A Queenstown ticket won $1 million and two Wanaka players pocketed $100,000 each in Strike Four in a lucky Lotto night in the South.
At Shingly Creek Station, Julie Kearney is getting into bees.
Southland produce, in particular parsnips, has impressed visitors from Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ).
Ken Gillespie may be a retired sheep and beef farmer, but he is still just as busy as ever, as he is involved with the area’s heritage, ice sports, tourism, irrigation, minimum flows, and various community projects.
Southland sheep milk specialist Blue River Dairy has been recognised for both its products and business in recent weeks. Nicole Sharp reports.
A young mum says she is heartbroken after searches for her partner, missing fisherman Kieran Lynch, were unsuccessful.
A car crashed into a Kakanui cafe on Friday night about 10.45pm causing considerable damage to the building and sending three people to the hospital.
An Oamaru doctor will go on trial next year over several charges of indecent assault.
A scrub fire in Southland that covers farmland and Department of Conservation land has grown to 1300 hectares.
Queenstown Lakes district councillors will consider whether to set aside most of the Lakeview site in community ownership at their meeting on Thursday.
Otago is to be the second region in New Zealand to have its nationally significant historical sites recognised by a new joint agency programme, Landmarks Whenua Tohunga.
Police are describing the five occupants of a vehicle and caravan that overturned on State Highway 6 near Makarora yesterday afternoon as "very lucky".
There seems to be a link between "highly mechanised" dairy farming and the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis, Ministry for Primary Industries technical liaison officer Victoria Barrell says.
A radical vision for upgrading Queenstown’s transport infrastructure over the next 30 years was unveiled at a public meeting in the resort this week.
Discussions are under way between Tourism Waitaki and Omarama’s St Thomas’ Church for the church building to be turned into a i-Site.
Rerouting Millennium Track at Moeraki, damaged in July’s heavy rain, would cost $50,000, the Waitaki District Council says, and it is not yet clear whether it would be worth the cost.
The only council in Otago not supporting Enviroschools could adopt the sustainability school programme in time for the next school year.
Cuts to red tape could ease the pressure on Waitaki District Council building teams and speed up the building process for locals.
After 100 years lost in a field on a farm in southwest England, a rusted and broken metal spoon has travelled more than 19,000km back to its home in South Otago.
This week is Conservation Week and the Department of Conservation has been encouraging New Zealanders to ‘‘love your backyard’’.