A group created after the 2011 earthquakes to liven up the Christchurch city centre held a workshop in Invercargill yesterday
Gap Filler is responsible for such projects as the Dance-O-Mat, a street-side giant arcade game that takes multiple people to play, and other interactive art installations.
And they're using their expertise to support Southlanders keen to bring similar projects to the region
A special welcome and "hand over" ceremony was held for the new principal at the Catlins Area School this week.
Opihi College deputy principal Kate Staniford was formally welcomed to the Catlins Area School in a ceremony intended to "pass her over" from one school to another.
The nearly 12 million dollar upgrade to Invercargill and Bluff's drinking water system is almost complete.
Work at the Branxholme Water Treatment Plant began in May 2016. Invercargill City Council water manager Alister Murray says once the upgrade's finished in the next few weeks, it will get rid of the 'earthy taste' in the city's water.
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 allegation has divided the party in the Clutha Southland electorate but Prime Minister Bill English says it is now 'time for everyone to move on'. Todd Barclay was was selected in December as National's Clutha Southland candidate for this year's election.
Tomorrow's Otago Daily Times carries more details.
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.