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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."

Watch: Why rent in New Zealand is on the rise

Tenants struggle as the demand for rental properties soars

The average rent price has been at an all-time high for three consecutive months.

Paul Cosgrove is a victim of what's known as 'postcode cancer'.

Southland man denied colonoscopy now dying of cancer

Paul Cosgrove is a victim of what's known as 'postcode cancer'.


Scathing report blasts Southern DHB bowel cancer care

The region has the highest rates of bowel cancer, but one of the lowest rates of colonoscopy procedures.

Watch: Shanes Jones said he's concerned by regional airports' underfunding.

Jones invests half-a-million to boost Auckland-Invercargill direct flights

Air New Zealand's longest regional flights are set to begin next month.

Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage says the Hump Ridge Track is truly spectacular.

Meet New Zealand's next 'Great Walk' winner

The selection came down to three finalists: Te Paki Coastal Track, Hump Ridge Track and Queen Charlotte Track.

Watch: Blair Vining talks about why he wants a national cancer agency.

'Thank you again for helping me ': Cancer care campaigner steps out of limelight

"I am going to focus on spending time with my three beautiful girls."

fire engine

Father and son escape Southland house blaze

Police are treating it as arson.

Watch: A woman who gave birth in the back of an ambulance calls for better maternity services.

Lumsden unequipped for latest birth outside hospital, midwife says

A woman didn't make it to Invercargill Hospital in time, and was forced to use the hub.

Lake Hauroko in Southland's Fiordland National Park.

Search for missing man in Lake Hauroko called off indefinitely

The body of a woman was found on June 1.

Watch: Blair Vining talked to Rural Exchange about why he wants a national cancer agency.

Petition for national cancer agency gathers steam

A Southland man with terminal cancer wants a fairer system for cancer treatment.