Invercargill's deputy mayor is defending the council’s record despite its internal troubles.
A Southland blueberry orchard manager hopes to buck the trend and get Kiwis on board to pick this season’s harvest.
A tree and power lines have fallen across a street in Invercargill, blocking one lane of the road this afternoon.
An Invercargill City councillor believes the $20million inner-city plan was not only "a nice idea, but an essential" part of revitalising the heart of the city.
"To be brought out of a coma, and be told that Emma has passed away ... it was like someone had taken my heart and literally broke it apart."
Invercargill City Council chief executive Clare Hadley has denied proposed changes mean the deputy mayor will effectively be taking over from Sir Tim Shadbolt as mayor.
The passenger of a speeding vehicle who was found guilty of manslaughter by encouraging the driver to operate the vehicle recklessly before a fatal Southland crash has been sentenced to more than two years' prison.
Invercargill City councillors still reeling from Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt’s surprise press conference say they will go ahead with major changes with or without his support.
The Department of Internal Affairs has been asked to keep an eye on the Invercargill City Council as it addresses serious concerns about the way it is run.
The Invercargill Licensing Trust is cautiously celebrating an increase in its sales for the first time since the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.
Discussion about sacking Invercargill’s deputy mayor was among details to leak from a closed-door meeting despite efforts to keep the public in the dark.
Councillors discussed sacking Invercargill's deputy mayor at a crucial closed-door meeting where the council decided on a response to a central Government probe into its performance.
More than 540 images of bestiality involving dogs, horses and snakes were found by police in devices owned by an Invercargill labourer.