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Electrical fault drains pool

Gore Aquatic Centre operations supervisor Donna Burr isn't even knee deep in water after an electrical fault at the ...

550,000 litres of water leaks out from Gore pool onto grass overnight.

New sports programme begins

Southland Secondary Schools Triathlon Champs held at Central Southland College, Winton, on Friday. Pictured in the ...

The Southland secondary schools sports summer season is in full swing.

Crash prompts police plea

A burnt-out car has been found crashed into an Otago bridge, forcing its closure as authorities investigate.

Police appeal for witnesses following discovery of burnt-out vehicle crashed into an Otago bridge.

Paragliders crash, two injured

Two paragliders crashed in separate incidents on Sunday.

Two people are in hospital after separate Queenstown Lakes crashes.

Garage sales pull in crowds

Winton Area Promotions chairman Bryce Williams checks out the car boot sales at the 12th annual Winton wide garage sales ...

Annual garage sales attract hundreds of bargain hunters.

Secret recording in child death case

A manager from Child, Youth and Family admitted the agency made multiple mistakes in dealing with the family of a ...

Family secretly recorded CYF manager admitting mistakes that saw injured toddler sent home before he was killed.

Woman rescued after getting lost

Halfmoon Bay at Stewart Island.

A woman was picked up by helicopter after she became lost on Stewart Island.

Teenager's Braveheart test

Teenage Southland hooker Flynn Thomas on the run while playing for the Highlanders B team (the Bravehearts) against the ...

Southlanders line up for Highlanders B team against a Crusaders B team on Saturday.

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.

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