Hyperactive, but adorable

Clutha mayor Bryan Cadogan and his best canine friend Maggie.

Meet Maggie, the Clutha mayor's best canine friend.

Lonely bouquet flower giveaway

Central Southland Floral Art Club president Paula Wilson, left, and club member Judy Gill are making up bouquets of ...

If you happen to be walking around central Southland on Tuesday you might be lucky enough to stumble across a bouquet of abandoned flowers.

Latest from softball


The latest news from the weekend's softball played at Surrey Park, Invercargill.

Crash victim named

Police have named the person who in a head-on collision, near Gore, on Friday.

Police have named the victim of a head-on crash near Gore on Friday.

Lessons in rehabilitating land

Catlins artist Fergus Sutherland painting the district's history.

Sutherland: The lake tip was closed but people continued to use it to dump rubbish; that's what you did with estuaries in those days, so we have made some advances.

11-year-old crashes stolen car

An 11-year-old crashed this Volkswagon on Kenmure Rd, Dunedin.

Police dog unit couldn't track boy after he stole a car, crashed into parked cars and then fled on foot.

Road between Te Anau and Mossburn closed

The road between Te Anau and Lumsden has closed after a tree has fallen and blocked both lanes.

The road between Te Anau and Mossburn was closed after a tree fell and blocked both lanes.

Gore course holds debut event

Lauren Enright on Keepsake clearing the water jump feature at the new cross country course at Gore on Sunday.

Eventing Southland and Gore Pony Club team up to produce Gore cross country course.

Hawke Cup reign comes to end

Opener James Ng top-scored for Southland with 87 in its Hawke Cup fixture against Nelson at Quuenspark in Invercargill.

Spirited Southland effort not enough as Nelson takes Hawke Cup home with them.

Critical injuries from bike fall

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A mountain bike rider has fallen heavily on a four-wheel-drive road near Cromwell.

Orepuki Lad wins Invercargill Cup

Winner Orepuki Lad leads from The Gordonian in the early stages of the Invercargill Cup on Saturday. The Gordonian ...

For the second time Graham and Michael Eade have won the Dunedin and Invercargill Cups in the same year.

Winton's toughest two minutes in sport

Fire Fighter John Kurt Burnett, of Mossburn, competes in the Winton Fire Brigade Southern Challenge on Saturday.

"Its a bit more than the average drill. It's everything crammed into three minutes."

Changing with the times

Southland A&P Association president Paula Bell, middle, with the organisation's  youth ambassador, Nicole Sharp, left, ...

 Encouraging more organisations to display their goods and services at the Invercargill show is a key part of the Southland A&P Association's strategic plan.

Police seek sightings of boy before he died

WorkSafe, police and Gore District Council staff at the entrance to the wastewater plant where three-year-old Lachlan ...

Gore police are appealing for sightings of a young boy before he drowned in the Gore District Council's wastewater treatment plant last month.

Spinner claws Nelson back

Southland opener bowler Jason Osborne sends down a delivery in the Hawke Cup fixture against Nelson at Queens Park in ...

Big Saturday looming for Southland as it tries to defend the Hawke Cup against Nelson.

Speed limits 'unenforceable'

Many speed limits around Queenstown and Wanaka have been found to be unenforceable. (File photo)

Fines dished out over eight years will be torn up after a Queenstown council speed zone botch up.

Invercargill man defends his work

Donald McLean says having his vehicle inspection licence revoked has put an end to his business.

Donald McLean plans to close his after the NZ Transport Agency revoked his licence to issue warrants of fitness.

Traps to help natives video

Forest Hill Foundation Trust members, from left, Ralph Hamilton, and Ken White, with Sam Gibson, of Goodnature, ...

Volunteers helped to provide protection for a 500-hectare block of native forest in Southland.

SIT battle: Falling in love with Invercargill

Invercargill City Council deputy mayor Rebecca Amundsen.

Deputy mayor Rebecca Amundsen says the SIT attracts people to Invercargill and she falls into that bracket.

SIT battle: Auckland to Invercargill, no regrets

Photographer and filmmaker James Jubb credits SIT for where he is now.

"Putting it bluntly, if it wasn't for SIT I wouldn't be where I am now."

SIT battle: Why Southlanders should care

Southern Institute of Technology chief executive Penny Simmonds.

From 1100 students and declining to a success story, the important role SIT plays in Southland.

Invercargill councillor back in court

Invercargill City Councillor Karen Arnold during the three-week trial.

Karen Arnold was served bankruptcy notices after a failed bid to sue Invercargill's mayor and a media company.

Man almost loses arm in X-ray machine

The X-ray machine where a worker almost lost his arm at Dunedin Hospital.

A builder was helping remove an X-ray machine when a rope was cut and his arm was crushed by a plate.

12-year-old girl assaulted

Police are yet to identify a man who approached 12-year-old girl and assaulted her while she was walking to school in Invercargill.

Tawaki tracking halted as the penguins already moulted

A Fiordland Tawaki penguin nesting on the West Coast after a grueling extending foraging period of many thousand of ...

"They could travel a considerable distance this year but of course, we won't know if we can't track them."

Man denied parole

Police staff at the Riverton home where a three-month-old Honour Ashworth was injured in 2014.

A Southland man who was jailed for the manslaughter of an infant has been denied parole.

One dead in crash

Emergency services are at the scene of a head-on crash near Gore in Southland.

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash near Gore in Southland.

Possum invasion sparks police call-out

A possum sparked a police call-out in Dunedin in the early hours of Friday. (File photo)

A furry intruder prompted an early morning police call-out – but is now playing possum.

SIT's unplanned cricketing success story video

Southland Hawke Cup cricketers, from left, Harsh Visavadiya, Venkat Kotte, and Amarpreet Singh.

"We live in a very isolated and small part of the world. [The Indian players] have broken down a lot of stereo-types.''

Council to support housing group

Southland District Council is working to support the Southland Housing Action Forum as the district grapples with a ...

If SDC does not get involved with solving the housing crisis, the region could miss out on population growth.

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