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Blair Vining's farewell was described as "the celebration of a Kiwi legend".

'You fought a great fight mate': Family and friends celebrate 'selfless hero' Blair Vining

Almost 1000 people have attended a service to pay tribute to the cancer campaigner.

The woman was given only a blanket and a bedpan.

'Humiliating and dehumanising': Teen was left in hospital naked overnight with no mattress

"It makes me immensely terrified of getting unwell again."

Watch: Blair and Melissa Vining's project to create charity hospital in Southland to begin

'Tireless' cancer campaigner Blair Vining has died

"To people up and down the country, Blair was an extraordinary man."

Brace for the warm, and then the cold.

'Rapid temperature drops' possible in chaotic holiday weather

A warm weekend will quickly be replaced by a cold blast.

Watch: Duncan Garner says we need to stop climate change grandstanding and cut emissions.

Southland's loss, Auckland's watery fate revealed in climate models

Auckland faces a wet future, while Southland becomes the new Auckland.

Stewart Island.

Seven rescued after boating incident off Stewart Island

They were all treated for hypothermia.

The plan to create the charity hospital is the project of Melissa and Blair Vining.

Project begins to create charity hospital in Southland

It's the work of cancer campaigners Blair and Melissa Vining.

The video was filmed on a Southland farm owned by NZ Super Fund.

Video shows 'inappropriate' handling of stock on NZ Super Fund-owned farm

"This is below the standard expected."

Listen: Environmentalist, Angus Robson talks to Rural Exchange about the issue of winter grazing.

'Change is required': Southland farming industry leaders develop 'action plan' for winter grazing

"We need to see good management practices."

Health Minister David Clark.

'No confidence': Authors of scathing report into colonoscopy procedures doubt Southern DHB

The Health Minister has agreed to step in.

Listen: Southland farmer Jason Herrick talks to Rural Exchange about the campaign against winter grazing.

Claims Southland farmers 'at breaking point' over anti-winter grazing campaign

"The bullying needs to stop."

Listen: Angus Robson talks to Rural Exchange about the issue of winter grazing.

Winter grazing: 'Anti-farmer' claims put to environmentalist

"You paint farmers in a very bad light."

It follows a high profile campaign against the practice of winter grazing.

Environmentalists 'intimidated and harassed' by Southland farmers over winter grazing

"They got rammed, they got followed and they got blockaded in the house."

The wild weather narrowly avoided farmers' peak lambing season.

'We want it to stop': South Island's severe weather leaves newborn stock vulnerable

"Had this happened in a few weeks, there may have been stock losses."

An abatement notice has been issued to ensure the farmer stops the runoff onto the property immediately.

Southland kindergarten force to close due to winter grazing runoff

"It is clear some farmers need to step up and improve their practice."

Watch: Snow causes havoc across the south.

'Biggest snowfall in 20 years': Weather causes havoc in South Island

Snow and ice forced the closure of a number of roads.

Watch: The South Island town of Gore on Sunday.

Watch: Drone footage captures Gore blanketed in snow

Southland was hit particularly hard by the wintry weather.

Kiwis have captured the best of their snowy Sunday.

Photo gallery: Kiwis embrace 'beautiful' South Island snow

South Island residents capture the best of their snowy Sunday.

Watch: Desperate times, desperate tenants in Tauranga housing shortfall.

Property prices: Regions hit record highs, Auckland lifts again

That's pushed the national average asking price up.

Many of the bison in the Yellowstone National Park aren't phased by tourists.

Bison encounter highlight of three-week USA exchange for Southland student

"It was the trip of a lifetime."