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The Alpine Fault ruptures roughly every 300 years.

Simulation shows widespread damage if Alpine Fault ruptures

The fault line is expected to rupture within our lifetime.


Other parts of NZ need to respect Auckland - Mark Richardson

"We're the caboose that runs the train."

Southland house completely destroyed in fire

Investigators are working to determine whether the blaze is suspicious.


One dead in Edendale crash

The fatal accident happened near the intersection of Homestead Rd and Hilda Rd.

Police had already arrested seven other people over the death.

Mystery deepens over Invercargill man's murder

Jack McAllister died after an attack outside Stadium Southland.

The incident took place in Waikaia, Southland around 9.15 on Thursday night.

Man armed with knife demands access to gun case

Southland police are investigating the incident.


Water supply low in Southland

Environment Southland is keeping a close eye on its drying-up water supply.

Brandon Richmond was spearfishing when he captured the moment the curious sea lions approach him.

Incredible footage shows man's Catlins sea lion encounter

'Could have spent hours out there with these beautiful creatures, feeling blessed.'

The man says it is "absolutely wrong" his daughter had to find a teacher to unlock the toilet for her.

Father furious daughter had to get a teacher to unlock a school toilet

Her dad says she escaped a "nasty accident".

A 20-year-old man has had surgery in Southland Hospital and is being flown to Dunedin Hospital after being run over early this morning.

Southland man in critical condition after being run over by van

It happened just before 4am on the Winton Hedgehope Highway, north of Norman Road.

Wellington, Kaiti, Wairarapa and Taranaki are in for a drenching on Thursday.

Cold front moves north after soaking parts of Southland

Wellington, Kapiti, Wairarapa and Taranaki could see heavy rain.

The NZ College of Midwives says the country needs places like Lumsden Maternity Centre.

Midwives fight closure of Southland birthing unit

The NZ College of Midwives says the country needs places like Lumsden Maternity Centre.


Anger over maternity unit's closure

Women will be forced to give birth on the side of the road, a midwife has claimed.

The waste is no longer owned by the smelter.

25,000 tonnes of toxic waste abandoned in Southland

Residents say it's giving them serious health problems.


Cattle disease found on another Southland farm

Mycoplasma bovis has now been found on 24 farms across New Zealand.

Another two properties have been confirmed to have the disease.

Two more properties confirmed with cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis

A farm in Southland and Waitaki are now confirmed to have the disease.

The Department of Conservation estimate there are 250 breeding pairs of the penguins, or hoiho, as their breeding season comes to an end.

Yellow-eyed penguins mysteriously dying

Breeding pairs of yellow-eyed penguins are down from previous years on the Otago/Southland coast and unexplained deaths are at the root of the cause.

More people may also have been injured, police say.

One seriously hurt in South Otago crash

At least one person is thought to be seriously injured in a two-car crash in South Otago with emergency helicopters at the scene, police say.

A section of the Pyramid Bridge is floating down the Mataura River after being washed away by flood waters.

Southland bridge taken out by floodwaters, rural water supply cut off

People warned to stay away from the Mataura River.


Southland, parts of Otago all in drought

The Government has pledged $130,000 in support.