Southland school pupils have been running their own mock elections this month as part of the Electoral Commission Kids Voting programme.
Schools around the country were sent voting resources matching Levels 3 to 5 of the New Zealand Curriculum, to have a better understanding of the voting process.
Women from around the country celebrated 124 years of women having the right to vote on Tuesday - by doing just that.
A small group of people gathered in Invercargill's Wachner Place to celebrate the right by having their say.
A new three-week festival is coming to Invercargill, which is set to keep children entertained during the upcoming school holidays.
Venture Southland's Ice World New Zealand is bringing one last snap of winter chill to the city, while celebrating the arrival of Spring.
Next Tuesday marks the 124th anniversary of the Electoral Act becoming law, giving all New Zealand women the right to vote.
That momentous occasion was marked in Invercargill this morning, with a Suffrage Day breakfast for women of all ages.
Southlanders are now a little clearer about why Colombian refugees are heading their way.
A meeting in Invercargill last night was addressed by former Colombian citizens, as well as Southlanders preparing to welcome the first refugees next year.