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

Claws out over proposed Southland cat ban

Once a cat dies the owner will not be allowed another one - but many locals are opposed.

police car

Teens arrested after criminal joyride across Southland

They eluded capture a number of times, but couldn't escape police forever.


Police search for man who attacked 12yo girl in Invercargill

The girl was walking down Iona St at 8am on Monday when she was attacked.

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)

Four-year-old Southland boy found dead in water

Emergency services tried to resuscitate him but were unsuccessful.


Revealed: Southland wetlands are vanishing

Forest & Bird are calling for better protection of the vital ecosystems.

House prices around the country are on the way up.

Average house prices reach all-time national high

Eight regions soared to their highest average asking prices ever.

The Cancer Society says the Government needs to prioritise cancer treatment planning.

Terminally ill man's message to Health Minister: You're failing us

"You have failed me and my children."


Search for missing Southland fishermen pulled back

4m swells have meant only a helicopter and land search can continue.

Slope Point.

Search resumes for missing fisherman at Slope Point

The pair disappeared from Slope Point Rd just after 4pm on Sunday.


Terminally ill father's last rugby game features All Blacks

Much of the Winton community packed into the rugby park for the game.

The Waikaia River, Southland.

Southland swimming hole closed due to soiled nappies left on bank

Locals have expressed their support for the farmer.

Winton Tuhakaraina

Kiwi cyclist dies in Melbourne after Christmas alone and unidentified in hospital

Police struggled to find out his identity.

Watch: The devastation of the road toll through the eyes of first responders.

Five injured in Southland crash

St John says one person has been flown to Dunedin hospital.

The Provincial Growth Fund has come under fire from the National Party.

Funding boost set to transform Invercargill CBD

It's part of an almost $2 million Provincial Growth Fund grant for Southland.

A helicopter with a monsoon bucket fighting the fire.

Balclutha landfill on fire

Nearby residents have been advised to close their windows to keep smoke out.

Air New Zealand has announced it will begin trialling direct flights between Auckland and Invercargill next year.

Southlanders excited about new Auckland route

It's hoped the country's longest domestic flight will do wonders for the southern economy.


Mum killed, husband and kids injured in Invercargill crash

A horrific collision wounded multiple people and killed 37-year-old Emma Joyce Bagley.

Sewage in Middlemarch on Tuesday.

Raw sewage flows through Middlemarch after deluge

"We can't even reach our front door."

The Tairei River at Outram on Tuesday.

Motorists warned to delay travel as severe weather worsens

Heavy rain and snow is expected to continue to batter Otago and Southland on Tuesday.


Rabbits burrowing into graves at Invercargill cemetery

The council plans to shoot the rampant bunnies.