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Residents in Te Anau, Ohai, Manaporui, Mossburn, Nightcaps and Tuatapere have all reported snow falling on Wednesday.

Winter wonderland: Heavy snow blankets Southland

The wintry blast is now making its way up the country.

Snow in Queenstown last month.

Wintry blast to hit NZ, snow predicted for South Island

Get the winter jackets back out.

The sun shines bright in the daytime in summer. Blue sky and clouds.

Balmy weather marks the start of daylight saving

"A lot of Aotearoa is looking good."

The Government announced a plastic bag ban in August.

South Island Countdowns rid single-use plastic bags

Since the start of the phase-out in May, 22.5 million bags have been removed.


Stewart Islanders surprised by plan to triple tourist levy

Mayor Gary Tong believes it is the best option to pay for much-needed upgrades.

The NZ College of Midwives says the country needs places like Lumsden Maternity Centre.

Petition to save maternity unit presented in Parliament

The fight to save a Southland maternity centre is gaining momentum.


Southland 'Lambulance' a hit for sick lambs

A Kiwi farmer invents a fun way to transport lost and ill lambs.


Southland police chase accused to appear in court

At the end of the chase he locked himself in the bathroom for 40 minutes.

Taringatura Forest

Fatal microlight crash in Southland

The pilot's body was found in the wreckage at Taringatura Forest.

Watch: A report on residents' reaction to the cat ban in Omaui.

Southland man admits to killing 170 cats

Their bodies are buried in his veggie garden.

The ruling constitutes shark cage diving as "hunting or killing", making it an offence.

Shark cage diving ruling major victory for pāua diving community

The ruling constitutes shark cage diving as "hunting or killing".

NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll appeared on The AM Show to say NZ has had a "mild winter".

Southerly storm brings snow to low levels

Ski fields are expecting up to 80cm of snow on Monday.

MetService has issued a weather watch for significant amounts of snow in north Otago and south Canterbury.

Winter not over just yet

The snowy season could be overstaying its welcome for South Island farmers.

Omaui residents soon won't be allowed any new moggies.

'I feel hoodwinked': Southland's 'absolute shock' over cat ban

Omaui residents soon won't be allowed any new moggies.

Duncan Garner has called for an end to keeping cats as pets.

Environment Southland proposes new cat ban

The new rules will help save native birds, they say.

View from the Gertrude Saddle.

Tourist's death could have been avoided by DoC

Anne-Marie Scaglione-Genet died after falling down a waterfall in Fiordland.

What things are more likely to happen than winning the Lotto?

Invercargill man thanks his 'lucky' black cat for $1m Lotto win

"I've just recently adopted him and it struck me just how much good luck I've had since then."


High school prank ends with student hit by a car

It began with eggs and rocks being thrown at a vehicle.


Stormy weather raises avalanche risk in South Island

Those heading outdoors are urged to check the forecast.

Anthony Miles Tamaiti Watkins, 24 is wanted in connection to the shooting of a 52-year-old man in Invercargill on Saturday.

Warrant for arrest for man in relation to Invercargill shooting

Anthony Miles Tamaiti Watkins is described as 'unpredictable'.