Dutch tulip bulb producer Triflor NZ Ltd has made its first major land purchase in this country, buying a 60ha farm at Edendale.
The 2-year-old girl who drowned on a Central Southland farm on Tuesday evening is the third Southland child to die in a water-related incident on a rural property in the past seven months.
Longtime Invercargill Labour Party member and former MP Lesley Soper says she is ''quite relaxed'' about a Labour challenger for the Invercargill electorate at this year's general election.
Invercargill-based electricity network asset company PowerNet is overseeing a $24.5 million project to install electricity smart meters in homes throughout Southland and West Otago.
Christchurch speedster Phil Garrett is on the hunt for one more adventurous rider to join his Flying Kiwi team at the Bonneville salt flats, in Utah, in August.
An Invercargill man rushed to help after a ''huge fireball'' engulfed a man outside the shop where he worked yesterday afternoon.
The invasive Asian seaweed undaria has been discovered growing on the Southland coast.
The trial of Easy Rider owner Gloria Davis being heard in the Invercargill District Court has again been postponed because Davis is unwell.
The owner of a block of shops in Salford St, North Invercargill, damaged in an apparent arson attack early yesterday morning, is grateful firefighters arrived quickly when the alarm was raised about 4am.
Thirty years ago, the Waihopai River broke its banks near Invercargill, causing widespread damage and forcing the evacuation of about 4000 people from 1000 homes. Allison Rudd looks back.
Another species of dung beetle has been released in Southland to try to provide a natural solution to reducing the province's output of animal excrement.
The ship stuck in thick ice in the Antarctic for almost two weeks has arrived back in Bluff with 22 Russian crew members aboard, but the passengers who were helicoptered off it are still far from home.
The skipper of a Bluff fishing boat that hit an uncharted rock in Foveaux Strait in 2012 did not know how many passengers he had on board, the official report into the incident says.
Some of the hundreds of people who visited Invercargill's oldest surviving wooden house during an open day on Saturday had special tour guides - the great-grandson and great-great-grandson of the home's original owner.
Owen Saunders has urgent work to do. One of the massive gears on his pride and joy - a 6hp, three-speed, 1911 Burrell steam traction engine - has split and he wants the engine running again in time for two public outings soon.
Planning is under way for a major new rugby sevens tournament in Invercargill.
Ohai has no shops, no school, no post office and no pub. So why do residents continue to live in a town which, if not dying, is on life support? And how has Ohai managed to attract newcomers?
Three southern organisations are joining forces to establish a new population of little spotted kiwi in Dusky Sound, Fiordland.