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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."


English can't rule out Barclay tape's destruction

"I don't know. I can't know. I don't know," he told Duncan Garner.

Police are urging care and asking drivers to slow down.

Crashes in icy Southland prompt warning

Police are urging care on Southland's icy and foggy roads following a series of crashes.

Todd Barclay won't stand in this year's election.

Resign now, former staffer tells Todd Barclay

The soon-to-be-former MP secretly recorded her - and she wants him to resign, now.

Todd Barclay is stepping down over the recording scandal, and the Prime Minister continues to be questioned about what his involvement was.

Live updates: A cover up and failure of leadership - Little

The Labour leader and Winston Peters are fired up over the recording scandal.

Matarua, Police

Police ask for public's help in Mataura stabbing

They say the suspect was wearing a grey hoodie and dark pants.