"There will come a time we will need it": Queenstown Lakes District Council mayoral candidate Jim Boult
On Loud Shirt Day, can the likes of Carol Ward have a quiet word with the medical budget-setters?
Frowning down at your local body voting papers? Michael Fallow figures some generic academic guidance might be in order.
Mary-Jane Grove of Aparima College's third-placed entry in the junior section of the Dan Davin 2016 Secondary School Student Writing Awards
Maddy Doherty of James Hargest College's second placed entry in the junior section of the Dan Davin 2016 Secondary Student Writing Awards
Caitlin Russell of James Hargest College's highly commended entry in the senior section of the Dan Davin 2016 Secondary School Student Writing Awards
Emily Morris of James Hargest College's second-placed entry in the senior section of the Dan Davin 2016 Secondary School Student Writing Awards
Robbie Grove of Aparima College's third-placed entry in the senior section of the 2016 Dan Davin Secondary School Student Writing Awards
Alex Bailey of Wakatipu High School's winning entry in the junior section of the Dan Davin 2016 Secondary Student Writing Awards. It is based on the Atomic Manipulation Laboratory at Otago University.
Autumn Marshall of Verdon College's winning entry in the senior section of the Dan Davin 2016 Student Writing Awards
From the road it looks like a regular house. But the Wyndham Rest Home is so much more than that.
And it's not just a technique for designers, leading southern exporter Paul Adams says.
What was thought to be a straightforward bank robbery ended in a murder, $107,000 missing and three years of intense police investigations.
The Hokonui Fashion Design Awards in Gore is a great way to kick start a career, a designer says.
A broader, more resilient Southland economy is the ambition of the Southland Regional Development Strategy's business extension team. Michael Fallow reports
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.