Invercargill locals didn’t quite make the cut for a new Guinness World Record yesterday.
Community group South Alive attempted to form the longest human chain of people patting each other on the back, but missed the record by about 70 people.
The Invercargill City Library hosted its annual Chatter Christmas Party today.
The weekly chatter group is made up of locals and immigrants who come together to improve communication skills and meet new people, and today they put on a show for library-goers.
The discovery of a potential rat dropping on the island Whenua Hou has sparked a full-scale incursion response by the Department of Conservation.
The island, 3km off the coast of Stewart Island, is home to the Kakapo Recovery Programme, and specialists say a rat could “wreak havoc” on the island.
Another children’s hospital has benefited from funds raised by the Countdown Kids’ Hospital Appeal.
Southland Hospital’s children’s ward received more than $80,000 on Thursday after 12 weeks of fundraising.
Southland is in the grips of its driest weather for twenty-seven years.
Paddocks are cracking in the sun, water is being trucked to dairy farms and farmers are concerned at forecasts of even more dry weather to come.
Sharon Reece reports.
Southland primary school pupils proved just how tough they are today at the Mitre 10 Mega Tough Kid event.
40 primary schools from around the region came to Invercargill’s Rugby Park to take part in the gruelling challenge.
A Southland organisation is helping with the launch of New Zealand’s first orbital space vehicle.
Venture Southland will be downloading important data from Rocket Lab’s Still Testing rocket when it launches later this month.