Police in Eastern Southland and Invercargill are armed as they hunt for 24-year-old Hori Gemmell, who they allege stole a police car and two guns in Gore last night.
Southern District Commander Superintendent Paul Basham, spoke to media in Gore this morning about the dramatic incident.
Some of the best ploughing exponents in the south pitted their skills against each other at the Upper Clutha Ploughing Championships at Hawea Flat over the weekend.
And with the continued success of the event, organisers now have their eyes set on a much bigger prize.
Southland welcomes a new downhill cycle-track.
The 'Pump track,' at Mataura, aims to give riders the challenge of cycling, without pedalling.
It's all part of a new redevelopment in the Southland township, aiming to attract more visitors.
A farming couple in Clinton are encouraging farmers to consider adding goats to their stock to generate extra income.
Families and friends hit the streets of Gore over the weekend for the annual Santa Parade and Christmas in the Park.
An eager crowd edged its way into the street hoping for a first glance of the beginning of the parade.
It was led by a pipe band, before around forty five floats made their way along Main street.
A local scouting troop sauntered amongst the vehicles handing out sweets to people.
Each entrant was being judged in a friendly competition, with the best overall float and public choice award going to Elsie Street Kindergarten...
Guests from around the globe have attended the opening of the $240 million Mataura Valley Milk plant near Gore.
Funded by Chinese investment, the new factory employs almost 80 staff from around the area and is set to be a major economic boost for the region.
Wyndham community members were on hand with cake and flowers to celebrate the 20th birthday of the Wyndham and Districts Community Rest Home on Saturday.
More than 90 people attended the celebrations including deputy mayor Paul Duffy, and past and present members of the rest home board.
Around three hundred and fifty marchers descended on Gore for the annual celebration of South Island Leisure Marching over the weekend.
This year's event marks 25 years of South Island leisure marchers, getting together to showcase their moves.
Wydnham school pupils have been given the chance to venture outside the classroom and learn about sustainable behaviour.
They've joined forces with staff from Fonterra's Edendale plant, as part of the nationwide Keep New Zealand Beautiful camapaign.
A group of Gore women donned traditional attire over the weekend to commemorate 125 years of women being able to vote in New Zealand.
Well over a hundred people packed into the Gore RSA to enjoy poems, reenactments, songs and information about women's suffrage.