Southerners with prohibited firearms are being urged to hand them in at buy-back events in South Otago in coming days.
A South Otago teenager whose parents ended up in court after he repeatedly refused to go to school says he's simply "lazy" - and can't get out of bed.
The parents of a lethargic 15-year-old have each been fined $50 for their failure to get him out of bed and into school.
A freedom camping trial in the Catlins will go ahead this summer, despite continuing reservations among residents.
The Catlins Boar Hunt returned for its seventh annual outing over the weekend, 84 people entering to hunt the wild beasts in the Clutha wilderness, and the chance to be rewarded for their efforts.
Milton community workers fear "transformative" momentum may be lost if continued funding for their work cannot be found.
A postwoman says she is fed up with repeated tyre punctures from "unfit" gravel on her rural Clinton beat.
A teenager who broke into his old primary school in South Otago and defecated on the secretary's chair has today avoided jail.
One person was flown to Dunedin Hospital with critical injuries following a car crash near Balclutha this afternoon.
The Clutha District Council will run a new freedom camping trial in the Catlins this summer, despite reservations from some councillors.
Models signalling the looming extinction of yellow-eyed penguins on mainland New Zealand highlight the need for action, Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage says.
The Government's funding boost for the Telford farm institute this week keeps this valuable training centre alive for at least two more years.
A new swimming pool for West Otago is racing ahead of schedule, but may exceed an already blown-out, revised budget.
A Balclutha man died after the truck he crashed had been overloaded because of a "rule of thumb" his colleagues had relied on, a court has heard.
Three-time Catlins Coast Rally winner Dean Bond is tempering his ambitions for this weekend's race, after failing to finish last year.