Returning to see his mother in Southland does not happen often enough for celebrated drummer Darren Mathiassen.
Four girls from the deep south have been announced to be competing in the first season of The Bachelor NZ, continuing the region's streak of reality television appearances.
The Invercargill Musical Theatre has won six awards just three years after being in financial crisis.
Interactive art provided a boost for Christchurch after the quakes. Could Invercargill follow its lead?
A bomb with a difference is going to hit Esk Street for this year's Southland Festival of the Arts.
Invercargill's CBD is about to step back in time for Southland Heritage Month.
'No agenda to' Captain Cook pooing
Creating art for the sake of shocking conservatives was never the intention of artist Nigel Brown
The new president of the Southland Art Society once would never enter art galleries.
Southland continues to prove we have got the X Factor, with Invercargill teacher heading to boot camp.
Arthouse films are back in the city centre, as the Invercargill Film Society resumes screenings after a three year hiatus.
Hot, sunny weather is not a problem you expect to have in the Catlins. It is for a film crew on a remote location though.
Art from across the country makes its way to the Catlins for Edge of the World exhibition.
Southland landscapes will transform into movie sets for two new feature films.
New faces and old, Wanaka's Festival of Colour will have it all.
Years of hoarding fabric is finally an asset for Gaye McElroy, one of the organisers of the Fibre Octave wearable arts show.
No prop is too outrageous for local prop designer Julia Adams.
Central Southland man Bill Cowie never set out to be an art collector.
Some of New Zealand's top music industry identities will be at a Wanaka music summit in May.
Prize would help fund second album
Southland music duo Into the East are currently beating out independent musicians from all over the world for the top spot on Artistsignal's February chart.
Elizabethan costumes with a twist - that's what is on offer at the latest Shakespeare in the Park.
Triple bill of stars pump out hits
Showers, sun and Stairway To Heaven. Gibbston Valley 2015 had it all.
Dr Hook are coming to Invercargill on May 9.
New SMAG curator ready to learn
Ari Edgecombe, the new Southland Museum and Art Gallery visual arts curator, is all set for a "fast, steep, learning curve".
Two short films from Invercargill have been selected as finalists in the New Plymouth Tropfest film festival.
The Southland TimesThe Sparrow Thieves have really hit their straps musically.
The Sparrow Thieves have really hit their straps musically.
Nearly 1000 lambs shorn in competitions
Organisers were worried numbers would dip this year, but Winton's A&P Show attracted its second biggest crowd ever on Saturday.
Jason Kerrison will be the special guest artist at this year's ILT Southland Entertainment Awards.
New Zealand's claim to the flat white may be fiercely contested, but the first commercial instant coffee was made in Invercargill.
A relentless search for missing honour boards in the south has uncovered some interesting historical items.
Tom Batchelor and his band The River Jesters are in town for their second gig of their national tour.
It's not the ideal set-up for a New Zealand tour, is it?
A musician is using her connections to make sure Invercargill is not the only city without a summer music series.
Small army of Rhythm and Alps volunteers prepare Cardrona Valley site for deluge of music fans tomorrow.
Dave Comer, the man who helped redefine New Zealand as Middle-earth, loses his cancer battle on Christmas Day.
La Muse has closed the big red doors on its Nith St premise for the final time.
There's never a dull moment for southern power trio Left Or Right.
Queenstown is buzzing with news Katy Perry had been in town after the singer posted a photo of her and a helicopter.
'Indian Motorcycles have done Dad proud'
One of John Munro's earliest memories involves him riding to school on the tank of his dad's motorbike.
for the South City Christmas Concert at St Andrews Community Centre in Invercargill. The concert featured several musical acts, including performers from three different Pacific Islands, New River Primary School, New Field Park School and story teller Liz Miller. Afterwards they held a barbecue where Santa mad an appearance and gave out sweets to the crowd.
An Invercargill-based rap group who started their musical career opening for metal bands are off on their first tour.
Selfie may be a modern addition to our vocabulary but a Riverton art gallery coordinator says the selfie, or self portrait, has been around for hundreds of years.
One year on from studies
A group of former arts students have put on a show to prove a career in the arts is possible after graduation.
JILLIAN ALLISON-AITKENBOOK REVIEW: Any book that contains both cutsie animals and humour can't be anything but a winner.
Frog legs, snails, and fine French wine - they may be a delicacy in some countries, but here they are wild food fodder.
'I've never played anything like it'
A Southland musical enterprise is drumming up interest in its boutique, custom-built snare drums.
Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan dreamed of performing with great orchestras from an early age.
The Friday night TV comedy show 7 Days is taking to the road on a national tour.
Best of film fest for Alexandra, Stewart Island
New Zealand's annual celebration of small, but perfectly formed, cinema is making some southern stops.
Choir that performs at Denmark royal functions adds a Wanaka concert to their NZ tour.