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Conscious during shark attack

The surfer was attacked about 2pm.

French tourist escapes with a deep wound on her leg after being attacked by a shark in Southland.

Builder accused of sexual assault

Queenstown District Court.

A Queenstown builder is in custody charged with sexual violation and assault with a laptop.

'We have been overwhelmed by kindness'

Ben and Verity McLean.

The "shocked" families of shooting victims Verity McLean and Garry Duggan say they are "trying to cope as best we can".

Deputy mayor resigns

Councillor Darren Ludlow speaking at a council meeting.

Darren Ludlow has resigned as deputy mayor of Invercargill.

A balancing act for Dunn

Netball South shooter Aliyah Dunn has been enjoying the experience of playing in the Beko Netball League.

Southland teenager Aliyah Dunn has several balls in the air as she balances netball, basketball and her school studies.

Making our last memories

A  plaster cast of terminally ill cancer patient Al Ingram's hand clasping that of wife Heidi and children Maxine and ...

Organising your own funeral is "weird" says Al Ingram. But generous Kiwis have made this time easier.

Showemup turned out

Showemup is the Southern Filly of the Year.

Showemup's 3-year-old campaign is over.

Remembering the faces of men who served

Southland-based historians are appealing to the public to identify photos of World War I servicemen from Southland and Otago.

 Nine soldiers no longer stand nameless.

Line drawn in sand

The Southland Sharks in a team huddle.

Hope a Southland Sharks honesty session is the tonic for a big second half of the season

Tennis team to build on success

The Southland vets tennis team won the Wanaka Quadrangular tournament.

The Southland vets tennis team will be looking to build on their Wanaka tournament success for their Queen's Birthday Quadrangular tournament in Dunedin.

Motorcyclist injured in crash

A motorcyclist was injured in a crash with a car in Waikiwi, Invercargill.

A motorcyclist has been injured with serious leg injuries after a crash with a car in Invercargill.

Three people assault man in Gore

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A man was assaulted in Gore on Wednesday night after a group turned up at a house demanding someone come out.

Country music songwriting finalists announced

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Jenny Mitchell of Gore was Saturday nights Overall Intermediate Winner at the NZ ...

A Gore father and his daughter have both been nominated for awards at this year's 

'A role-model family' video

Verity and Ben McLean.

Verity McLean was a "happy mum". Now she's dead and her husband accused of killing her. What happened?

Interest in forming club

Cycling enthusiasts Ron Giles, left, Laurie Tall, Peter Robinson, Peter Kett and Ray Robinson are keen to form a ...

A meeting will be held in Invercargill in May to discuss forming a supporters' club in cycling.

Support from riding centre

Julia Latham with her horses, Gracie, left, and Maxi.

Training courses on riding and caring for horses are helping children at risk in Southland.

From financial survival to growth

Rugby Southland general manager Andrew Moreton.

Rugby Southland announces big 2016 financial surplus and finally has cash reserves in the bank.

Shinn, Lee brothers in-form

Gordon Lee with Ascot Park candidates Seaswift Joy, left, Art Exhibit and Royal Counsel.

Southland's biggest harness racing meeting of the season will be held at Ascot Park on Sunday.

Cop in serious condition after fall

A team huddle before a match between the Australian Police Rugby Union and South Island Police XV at Forsyth Barr ...

An Australian cop touring NZ with a national police rugby side was found by two passers-by in Dunedin's central city.

'Unusual accident' claims climbers

Sharwan Chand and Conor Smith.

Killed climber's grandfather believes something went "drastically wrong" for pair to die in Fiordland.

Environment Southland goes to court

Environment Southland is taking court action against farmers and companies in relation to environmental issues. Pictured ...

Court action looms for farmers and companies in Southland after alleged environmental breaches.

Fight to keep weed out of Wakatipu

The invasive weed lagarosiphon is spreading in the Kawarau River and a new plan is being developed to keep it out of ...

Taking action to protect Lake Wakatipu

More Undaria found in Fiordland

A juvenile undaria plant in Fiorland, 2016.

"It's like gorse on a hillside, it very quickly takes it over."

Southlander chases sevens spot

Southland women's sevens player Kendall Buckingham.

Southland rugby player Kendall Buckingham closes in on New Zealand women's sevens development team.

Man pepper sprayed in Cromwell

Police pepper-sprayed a man after he turned aggressive on officers.

A man was pepper sprayed, handcuffed and bundled into a police car near the Cromwell bridge this afternoon.

Methane recovery farm opens

Dairy Green agricultural and engineering consultant Quinton Scandrett, Fortuna Group Executive Director David Dodunski, ...

A Southland dairy farm is turning methane gas from its effluent pond into electricity.

Frustration for Shark

Southland Sharks player Duane Bailey has been battling leg niggles through the first half of the 2017 NBL season.

Duane Bailey admits he has been well below his best to date in the 2017 National Basketball League season.

Trust formed to save Mataura Pool

Mataura Enriching Lives Trust spokesperson Birgit Schonberger is confident the Mataura Pool will remain open.

The Gore District Council will close the Mataura Pool this Sunday - but a group of locals are hoping it will hand the keys over.

West Coast polytech with Invercargill campus gets funding boost

Tai Poutini Polytechnic chief executive Alex Cabrera.

Tai Poutini Polytechnic has been given a short-term increase in funding to help run its programmes, including a digger school in Invercargill.

Two boards meet as one

Invercargill Licensing Trust chairman Alan Dennis with Community Trust of Southland chairwoman Margot Hishon. The two ...

The boards of the Invercargill Licensing Trust and Community Trust of Southland have met to discuss funding ideas for the future of Southland.

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