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At the age of 40, North Otago farmers Jenny Malcolm, with her husband Bill, achieved a lifelong goal of dry stock farm ownership.

After building a new family home four years later, theoretically she had everything she wanted and life should have been "amazing".

But after moving into the new house, she woke the next morning feeling deflated, while her husband felt great in his achievement.


DairyNZ is looking out for its farmers, and free health checks were conducted throughout New Zealand recently.

Originally started as part of DairyNZ's Health PitStops project, which was supported by the Transforming the Dairy Value Chain (TDVC) Primary Growth Partnership programme, the Health PitStops have continued.


Some of New Zealand’s burgeoning young track cyclists impressed in the first round of the new Subway National Track Series at Invercargill over the weekend.

The competition at the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome was the first of three in the new Subway National Track Series with two further rounds to take place in July and August in Cambridge.


The first round of the Subway National Track Series will commence this weekend in Invercargill at the SIT Zero Fee Velodrome. Cycling New Zealand announced the new national track series to further develop its burgeoning young riders.

The Subway National Track Series, commences in Invercargill with another two rounds and Cambridge in July and August and will provide competition for young riders, predominantly from the Subway National Performance Hubs and other leading Under-17, Under-19 and Under-23 emerging riders.


It will be a more confident, more attacking-minded Tayler Adams who returns to Southland rugby after finding his mojo across the Tasman.

The Melbourne Rebels playmaker has signed on with the Stags for the 2018 season, three years after missing out on a contract and heading to Australia to further his career.

Now 24, Adams first made his debut for Southland as an 18-year-old in 2012 after brothers Jimmy and Scott Cowan had headed overseas.


Sigrid Joblin-Mills grew up in Whanganui before making the move to Dunedin to study a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Neuroscience at Otago University. With her Bachelor’s degree under her belt, she packed her bag and headed off on a backpacking adventure around Europe, and while travelling, decided on her future career path: Nursing.


Her elevation into the elite ranks of the ANZ Premiership may have come as a surprise, but Courtney Elliott is determined to make an impact.

Just a few days ago, the Waikato defender was preparing to compete in the Beko Netball League until a phone call from Steel coach Reinga Bloxham changed the direction of her netball career.

Elliott has been thrust into the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel team as a replacement for Jamaican international Malysha Kelly, who ruptured her ACL during pre-season preparation.


A new building, new uniform and new technology, but still the same passion for helping people.

Forty years ago Pat Goodwill was one of the first tutors to teach nursing at the Southern Institute of Technology and she says the quality of care is still strong at the institute.

There were two other tutors who she worked alongside in 1978.


There's been changes in uniforms, technology and the building, but the high quality of care is still the same.

Former nurse educators, tutors, programme managers and graduates will return to the Southern Institute of Technology to celebrate the 40th anniversary of nursing education at the institute on April 26.


Former Invercargill woman Priscilla Frame's hard work has paid off.

The Southern Institute of Technology graduate has used her double bachelor degree in audio production and contemporary music to work on producing film Broken

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