"It's just a dream come true . . . ''
Construction could begin on a replacement Catlins bridge as early as March next year, as the result of a funding boost announced this week.
Gore driver Andrew Graves will be seeking a handful of wins this weekend, on a rally he describes as "the pick of the bunch".
The Clutha District Council has moved to reassure Catlins residents after news emerged of its responsible camping ranger stepping down at the end of this month.
Residents say they remain "angry" and "afraid" about possible consequences of a trial freedom camping site in Owaka, opened recently in the teeth of local opposition.
Lawrence Heritage Day returns to the historic gold-rush town on Sunday, and this year weaves its vintage magic with a little something for those who appreciate the arts.
Kaka Point Surf Life Saving Club girls' inflatable rescue boat (IRB) crew (from left) Keely Hill and Briana Dent (both 16), and Isla Hastie and Maia Pryde (both 15) are canvassing online votes this...
Tapanui residents say they are ''relieved and excited'' there may finally be action to reduce road speeds entering the town, more than two years after the issue was first raised.
Former Balclutha Pipe Band drum major Russell Scott reacquaints himself with the band's mace during centenary celebrations at its Balclutha practice rooms.
The woods might be made of metal nowadays, but after 125 years the spirit of the game remained the same at the Lawrence Golf Club during the weekend.
Southern farmers have come in for a public bashing in certain sections of the media during recent months, as unflattering winter grazing conditions hit the spotlight. Richard Davison takes a look...
Although it was largely a case of "as you were" during the recent local body elections in Clutha, four new faces join the council later this month.
Petrolheads will have one more reason to visit Lawrence next March as a new, three-day car show gets into gear.