A very Kiwi Santa spread some Christmas cheer to Invercargill residents on Saturday, including 21-month-old Eliza Coote.
A section of State Highway 6 was closed for a time in northern Southland after a crash north of Lumsden this afternoon.
The decision to sell one of Invercargill's category 1 heritage buildings after more than 90 years "wasn't an easy one to make".
An increase in job opportunities at Southland businesses will be a driver for young people to stay in the region, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
The Prime Minister has reopened a potline at the Tiwai Point smelter this morning, a move that will boost production capacity and create jobs.
One person has suffered moderate injuries when a car crashed and rolled, blocking a Southland highway.
Police are seeking the assistance of dashcam footage for their investigation into the aggravated robbery at a bank in Invercargill last month.
A report showing a lack of social and emergency housing in Southland "doesn’t even tell the whole story", sector leaders say.
Eight New Zealand artists are painting murals in the town of Riverton for the South Sea Spray Riverton permanent exhibition.
A Southland tulip business has been fined for unlawfully taking about 3.6 million litres of water during what was described as the region's driest year since 1971.
Invercargill City Council will remove a stand of seven trees after a fallen tree damaged a number of parked cars yesterday afternoon.