Dave Comer, the man who helped redefine New Zealand as Middle-earth, loses his cancer battle on Christmas Day.
Two kayakers escaped harm because they were wearing life jackets when they got into trouble on the Clutha River.
A woman who continued driving for 7km despite police lights and sirens flashing behind her thought they were chasing robbers.
A grass fire on the outskirts of Queenstown gave fire fighters an early wake up today.
Pop star sends her condolences to the funeral of Cromwell College head girl Rachel Clark who died suddenly.
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Dairy NZ still has no definite answers on what made some Southland cows sick after eating swedes earlier this year.
New Federated Farmers chief executive has had a few months to settle in and talks about plans for the lobby group's future.
Some pet owners have had to postpone Christmas holidays because some southern boarding kennels are booked until January.
Contractors in Southland have got their Christmas wish.
One southern family had a game plan to tackle Boxing Day madness.
Invercargill police are recommending residents take steps to deter burglaries this holiday season.
Spark has boosted its 4G network to three mobile sites across Albert Town, Te Anau and Cromwell to give faster mobile speeds during the summer holidays.
Work on the Esk St upgrade in Invercargill is expected to start on January 13.
Sadness mixed with excitement
La Muse has closed the big red doors on its Nith St premises for the final time.
A Te Anau yacht had a wet Christmas day, despite the dry weather.
Police say the prognosis "is not good" for a driver trapped for more than an hour after hitting a campervan in Southland today.
Less fortunate Invercargill residents had jolly music, good food and great company at their Christmas lunch.
Magnitude-9 quake 'like yesterday'
Sarah-Jean Burnett remembers being in a friend's bathroom, debating whether or not to flush the toilet.
The future of the Riverton soundshell is uncertain after its trust becomes defunct.
Ministry to issue nationwide warning about hand sanitiser in the wake of a 4-year-old girl becoming grossly intoxicated.
Frana Cardno is fighting cancer, but that hasn't stopped her from holding a celebration of life party.
Have you ever received a gift from a complete stranger?
Stewart Island is bracing itself for its holiday influx as people head to the island to relax during the holidays.
`I am very positive'
Former Southland district mayor Frana Cardno is fighting cancer, but that has not stopped her holding a celebration of life party.
Ministry investigates how child got drunk at preschool and will warn early childhood centres about alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
Lisa Stewart and Josh Baker are desperately gathering memories for their sons, as they prepare to celebrate what is set to be their last Christmas together.
When Bill Taylor was a boy, deer were wild animals that could only be admired from afar.
The man behind a defunct Facebook page showing explicit pictures of young women is still courting online controversy.
Visas will be fast-tracked for overseas workers coming to Queenstown ahead of a busy summer.
Christmas is here, it is a time for bon-bons, red and green, big bowed boxes and family.
Seaweed or sewage? An odour lingering around Invercargill has people talking.
Two people seriously injured in two separate crashes, while a third crash occurs after the driver fell asleep.
The trust that maintained the once-popular venue has gone defunct.
"I had culture shock when I left [New Zealand], and I had it when I got back," Sarah-Jean Burnett says.
Are you one of 6.5 million Kiwi's expecting a parcel from your postie this Christmas?
A festive football match will commemorate the ceasefires World War I opponents observed in 1914.
Early blood and autopsy testing on cows adds weight to the theory that swedes caused illness.
The Invercargill City Library Lyrical Librarians have put on a festive lunch time ukulele concert.
Doctors unable to determine cause of shock death of Cromwell College's "magical" head girl, father says.
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