The hospital was the dying wish of Blair Vining.
The event in Invercargill is a chance to 'bring town and country together", says Federated Farmers.
Heavy rain has caused rural road flooding and in towns.
Two have sustained serious injuries.
Environmentalists say winter grazing is an environmental and animal welfare issue.
Dale Watene's body was found in a forest after he went missing for over a month.
Two people have been taken to hospital following a large blaze in Southland.
"It won't be long until we can start helping the people of Otago and Southland."
A rat has claimed the life of one of Invercargill's star tuataras.