It was not luck which brought Jacques van Eeden to Southland but science, so the family story goes.
New Zealand's two southernmost mayors say they are thrilled their areas are showing population growth.
Bluff fisherman John Edminstin says his lawyer is considering appealing a court decision which found he defamed former Bluff Community Board chairwoman Jan Mitchell.
Tim Shadbolt has spent 24 of the past 30 years as a mayor, first in Waitemata City, Auckland, then in Invercargill.
A newcomer has beaten two sitting councillors to become Southland mayor.
Recycling can be a problem on an island.
The Southland District Council will write a new policy about how best to control the movement of very heavy trucks on its roads, as a senior staff member says more heavy vehicles are inevitable.
For an ardent royalist like Ann-Marie Searle, there is nothing more exciting than receiving a card from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's household.
High-tech variable speed signs have been erected at a Southland intersection as part of a nationwide trial to try to reduce crashes at known rural road black spots.
There were a few tears from long-serving Southland Mayor Frana Cardno yesterday as she chaired her final meeting.
For an ardent royalist like Ann-Marie Searle, there is little more exciting than receiving a card from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's household.
Environment Southland's new chairman or chairwoman after next month's local body elections will be the council's representative on the group hoping to make Stewart Island predator-free.
Southland councils may have to update regional inundation maps after a new report showed tsunami in the South could be 50% higher than previously thought.
A simple, low-cost solution to a difficult task has earned Environment Southland technical staff an award for innovation.
Could dung beetles be the environmental warriors New Zealand dairy farmers have been waiting for?
The organiser of a charity horse trek in November has received so many inquiries about the event he may have to split riders into two groups.
The Southland District Council is proposing a major change to the way it levies local rates.
An Ohai resident has asked the Southland District Council to fund 3-D underground mapping of the town to find out where old coal mine tunnels are located and whether they might collapse.
In just 14 weeks, 11 University of Otago students have written a book their tutor says will excite literary scholars across the world.
Passengers aboard cruise ships mooring at Stewart Island will be charged a new island visitor levy whether they leave the ship or not, under a deal struck by the Southland District Council.