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Coldest night of the year

Canterbury's coldest night of the year created a frosty start to the work week.

Temperatures in Christchurch fell to -3.3C overnight, colder still in Timaru at -3.7C.

Dream home idea ditched by frustrated couple

Ken and Lyn Lake on their section in north Invercargill, where they were going to build their dream home.

A frustrated Invercargill couple have given up on the idea of building their dream home in the city.

Steel switch focus to Pulse

Central Pulse netball goal attack Tiana Metuarau against the Northern Mystics.

The Southern Steel have known for weeks that they would host the national netball league final, but they are pleased to finally find out their opponents.

Struggle to keep Maori language alive

Former Te Wharekura o Arowhenua school principal Arni Wainui.

''If we lose our language we lose a large part of who we are and who we identify ourselves as."

Early finish at Nightcaps video

Waikiwi's Shawn Henderson kicked five conversions on Saturday.

Waikiwi recorded an impressive win in second division club rugby on Saturday.

Rovers advance, Gore and Old Boys win

Queenstown Rovers player Peta Seda, in blue, goes for the ball ahead of Southland United's Bob Cox earlier this season.

Queenstown Rovers have advanced to the fourth round of the Chatham Cup, while Gore and Old Boys have a break on the field in Southland club football.

Barbarians top table again

Eastern-Northern Barbarians first five-eighth Jahvis Wallace in action against Marist at the Les George Oval on Saturday.

Playoff teams found in Southland's premier club rugby competition.

He Tauaa win breaks record

He Tauaa player Javaan Fa'amoe-loane fends off the Cowboys defence in the Southland rugby league final against Cowboys ...

He Tauaa won a record fifth consecutive Southland rugby league title-in-a-row on Saturday.

Edendale, Midlands big winners

Club rugby.

Second half surge helps Midlands to big win over Waikaka in division one club rugby.

Strip and dip at Winter Fest video

A bright orange birdman leaps from the wharf on Queenstown's lakefront.

Scene of unseasonal jollity unfolds on Queenstown's lakefront as near-nude men and women fall over one another and rafts lose crew.

He Tauaa make it five

Jaavan Fa'amoe-Ioane was part of He Tauaa's 2017 grand final victory over Cowboys.

He Tauaa has won their fifth Southland club rugby league title in a row.

Murky politics in the deep south video

Tony Wilson, mechanic at Dipton Engineering, said many of the locals in the valley didn't bother themselves with ...

To most Kiwis, Southland's a mysterious, far-flung province. Even more obscure is its political system, which aided Todd Barclay's rise.

Club rugby results

Club rugby.

Pirates-Old Boys, Star, Eastern-Northern Barbarians pick up premier club rugby wins.

A great man farewelled

Club rugby.

A club rugby hero is farewelled and fingers crossed for a Southland lad overseas - this week's Sav's Sidelines column.

Exploding into winter

Fireworks over TSS Earnslaw during the annual Winter FestivaL on Friday night.

Fireworks explode over Queenstown as thousands celebrate Southern Hemisphere's biggest winter party.

3 generations, 1 rugby team video

Grandfather Mackie Thompson, his son Colin, and grandson Cullen.

Grandad plays in the loose forwards, his son's at halfback and grandson is in the outside backs.

Last awards night for Southern Rural Fire

Hedgehope Rural Fire Force Volunteers Rodger Sutton and his son Jeff Sutton at the Southern rural firefighter awards ...

Southern rural firefighters held one last celebration as an organistion as the rural and urban fire services prepare merge next month.

Lumsden mulls changes to freedom camping laws

Freedom campers have been a common sight in Lumsden for the past two holiday seasons.

Lumsden's freedom camping situation could be set for change, following plans to amend the current bylaws.

Two robberies in hour

Detectives investigate an armed robbery at Dunedin's Sue Todd antiques store.

A masked man held up a Dunedin antiques store, while a dairy was held up less than an hour later.

Skatepark hit by vandals

Winton skatepark builder Dave North inspecting damage to the town's yet to be completed skatepark.

The Winton Skatepark has been hit by vandalism just weeks before the project is due to open.

South Island train comeback?

Timaru Mayor Damon Odey is keen to see a Southern passenger rail service return.

Christchurch to Invercargill passenger train service is a step closer to making a historic comeback.

Australian prop feels for mates

Guy Millar playing for the Western Force against the Melbourne Rebels last year.

"They are struggling with simple things like not being able to sign rental agreements.''

Man arrested after threats

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A 54-year-old man was arrested in Invercargill after threatening Work and Income staff.

Prop enjoying NZ rugby lesson

Former Western Force prop Guy Millar who is now part of the Highlanders.

Stags prop Guy Millar has hardly been spotted on the field for the Highlanders this season but he says he's learning plenty.

Students help with community service

Menzies College has volunteers in the New Zealand Fire Service. They include: front row, Britt Tiller and Mitchell ...

Six Menzies College students are taking steps to become volunteer firefighters.

Burglar stole everything she had

The Invercargill District Court.

A burglar who stole almost all his grandmother's belongings has been branded "the lowest of the low".

Barclay should go now - Dickson

Glenys Dickson was paid the clandestine money when she was made aware of the dictaphone left running.

The woman at the centre of the scandal around ousted National MP Todd Barclay says he should've resigned immediately.

Father 'evil', grief-stricken mum says

Police staff at the Riverton home where three-month-old Honour Ashworth was injured.

Grieving Southland mother says her soul was "ripped to pieces" when she found out her partner caused her infant son's death.

Time ticking for Stags hopeful

Tepasu Thomas playing for the Linwood club in Christchurch.

Tepasu Thomas chases locking spot in Southland Stags setup.

Young performers face the music

Monique Clementson (Deloris), Annie Sherborne, and Rachael Scott (Sister Mary Patrick) at rehearsals for the ...

Young performers are gaining exposure and touring the country for Sister Act the musical.

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