Annie Close has wanted her own church since she was a teenager and now she has one. Staff writer Allison Rudd spoke to her about her acquisition and the huge restoration job she and her husband Greg are undertaking.
The usually sleepy seaside town of Riverton is buzzing, after 860 teenagers and adults arrived on Saturday for Venture South 2013, a camp for Venturer Scouts of both sexes aged 14-18.
The Southland District Council may prosecute a handful of stragglers who have ignored requests to connect to the Otautau reticulated sewerage and wastewater scheme.
One person is still in Southland Hospital after a crash near Mossburn a week ago which killed one man and injured eight others.
A crash site near Mossburn in which one man was killed and eight others were injured was ''carnage'', a woman who stopped to help says.
The Mayor of Invercargill, Tim Shadbolt, says Environment Southland chairman Ali Timms has damaged her credibility by phoning him on a regional television talkback show posing as Ruby, a mother of two whose husband had been made redundant from the Tiwai Point aluminum smelter.
France-based New Zealand businessman Mark Oremland had a dream when he bought a 1940s DC3 18 months ago.
More than 400ha of an internationally recognised scientific reserve southeast of Invercargill has been destroyed by fire.
The new annual ocean race from Auckland to Bluff has received support from the organisers of the Sydney to Hobart event.
A Gore man was still protesting his innocence yesterday as Judge Philip Moran sentenced him for illegally trading as a real estate agent.
A memorial at Stirling Point, near Bluff, in memory of those lost in Foveaux Strait tragedies would be a comfort for grieving families and friends, two women who have lost relatives to the sea say.
Dog owners in Christchurch with pets stressed by the earthquakes are turning to an unusual remedy - aromatherapy.
An independent report into Environment Southland's compliance division has found no evidence of dishonesty or fraudulent behaviour by a staff member, but has signalled the need for improvements to processes and procedures.
The 20th anniversary of the official opening of Stewart Island's Great Walk, the Rakiura Track, was marked last week.
The head of a trust trying to eradicate wilding pines from a vast expanse of Northern Southland believes the big job can be done.
A Southland anti-abortion group will begin weekly protests outside Southland Hospital from next month.
The Southland District Council has signed off its biggest structural change since it was established 23 years ago.