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Prince Harry gives Conrad Smith a pat on the back for winning the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Invercargill's latest shot at world record glory

You might have patted yourself on the back, but have you done it with 251 other people?

The 2013 New Zealand drought was devastating for livestock.

Farmers warned to brace for hot, dry summer

A warm summer's day comes at a cost.


Dangerous campervan driving 'accident waiting to happen'

The vehicle was filmed driving on the wrong side of the road in Southland.

Jacinda Ardern says she won't push for a law change despite Todd Barclay's spend-up.

Barclay's holiday won't result in law change - Ardern

She has no plans to tighten up MPs' perks, despite Todd Barclay's paid summer holiday in Europe.

A portion of the video Ms Ganaha showed her class.

Southland teacher struck off after showing masturbation video to class

She also texted male students and invited them to her house.


The South Island town overrun by rabbits

Thousands of baby wild rabbits are taking over Moeraki.


Uncertain future for Kingston Flyer vintage steam train

The train has recently fallen into disrepair and is about to change hands.


Southland fire crews battling out-of-control burn-off

More than 1000 hectares of land has been burned near Te Anau, and some businesses affected.


Hoodie-wearing youths hit Gore dairy

Three young men wearing balaclavas and hoodies escaped after the violent robbery attempt.

The driver started the chase but didn't go too fast or too furious.

Is this NZ's slowest police pursuit?

The driver started the chase but didn't go too fast or too furious.

Todd Barclay and Bill English.

'I don't have to tell you' about Dickson texts - English

The Prime Minister says he's answered "all the questions".

Police, Southland

Three arrests after Southland goat killing

The men shot the goat from a ute.

Mr Barclay's only been seen publicly a few times since he resigned, despite still being on Parliament's payroll.

Todd Barclay continues to duck questions from media

He repeatedly said he has nothing further to add.

Weather, South Island

Quick winter lashing set for the South Island

There will be many nippy nights ahead.


'Wow, you're lost!': Farmer rescues stranded seal pup from paddock

He couldn't believe his eyes when he saw a baby seal wandering the field.


Todd Barclay proves he's been hard at work

The disgraced MP has kept a low profile since his resignation.

Watch the video to see Mr English answer questions from media when the scandal broke in June.

Where's Todd Barclay? MP accused of going MIA

Despite a lack of public appearances, Barclay's still collecting his $3000-a-week salary.

Garston covered in snow.

Snow blankets southern NZ

Ice and snow also covered state highways.

Todd Barclay won't stand for re-election.

Hunt on for Todd Barclay's replacement

Nominations are opening to be National's new candidate for the Clutha-Southland electorate.

Southland, Goat

Pet goat killed by illegal hunters in Southland

Police described the incident as "extremely disturbing."