A man is dead after a workplace accident at South Port in Bluff.
Otago's lakes and rivers are healthier than those of neighbouring Southland waters, new Ministry for the Environment data has revealed.
St John staff formed a guard of honour for Kingston Flyer driver Russell Glendinning following his memorial service in the Lumsden Memorial Hall.
Plummeting numbers of drivers caught speeding in the South have coincided with the deadliest year on southern roads in a decade.
Southland shearer Leon Samuels today set a new world solo eight-hours strongwool ewe-shearing record after a tally of 605 in a woolshed north of Gore.
One person was seriously injured and another received moderate injuries, in a two-car crash near Lorneville, north of Invercargill, shortly before 11am today.
A man has been killed after his car appears to have rolled down a bank and into a river near Milford Sound, police say.
When Enkhnasan Chuluunbaatar began learning how to shear a sheep, it was a two-fold challenge.
"This one’s for Joanne Kumeroa," an emotional Joel Henare said winning the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships woolhandling title in Invercargill on Saturday night.
Prime Minister Bill English proved he was up for the challenge at the weekend.
Veteran American blade shearer Kevin Ford attributes good nutrition and working hard for his career longevity.
''This one's for Joanne Kumeroa,'' an emotional Joel Henare said winning the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships woolhandling title in Invercargill on Saturday night.
Prime Minister Bill English accepted Sir David Fagan's challenge, and gave him one better, beating the five time world champion at shearing a sheep at the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships today.
Nobody can deny that Pagan Karauria has some lofty ambitions.
It was a battle of the biggest names in New Zealand shearing in the finals of the All Nation’s competitions at the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in Invercargill last night.
Pint-sized woolhandler Charis Morrell had a good excuse for missing school this week. Charis and her mother Gabriela Schmidt-Morrell have been representing Switzerland at the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships.
They are the unassuming stars of the show at the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships — all 4500 of them.
Following a spate of rural burglaries in Southland, it is a timely reminder to remain vigilant of what is happening on your property, FMG risk services manager Paul Ralph says.
A desire to have more youth involved in A&P shows led Lana Medder to apply for the John Robins Youth Ambassador Award.
Blame it all on flystrike. Brya Harrison-Kyle's introduction to shearing might not have been glamorous, but it led to her forging a career in the industry.