Thursday 14th February, 2019

On Tuesday University of Otago student Hannah Morgan became the eighth person to swim across Foveaux Strait.


Wednesday 13th February, 2019

Fighting off sea-sickness, University of Otago student Hannah Morgan slogged it out yesterday, swimming across Foveaux Strait to raise awareness about mental health.


Tuesday 05th February, 2019

When Russell Crowe decided to auction off a variety of his personal belongings to help fund his divorce, few would guess it would lead to Invercargill hosting some of the most iconic items in the history of New Zealand cricket.


Monday 28th January, 2019

An Invercargill artist has finally completed a giant mural on the side of a hotel in the town's CBD.

The unveiling was the first time he's seen the work in its entirety after labouring on it under the confines of covered scaffolding.


Wednesday 23rd January, 2019

A group of Southland shearers are hoping to better a 2011 record of shearing over 2200 lambs.


Thursday 06th December, 2018

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in Southland today for the first time since taking office.

She has officially reopened a fourth potline at New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter at Tiwai Point this morning.


Monday 03rd December, 2018

Hikers in Fiordland are set to get the chance to tramp across a piece of history again, with the Percy Burn Viaduct now officially reopened.

More than fifty guests were flown to the remote landmark in the Southern Fiordland World Heritage Area on Friday to celebrate the occasion.


Thursday 29th November, 2018

A group of street artists from as far away as Auckland are in Riverton this week to create a series of large murals.

Eight New Zealand artists are painting areas of the town for the South Sea Spray Riverton permanent exhibition.

Southland artist Danny Owen says murals are slowly becoming more popular in major cities throughout the country, and creating eight massive murals in the space of a few days is spreading vibrancy in one hit.

He says while each artist has their own narrative as to what they create, the murals will compliment the town's seaside vibe.


Monday 26th November, 2018

The two pods are stranded at the southern end of Mason Bay, approximately two kilometres apart.

Doc say half of the whales have had to be euthanised due to their condition, and the remote area they were found.

The other half had already died.

They say the likelihood of being able to successfully re-float the remaining whales was extremely low, so the most humane thing to do was to euthanise.

Doc has notified local Ngai Tahu iwi and they're working together on next steps.


Wednesday 21st November, 2018

Children were schooled in a violence-free lifestyle today as the South Island White Ribbon Ride made its way to Invercargill.

The annual motorbike ride both raises awareness and tackles the issue of domestic violence.