Southland Girls' High School students are getting to know what Invercargill has to offer them - and what they have to offer Invercargill.
It's the Year Sevens' Community Break -Out Week where they are making the most of their outside the classroom learning.
The Southern District Health Board has reportedly apologised to the family of a patient who died after information on a mass on her lung went missing.
A report by the Health and Disability Commissioner said the woman went to a Southern DHB hospital emergency department with a cough and chest tightness, and was given a chest x-ray.
Five days later a radiologist's report noted a significant nodule on the lung but the information was lost when a staff member went on leave. The woman was admitted to hospital 20 months later but died a short time after.
Information released by police to the Otago Daily Times shows National Member of Parliament Todd Barclay refused to co-operate with detectives investigating allegations he secretly recorded his electorate office staff.
According to the Police Barclay did not return phone messages from a detective on the inquiry and had a lawyer contact police to say he would not be making a statement. Barclay has responded by saying Parliamentary Services were the legal employer of support staff, and it was his right not to make a statement.
The group representing Southland at the Trustpower National Community Awards has been announced.
Koha Kai helps disabled adults get experience in cooking and growing food, and the project leader says it is humbling to get this recognition.
Westport woman Leanne Ryall left her Domett St home Friday morning and hasn't been seen since.
50 year old Ryall is described as five foot, three inches tall, of solid build, with short, wavy, red/brown hair.
She was last seen around 9am on Friday morning walking near the intersection of Derby and Cobden Street, a few blocks from her Domett St home.
Police believe Ryall is still in the Westport area but are not ruling out the possibility that she has travelled further afield.
Hundreds of people have made their way to Invercargill to take part in competitive team marching.
The New Zealand National Marching Championships have kicked off today and the organisers say the spectators will be in for a treat.
Large amounts of toxic algae has been found at two Southland swimming sites.
Environment Southland says people and animals should avoid two waterways in the Te Anau area - the Hamilton Burn around Affleck Road, and the Upukerora River near the Te Anau to Milford Road.