Thousands of people are enjoying seafood, sounds, and snippets of sun at the Bluff Oyster and Food Festival.
A frosty start to the day is a sign of things to come for South Islanders this weekend.
When hunter Samuel Long wore camouflage gear he was making it harder for other humans to see him. But that proved fatal.
Stephen Phillip Long, 61, wiped away tears in the dock as a police prosecutor described how the Stewart Island hunting trip went horribly wrong.
Come 4pm on Saturday they'll be sporting looks of steel on the court, but on Friday night the Southern Steel were all smiles as they mixed with fans at the club's first members cocktail night.
A television programme on student drinking has led to an increase in poor behaviour, with firefighters pelted with bottles in the latest incident, a fire boss says.
Hundred of Wanaka artist Sally Middleton's paintings could go up in flames if they don't sell on June1.
The man who launched Queenstown's unusual hydrofoil has died.
Nicole Parry cannot wait to get stuck into her new role as Gore District Ambassador.
Port Otago expansion not a surprise, South Port says.
An arrest has been made - and another is likely - following the brutal beating of a Dunedin man who sustained multiple facial fractures.
Winter will rear its head this weekend with low temperatures and the possibility of snow in Southland.
Barbara Jean McKerchar_ artist, mother of six _ 1920-2015
When a car salesman heard his vehicle was in the sea, he thought it was a joke.
Southlanders share their thoughts on the 2015 New Zealand Budget.
Chief executives of southern councils largely support the 2015 budget, especially the $790 million aimed at reducing hardship among children in New Zealand's poorest families.
A group supporting youth in Southland calling for more funding received $155k in the 2014/15 financial year.
Southland needs to put forward a case for a regional research institute to capture a slice of national innovation funding.
A Southlander's design may soon be flying from flag poles throughout New Zealand, but many locals say there is no need to change the national flag.
A billion-dollar shot in the arm for health is a positive sign for Southland's ageing population, GreyPower's national president says.
Police have confirmed human remains found on the Tasman Glacier in February belong to former Invercargill man David Moen.
The Invercargill Licensing Trust is still yet to sign off on a grant to the Southland Outdoor Stadium Trust.
World-leading glass makers have crafted a wine glass made especially for a Central Otago wine.
The withdrawal of a plan to develop a $6m state-of-the-art community museum complex has upset Clutha District councillors.
Southland District Council Mayor Garry Tong said he is unsure whether Kingston's proposed shift to align with the council would solve the small town's issues.
They set a record reaching the North Pole, but twins Nungshi and Tashi Malik are in no hurry to return.
Noticing there were support groups for solo mums, but not for solo dads, an Invercargill pastor decided to take action.
Stephen Mulqueen is enjoying being back in familar territory.
A district court judge has criticised the restorative justice process after adjourning several cases in Gore so meetings can take place.
The owners of earthquake-prone buildings in Gore and Mataura will have 10 years to have them assessed and 25 years to have them strengthened under new rules announced by the Government this week.