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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'.

The regional fuel tax has upped prices by an extra 11.5c per litre in Auckland.

South Islanders to Auckland: Quit whinging about the fuel tax

"Oh mate it's a little bloody ridiculous, innit?"

CARTERTON, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 07:  Police stand guard at the cordon near the accident site on January 7, 2012 in Carterton, New Zealand. Emergency services attended a hot air balloon crash that has killed 11 people in the early hours of Saturday near the Wairarapa plains town of Carterton. The balloon burst into flames and crashed killing all aboard.  (Photo by Marty Melville/Getty Images)

Fatal crash in Southland

One person died at the scene, another sustained minor injuries.

Schools and businesses have closed due to lack of water.

Winton water supply cut off after major leak

Schools and businesses have been forced to close.

Considering a move? Consider Invercargill

Why you should move to Invercargill

Newshub looks at the realities of upping sticks and leaving the big city. This week: Invercargill.

Oliver Beaumont was mauled by two Rottweiler's last Sunday.

Two rottweilers that attacked an autistic man put down

Oliver Beaumont suffered injuries to his arms and face.


Manhunt ends as wanted man is found hiding in river

Dog units, the AOS and a helicopter were searching Invercargill for him.

The attack occurred on Great North Rd.

Hero cop recalls savage Rottweiler attack on autistic man

He stepped in to risk life and limb as the victim was mauled.

The attack occurred on Great North Rd.

Autistic man stable after vicious Rottweiler attack

Two dogs have been caught, but their victim remains in hospital.

The attack occurred on Great North Rd.

Southland man hospitalised after vicious Rottweiler attack

One of the dogs is in council hands, but the other is still on the loose.

A cold snap has already forced the closure of schools and roads down south.

South Island warned 'dangerous' conditions are ahead

A cold snap has already forced the closure of schools and roads down south.

Central Southland School

School's beanie ban to stay during winter

One father is concerned the school won't change its mind "no matter how bad the weather gets".

The Alpine Fault ruptures roughly every 300 years.

Simulation shows widespread damage if Alpine Fault ruptures

The fault line is expected to rupture within our lifetime.


Other parts of NZ need to respect Auckland - Mark Richardson

"We're the caboose that runs the train."

Southland house completely destroyed in fire

Investigators are working to determine whether the blaze is suspicious.


One dead in Edendale crash

The fatal accident happened near the intersection of Homestead Rd and Hilda Rd.

Police had already arrested seven other people over the death.

Mystery deepens over Invercargill man's murder

Jack McAllister died after an attack outside Stadium Southland.