Stuck on a glacier in the Southern Alps with almost zero visibility, Allan Brent knew he and his friends needed to get to lower ground but he could not do anything to help.
Police investigating an arson at Sandy Point in Southland have revised the time of the fire and are appealing for infomation about two vehicles.
Construction of the new Mataura Valley Milk factory near Gore is progressing well, with work now visible from the nearby road.
Two Balclutha St John ambulance members received milestone awards for their service to the organisation this week.
Southern Police are warning residents to keep their pets safe after the theft of an American Bulldog and reports of suspicious behaviour concerning dogs.
Three tourists who have spent the night stranded in Fiordland National Park have now been rescued.
A vegetation fire is burning out of control on a sandspit at the bottom of the South Island.
Level two water restrictions began for the Gore district from yesterday. Residents may use hoses, sprinklers and garden irrigation systems between 7pm and 9pm on alternate days.
A 4-year-old boy killed when a truck in which he was a passenger rolled into a Southland paddock early yesterday was from Dunedin, police say.
A rescue helicopter was deployed yesterday on an urgent mission to the Auckland Islands, 465km south of Bluff, to evacuate a woman with an infection caused when she was bitten by a sea lion pup.
A 4-year-old boy killed when a truck he was in rolled into a Southland paddock this morning was from Dunedin, police have confirmed.
Four people have been arrested after a spate of burglaries from Southland farms during the Christmas-New Year period.
One person has died and three are injured after an early morning truck crash on SH1 in Southland.
A woman in her 70s has been flown to hospital after being knocked over by sheep in Southland today.
A Southland man at home with his partner and child was attacked and left lying on his lawn by a group of armed men, police say.
A teenage girl has taunted police on her wanted poster, giving her pursuers the thumbs up.
Police have found the South African woman who was reported as missing while touring the South, including Dunedin and Te Anau.
Southland police are investigating six burglaries on the outskirts of Invercargill over the past week.
The road from Lumsden to Dipton is now open in both directions after one lane was earlier closed due to a truck crash.
A woman received serious leg injuries after a collision between a motorcycle and car in Southland this afternoon.