"Kind, cheeky, generous" family man Malcolm Ward was farewelled by mourners at a service in Balclutha this afternoon.
A West Otago councillor has slammed the organisers of the Targa Rally, which took place in the region last month.
The two South Otago friends who died while diving for paua in the Catlins at the weekend were "in their element" family members say.
Family members were yesterday waiting hopefully for news of two South Otago paua divers who failed to return on Saturday night from a trip to the Catlins.
A top women's rugby player hopes her achievements and those of her South Otago team-mates can inspire other young players emerging from the region.
The flowers may now have faded but optimism is blooming at the historic Weatherstons daffodil site in Lawrence.
A crash injuring two people during the Targa Rally in South Otago yesterday was a ''rare'' occurrence for the event, organisers say.
Two people have been hurt - one seriously - at the Targa Rally in South Otago this afternoon, police say.
Firefighters are attending a controlled burn-off near Queenstown Airport due to fears smoke could disrupt flights.
Police are investigating after a truck left the road on the Owaka Highway, outside Balclutha, just after noon yesterday.
Popular southern pie brand Jimmy's may have to recall ''hundreds'' of pies after a possible allergen was discovered in some of its products.
The Ministry for Primary Industries has issued a recall notice for Jimmy's Pies after someone with an MSG allergy experienced a "choking incident" after eating a pie.
Police are investigating after a truck left the road on the Owaka Highway, outside Balclutha, at about 12.10pm.