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