Tapanui's annual Christmas trip to the races will have added spice this year, as its racing club celebrates 150 years of equine sweat, tears and cheers.
The Balclutha family of a Fijian settler was lost for words last night, after receiving surprise news of a U-turn on her imminent deportation.
Milton's new pool took a major step forward this week, following a public meeting to harness community support for the project.
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.