Conservation Minister Maggie Barry's grin said it all when she was allowed the rare privilege of holding a large kakapo chick during a visit to the Department of Conservation's chick-raising facility in central Invercargill yesterday.
Importes fodder beet seed contaminated with the seeds of the invasive crop weed velvetleaf entered New Zealand earlier than first thought, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has confirmed.
When you've had your fill of the hustle and bustle of the Sydney CBD and ticked the usual touristy things off your list - the Opera House, Circular Quay, The Rocks, and taking a ferry across to Manly - there's an attractive bush haven a hop, skip and jump away. Allison Beckham and her husband John took some time out there recently.
Invercargill city councillor Karen Arnold has abandoned her appeal after losing a preliminary High Court hearing in her defamation action against Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt and Fairfax New Zealand Ltd, publishers of The Southland Times newspaper.
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''.
Invercargill police are speaking with a 39-year-old tenant from the rented house in Ettrick St, Invercargill, which was destroyed by fire on Tuesday evening.
Four guests at Invercargill's Tower Lodge Motel had to be evacuated to a nearby hotel early yesterday after a fire broke out in the roof cavity of their unit.
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.
Invercargill has sealed its reputation as a tourist destination for petrolheads and a third transport-themed attraction is due to open later this year.
Venture Southland (VS) staff will evaluate the wider economic and social impacts of three films being shot in Southland this year.
Tickets for this year's Bluff Oyster and Food Festival are selling like (oyster) hotcakes, but organisers say there will still be limited gate sales.
Invercargill's first public electric vehicle (EV) charging station opened for business this week and is expected to be the first of many in the region.
During a relaxed visit to Stewart Island yesterday, the most political heat Prime Minister John Key encountered was from pupils at the primary school.
Having the New Zealand Prime Minister officially open a building is always a coup for its owners, but John Key last night said it wasn't hard to get him to do the honours for Invercargill's new airport passenger terminal - he volunteered.
South Port's new $4.25 million inland port freight hub is taking shape on Mersey St, central Invercargill.
Mark Templeton, of Queenstown, cuts cladding for a playhouse during the Certified Builders Carpentry Apprentice Challenge held in Invercargill on Saturday.
If there is one thing competitors in the FMG Young Farmer of the Year competition must be it is versatile.
They coped with hordes of wellwishers and media during the visit of Prince Harry last year, and now Stewart Island locals are preparing for an even bigger challenge - their biggest influx of visitors on a single day.
Most New Zealanders do not realise the threat to the environment and the economy posed by wilding conifers, Environment Southland chairman Ali Timms says.
The man heading the search for the invasive crop weed velvetleaf in Southland says the exercise ‘‘will be at full steam'' until at least the end of this week.