Construction of Curio Bay's natural heritage centre is expected to begin within a month.
A working party has been established to work out the best way to repair flood damage along the Upukerora River at Te Anau and who will pay for it.
Reinforcements have arrived to assist Environment Southland (ES) staff search Southland farms for the potentially devastating crop weed velvetleaf, while 12 Otago properties have tested positive for the pest plant.
PowerNet has responded to a call for help from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Mfat) and is sending a team of five line mechanics to Fiji to help restore electricity services devastated by Cyclone Winston.
Invercargill City Council animal services officers have begun pounding the pavements searching for unregistered dogs.
A Hillside Bluff property has been snapped up after 125 years in the same family.
A new business structure for Trustpower could put major wind farm developments in the South back on the agenda.
Invercargill city councillor Karen Arnold has lodged an 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 former Ohai Golf Club course is among land holdings being sold by financially troubled Solid Energy.
"This is a great day - a beautiful day,'' a beaming Mouhannad Taha said after a brief but significant ceremony in the High Court at Invercargill yesterday.
Dairy farmers might be in the grip of tough financial times but the mood at Fonterra's Edendale dairy factory yesterday was upbeat as about 200 people gathered to formally mark the completion of the factory's $157 million expansion.
Bystanders rushed to help a female driver after her car flipped on an Invercargill main thoroughfare yesterday.
Snatching the keys of errant tourist drivers is ‘‘not the Kiwi way'', Associate Minister of Transport Craig Foss says.
Talks were held yesterday to try to resolve issues with Invercargill's Prime Range Meats processing company, after the plant unexpectedly ceased processing last week.
An Environment Court appeal over the route for part of stage two of the Around the Mountains cycle trail is proving costly for both parties.
Between the late 1870s and the early 1900s, ‘‘Canton'' village at Round Hill, near Orepuki, was the most southerly Chinese settlement in the world. A major museum display at Riverton aims to put this important part of Western Southland's history back on the map, writes Allison Beckham.
Kuia, held to be the world's most genetically important female kakapo, has mated for the first time and laid three eggs on Anchor Island in Dusky Sound, Fiordland.
Smiling broadly and conversing happily as she signed cookbook after cookbook, Nigella Lawson charmed hundreds of fans during her visit to Invercargill.