Monday, April 29, 2019

Toddlers, octogenarians, and all ages in between, converged on Invercargill at the weekend, to see the creative Lego displays, of the fifth-annual Southland Brick-Show.

There were queues outside Stadium Southland, as the show opened, with many eager to see displays by members of the Lego Users Group South.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Investigators have made their way to Invercargill to interview the three men who survived a helicopter crash in the Southern Ocean.

The interviews will start an investigation which may include an attempt to raise the helicopter from the ocean.

Meanwhile, pilot Andrew Hefford has been discharged from Southland Hospital and is on his way home.


Monday, April 8, 2019

The chips were flying as the South Otago Town and Country Club hosted a timbersports demonstration over the weekend.

Current and future wood cutting champions showcased their talents as spectators dined and relaxed in the sun.


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Southern breeders are sending Limousin cattle to the annual bull trials, in Dunsandel.

The Limousin breed of cattle are known for having a high feed-conversion efficiency rate.


Monday, March 11, 2019

A man has been rescued following frantic efforts to demolish a chimney which collapsed on his arm in Invercargill this morning.

The incident has left him with serious injuries.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Oyster fans can celebrate because the Bluff oyster season is officially under way.

Wild weather in Foveaux Strait delayed the opening of the season last week, but good weather over the weekend allowed for oyster dredging.


Monday, March 4, 2019

Education Minister Chris Hipkins's proposed shake up of the polytechnic sector appears to be frightening southern institutions.

The Minister was heckled as he addressed a meeting at Invercargill's Southern Institute of Technology on Friday.


Thursday, February 14, 2019

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


Wednesday, February 13, 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, February 5, 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, January 28, 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, January 23, 2019

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


Thursday, December 6, 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, December 3, 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, November 29, 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.

Owen chose to start in Riverton because of his own connections to the area, and says South Sea Spray is set to reach all corners of the region.

The artists are looking at painting Invercargill and Bluff in the next couple of years, and say the work in Riverton is the start of something big.

An open day is set to be held on Saturday for the public to watch the artists collaborate on a single mural.