Milton's new pool took a major step forward this week, following a public meeting to harness community support for the project.
Tapanui's annual Christmas trip to the races will have added spice this year, as its racing club celebrates 150 years of equine sweat, tears and cheers.
A freedom camping trial in the Catlins will go ahead this summer, despite continuing reservations among residents.
Milton community workers fear "transformative" momentum may be lost if continued funding for their work cannot be found.
Two long-standing southern mayors have paid tribute to their wives and families, as they look set to assume their chains of office unopposed once more.
A postwoman says she is fed up with repeated tyre punctures from "unfit" gravel on her rural Clinton beat.
The Department of Conservation is promoting compliant whitebaiting this season, as key native fish species remain under threat.
Small-scale southern slaughterhouses and farm kill businesses are facing a curly decision on pig processing, following a recent market-driven change.
The Clutha District Council will run a new freedom camping trial in the Catlins this summer, despite reservations from some councillors.
A former heritage trust chairwoman has accused her fellow trustees of being "dysfunctional", following her resignation.
Three-time Catlins Coast Rally winner Dean Bond is tempering his ambitions for this weekend's race, after failing to finish last year.
A new swimming pool for West Otago is racing ahead of schedule, but may exceed an already blown-out, revised budget.
Supporters have reacted with a blend of relief and delight after South Otago farm institute Telford received a $4.7million boost from the Government yesterday.
South Otago politicians have criticised the absence of new police officers for the region in the latest governmental allocation.
A Taieri Mouth resident has accused a cellphone infrastructure provider of "subterfuge" in relation to a proposed cell tower alongside his property.
The Balclutha family of a Fijian woman facing deportation remains on tenterhooks, after moves to effect an 11th-hour intervention continued yesterday.
The Balclutha family of a Fijian woman facing deportation now face a nervous wait, following positive developments in her case yesterday.