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Hands-on whale training

Project Jonah general manager Daren Grover demonstrates how to care for a stranded dolphin.

A training day to teach people how to care for stranded marine animals has been held.

Netball community rallies behind Dalton

Southern Sting netballer Tania Dalton has eyes only for the ball as she tussles with the Northern Force's goal keep ...

The southern netball community are devastated with the news Tania Dalton is in hospital fighting for her life.

Demons Red claim Intercity title

Demons Red player Daniel Perry runs through first base.

Demons Red won an all-Southland Intercity softball tournament final in Dunedin on Sunday.

Busy weekend in Otautau

Committee member Bev Ballantyne at Otautau Flowers Quilts and Crafts Day.

Southlanders enjoy a weekend of fun in Otautau with a flower, quilts and crafts day and a car show.

Prattley fireworks light up 'Koi

Cricket.

Southland Hawke Cup opener Rhuebyn Prattley stars in Waikoikoi's club cricket win over Southland Boys'.

Proposed change to Bluff wharf

The inspection has found it necessary to close the west end of the Bluff town wharf to the public, with relocating ...

Changes to Bluff wharf are being proposed by South Port, and berth holders are not happy.

Bluff oyster business sailing

New Zealand's Bluff Oyster Company sales staff Rodney Clark, Ruby Kent and Dee Clark working in their oyster truck in Bluff.

Visitors are rolling in off the main street of Bluff for a taste of the towns most well-known delicacy.

Memorable hat-trick for Barclay

Tisbury trainer-driver Kirstin Barclay.

´╗┐Trainer Kirstin Barclay had success with three of her four runners at Winton on Saturday.

Steel too strong for South in netball

Southern Steel head coach Reinga Bloxham.

The Southern Steel got their first chance to field a full strength squad this year, when they played Netball South in a pre-season fixture.

Southland touch stars make NZ team

Southland's Trisha Hopcroft at touch training.  She has been selected for the NZ women's touch team to play against ...

Southland touch players have gained national selection recently.

Another title for Cormac

Cormac Buchanan on his way to winning the Southland Junior Solo 125cc Championship at Oreti Park on Saturday.

Five races and five wins for talented 10-year-old Southland speedway rider.

12 hours at bottom of ravine

The man spent the night down the ravine in the bush but was not seriously injured.

French tourist plucked from steep Fiordland ravine after waiting all night for rescue.

GODZone competitors take to rapids video

GODzone race director Warren Bates.

Some thrilling rafting has been introduced to GODZone adventure race for the first time.

Sea Shepherd arrives in Dunedin video

A Sea Shepherd helicopter has tracked Japan's whaling fleet.

Footage of a dead minke whale on board a Japanese whaling vessel was a key moment in the battle against Japanese whalers, a Sea Shepherd captain says.

Success with dahlias

Grahame Evans, with his winning entry, and dahlia expert Walter Jack at the South Island National Dahlia Show in Winton ...

Grahame Evans was pleasantly surprised to win a section at the South Island National Dahlia Show in Winton.

Retiree collects old tractors

Mervyn Horrell has spent a lot of time and money restoring old tractors.

Mervyn Horrell's 104 vintage tractors are housed in three sheds in Central Southland.

A career in nursing

Chris Hill, who is the clinical care manager of the dementia unit at Clare House Retirement Village in Invercargill.

Chris Hill has spent her working life as a nurse.

The secret to life . . .

Clare House Retirement Village resident Dawne Timperley.

The secret to life . . .

Balclutha house fire

No one was injured in the fire that was on an unoccupied property.

A house fire at an unoccupied property in Balclutha is being investigated.

Our house, our castle video

Margaret and Norcombe Barker at Larnach Castle.

Almost half a century ago, Margaret Barker arrived to Dunedin in a Combi van and soon found herself the owner of the historic Larnach Castle.

Punched in head

Police have arrested a man and charged him with assault.

Man in court following altercation in Queenstown.

'She's a victim too'

American tourist Barbara Lockwood was convicted of careless driving causing injury.

A US tourist who caused a serious crash has been left to look after herself, court hears.

Pedestrian hit by car

The woman was hit at the intersection of St Andrew and Great King streets.

An elderly woman is in a critical condition in Dunedin Hospital after she was hit by a car.

Fiordland Marine Plan approved

280711 News Photo: The Invercargill Eye Photo credit: K. Blakemore (DOC). The invasive weed Undaria on a mooring line in ...

Environment Southland Councillors have approved a plan to to protect the Fiordland marine environment.

Wanaka Primary School classrooms project confirmed

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says negotiations to purchase land for Wanaka's new primary school are under way.

Ministry of Education officials are negotiating to purchase land in Wanaka for a new primary school to open in 2020-2021.

Sharks imports progress to ANBL final

Mitch Norton will play for the Illawarra Hawks in the ANBL grand finals before linking with the Southland Sharks for the ...

It could be a tight turnaround for Southland's overseas basketball imports as they eye the ANBL final series.

Truck driver killed at port

Emergency services were called at around 1.45am after reports of a worker being run over by a loader, police said.

The man had stepped out of his truck at Bluff's port when he was struck by a loader.

Southland spirit revealed

Spirit of a Nation brand manager and event manager Gerry Forde has uncovered the brand's original sign, at a property on ...

The original Southland Spirit of a Nation sign has been found and displayed near Invercargill.

Tourist driver's remorse

Wei Zhang, 34, has been sentenced after clipping a cyclist with a campervan he was driving in Dunedin.

A tourist driver must pay $35,000 after an accident left a cyclist in a coma.

Southland's meat industry

New x-ray beef technology at Alliance Mataura.

With Blue Sky Meats looking likely to pass into Chinese hands after shareholder approval for the deal was given last week, it means a majority of Southland's meat processors will now be under full or partial offshore ownership.

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