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Police officers attacked

Dunedin police have described an attack on two of their own yesterday as a stupid act.

Holiday road toll six

A second person has died as a result of a crash in the Bay of Plenty yesterday.

Wood choppers impress

An Australian has come out on top at the Gore leg of the Southland and Otago Axemen's Timbersports Carnival.

Former Invercargill man in demand

When Simon Liddell opened his presents on Christmas morning, he knew they had to fit into his suitcase.

Four injured in Lindis Pass crash

Four people have been injured after a car and van collided in the Lindis Pass, near Omarama.

Looming 50th spurs 27kg loss

Self-confessed Southland party girl decided to finally join her family at a triathlon after years of watching.

Driver dies, passenger critical

The driver of a car involved in a crash with a campervan at Five Rivers in Southland has died.

Lord of the Rings location scout dies

Dave Comer, the man who helped redefine New Zealand as Middle-earth, loses his cancer battle on Christmas Day.

Kayakers saved by lifejackets

Two kayakers escaped harm because they were wearing life jackets when they got into trouble on the Clutha River.

Woman ignored police sirens

A woman who continued driving for 7km despite police lights and sirens flashing behind her thought they were chasing robbers.

Fire under control

A grass fire on the outskirts of Queenstown gave fire fighters an early wake up today.

Lorde's tribute touches family

Pop star sends her condolences to the funeral of Cromwell College head girl Rachel Clark who died suddenly.

'Farewell chicken'

Being late to her own funeral would have pleased Cromwell College head girl Rachel Clark, mourners told. | Lorde's tribute touches family

Cow illness mystery remains

Dairy NZ still has no definite answers on what made some Southland cows sick after eating swedes earlier this year.

Science key to credibility

New Federated Farmers chief executive has had a few months to settle in and talks about plans for the lobby group's future.

Holidays on hold

Some pet owners have had to postpone Christmas holidays because some southern boarding kennels are booked until January.

Farmers get fine weather

Contractors in Southland have got their Christmas wish.

Stores full for Boxing Day sales

One southern family had a game plan to tackle Boxing Day madness.

Police say keep burglars at bay

Invercargill police are recommending residents take steps to deter burglaries this holiday season.

Mobile boost for summer

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.

Inner-city upgrade set to start soon

Work on the Esk St upgrade in Invercargill is expected to start on January 13.

Dance school on the move

Sadness mixed with excitement

La Muse has closed the big red doors on its Nith St premises for the final time.

Yacht takes a dip

A Te Anau yacht had a wet Christmas day, despite the dry weather.

Driver seriously hurt

Police say the prognosis "is not good" for a driver trapped for more than an hour after hitting a campervan in Southland today.

Christmas lunch success

Less fortunate Invercargill residents had jolly music, good food and great company at their Christmas lunch.

'It taught me about humanity'

Magnitude-9 quake 'like yesterday'

Sarah-Jean Burnett remembers being in a friend's bathroom, debating whether or not to flush the toilet.

No promises on soundshell

The future of the Riverton soundshell is uncertain after its trust becomes defunct.

Hand sanitiser warning

Ministry to issue nationwide warning about hand sanitiser in the wake of a 4-year-old girl becoming grossly intoxicated.

Cardno positive as she celebrates life

Frana Cardno is fighting cancer, but that hasn't stopped her from holding a celebration of life party.

Merry Christmas Tweet Tweet

Have you ever received a gift from a complete stranger?

Island fun begins

Stewart Island is bracing itself for its holiday influx as people head to the island to relax during the holidays.

Frana Cardno celebrates life

`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.

Preschooler drunk on hand sanitiser

Ministry investigates how child got drunk at preschool and will warn early childhood centres about alcohol-based hand sanitiser.

Last Christmas with mum

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.

Dedicated to deer

When Bill Taylor was a boy, deer were wild animals that could only be admired from afar.

Rack Appreciation founder unrepentant

The man behind a defunct Facebook page showing explicit pictures of young women is still courting online controversy.

Worker visas fast-tracked

Visas will be fast-tracked for overseas workers coming to Queenstown ahead of a busy summer.

Away on Christmas

Christmas is here, it is a time for bon-bons, red and green, big bowed boxes and family.

Poo smell a mystery

Seaweed or sewage? An odour lingering around Invercargill has people talking.

Three serious crashes in the south

Two people seriously injured in two separate crashes, while a third crash occurs after the driver fell asleep.

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