When Hamish Pinckney is not farming on his and wife Kathryn's sheep and beef farm near Edendale, he can sometimes be found refereeing Saturday morning netball games in Gore.
The Chinese businessman who MP Jami-Lee Ross alleges gave donations of $100,000 to National's Simon Bridges has been approached by the Southland District Mayor as a potential adviser.
Five rare kiwi chicks will be released back into their Southland home now they are heavy enough to fight off stoats alone.
New buildings in Gore and Mataura will need to have rainwater storage tanks under proposed changes to the Gore District Council’s subdivision and land development bylaw.
Southland farmers are being encouraged to combine agriculture with tourism to cater for a burgeoning interest in rural experiences.
Invercargill magician Wayne McEwan and his macaw entertain children during a school holidays show at the Dunedin City Library yesterday.
With longer days and calving, lambing and milking keeping farmers busy, Southland police are asking the rural community to look out for one another.
The Taxpayers Union says Tim Shadbolt drives the most expensive ratepayer-funded mayoral vehicle in the country, but the Invercargill Mayor has questioned the organisation’s maths.
A cold snap during the spring months means the Lambulance is in high demand for sick animals on a Southland farm.
A series of incidents, including ones in Otago and Milford Sound, where ships have run aground or struck rocks has prompted the TAIC to add the issue of ship navigation in particular waters to its watchlist.
Scottish band The Proclaimers are touring New Zealand and those in the South will not have to travel 500 miles to see them with shows in both Dunedin and Invercargill.
More snow has fallen on higher ground in Queenstown and Central Otago this morning, as a cold front lingers in the South.
Southerners are wrapping up warm this evening as a blast of cold weather brings snow and single-digit temperatures to many places.
Ten polytechnics and institutes of technology around the country are predicted to record deficits this year, but SIT and Otago Polytechnic are confident of their performance.
Investigations are under way after a Real Journeys boat, on a private charter, "rode on to a rock'' in Milford Sound on Sunday, resulting in minor injuries to two passengers.
Southland police are appealing to the public for information about a fire they are treating as arson in Mataura.