It's among the most personal and precious bequests anyone can make, though it requires a sense of humanity that overcomes a strongly visceral response. 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.
A group determined to grow old disgracefully draws the attention of About the South columnist Lloyd Esler.
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.