In the South

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.

Spring chicks for dotterel

This banded dotterel appears to have three legs. There's an important reason for this. The photograph was taken on a cold windy day at the beach high-tide zone.

Educators compete for green awards

Tertiary students in Southland, and all over the country, are breathing a sigh of relief right about now, as they complete studies for the year and many move on to their long awaited graduation.

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