Get your daily dose of local news with the full The South Today bulletin for Tuesday, October 15.
When taking a 100-year-old car to Timaru, it's best to take the back roads and avoid State Highway 1.
Wet weather didn't deter several hundred Dunedinites from marching in the central city, to make a statement about suicide on Saturday.
Crowds filled a Dunedin school hall over the weekend to admire examples of rocks and minerals from all over the world.
Last Friday saw woolhandlers competing at the Waimate Spring Shears event, drawing both pros and amateurs from around the region.
The tourism industry is calling for vigilance after discovering visitors are being scammed by fake visa processing websites.
A white Texas police officer has been jailed on murder charges over the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old black woman who was babysitting inside her home.
The victim of a shooting in the Manawatu town of Foxton yesterday has died, and the man arrested earlier today has been charged with murder.
Police have released photos of two men they are seeking in relation to a serious assault in Dunedin at the weekend.
A passenger on a Jetstar flight from Dunedin last week has rubbished claims a family acted in a "disgusting" manner when changing their child's soiled pants.
A thirsty Australian traveller has lost a legal case against Emirates airline, after claiming she collapsed on a long-haul flight as a result of being denied enough water.
Defeated Wellington mayor Justin Lester is playing it cool over the Prime Minister wrongly claiming he wasn't a Labour candidate, but one of his former colleagues says it's deeply embarrassing.
Recreational divers, snorkellers and lobster potters are to be used in a survey on crayfish numbers along a big stretch of New Zealand coastline.
Residents in the Australian state of New South Wales are being warned to brace for storm season as last year's season was the worst in years.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is defending the decision to grant residency to a recidivist drunk driver who is in danger of being tortured if deported.
The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades has climbed to 58 as rescuers slogged through mud and debris in an increasingly grim search.
An Auckland woman has been awarded more than $5000 after her flat was found to be unfit to live in due to dangerous mould levels.
The Chief Censor's office will use its extra $2.4 million funding to get more staff to help speed up its response to violent extremist content uploaded online.