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Breeding success for kiwi

DOC conservation services ranger Hannah Edmonds with a little spotted kiwi, believed to be one of the parents of the chick.

Population growth of little spotted kiwi looking brighter after chick discovered on Fiordland island.

Sheep destroyed after trailer slips

A police car blocks the road near the scene of a stock truck trailer rollover near Wyndham on Monday afternoon.

Stock truck trailer slid down a bank near Wyndham, a number of stock had to be put down.

Review: Twelfth Night

Travis Oudhoff (back) and Dryw McArthur rehearse for Shakespeare in the Park's production of Twelfth Night.

Simple stage props belie wonderful performances in Shakespeare in the Park's Twelfth Night.

Baby plays part for Wells

Josh Wells and Regan Feck, of Perth, in action at the New Zealand Sidecar Championship at Oreti Park in Invercargill on Saturday.

There is no doubting Josh Well's passion for speedway.

Lecherous rogues and swashbuckling swordplay video

Nigel Edwards, left, Nick Round-Turner, and Jason Fraser, background, rehearse for Shakespeare in the Park's production of 'Twelfth Night'.

By day, Nigel Edwards is an undertaker. By night, he's a drunken, lecherous rogue.

Spending dip expected

Lely workers Daniel Hayes and Jay Hoebe with Southern Field Days chairman Logan Evans, get the robotic milking demonstration ready up before the field days.

Spending expected to drop at Southern Field Days, but businesses targeting on-farm savings could do well.

Humble beginnings for field days video

Southern Field Days chairman Logan Evans, left,  and committee member Grant Dickson discuss plans for the field days on February 10-12 in Waimumu.

Once a humble event, Southern Field Days is now the second largest of its type in NZ.

Wanaka school to make bullying history

Brett Murray, of Sydney, is bringing his Make Bullying History workshop to Mt Aspiring College in Wanaka on February 18.

Challenge Wanaka Sports Trust funds free community workshop.

Bus hub at train station

Invercargill man Stephen Luscombe wants to turn the Invercargill train station into a transport hub.

Could Invercargill's train station be reborn as a transit hub?

Scavenger hunt for Mongol Rally

The 'Awesome Foursome' unbeaten champions check out the clues ahead of the Southern Summer Road Rally on Monday. From left: Raelene Lloyd, Cade Lloyd, 12, Lis Owens, and Emma Wells. They've won every event this group has ever held.

Treasure-seekers take to Invercargill's streets for a scavenger hunt.

Annual race through conservation haven

A Weka, which is part of a breeding programme on Motatapu Station, walks around its breeding pen.

The flightless Weka bird is making a comeback in the South Island with the help of superstar Shania Twain's ex-husband.

Experienced glider pilot killed

The Canterbury Gliding Club's flagship glider, a Janus C, flying along the Craigieburn Range.

New Zealand gliding community in mourning after death of "experienced" pilot in North Otago.

Water trees plea from Wanaka's Te Kakano Trust

A tourist enjoys pitching in with Te Kakano Trust members to water native plants near Stoney Creek, at Wanaka.

Wanaka's forest regeneration projects hampered by drought.

Community benefits from liquidation of Wanaka Singers

Dr Dennis Pezaro (Wanaka Concert Society president); Mrs Yvonne McLeod (Wanaka Singers president); and Trevor Williams (Wanaka Singers liquidator).

Choir sells organ, donates cash to Wanaka Concert Society.

Kea die in stoat traps

A kea on the Milford Rd in Fiordland

Seven kea have died after being inadvertently caught in stoat traps in the Murchison Mountains.

Backcountry compliance disappoints

The Greenstone Valley control period has commenced.

Fish & Game disappointed with large number of unlicensed anglers caught in Otago.

Godzone race attracts 70 teams

Team Seagate makes its way across Lake Wanaka towards the finish line of the Godzone Adventure race in 2015.

High hopes for world ranked US team, Adventure Medical Kits.

Real estate agent fined

Hoamz Southland Ltd agent Carl Wilson has been censured and fined $1000.

An Invercargill real estate agent has been fined $1000 forĀ failing to prepare a market appraisal.

World-class riders wow crowd gallery video

Freestyle motocross star Levi Sherwood in action at the 2016 Farm Jam event at Otapiri Gorge in Southland on Saturday.

Levi Sherwood struggles through Farm Jam with ankle injury.

Teenager triumphant in Te Anau

Fifteen-year-old Flynn Sinclair, of Invercargill, wins the Across Lake Te Anau Swim held on Saturday.

Fifteen-year-old Flynn Sinclair is a talent, there is little doubting that.

Two assaults in Dunedin

261015. News. Police car generic.

Police are investigating two separate assaults on women in Dunedin within 30 hours.

New Salford School principal announced

Robin Harris has been appointed principal of the troubled Salford School in Invercargill. He will start in term two.

Salford School in Invercargill has hired a new principal.

Perfect Southland day for summer sounds

Alex Soper, 9, Cole Soper, 11, and Jayme Turton, 14, relish a shady spot during the Summer Sounds of Southland concert celebrating Waitangi weekend at Queens Park Band Rotunda in Invercargill on Sunday.

Those from out-of-town and abroad agree - a sunny Southland Sunday was perfect for the Summer Sounds concert.

Stewart comes up short

Southland boxer Clayton Stewart.

Southland boxer Clayton Stewart is unable to dethrone Chad Milnes.

Leitch picks up more points

Invercargill motorsport driver Brendon Leitch

Brendon Leitch fifth in competition standings.

Spotlight on Southland farm gallery video

Levi Sherwood competing in the freestyle motocross section at the Farm Jam event at Otapiri Gorge.

An international spotlight hovered over a Central Southland sheep farm on Saturday.

Chinese New Year influx

Chinese New Year celebrations are becoming a major calendar event in Southland.

Southern tourism operators, crayfishers and police poised for Chinese New Year influx.

Increased St John levies an added stress

South Island St John general manager David Thomas.

Increased regional levies are adding stress to already under-resourced St John ambulance stations and area committees.

Spirit of New Zealand in south gallery video

The Spirit of New Zealand in Bluff on Friday.

The flags were flying and the mainsails were hoisted, but there were no pirates to be found.

Stump the Hump record broken

Still standing after 6th annual Stump the Hump at Rarakau on Sunday were, from left, in third equal third-place Maree Small, from Invercargill and Ross McKay, from Rangiora, second-placed Darren Wilson, from Invercargill, and winner Roger Leslie, from Invercargill.

An Invercargill man has well and truly stumped the Hump.

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