Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker is flying to Wellington this morning for the two-week induction course all new MPs undergo.
The Community Trust of Southland will ask for a ministerial review of the circumstances surrounding the controversial resignation of former chief executive John Prendergast three months ago.
The Ministry for Primary Industries has approved Invercargill City Council's use of a controversial captive bolt gun to euthanise impounded dogs.
Five months after the first hearing was held, only one week remains for Southland's Water and Land Plan hearings.
Southland's largest spectacle of sheep shearing, the 2017 World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships, has been named a finalist in the New Zealand Event Awards.
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake has struck southwest of Invercargill this afternoon.
Police are appealing for sightings of a man after a woman was assaulted in Invercargill on Monday morning.
Gruesome footage has emerged of an impounded dog being shot with a bolt gun and then stomped on by a council animal control officer.
Southland detectives are hoping Police Ten 7 viewers will help them in their investigation of a Mataura home invasion in which an elderly man was stabbed.
The Gore District Council has teamed up with Mataura Valley Milk to build a new wastewater treatment plant.
Water is a hot topic for Clutha-Southland candidates this election and all want to see improvements made going forward.
Good environmental practice is something that should be encouraged and the work done needs to continue in this area, Clutha-Southland candidates say.
Otautau volunteer firefighters extinguished a fire in a coal shed at a property at Fairfax, about 5kms south of Otautau, Southland, after being alerted at 12.25pm today, a Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said.
Police recover the pieces of a stolen jet boat in Winton.
A 21-year-old man has been charged with burglary, theft and firearms offences following a search warrant in Winton yesterday.
Increased use of brodifacoum poison in Southland prompts a timely reminder for hunters to be aware of where they are taking their wild game from. Nicole Sharp reports.
Farmers in the South, and throughout wider New Zealand, are diversifying their operations by raising more bobby calves for beef.
Since 1907, the Paterson family has been farming at Waikaka Station.
A new shop has opened in Invercargill to help fill an estimated 340 job vacancies in Southland.
An Invercargill woman has captured on video the first eight minutes of a police pursuit which started at Balclutha and ended near Mataura on Sunday.