Not for nothing did military types shorten John Hall-Jones name to Indiana Jones.
Bluff gained its electric streetlights in 1903, writes Lloyd Esler.
These three ash twigs illustrate the speed at which pollen is produced in the spring, writes Paul Gay.
About the South columnist Lloyd Esler looks west.
Come breeding season, ducks are less conspicuous, Natural World columnist Paul Gay explains.
About the South columnist Lloyd Esler sets the record straight about short place names, time travelling cars and shipwreck placenames.
Our largest gecko cannot be found on our largest islands, Natural World columnist Paul Gay writes.
Let's not pigeon-hole these birds without considering their achievements, Natural World columnist Paul Gay suggests.
A host of Invercargill citizens crossed the new Dunns Road Bridge en route to recreation in 1929, About the South columnist Lloyd Esler reports.
Blowholes, a mud turtle, strychnine malevolence, shipwrecks and Scottish heroes feature in Lloyd Esler's About the South column.
Under trees and along the bush fringe, snowdrops carry the encouragement of warmer weather ahead, Paul Gay writes.
It's among the most personal and precious bequests anyone can make. Michael Fallow reports.
Who were those people photographed around Southland's Miss NZ Lyndal Cruickshank? About the South columnist Lloyd Esler has the answers
A cluster of restored derelict buildings is now the food hub of a tiny Central Otago town.
Natural World columnist Paul Gay considers some worrisome wrigglers.
About the South columnist Lloyd Esler looks west, looks up the Y, and ponders Puffing Billy and a butterfly.
Teeny tiny fishhooks work effectively for parasites, Natural World columnist Paul Gay writes.
Arthur Bell enjoyed the simple things in life, though there was nothing simple about the legacy of his war service.
About the South columnist Lloyd Esler looks back at the achievements of the great southern cyclist Warwick Dalton.
Here you go, one of the first signs of spring springing.
Wanaka couple Andi and Ellen Delis found the most dangerous things they encountered on a three year motorbike odyssey from Alaska to Argentina were themselves.
Wanaka journalist and search and rescue volunteer Phil Melchior's book, Mountain Rescues, is on sale from July 31.
Viv Tamblyn's mind is on wool. Two of her handmade woollen garments will be on display at the 27th annual Hokonui Fashion Design Awards this weekend.
The red pouch fungus is a short-lived attraction, Natural World columnist Paul Gay writes.
A ship aground, a once-promising eel industry, a rare pen portrait of Quinton McKinnon, the arrival of Brown trout and Southland's first Caledonian Games are recalled in Lloyd Esler's About the South column.
Noticed more Aussie coots around, have we? Paul Gay helps identify them.
A lifeboat that had a career change, hydroponic pioneerism and the role of climate in the healthiness of southern children feature in Lloyd Esler's About the South column.
Many of the treasures housed in the Southland Museum and Art Gallery's collection are not on public display. LAUREN HAYES travelled to the top of the pyramid to see what's hiding behind the scenes.
The Swift Fly Fishing Company of Wanaka has made a speedy progression from film-making to manufacturing custom-build fly rods. Marjorie Cook reports
Just because they don't need sunlight doesn't mean icicle fungi are as frigid as their form suggests, Natural World columnist Paul Gay reports.