Balclutha fire crews were called out to two vehicle fires in quick succession yesterday afternoon.
Two Otago teens are working hard to stay cool, calm and collected under pressure as they head into the New Zealand Spelling Bee finals.
Community groups in Waihola will be better able to enhance the lakeside town after a reserves management plan was approved on Thursday.
The two South Otago friends who died while diving for paua in the Catlins at the weekend were "in their element" family members say.
A West Otago councillor has slammed the organisers of the Targa Rally, which took place in the region last month.
A pool upgrade in Tapanui has been hit with another unexpected expense, as costs continue to spiral.
It can be easy to overlook the treasures in your own backyard, writes Richard Davison. Big Pacific aims to shift your perspective with its new Dunedin-produced five-part series.
A man trapped in his car in rising floodwaters was among thousands affected by extreme weather conditions across the South yesterday.
Police have added their voice to calls for motorists to obey road closure signs after two people had to be retrieved from the roof of their car in the third incident of its kind today.
Flooding in Clutha brought out a strange new breed yesterday, as those flouting flood safety signs were branded ''galoots'' by the district's mayor.
Organisers of tomorrow’s South Otago A&P Show in Balclutha have opted for a "plan B" following this week’s wet weather.
It was a case of "royal jelly" nerves on Saturday, as the 2018 South Otago A&P Show Queen contestants stepped on stage and battled their butterflies.
The Catlins is hoping to captivate fresh audiences thanks to a new website, earmarked for launch next week.
Southland officials say they were ''nervous but not worried'' as floods threatened a hazardous chemical store in Mataura last week.
A dramatic drop in visitor numbers to the Balclutha iSite recently is yet to be fully explained, but the outlook is positive.
Catlins ratepayers will get a chance to have their say on issues such as roading, tourism and more this summer.