Three Invercargill Prison administration staff were decontaminated yesterday morning after a staff member opened a letter containing white powder.
Stage five of the Stadium Southland rebuild project has been significantly downsized to save money.
The fire which gutted the historic Aparima Tavern at Riverton yesterday spread ''unbelievably quickly'', a customer says.
Invercargill City Council (ICC) building consent staff are continuing to assist their Christchurch City Council counterparts, despite the Christchurch council being stripped of its right to issue consents and a Crown manager being appointed.
Looking at Liam MacDonald, you would never guess he has an alter ego - in his spare time, the quietly spoken year 11 James Hargest College pupil is the ultimate boy racer.
Invercargill is getting a new ''front door'' - a $13.38 million replacement airport passenger terminal.
A new law which is about to ban almost all sales of synthetic drugs is hailed by its sponsor as world-leading legislation, but Associate Minister of Health Todd McClay had trouble conveying that to those at a public meeting in Invercargill on Monday evening.
The charitable trust which runs the annual Bluff Oyster and Food Festival has probably close to $400,000 in the bank, but its chairman says the money will be spent back in the town.
Coastguard Bluff has relaunched plans to raise $1.2 million to replace its ageing search and rescue vessel.
A campaign backed by Wellington couple Gareth and Jo Morgan has reached its target of raising $1 million to fund the eradication of mice from the Antipodes Islands, 860km south of Stewart Island.
Meet ''Bionic Bob'', the Invercargill boy with the $100,000 head.
A Te Anau farmer whose land has been flooded twice by water backing up in the Upukerora River says he is pleased Environment Southland is spending $40,000 on urgent work to remove accumulated gravel from the river's lower reaches.
Opportunities to get close to the large ocean yachts expected to take part in next year's Auckland to Bluff ocean yacht race while they are moored at Bluff will be limited.
The chairman of the Invercargill City Council's finance committee has defended the council's decision to spend $180,000 from reserve funds on Auckland-to-Bluff yacht race expenses.
How did Invercargill businessman Wayne Evans, whose favourite subject at school was sport, end up co-owning a successful finance company? Reporter Allison Rudd finds out.
The Southland District Council is preparing to soften the impact of electricity price hikes in Stewart Island after outrage from residents, business people and holiday home owners.
Federated Farmers has labelled Environment Southland's dairy differential rate ''a blatant environmental tax'' which has nothing to do with recognising the costs the council incurs as a result of dairying.
It was a protest born on a Tuesday evening, organised in two days and carried out the following Friday afternoon.
For the second year in a row the Community Trust of Southland (CTOS) has reduced the amount of money available for grants.
Halfway between Invercargill and Bluff stands a small blue building surrounded by paddocks and dairy cows.