Dogs just want to please, to belong. We don't always make it easy for them.
More than 30,000 people are expected to walk the Kepler Track in Fiordland National Park this season.
Things are heating up in the tourism sector, with the number of tourists coming to Southland continuing to grow.
Invercargill has its first professional musical theatre company, the Cabaret Club.
New health and safety law affects volunteers and charities, writes Mike Mitchell in Work To Rule.
When turtles turn up, Southlanders take notice, Lloyd Esler writes.
Pat Veltkamp Smith celebrates the lack of decimalisation observed on Valentine's Day.
Labour's free education policy gives New Zealanders a clear choice, writes MP Clare Curran.
BLACKBIRD NEST AND CHICK 'One down and two to go' could be a good title for this photograph.
Once a humble event, Southern Field Days is now the second largest of its type in NZ.
Anna McDonald is going to the World Business Dialogue next month.
Whether you're looking for a saviour, a shot at glory or just a chance to have some fun, the rugged south coast could hold the key.
SIT boss Penny Simmonds heads a new-formed team working on some really important invitations on Southland's behalf.
Employers and employees need to understand is what sort of employment relationship they are in, writes Mary-Jane Thomas in Work To Rule.
The most widespread native plant in Southland is manuka, writes Lloyd Esler in About the South.
Banana passionfruit is causing some concern around the country, writes Paul Gay in The Natural World.
Rule of life:
Southern metal bands Hatred and Grief are back together for the first time in 13 years.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is positive for New Zealand, writes Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie.
Inch Clutha Rural Woman is hosting a nationally-acclaimed speaker Lesley Elliot, of Dunedin, as part of the anti-domestic violence South Otago It's Not OK campaign.
Two women are riding through Otago on a New Zealand-wide trek to raise money for disadvantaged youth.
Italian car lovers delight Balclutha en-route for Crank-Up at Edendale this weekend.
The importance of employers and employees understanding the 90-day trial period is illustrated in an ERA finding.
Southland's last whaling boat had little use after whaling, writes Lloyd Esler.
Black oystercatcher numbers are making an encouraging comeback, writes Paul Gay.
Respected New Zealand music industry executive Chris Caddick has joined the judging panel for the 2016 Southland Entertainment Awards.
Wool appears to be coming out of a long hibernation.
Tucked away in a remote location in Fiordland is one of DOC's busiest campsites in the south.
Keep making movies and going on school camps, writes Mike Mitchell in Work To Rule.
Balclutha soils to be tested for liquefaction potential.