Crash rescue pilot: 'We won Lotto'

Sir Richard Hayes says the chances of finding "his guys" were almost zero.

Veteran rescue pilot says the Auckland Islands chopper crash survival story is among the best he's heard.

Crash survivor came to in sea

Rescue helicopters prepare to land at Southland Hospital in Invercargill.

Helicopter crash survivor remembers a hole in the cloud, falling unconscious, and coming to in the Southern Ocean.

Big hopes for college auction

Central Southland College teacher Jane Cowie and parent David Mudford check out one of the go karts for sale in the ...

Farmers are being asked to help with college fundraiser.

New war memorial for Wendon

Doug Wing with the new Wendon war memorial, which will be unveiled on Anzac Day.

When the Wendon Church was demolished, the community needed somewhere new to hold its Anzac Day services.

Holiday park tenants fear for future

Queenstown hospitality worker Maria Aparecida Da Silva, 51, of Brazil, has to move out of her cabin at the Lakeview ...

About 300 people living at a Queenstown holiday park face homelessness when their cabins are removed to make way for a new development.

Wonderful colours of autumn

The beautiful colours of autumn.

Colours, already present but masked by chlorophyll, at last have their day in the autumn sun.

Councillor praises survivors

Two Otago Rescue helicopters arrived at Southland Hospital on Tuesday to transport three men who survived a helicopter ...

Te Anau councillor Ebel Kremer says the trio who survived a helicopter crash in the ocean 465kms south of Bluff are a credit to Southland.

Pilot still in hospital after crash

A helicopter arrives at Southland Hospital in Invercargill on Tuesday afternoon with the three men who survived a ...

Pilot remains in hospital while the two crewmen have been discharged after helicopter plunged into Southern Ocean.

Ingll's futile port ambitions led to rocky, harrowing times

Not exactly what an aspiring Invercargill port developers had in mind in the early 1880s.

Our About the South columnist reflects on 19th Century efforts to improve the capacity of Invercargill's New River port

Power boating and kart racing

Amanda McPherson and her partner Andrew Railton are karting and power boating competitors, respectively, and crew for ...

Whether it's racing on water or land Andrew Railton and his partner Amanda McPherson are having fun in their interests away from work.

'Remarkable' survival after crash

The three men who survived a helicopter crash near Auckland Islands 'would have been concentrating on getting ashore and ...

The three men who survived 'would have been concentrating on getting ashore and staying alive'.

Crash survivors at hospital

Otago Rescue helicopters landing at Southland Hospital with the rescued Southern Lakes Helicopters team that crashed ...

This is the moment the three men who were found alive on a beach arrived at Southland Hospital after their ordeal.

Three vehicles destroyed in suspicious blaze

Three vehicles have been damaged by a suspicious fire near a petrol station on Sydney St in Invercargill.

Police are investigating an early morning blaze that left three vehicles damaged at an Invercargill garage.

Crash survival no miracle

It is understood pilot Andrew Hefford, pictured on the frozen Ross Sea in Antarctica in 2017, was in a helicopter that ...

Chopper crash survivor's father says "miracles don't happen" – the group's skills saved them.

Stag now a Dragon

McKee (centre) in action for the Southland Stags in 2017, alongside Phil Halder, left, and Bill Fukofuka.

 Swapping Southland's temperatures for Singapore's has presented some challenges for Mike McKee.

More to life than TV show

Invercargill-born ex-bachelorette Hannah Howley didn't nab the man in the 2017 The Bachelor NZ but she is doing just ...

Ex-bachelorette Hannah Howley: "There's nothing better than a good southern man."

Helicopter trio found alive

It is understood pilot Andrew Hefford, pictured on the frozen Ross Sea in Antarctica in 2017, was in a helicopter that ...

Experienced pilot Sir Richard 'Hannibal' Hayes found three men who survived the Auckland Islands helicopter wreck.

Singer's new life

Steve Broad came in fifth in X Factor New Zealand.

"There's something really powerful in remembering the times when I didn't back myself and tell that voice in my head to bugger off."

Synchro team train in Invercargill

The New Zealand synchronised swimming team is training at Splash Palace, Invercargill, as part of their build up to the ...

Members of the New Zealand synchronised swimming team are nearing the end of a 16-day training camp in Invercargill.

Service for Sri Lanka

Reverend Jacob Thevasahayampillai said the Sri Lankan attacks were very worrying.

"It's the first time something like this has happened to this scale," Reverend Jacob Thevasahayampillai says.

Yacht Club celebrates 50 years

Yachts on Lake Te Anau take part in the Marakura Yacht Club's 50th anniversary celebrations at the weekend.

Fifty yachts took part in the Marakura Yacht Club's 50th anniversary celebrations in Te Anau.

Camp service improves

Some TripAdvisor members rated the Gore Motor Camp as 'poor'.

A former Gore campground operator who had insulted reviewers that berated his service seems to have won over his customers.

Vehicle related to burglary sought

The damage at Jamies Jewellers in Queenstown following a burglary.

Police are searching for a grey Toyota after a Queenstown jewellery store burglary.

Centenary requires fill regalia

Balclutha Pipe Band at the Otago Goldfields Cavalcade at host town Owakain 2018.

The Balclutha Pipe Band members enjoy the sense of occassion that dressing in the full gear entails.

Karauria's hard work pays off

Pagan Karauria competes in woolhandling at the Golden Shears in Masterton earlier this year.

Woolhandler-shearer Pagan Karauria plans to have a less hectic lifestyle after competing at the world championships in France.

'We are going backwards'

Louies Cafe & Tapas bar owner Mana Davis believes the state of the Invercargill nightlife was the worst he has ever seen.

Louies owner Mana Davis believes Invercargill needs more smaller boutique bars to revive its nightlife.

ILT defying the odds

Invercargill Licensing Trust president Alan Dennis at the Don street demolition site where the ILT is spending all its ...

A former prime minister once labelled licensing trusts endangered species, yet 30 years on the ILT is taking on its biggest financial project.

Lots to do at Tartan Festival

Mathew Tancredi, of Invercargill, fine tunes his pipes before before competing at the Tartan Festival at Te Anau on Saturday.

The Tartan Festival was held for the sixth year in Te Anau on Saturday.

Murals in place for Anzac Day

President Jarrad Scott in front of murals honouring New Zealand servicemen and women on a wall of the Gore RSA..

Gore RSA president Jarrad Scott is delighted with eight murals on an external wall of the organisation.

Southland chases funding

NZ First MP Mark Patterson says Southland is in a good position to apply to the fund because of the Southland Regional ...

Southland has only received just over $14m from the $650m dished out nationally from the Provincial Growth Fund.

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