The joy of a new baby daughter was unexpectedly tempered with grief for a West Otago family this summer.
A view northwest over Inch Clutha towards Balclutha shows widespread frost in South Otago yesterday morning.
Embattled Otago Regional Council chairwoman Marian Hobbs has cast moves against her as an attempt to ignore national policy statements, saying she will not leave her role quietly.
Catlins stakeholders want to open up cycling in some of the tourism hot spot’s pristine conservation areas.
Yesterday's annual midwinter swim at Kaka Point drew 40 hardy souls prepared to take the plunge into the cool southern waters.
A slow council response to an urgent service request was "cruel", a Lawrence woman left without hot water for six days this winter says.
A Milton man who racked up a slew of driving convictions over six months has been labelled "a menace" by a judge.
Milton business owners are worried it may be too late to amend council plans for a "grandiose" plaza in the town.
Police have again urged drivers to take extra care on southern roads, after wintry conditions caused two accidents in quick succession yesterday.
Black ice on the Clutha Valley Rd has caught a couple of drivers off guard causing vehicles to come off the road and down a bank.
It has not been an easy ride for 2-year-old Harry Sutton but now, thanks to the generosity of his South Otago community, he is set to take life at a gallop.
A rural landowner says a penalty for a poacher who decapitated a stag on his land will send "one hell of a message" to the community.
The Clutha District Council will make a decision on a temporary closure of a controversial trial freedom camping site in the Catlins today.
Low-income households in South Otago may be foregoing essential dental treatment, due to a reduction in subsidised local care.
The Clutha District Council awaits formal charges today for widespread non-compliance at its sewage treatment plants.
A Kaitangata homeowner looks on as firefighters damp down hotspots at the side of her Christchurch St house about 5pm today.