It's time to batten down the hatches and get out the hot chocolate.
A welfare centre has been set up for people displaced by the blaze.
"I got a hell of a shock, he couldn't even open the bloody thing" - Mum.
The 130 hectare Invercargill blaze was only 400m from the smelter.
Is it an acceptable method of euthanasia for dogs?
New Zealand's southernmost city hit 32.3degC, beating a 90-year record.
Invercargill, Alexandra, and Gore are expected to top 30degC on Sunday.
Fire crews have responded to a fire that broke out in an Invercargill hotel's basement.
Two areas will escape clouds and rain for sunshine on Wednesday.
Aalyah and Bailey wanted to make sure other children had a happy Christmas.
Benjamin McLean shot his wife dead, then tried - and failed - to kill her new partner.
He pleaded guilty to murdering his wife and the attempted murder of Garry Duggan.
They also removed three more kittens from the house of one of the offenders.
When video of an abused kitten began circulating, the response was just as sickening.
Paw Justice is calling for those responsible to be identified.
You might have patted yourself on the back, but have you done it with 251 other people?
"If you're a student in Invercargill, you'll be sitting pretty next year."
An Invercargill man has suffered moderate burns after falling into a burn-off he was trying to control.