Southland school teachers have gathered in Invercargill to discuss upcoming negotiations with the government about the Secondary Schools Collective Agreement.
Over 400 teachers attended the Post-Primary Teachers Association meeting to voice their opinions on what needs to change.
The next generation of country music singers stole the show at the New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards at the weekend.
A new section added to the competition this year, New Country, saw the youngsters put their own spin on the genre.
A Southland farmer says he would be in a better position if his cattle actually were infected with Mycoplasma bovis.
Ngai Tahu has cancelled its contract with John Young, who says he's now staring down the barrel of extreme financial hardship.
The New Zealand Transport Agency is urging Southland drivers to take extra precautions after a series of accidents today.
The region has seen the first of its winter frosts this week, and icy roads are already causing havoc.
Following an incident on Anzac Day, fire crews discovered that, while smoke alarms had been installed, their long-life batteries had not been activated.
Southland and Otago farmers left with crops of toxic swedes must use higher proportions of baleage to mitigate the situation.
“Human error” led to over 500 farmers growing the wrong crop, but seed wholesaler PGG Wrightson have told them to make the best of a bad situation.
The decision to close the Southland Museum and Art Gallery has come as a surprise to both museum staff and the Invercargill public.
South Today reporter Sharon Reece caught up with visitors to the museum today to hear their thoughts on the decision.
PGG Wrightson announced on Friday that they will be offering compensation to farmers who planted toxic swedes.
This comes a month after farmers discovered they have once again been supplied seeds of swedes that were linked, back in 2014, as poisoning hundreds of cattle.