Investigations have ruled out anything''sinister'' behind why nine children fainted on stage during a rehearsal at Invercargill's Civic Theatre yesterday afternoon, the theatre manager says.
After decades of concentrated effort costing millions of dollars, bovine Tb finally seems to be on the way out in Otago and Southland.
Nikita Strange's family is living with loss, reports Allison Beckham.
A high Court judgement on the 2010 roof collapse of Stadium Southland is a ''pretty good'' outcome for Invercargill City Council ratepayers, chief executive Richard King says.
A consortium of Otago and Southland organisations is urging the Electricity Authority to adopt a new transmission pricing method which would collectively save businesses and householders in the South $64million annually.
It looks like a large paddling pool, but an Environment Southland manager believes a recently trialled inflatable dock will be an important tool in eliminating marine pests from Fiordland.
By day he wrestles numbers; by night Invercargill chartered accountant Troy Crosbie morphs into his alter ego - lycra-clad professional wrestler ''Powerhouse'' T-Rex.
A Southland-devised course giving cash strapped dairy farmers practical advice on how to improve farm processes and finances is to be extended to other parts of the country.
In a gesture designed to ''tip the balance in favour of the cows'', Southern vet practice VetSouth is offering free services to struggling dairy farmers experiencing record low payouts.
When it comes to summer holiday itineraries, the route an Invercargill trio will follow next year takes some beating.
Wind gusts estimated at 140kmh have destroyed a $20,000 solar-powered monitoring station on Stewart Island.
What do you get when you cross a bison bull with a beef cow? Beefalo.
Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie was supposed to be packing yesterday morning to go on holiday but instead she not only gave an unexpected speech but also demonstrated her volleyball skills.
Sam Butcher is as happy as a kid in a toy shop.
To vehicle enthusiasts in the know, the late Bill Richardson's collection of trucks and motoring memorabilia was already a ''must do'' when visiting Invercargill, even though it was accessible by appointment only. Now, his daughter Jocelyn O'Donnell is spearheading a multimillion-dollar expansion of ''Bill's Shed'' to create a world-class motoring-themed attraction. Reporter Allison Beckham found out about her plans.
An overnight camper van parking area is to be created in Milford Sound to encourage more tourists to visit outside the peak traffic period that occurs in the middle of the day.
Economic development organisation Venture Southland (VS) is putting together a business case it hopes will entice an international investor to establish a silica smelter in the province.
It is ''time to have that conversation'' about whether New Zealand should continue to pay universal superannuation to everyone over 65, one of New Zealand's leading economists says.
The former principal of an Invercargill primary school was offered $75,000 if she agreed to withdraw her personal grievance claim against the school, an Employment Relations Authority (ERA) decision has revealed.
Fixing flood damage on the Upukerora River at Te Anau could cost close to $500,000, the Environment Southland staff member overseeing the work says.