Wanaka couple Kathy and Gary Tweedie had the best excuse for a late-in-life "big OE'' - "kids'' in five countries.
Les and Janet Gibbs have found the ultimate way to give back to their community.
On Stewart Island, visitors and locals have stacks to be getting on with. Michael Fallow concludes a series on island life.
Paul Gay had an unusual visitor in his kitchen.
The Dong Won grounding, immodestly sized vegetables, canned bunnies and leaky local biros feature in Lloyd Esler's latest About the South column.
Melissa Etheridge, Huey Lewis and The News and REO Speedwagon headed for NZ this summer.
A visit to NZ's South Island doesn't have to be an adrenaline-fuelled escape.
Stewart Islanders sometimes have to create their own warm fuzzies. Michael Fallow continues a series on island life.
About the South columnist Lloyd Esler writes of hapless escapees, an epic bar and the cause of Invercargill's Great Fire.
Here's how to attract a butterfly beauty, writes Natural World columnist Paul Gay.
Stewart Island kids grow up with adventure all around. And it shows in them. Michael Fallow reports
Stalked puffballs are splash-activated spore dispensers, Natural World columnist Paul Gay explains.
Grzelewski talks about writing with zen-like awareness of someone in tune with the secrets of mountains and rivers.
Southland's World Heritage site is the extensive Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area. It covers 2.6 million hectares and includes Mt Aspiring, Westland and Mount Cook National Parks although most of it is Fiordland National Park.
Southland Times and the NZ Fire Service have teamed up to promote a fire safety awareness campaign.
Southland's, and possibly the world's, southernmost Norfolk pine is probably outside the Bluff Maritime Museum.
The miro is one of our largest native trees. Like the rimu and matai it often towers above the forest canopy with mature specimens reaching a height of 35 metres.
Jo McKenzie-McLean goes bush in search of an elusive mighty stag.
The Queenstown Historical Society celebrated 50 years of action earlier this month with a trip on the Earnslaw - one of the historical features it has campaigned to save.
Marmite-armed scientists give migrating Lake Hawea eels a helping hand on final journey to sea.
Enhanced by the consent of their family, a story drawn from four Southland brothers slain in World War 1 is being republished.
Restaging the story of brutalised bravery is proving a passion project for Invercargill Repertory, writes Michael Fallow.
Life in the country means knowing everyone's business and what they had for breakfast.
Managers of Trade Me founder's high country station have escaped prosecution over a smoky burnoff.
Bella Kai struggled to compete with the buying power of the major supermarkets, manager Annmarie Tinnock says.
Or, if you prefer, the philanthropic rogue. Either way, Louis Crimp was the stuff of legend in Invercargill. Michael Fallow reports
A collection of chairs in varying states of disrepair, coated in dust, are assembled around an old fire.
Two longstanding Southland Times stringers' lives have entwined at Wick Cottage.
One of John Munro's earliest memories involves him riding to school on the tank of his dad's motorbike.