"It would be silly not to think this would be one of the hardest parts of the process," an Invercargill observer says about the council’s internal relationships.
Southland's regional council will soon vote whether to affirm its approach in developing a climate action plan.
If a proposed rent increase for council units goes ahead, rates would still be cheaper than the market, a council manager says.
For someone whose life was "live, eat, breathe hockey", a memorial game is a fitting tribute, her mother Tania says.
The first 1080 aerial poison drop in Fiordland last winter has made a difference to the kiwi population, despite stoats taking five of nine chicks hatched so far, a ranger says.
Charges have been laid in relation to double fatal car crash in Southland which killed a young father and his five-month-old baby.
Southland's regional council will miss out on more than $3 million this cruise season and more cancellations expected.
Prosecutors asked a jury in the sex trial of a Clinton man to put themselves in the shoes of the children he allegedly abused.
A dip in manufacturing activity in Otago and Southland last month cannot be taken as a trend, Otago Southland Employers Association chief executive officer Virginia Nicholls says.
Those responsible for stealing road cones from a bridge at risk of collapsing have put members of the public in grave danger, the Southland District Council says.
Barefoot and alone, an Invercargill 5-year-old ran more than a kilometre on a gravel road to find help when his family’s car crashed in Curio Bay.
Safety signage intended to steer motorists away from a Southland bridge at risk of collapsing has been stolen.
Two women who have clocked up more than 80 years of service between them have stepped down from roles they held at Gore’s Parata Rest Home.