Every time Meridian Energy releases the Manapouri dam, Thomas O'Brien loses another chunk of farmland.
The search for missing man Stephen Lowe has been suspended.
Southland will have four MPs. How much influence is that?
Invercargill will have two MPs in Parliament, Labour's Liz Craig and National's Sarah Dowie.
A campaign is bering launched to stop southern women from drinking alcohol while pregnant.
Rural firefighters from crews in Otago and Southland were taking the next step at an officer training course.
Among the gifts Wallace Price received for his 100th birthday he got a whole new side to the family.
Dig This founder Ed Mumm paid a visit to the Invercargill franchise to help fine-tune the attraction before the opening next week.
Success in tourism was marked in Te Anau on Saturday night, as the town celebrated the annual Fiordland Tourism Awards.
Queenstown had a four per cent increase in visitors to about 3.2 million in the 2016/17 year.
The council says the location could provide "a combined Council office and a community heart."
New lending and tax rules may also be contributing to the changes.
The feedback has been mainly positive on the Queenstown Town Centre master plan, a council summary says.
OPINION: Letter writers on health, ICC stormwater and Suqian.
OPINION: Improving water quality will require investment by us all.
OPINION: Everyone loves a winner. So the Stags aren't getting a lot of love.
OPINION: Letter writers on forestry environmentalism, revolutions, Number 10 and rugby.
OPINION: I love a trip to the ballet but not when the person behind me can't stop talking.
Defending champion Daniel Currie won the first round of the Pro Drift Class at the Drift South season opener at Teretonga Park on Saturday.
Teenager Finn Holden has hit his way to the top of Southland table tennis in a history-making performance.
The Southland under-15 hockey team are looking forward to testing themselves against the best teams in the country.
New Zealand age-group cyclist Corbin Strong showed a liking to the roads of Southland over the weekend.
Waiau Area School pupil Holly Hammond impressing on the netball court.
Fears last year's big 60th bash might have dampened enthusiasm for the 61st Alexandra Blossom Festival were unfounded.
It's not every day planes down the main street of Alexandra.
The Central Otago township of Clyde faces a potential $34 million sewage system upgrade to meet national water policy standards.
"The oddest place I have been to and I've been to all sorts of weird places."
A history lesson Central Otago style...gold panning and heavy horse and wagon rides.