In the South

Show Me Shorts heads south

New Zealand's annual celebration of small, but perfectly formed, cinema is making some southern stops.

Scavenger that does us all a favour

Here is a bird that is both a predator and a scavenger. It's the black-backed gull commonly known as the "black-back".

Fan of the tree fuchsia

There is an unusual feature to one of our most valuable native trees, the tree fuchsia.

Snowstorm cost lives of 17 goldminers

ABOUT THE SOUTH: Southland's greatest single disaster on land was the loss of life amongst goldminers in the great snowstorms of 1863.

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