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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.