Jessica, 11, was 'full of fun'

Jessica Rose Robson, 11, died on Saturday in Starship Hospital, Auckland.

The 11-year-old girl who died following a farm bike accident in Southland was bubbly, vivacious and larger than life.

Burglar caught swiping bike video

A brazen burglar swiped a bike from a Dunedin home.

"There's someone getting in the house," husband says after spotting brazen burglar on CCTV.

Parking meters not adjusted for daylight savings

A just purchased ticket showing an already expired time, after some Dunedin parking meters were not adjusted for ...

The Dunedin City Council is wishing it could wind back the clock after some parking machines weren't adjusted for daylight savings.

Bluff restaurant damaged by fire

Oyster Cove owner Ross Jackson believes the fire started from the dryer in the laundry.

The Oyster Cove restaurant in Bluff is likely to be closed for some time after a fire damaged the restaurant on Monday.

'Widowed' bird looking for love video

Rob, a 33-year-old widower, is the first to arrive back to his old breeding ground.

Rob, 33, has been widowed four times. His return to Dunedin has been heralded by the mass ringing of bells.

Downtown Queenstown moves into second stage of revitalisation

Downtown Queenstown manager Steve Wilde says the organisation is moving into its second stage of revitalising the CBD.

Pedestrianisation, lights in trees, kiosks, and improvements in service are on the Downtown Queenstown project list.

EasyLaw can help home buyers

Business owner and solicitor Emma Stanley.

An app produced in Southland for home buyers seeks to demystify property law.

Students get taste of Tiwai

Southland Girls' High School students Kyla Marshall, Sophie Cook, Hannah Lilley and Sam Caughey have completed a week at ...

Dressed in "the blues" - the uniform of the Tiwai Aluminium smelter - four Southland Girls' High School students have completed a trial run in the aluminium industry. 

Winton community garden springs into life

Winton Community Gardener Robyn Bye and Winton Community Support Worker Louise Faithful getting ready to establish ...

The people of Winton are set to get their own community garden.

Clutha's earthquake-prone buildings scrutinised

Clutha District Council's library building at Balcutha received a low score in a recent seismic assessment for ...

Council-owned earthquake-prone buildings under scrutiny in Clutha

Confucius Classroom opens at South Otago High School

Canterbury University Confucius Institute martial arts instructor Kezhong Sun's  Kongfu demonstration was a highlight ...

Learning hub strengthens ties between China and New Zealand

Balclutha street name winner to be announced

The newly named Plantation Heights subdivision in Balclutha's north.

Balclutha subdivision street name winner to be announced

Tree festival will glow on

ILT Stadium Southland general manager Nigel Skelt, Ardie Ngaluafe age 5 months, and Waihopai City Lions Light Up ...

Plans to "Light up Christmas" in Invercargill brighter than ever before are already underway at ILT Stadium Southland.

Transport champions celebrated

Hundreds of people from New Zealand and Australia have gathered in Invercargill to celebrate the induction of six people ...

Hundreds of people from New Zealand and Australia have gathered in Invercargill to celebrate the induction of six people into the NZ Road Transport Hall of Fame.

Southern youngsters learn from charity

Jane Laurie exepts donations from students from James Hargest College junior campus on behalf of the Fountain of Peace ...

A national charity based in Southland is proving big things can happen in little towns.

Southland apprentice competes for national title

Jeff Sutton tinkers with the engine of a tractor in the lead up to the National Worldskills competition

A Southland automotive technology apprentice is going for gold at the National WorldSkills competition in Hamilton.

Don't let meth ruin rural communities, policeman warns

Clutha Taieri area response manager Al Dickie.

Breaking Bad in rural New Zealand

Gore dairy robbed at weekend

The Sunbeam Dairy in Gore was robbed on Saturday.

Three boys, aged between 14 and 16, held up a Gore dairy with a metal bar on Saturday.

Car crash in Invercargill

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One person had to be cut out after the car they were travelling in collided with a median strip in Invercargill.

DOC floats 1080 poison theory

Perrin Brown looks at a poison 1080 pellet, one of many he says he found on and off a track between Supply Bay and ...

Did an opponent plant 1080 pellets to make DOC look bad? The department calls it "very suspicious".

Southland Stags struggle in the rain

Southland Stags first-five-eighth Wharenui Hawera kicked three penalties.

It was another disappointing defeat for the Southland Stags against North Harbour on Sunday.

Demons Red and Dodgers win

Demons Red player William Campbell in action.

The new Southland club softball season got underway at Surrey Park on Saturday.

Motor neurone disease walk raises thousands

Organisers say about 1000 people walked, with Southlanders raising about $14,000 for research and development.

Invercargill man Greg Douglas is fighting a ''terrible, horrible'' disease, as the fight goes on to find a cure.

Past and present brought together at 60th Alexandra Blossom Festival

Alexandra Blossom Festival 2016 queen Caitlin Turfus, representing the Men's Shed, and Karen Peterson, who was the first ...

A retired fire fighter is not called the "float guru" for nothing.

Daffodil days delight

Daffodils and more daffodils in Te Anau during the weekend.

Hundreds turned out to check out the best of the best springtime blooms at daffodil shows held in Te Anau this weekend.

Rams boost rugby league's profile

Southland Rams player Jayleel Fa'amoe-Ioane about to feed the scrum.

The Southland Rams have boosted rugby league's profile despite losing their NZ Rugby League Championship decider.

Happy birthday to my liver!

Tracy Holmes had a liver transplant 30 years ago this month, the first
Kiwi recipient and one of the longest surviving ...

Tracy Holmes was the first New Zealander to have a liver transplant. And she's still going strong.

Person trapped under car - reports

Emergency services have been called to an incident where a car is believed to have fallen on a man.

A person is believed to be trapped under a car after an incident in Invercargill.

Pilots' 'Wild West' ways

The Helicopter Association has raised concerns that poor discipline by some helicopter operators is damaging the ...

The "no discipline" era of the 70s and 80s helicopter industry is still around today, says NZ Heli Assn.

Dead whitebaiter was beekeeper John Stevenson

Te Anau beekeeper John Stevenson pictured doing work for the Pomona Island Trust in 2011.

A whitebaiter found washed ashore on a Milford beach on Thursday night was a Te Anau beekeeper and popular community man.

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