When duck dog Jake went blind about a year ago, his owners - the Hastie family - thought his duckretrieving days might be over.
New Zealand's dairy production could be reduced by five per cent, costing the economy $650 million annually, if the existing emissions trading scheme is not altered, Fonterra chief executive Andrew Ferrier says.
Eastern Southland drivers have been commended for their safe approach.
By Tim Buckingham Three Australians have crossed the ditch for a week to escape what they believe is political correctness about duckshooting in their country.
Denis Hughes in his element, alongside a rhododendron. Photo: ODT files. A Tapanui man who describes himself as a ‘‘plantaholic'' is one of only two people nationwide to receive the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture's (RNZIH) highest award - that of Associate of Honour.
Gore District Council is revisiting what is likely to be a contentious issue - that of introducing a three-bin recycling service for urban areas, which could lead to a 12 per cent rates spike for the 2012 year.
The implementation of National Standards could come with negative effects for the New Zealand school system, Gore educators warn.
Alcohol and firearms are a lethal combination and need to be kept away from each other during duckshooting, Senior Sergeant Steve Gregory, of Gore Police, says.
The Gore and Districts SPCA is once again facing an uncertain future.
Being fully immersed in pipeband music has become a way of life for the Shanks family.
A young photographer from Seaward Downs has recently returned from Wellington where several of her photographs are being exhibited at Te Papa.
Former Mataura paper mill will boost electricity supplied to national grid
A one-of-a-kind British sideways co-efficient investigation machine (Scrim) has been trawling the roads in Southland ensuring they are safe for motorists.
Entry forms for this year's New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards are out and organisers have already had a few entries trickling in.
The intricacies of sustainable living will be explored at a workshop to be held at Mataura Community Centre this month.
The Gore District Council (GDC) finance and policy committee is considering a proposal which would involve joining forces with the Mataura Licensing Trust to fund swimming lessons for school pupils.
Organisers were far from cheesed off as the third annual Whitestone Cheese Rolling New Zealand event spun into action in the hills surrounding Waikaka yesterday.
Wyndham-born woman Margaret Currie is helping thousands of Mongolian prisoners who have been separated from their families.
Edendale Crank-Up has become a not-to-be-missed event for thousands of people throughout the country and, in some cases, overseas.
Don't stop spending but make paying off debt a priority, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Bill English says.