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A total fire ban has been issued across Southland, beginning on Monday.

Total fire ban issued for Southland

It comes in the wake of record heat.


Stewart Island works to plan for the future

The island is facing an ageing and declining population.

H&J Smith, Invercargill.

Southland's H&J Smith department store target of 'fake news' video

The video, claiming to be from Fox News, is doing the rounds on social media.


Pest seaweed's spread puts coral at risk

Asian seaweed could destroy marine life, including red coral.

Invercargill sisters Bailey (left) and Aalyah with the presents they donated to Southland Hospital.

'Humble' Invercargill sisters' incredible surprise for hospital kids

Aalyah and Bailey wanted to make sure other children had a happy Christmas.

Ben McLean.

Ex-cop and killer Ben McLean to be sentenced

He pleaded guilty to murdering his wife and the attempted murder of Garry Duggan.

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.