Community reaction to the possibility the Kaitangata Pool could be closed has been muted.
Testing to determine what killed more than 200 Southland dairy cows and caused liver damage and peeling skin in others last year is expected to begin in the next few weeks.
The Clutha District Council has asked water users from Lovells Flat to Waihola, including Berwick and Tokoiti, to urgently reduce their water use to avoid widespread outages in the near future.
Senior Constable Richard Whitmore, of Clinton, knows the headaches that come with a management position.
Shearing legend David Fagan is taking one last shot at winning the open final that started it all for him.
A new home is being sought for an old font, which has a special place in the history of the Anglican Church in the South, after the deconsecration of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Lawrence.
A joint exhibition by the South Otago Museum and a New Caledonian heritage consultancy group is a reflection of the ''little stories'' from World War 1 as it played out in the two Pacific nations, its curators say.
Penguins injured in barracouta attacks off the Catlins coast are being returned to the sea after being nursed back to health.
Increasing the cost of building consentscould make a difficult situation worse, Clutha builders says.
It is not just farmers' fields turning brown in South Otago.
Work on Balclutha's $2.6 million main street renewal could begin at the end of March.
The weather held out and a crowd of more than 700 turned up, making this year's Lawrence Rodeo a great success, organisers said.
The weather could not have been more different for some farmers in Otago and Southland. While southerners struggle in the cold and wet, their northern counterparts wait for rain. Hamish MacLean and Sally Rae report.
Despite the efforts of an expert group working since September, the deaths of hundreds of dairy cows in Southland and Otago last winter remain unexplained.
Many reports claiming shonky driveway repairs in Otago by a Canadian tourist and his two sons could result in the man being given the boot from New Zealand.
The Canadian door-to-door driveway repair crew who left West Otago after a series of complaints on Monday appears to have been touting for business in North Otago on Tuesday.
Traffic through Lawrence has been steady over the holidays and weekends this summer, but questions are being asked about the quality of the signs promoting the town.
Balclutha has been included for the first time in Sport Clutha's Clutha Country Summer Series.
The Balclutha Centennial Swimming Pool will close for two days in February in what the Clutha District Council hopes to be the final shutdown to address technical issues that have plagued the swimming pool over the past couple of years.
Few people could claim to know the Catlins as well as Carl Chaplin (66).