A Dunedin rest-home whose residents have been delighted by the arrival of three roosters is now appealing for a permanent abode for the gorgeous big birds.
The friendly fowl have even been immortalised at the Leslie Groves Hospital in Wakari, in the form of their foot prints embedded in a new concrete path.
Two passers-by helped a woman and her daughter to safety as fire consumed their restaurant in Kaikorai Valley Wednesday night.
The fire at the Satay Station restaurant in Kaikorai Valley Road, ripped through the two-storey building, leaving one woman with burns to her hands and the restaurant extensively damaged.
Burning beehives would have to be one of the most difficult things for a beekeeper to do - it's also an experience, increasing number of Southland apiarists will have to face.
The hives are being burned to stop the spreading of destructive bee-killing disease American Foulbrood.
And one Southland beekeeper says ignorance is a major contributor to the disease being spread.
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.