Temperatures in Christchurch fell to -3.3C overnight, colder still in Timaru at -3.7C.
A frustrated Invercargill couple have given up on the idea of building their dream home in the city.
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.
''If we lose our language we lose a large part of who we are and who we identify ourselves as."
Waikiwi recorded an impressive win in second division club rugby on Saturday.
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.
Playoff teams found in Southland's premier club rugby competition.
He Tauaa won a record fifth consecutive Southland rugby league title-in-a-row on Saturday.
Second half surge helps Midlands to big win over Waikaka in division one club rugby.
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 has won their fifth Southland club rugby league title in a row.
To most Kiwis, Southland's a mysterious, far-flung province. Even more obscure is its political system, which aided Todd Barclay's rise.
Pirates-Old Boys, Star, Eastern-Northern Barbarians pick up premier club rugby wins.
A club rugby hero is farewelled and fingers crossed for a Southland lad overseas - this week's Sav's Sidelines column.
Fireworks explode over Queenstown as thousands celebrate Southern Hemisphere's biggest winter party.
Grandad plays in the loose forwards, his son's at halfback and grandson is in the outside backs.
Southern rural firefighters held one last celebration as an organistion as the rural and urban fire services prepare merge next month.
Lumsden's freedom camping situation could be set for change, following plans to amend the current bylaws.
A masked man held up a Dunedin antiques store, while a dairy was held up less than an hour later.
The Winton Skatepark has been hit by vandalism just weeks before the project is due to open.
Christchurch to Invercargill passenger train service is a step closer to making a historic comeback.
"They are struggling with simple things like not being able to sign rental agreements.''
A 54-year-old man was arrested in Invercargill after threatening Work and Income staff.
Stags prop Guy Millar has hardly been spotted on the field for the Highlanders this season but he says he's learning plenty.
Six Menzies College students are taking steps to become volunteer firefighters.
A burglar who stole almost all his grandmother's belongings has been branded "the lowest of the low".
The woman at the centre of the scandal around ousted National MP Todd Barclay says he should've resigned immediately.
Grieving Southland mother says her soul was "ripped to pieces" when she found out her partner caused her infant son's death.
Tepasu Thomas chases locking spot in Southland Stags setup.
Young performers are gaining exposure and touring the country for Sister Act the musical.