Most families hand down cherished heirlooms of jewellery or precious ornaments through the generations.
Englishman Eddie King was not disappointed with his first taste of Bluff oysters.
It was already known to be an extremely rare book, but a weighty 535-year-old work owned by the University of Otago may be unique.
Two ex-pupils charged with setting a fire which destroyed three classrooms and caused $700,000 of damage at James Hargest College in Invercargill have been named.
Environment Southland chairwoman Ali Timms yesterday survived a meeting at which some of the councillors made it plain they wanted her gone.
Most of the elk on Tom May's Winton farm will end up as meat cuts on restaurant tables in Europe.
The export market for specialist meat cuts from Australasia is ''as tough as I have ever seen it'', Clover Exports managing director Mike Eathorne says.
The trial of a Bluff woman who has denied charges laid after the sinking of her fishing boat Easy Rider last year will probably take one week.
The seventh person to swim Foveaux Strait, and the first to swim it from Stewart Island to Bluff, says he has great respect for John van Leeuwen, the first person to conquer the fickle strait 50 years ago.
After 25 years in the job, Invercargill City Council chief executive officer Richard King has been reappointed for another five-year term.
For a few years, Rex and Joan Watson were courted by news media from all over the world.
Environment Southland chairwoman Ali Timms says she will attend a meeting on Thursday that will debate her retention or removal.
Plans to extend the Southland Museum and Art Gallery have been ''retrenched'' to trim costs.
To the observer it looks like any other dairy effluent pond, but a storage pond on a Southland farm could help the development of future energy sources.
Keen gardeners Gwen and Lindsay Wilson have unwanted venomous visitors: wasps have made themselves at home in the bottom of an old clothes dryer the retired Invercargill couple have been using as a planter box for potatoes.
When most people are fast asleep in bed, Mike Bailey or his colleagues are playing with balloons.
When Mike Winter and Julie Truman go on holiday, they take the toys with them.
Southern authorities are warning motorists to take care today as swollen rivers peak in Southland.
HOW TO STOP A HEART FROM BEATING Jackie Ballantyne I have been recommending this book to all and sundry.
Staff at James Hargest College are determined pupils' learning will not be disrupted by a fire which seriously damaged a classroom block on the senior campus, principal Andy Wood says.