On Tuesday University of Otago student Hannah Morgan became the eighth person to swim across Foveaux Strait.
Fighting off sea-sickness, University of Otago student Hannah Morgan slogged it out yesterday, swimming across Foveaux Strait to raise awareness about mental health.
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.
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.
A group of Southland shearers are hoping to better a 2011 record of shearing over 2200 lambs.
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.
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.
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.
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.