Protests were held across the country on Monday as the environmental activists Extinction Rebellion step up their call for action.
In Invercargill environmentalists took to the streets to raise awareness at the inaction from the Government and big business on climate change.
Hundreds of Southlanders rallied together for a 12-hour Netball-a-thon, at ILT Stadium Southland at the weekend.
The marathon series of games is a fundraiser for a promising young netballer, who's recovering from surgery for idiopathic scoliosis.
About 120 scooter riders dressed up as animals, aliens and magical creatures on Saturday for the Southern Scooter Challenge.
Starting at Bluff the goal was to get to Queenstown by mid-afternoon, raising funds for cancer and a local hospice in the process.
Frequent visitors to the Monkey Island camping area are worried there won't be enough room to pitch a tent this summer.
The Bailey family have been visiting the campsite for years, but the Southland District Council is now in the process of upgrading it and the family is concerned not enough grass area would be left to pitch a tent over Christmas.
A wearable arts event held in Invercargill on Tuesday consisting of a showcase themed around "forest and bird".
The event was hosted by Able Southern Family Support as a fun occasion for people with mental illness and their supporters.
History was made, on Sunday night, as Invercargill Airport became the country's first non-international, regional airport, to get a regular jet service.
The sold-out flight, from Auckland, touched down in the Deep South, just after 9:30pm on Sunday night, where the travellers were greeted by an enthusiastic crowd.
Airport general manager, Nigel Finnerty, said: "people had worked really hard, for the last two years, to make it happen."
The A-Three-Twenty service, is set to run five days a week, with the potential to air-freight over two tonnes of cargo.
This could mean perishable, and high-value freight, such as seafood, leaving Invercargill, at 6:00am, can be on plates, in the Viaduct Basin, by lunchtime.
A traveling Dutchman has finally completed the last leg of a '100,000km journey across the world, in an electric car.'
He arrived in Bluff on Friday, having left Amsterdam three years ago, to showcase the advantages of sustainable mobility.
Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage announced recently Southland's Hump Ridge Track is set to get an injection of $5 million.
The announcement comes with the three day hike joining ten others across the country with the status of being a "Great Walk".
Burning beehives would have to be one of the most difficult things for a beekeeper to do - it's also an experience, increasing number of Southland apiarists will have to face.
The hives are being burned to stop the spreading of destructive bee-killing disease American Foulbrood.
And one Southland beekeeper says ignorance is a major contributor to the disease being spread.
A cacaphony of bird calls and chirps could be heard at this weekend's Southland Bird Club's 57th annual show.
More than 400 birds were on display, with members of the public invited to view different kinds of canaries, finches, budgies and cockatiels.
A new fire station in Southland has been built to withstand a magnitude eight earthquake and is believed to be a New Zealand first.
Thornbury volunteer fire brigade was selected for the new prototype which Fire and Emergency New Zealand say will eventually replace other stations around the country.
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.