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A Wanaka-based company is launching a modular building system which will allow houses to be constructed in under a week.

The area of Hororata, just west of Christchurch, was bustling with thousands of visitors on Saturday attending the annual Hororata Highland Games.

The latest work from Dunedin film maker and musician, Bill Morris, has been picked to be shown at a prestigious film festival.

Residents of a house in the Dunedin suburb of Halfway Bush were able to get out of their burning home safely, thanks to smoke alarms operating.

Firefighters were back at work in Lammerlaw ranges near Middlemarch on Tuesday.

Dunedin

  • Armistice Day was commemorated throughout Otago, Southland and Canterbury today.

    Gathering took place in towns such as Ashburton, Oamaru and even the tiny township of Otama just north of Gore.

  • A 67-year-old batting record by cricket legend Bert Sutcliffe has been smashed, thanks to two Otago Volts' players in Dunedin on Saturday.

    Playing against Northern Districts, Otago batsmen Nathan Smith and Michael Rippon set an Otago first-class seventh-wicket record for the province with a stand of 190 runs.

  • The signing of the Armistice was commemorated today, 101 years since it concluded the first world war.

    Events were held around the country, including in many southern centres.

  • A seabird has won Forest and Bird's bird of the competition for the first time.

    Team Hoiho put together a solid campaign enlisting the help of Dunedin mayors as well as researchers who study the endangered bird.

  • Fire fighters attending a blaze near Middlemarch over the weekend have described the racing scrub and tussock fire as one of the fastest they'd ever seen.

    Starting on Saturday morning, the blaze eventually covered nearly five thousand hectares and has seriously compromised Dunedin's main water supply.

  • Thousands of beer lovers are converging on Forsyth Barr Stadium for the seventh annual Dunedin Craft Beer and Food festival.

    Following the success of last year's sold-out event, the Otago University Students Association has added a Friday session for the first time.

Invercargill

  • As spring brings warmer weather to the South, swarms of bees are being reported around the region.

    Southland Bee Society member Geoff Scott says he's been called out several times already, to pick up swarms of honey bees and their queens searching for a new place to form a colony.

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    The leaders of the Southland region are planning to launch a campaign to avoid the closure of Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter.

    Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt, Deputy Mayor Toni Biddle, and Southland Chamber Commerce President Neil McAra, met up recently to prepare a strategy for what they say will save the country.

  • Both adults and children got to enjoy the Southland Society of Model Engineers's annual train event in Invercargill over Labour Weekend.

    The 'Great Little Train Show' gathered rail enthusiasts, families and children at Surrey Park, to experience model trains on all scales.

  • Thousands of people are expected to turn up for a tulip farm open day this Labour Weekend.

    100 hectares covered with more than 30 varieties of vibrant and colourful tulips are set to be available for viewing at the Triflor tulip farm in Edendale on Monday.

  • Thornbury School pupils and the wider community turned out for a pet day in Southland on Monday.

    With an emphasis on rural pets the event helped teach the children how to look after animals.

  • Thousands of people attended the 2019 Diwali Festival of Lights in Invercargill on Saturday.

    Hosted by the Indian community, the event was held at the ILT Stadium Southland for its second year.