It's not often you get a whopping tract of land named in your honour.
The Clutha District Council is projecting increased borrowing of $26 million during the next three years.
King Salmon wants to test two 3600ha Otago ocean sites for the viability of offshore salmon farming.
A summer programme in the Catlins is promising a festival of birds, butterflies and bats, fossils, fish and family fun throughout next month.
Despite the rain at the start of the day on Saturday, the weather soon cleared and the 153rd annual Tokomairiro A&P Show in Milton went ahead as planned.
MetService is warning of the possibility of thunderstorms and hail about Dunedin and Balclutha this afternoon.
The general public will have a rare opportunity to inspect Calder Stewart’s state-of-the-art headquarters during today’s Tokomairiro A&P Show.
Southern mayors and MPs say they are furious plans to upgrade four Southern police stations to a 24/7 service have been shelved and the decision is "another kick in the teeth for the South".
The Catlins Brewery at Kaka Point could soon be upgraded. Director and head brewer Norm MacLeod has lodged an application for an off-licence for his brewery, which would allow him to sell his bottled craft beer from the site.
The Clutha Licensing Trust says it will continue to look at ''all options'' to increase its profitability for the community.
Emergency Management Southland this afternoon warned of the risk of surface flooding ahead of heavy rain which was expected in the region overnight.
The Clutha District Council has reappointed chief executive Steve Hill to the role for a second five-year term.
Clutha Mayor Bryan Cadogan says more police are urgently needed to prevent entire towns being lost to criminals.
Festive preparations are under way throughout South Otago for the arrival of a special seasonal visitor.
Emergency services were called out to Gabriel's Gully, near Lawrence, last night after a car rolled.
Those living rurally should be taking simple steps to avoid falling prey to current trends in country crime, police say.
A dramatic drop in visitor numbers to the Balclutha iSite recently is yet to be fully explained, but the outlook is positive.
The absence of a weather radar in Otago could impact "public safety'' during floods, the Otago Regional Council says.