Naturists are devastated after a suspicious fire destroyed an old church on their Aparima, Southland, property.
Effluent that has been expelled into a Southland stream is under investigation by Environment Southland.
A derelict building at the country's southernmost nudist camp has been the target of a suspicious fire overnight.
Fonterra has identified cracks as the most significant contributing factor leading to the collapse of one of its silos at its Edendale factory last month.
Police have made an arrest in relation to the theft of posts and tyres from the Kaitangata Skate Park.
Police are investigating a fire in a Southland building described as an old derelict house.
A cyclist has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being involved in a crash with a car in Invercargill.
Fonterra has reopened a milk powder dryer following the collapse of a raw milk silo at its factory in Southland.
Strong winds hampered firefighters battling an early morning fire in a stand of trees in Western Southland.
No new leads were found in a police exercise that focused on a 25-year-old cold case on Stewart Island at the weekend.
A police exercise has failed to turn up any new leads in the case of a man who went missing on Stewart Island 25 years ago.
Gore Mayor Tracy Hicks is relieved to be back in the job after an "interesting contest" for the role.
New Environment Southland councillor Eric Roy — a former National MP — says the region needs to diversify its land use to improve water quality.
Tim Shadbolt has beaten a "television producer and an investigative journalist" in what he says was his toughest race yet for the Invercargill mayoralty.
The search for two divers reported missing off the coast of Bluff has been called off.
Tracy Hicks has retained the Gore District mayoralty, seeing off the challenge of Bevin Watt.
Tim Shadbolt has again been re-elected as mayor of Invercargill.
A search has been launched in Bluff Harbour for two divers feared to have been swept away by a strong current.
Police search teams are dusting off a 25-year-old missing person case in a bid to test their new gear.
The ground has been broken at the site of a new milk powder factory near Gore, although a company is yet to be contracted to build it.