A Winton manager has admitted his actions while doing a burn-out at a Christmas party last year caused the death of one of his staff.
Prince Harry was on on Stewart Island for just under 24 hours, but his visit last month created publicity money can't buy, Southland's tourism boss says.
Stewart Islanders are rallying to welcome the new families whose children will bolster the roll at the island's only school, Halfmoon Bay Primary School.
Te Anau, Wanaka and Alexandra are on the radar of fledgling aviation company Kiwi Regional Airlines.
A man has been charged with causing the death of a Winton truck driver injured at a Christmas party in the town last year.
It has been close to 40 years since Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt ran a concrete contracting business in Auckland, but he will soon exchange his mayoral robes for work gear and complete the driveway and path for an Invercargill charity house.
The designer and developer of a new, high resolution device to test whether effluent ponds are leaking says it is the first test in New Zealand which provides farmers with accurate scientific information.
Tall and willowy, twins Tashi and Nungshi Malik look like a stiff Southland southerly wind would blow them off their feet. Allison Beckham finds looks can be deceiving.
Frana Cardno's funeral in Te Anau yesterday was as unique as she was.
The pupils of tiny Halfmoon Bay School on Stewart Island are excitedly preparing for an important guest on Monday morning - Prince Harry.
Ardent royalist Yvonne Gawn could not help herself when coming face to face with Prince Harry at Invercargill Airport yesterday. After shaking his hand she stole a hug and followed that up by stroking his neck.
Dutch-controlled tulip bulb producer Triflor NZ Ltd has more than doubled its land holdings in Southland, buying 64ha of land in Matai Rd, Edendale, for $3.2 million.
A truck driver was taken to Southland Hospital with moderate to serious injuries last night after being trapped in his crashed truck for almost four hours.
Taha Asia Pacific is still facing court action for allegedly storing the potentially hazardous Ouvea premix material at a site near Edendale without consent, despite already paying more than $30,000 in costs.
The Southland District Council has become the fifth council to give its support in principle to a proposed highway linking the West Coast and the Milford road, much to the delight of highway promoter Durham Havill.
It is a mistake which has gone unnoticed on a Maheno war memorial for decades, but now an Invercargill man wants it fixed. Allison Beckham reports.
Invercargill runner Hannah Pascoe is hitting the gym and pounding the streets preparing for her third competitive long distance race, the Rotorua Marathon, on May 2. Like the other 1100-plus runners at Rotorua, Pascoe is aiming for a strong finish and maybe even a personal best time. Unlike her competitors, she is blind. Allison Beckham met the inspiring young woman.
[imageA chance conversation and the persistence of a Southland woman has led to Southland being given two Gallipoli pine seedlings grown by New Zealand scientists.
Invercargill boat builder Stabicraft Marine has held its first international dealer conferences in seven years, a testament to managing director Paul Adams' increasing confidence in the market.
Scientists are trialling a filter system which they hope will provide dairy farmers with a simple and cost effective way of removing nitrates and phosphorus before they reach waterways.