The murder of Richard Bell by an unknown assailant rocked the Hokonui area. But did a deathbed confession close the case?
She wanted her boyfriend's help with childcare - he would kill her son.
Rural volunteer brigades struggle to get the volunteers, hardware and even water they need to serve their communities.
Ex-soldier Ian Beker has for 25 years been inventive, persuasive - and combative if needs be - on behalf of many Southlanders with disabilities.
These southern towns have been abandoned, but reminders of them are still there.
This year marks 110 years of the Civic Theatre. And what a busy few years it was.
Since the World Wars stories of heroic actions have emerged. What isn't often heard is the stories of those who objected.
This year marks 50 years of the Rose of Tralee in New Zealand. The only Southlander to win the international title reflects on her time.
"If NZ was one big dinner party, Queenstown would be the fancy silverware that gets trotted out for guests."
Late-night food runs and trying to abide by 18 rules. It was a lot of fun and mischief for the young trainees at the Nurses' Home at Southland Hospital. Georgia Weaver reports
Ahead of court-facilitated mediation, a catch-up would seem to be in order.
Can reticent southerners become an army of advocates?
What does it take to make a choir sing?
Kaitangata shop owners close On The Spot this Sunday
There's more to the new Pork Pie film than car chases and yellow minis. It's full of heart.
Otago Community Hospice gives thanks for support
A big thank you to everyone who helped in the velvetleaf response, from Ali Timms.
Mary-Jane-Thomas wants to know what bullying really is.
Jason Schmidt will join the ranks of Southland's elite entertainers when he's inducted into the Southland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in October.
Bluff Harbour has had other names as well as its Maori name Awarua , meaning 'two rivers', writes Lloyd Esler in About The South.
Here is one of our most widely grown and interesting native plants.
New Zealand's reputation has taken a hit after the release of the Panama Papers, writes Rino Tirikatene in From The Beehive.
For decades Southland Times birth notices have had that grateful "thanks to Heather McCorkindale" line, writes Pat Veltkamp Smith in And Another Thing.
Chathams trip an eye opener for mayor
Charles Gough died in the sinking of the Tararua, six generations on his family remembers him.
Invercargill's Singing Butcher, Gerry McSoriley, has unveiled a fresh new cut - his own CD.
A big year for trade is good news for Southland, writes Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay in From The Beehive.
Mental Health Foundation chief executive Hugh Norriss has concerns about an article published on The Southland Times website and on Stuff.co.nz, entitled Grieving mum speaks out about son's apparent suicide.
Hello, I'm Johnny Cash.
Catlins women celebrated in a book to be launched next week