5:00am Southern mayors will lobby the Government to ban legal highs.
5:00am Community groups are working towards reopening the walkway to one of Fiordland's most spectacular waterfalls.
5:00am Southern prisoners rack up nearly 1000 charges in just one year.
5:00am A new proposal could see Venture Southland become more accountable to the region's three councils.
5:00am A new pamphlet warning Chinese tourists about driving in New Zealand aims to curb accidents on the roads.
Former Southland Times reporter Jared Morgan is in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, watching events unfold.
The Stags have just 11 players contracted for this season with the coach keen to look at club rugby talent.
Southland will field a strong team when the BikeNZ elite and under-19 track championships begin.
Earthworks are under way at Cardrona Alpine Resort to beef up the resort's freestyle and snowboard terrain park.
Heading out to enjoy the south. Looking for something to do?
The national flag debate will wait until after the election. So we can fold up a few concerns on that score.
It's Steve's* first visit to a soup kitchen. He has brought his wife and three children.
MOVIE REVIEW: August: Osage County is based on a play by Tracey Letts and its theatrical origins can be seen in the extensive dialogue, which still crackles along at a great pace.
Rod McDonald (no relation to legendary winemaker Tom McDonald) is a busy man: busy last week greeting the first of the many tonnes of grapes he will process this year for his own and other labels at the old Corbans, later Montana/Pernod Ricard winery on the outskirts of Napier.
Leading defender of govt surveillance accuses the CIA breaking law by accessing Senate computers.
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