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Festival draws 'chocka' turnout

Interest in growing veges is increasing, with about 4000 people visiting the Heritage Harvest Festival.

Fighting bushfires near and far

'I was one of the lucky ones'

Ken Keenan has felt the terrifying reality of fire swooping over him.

Jailed for 'cruel' attack on 65-year-old

A Cromwell man has been jailed for two years' and four months for a sustained and cruel attack on a 65-year-old family friend.

Cromwell man jailed for assault

A Cromwell man has been sentenced to 12 months' jail for assaulting his female flatmate.

Stabbed woman in stable condition

A 27-year-old woman stabbed in a Te Anau bar on Sunday is in stable condition at Southland Hospital.

Australian dancers at Tartan Festival

If you fancy a highland fling or have a nose for whiskey, the Te Anau Tartan Festival✓ may be for you.

Toxins killed cows

Southland dairy cow deaths blamed on high concentrations of naturally occurring toxins in a variety of swedes.

Great South Basin included in 2015 block offers

A large chunk of the Great South Basin extending up to the Canterbury Basin has been included in the Government's 2015 block offerings for oil and gas exploration.

Veteran brings up a ton

'Interesting journey to milestone'

World War II veteran Arthur McNeil would happily have let his 100th birthday slide by unnoticed.

Submerged car is Beckenridge's

Car found in water near Curio Bay belongs to step-father of missing boy Mike Zhao-Beckenridge.

Waikiwi Tavern project runs into liquefaction delay

Plans for the new Waikiwi Tavern are running into delays with liquefaction potential meaning changes are needed to the new building's foundations.  

Council cleaning up after freedom campers

Campers are allowed to stay overnight for free at the Waikawa Recreation Reserve.

Historic WWII base to be restored

New Zealand's last remaining WWII Coastwatchers Base is to be restored in time for ANZAC Day.

Man with horse float fails breathtest

Darfield man towing horse float charged with drink-driving on Saturday morning in Queenstown.

Dogs left to starve

Occupants of Southland property tried to avoid prosecution after two dogs nearly starved to death in their garage.

DOC has success with trap trial

An island off Stewart Island is now rat-free for the moment thanks to self-setting trap technology.

Online early childhood survey released

Parents can have a say on early childhood education in New Zealand. 

Jono and Kelly's big win

Sharemilkers from Tussock Creek have won the 2015 Southland-Otago Sharemilker-Equity Farmer of the Year Award.

Woman stabbed in Te Anau

A woman was stabbed in Te Anau on Sunday morning, police say.

Woman stabbed in Te Anau

A Te Anau woman is set to appear in the Invercargill District court today after she stabbed another woman in a bar in Te Anau.

Kiwi nurse's Ebola scare

Ebola redzone nurse Bronni McBain says her time in West Africa was 'heart-wrenching'.

Centre to trial new technology

The Invercargill Medical Centre will  be the test site for new technology in New Zealand.

'Timely' dairy workshop

Southland's female dairy farmers will meet tomorrow to discuss how to plan for the future.

Bond poised to enter parliament

Winston Peters victory has opened the door for former Invercargill hairdresser Ria Bond to enter parliament.

Properties flooded after heavy rain

Dozens of calls came into emergency services after torrential downpours in Alexandra.

Businesses slam Taha plan

Serious concerns about multinational corporation storing hazardous fertiliser premix.

Dairy Awards all go

The cream of the southern dairy crop will be named at an awards dinner in Gore tonight.

Farmer fined for animal neglect

A farmer has been fined more than $23,000 for neglecting animals on properties in Central Otago.

Sprocket's final resting place

After a long court battle, Teresa Mitchell just wanted to be reunited with her dog, Sprocket.

Pooper out of business?

Invercargill's serial pool pooper has succumbed to the pressure of performing and didn't it seven weeks in a row.

Trip of a lifetime has dream finale

Former Southland cricketer Fraser Wilson is following the Black Caps to the very end.

One injured after truck and car collide

A 55-year-old man is in serious condition after a truck and car collided in Winton.

Police believe missing car found

Police divers believe they have found the car related to a missing Invercargill boy and his stepfather.

Community work for Fergbaker theft

Former employee sentenced to 160 hours' community work after stealing from famous Queenstown outlet.

Domestic violence 'a persistent evil'

Domestic violence a "persistent evil" in the community, a Southland judge says.

Police wait to use camera

Police hope easing weather will let them continue their search for missing Invercargill boy Mike Zhao-Beckenridge.

Nasa balloon: We have liftoff

Mission boss 'optimistic' about flight

Nasa's super pressure balloon is up, up and away after its launch from Wanaka Airport.

Thompson takes entertainer title

The Southland Entertainer of the Year 2015 is Simon Thompson.

Hunter to be farewelled

The young Invercargill man tragically shot dead while hunting on Stewart Island will be buried today.

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