Scientists hope to find the answers to South Dunedin's geological history and discover clues to its future by looking deep beneath a local sports field.
A joint drilling programme between the Otago Regional Council and GNS Science has begun, which scientists hope will provide a better understanding of what sediment lies beneath coastal Dunedin.
Toddlers, octogenarians, and all ages in between, converged on Invercargill at the weekend, to see the creative Lego displays, of the fifth-annual Southland Brick-Show.
There were queues outside Stadium Southland, as the show opened, with many eager to see displays by members of the Lego Users Group South.
Investigators have made their way to Invercargill to interview the three men who survived a helicopter crash in the Southern Ocean.
The interviews will start an investigation which may include an attempt to raise the helicopter from the ocean.
Meanwhile, pilot Andrew Hefford has been discharged from Southland Hospital and is on his way home.