight when she won her second award for the night. HANNAH MCLEOD reports.

New Coach For Blues

by Fern McAulay – Rodger Dawson is on a mission to prove he can coach men as well as boys. After five years of coaching the Southland Boys’ High School 2nd XV, Dawson is making the move to become the new Blues Rugby Club Premier team coach. Dawson said it was an exciting change to
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Water Therapy

By Jonny Turner – Adding swimming to the training routines of Jag’s Invasion and Blue Eyed Suzie helped both horses win at the Northern Southland Trotting Club meeting at Ascot Park on Saturday. The Phil Williamson-trained Jag’s Invasion had been swimming in an indoor horse pool as part of his training before Saturday’s win.  After
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Local Artists Breaking The Barriers Local Artists Breaking The Barriers

by Sharon Reece – Invercargill’s Creative Space Arts (C.S. Arts) class is presenting its annual exhibition at The Southland Museum and Art Gallery until Sunday. This year’s exhibition, Blocks – breaking the barriers, is aimed at showing the public people with disabilities are just as capable of expressing themselves through art as anyone. C. S.
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Big Shed Not Just For Field Days

by Jonny Turner – The Southern Field Days are over but don’t expect the new $1.6million Agri-centre to go unused until the next field days in two years. The 2014 Southern Field Days event attracted 38,500 people.  The committee that runs the Field Days had a half hectare-sized barn constructed at their Waimumu property. Known
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Edmonds Off To Train Horses Edmonds Off To Train Horses

By Jonny Turner – Harness racing in Southland will lose its Southern Education Officer Aimee Edmonds when she leaves for Christchurch next week. Miss Edmonds resigned from her position with Harness Racing New Zealand after a 13 month stint. She has accepted an offer from her father Canterbury trainer Craig Edmonds to train in partnership
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Sutherland Aiming High

by Jonny Turner Southland shooters took out the handicap by distance team event at the New Zealand Down The Line shooting championships in Hamilton this week. Led by Invercargill shooter Stuart Sutherland, who is ranked fourth in New Zealand, the Southland club team won the lead-up event to the world championships, to be held in
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Energy Of Young Guns Impresses Coach Energy Of Young Guns Impresses Coach

By Sharon Reece White Ferns cricket coach Warren Lees hopes youthful enthusiasm will play a key part in the Women’s World Twenty20 championship in Bangladesh later this month. Felicity Leydon-Davis, Hayley Jensen, Holly Huddleston and Samantha Curtis are the team’s newest members, each making their international debut during the ODI series against the West Indies
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Sharp Edge To College Musical Production

by Nicole Sharp Murder, heartache and gore will star in the Central Southland College production this year. Sweeney Todd will take over the college hall next Wednesday and Thursday as lead actors Doug Barrett (Sweeney Todd), Jess Baker (Mrs Lovett) and E G Debuyan (Tammy) sing, dance and kill the night away. The 30-strong student
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