A jury has rejected claims by an Invercargill City councillor that she was defamed by the city's mayor and media company Stuff.
He had no passenger licence, but drove a busload of tourists along one of NZ's most challenging highways.
Christopher Booth was facing serious hardship after his weekly ACC compensation payments were suspended.
Expert says Invercargill is a good place to be if the big one strikes.
An Otago man sparked a police chase after robbing a woman at her home.
Southland athletes made their presence felt at the New Zealand Track and Field Championships.