Visitors to Oreti Beach have been on their best behaviour despite record numbers taking to the sand and surf.
Southland and Otago fire fighters battled the heat and wind to find out who was the best with a hose.
Children had to hold on to their hats as the helicopter dropped off star guest Graham Bell.
Triple bill of stars pump out hits
Showers, sun and Stairway To Heaven. Gibbston Valley 2015 had it all.
The audience at the Southland Buskers Festival sought out the dangerous acts and humour, and they got spades of both.
Emergency services are on their way to what is believed to be a three-vehicle crash about 80km from Te Anau.
Tim Shadbolt is calling for tougher Government legislation so the council can clamp down on attack dogs and their owners.
Investigators will return to the scene of a rural blaze in Southland today.
Woman rescued by boatie after her car plunged into the Clyde Dam lake.
A man was knocked unconscious and then beaten while on the pavement in Queenstown last night.
Be prepared to be part of buskers festival
For many street performers, a good show is all about crowd participation.
Thousands of Southerners will take advantage of this weekend's feast of outdoor entertainment.
Blue River Dairy sells processing plant and brand to a Chinese company in a substantial investment deal.
Fundraising is underway to build a cycle trail from Te Anau to Manapouri.
Bluff residents are concerned crime will increase if police numbers are reduced.
Farmer says introducing new water and land rule changes before studies are complete is irresponsible.
A mysterious goose is on patrol oustide the Seafarers' Centre at South Port in Bluff.
Police arrested three women for a handbags-at-dawn fight in central Queenstown last night.
Dr Hook are coming to Invercargill on May 9.
Bones unearthed in Kingston are unlikely to belong to missing toddler Amber-Lee Cruickshank.
Cautious approach to pest removal
A mouse blitz on the Antipodes Islands has been delayed for a year after project managers ran into issues scheduling transport.
Mystery surrounds grisly discovery of a dead puppy in a suitcase at the gates of an Otago cemetery.
An Invercargill offender has found her voice as a poet through a new numeracy and literacy programme.
Retailers wanting to sell legal highs in Southland will be restricted to plying their trade in Invercargill CBD.
Elements of the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail will be considered by independent commissioner.
Firefighters and helicopter crews have managed to contain a 30-hectare fire in Central Otago.
Giving pole dancing a try-out
Caitlin Salter confirms it takes strength to master pole dancing.
A proposed heritage centre for Curio Bay will be considered by an independent commissioner in Invercargill next week.
For Invercargill woman Janice Moore, her 1954 Trojan truck is more than an engine - it's her fathers legacy.
Perhaps there's something in the water. Or the trees.
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck south-west of Invercargill this morning.
A 5.2 earthquake has struck south-west of Invercargill this morning.
Associate Trade Minister says our skills and expertise could be as valuable as our products.
Owner of one of 18 cars with slashed tyres says the damage left her unable to attend work.
Overseas drivers were involved in a quarter of crashes on Southland roads, compared to six per cent nationally.
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".
An Aussie driver whose keys were taken by a highway vigilante on the Lindis Pass has been fined.
Farmers fear they may be left with less water from the region's rivers if catchment limits are altered.
If the council cannot solve the woes of Rugby Park the Southland Stags provincial team may become a thing of the past.
Olivia Ross will be giving it her best shot when she competes in the Otago-Southland regional final of the Young Farmer Contest.
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