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John McKenzie

01:44
A winery in Argentina will soon take Black Ridge’s title.

Central Otago winery loses 'world's southernmost vineyard' title to Argentina

The new vineyard in Argentina is 33km south of current title holder Black Ridge.

00:54
Invercargill Mayor, Sir Tim Shadbolt, says the government needs to back off.

'Leave us alone' says Invercargill's SIT in face of polytechnic merger proposal

The Southern city fears they'll lose their appeal to students if lumped in with other education bodies.

01:44
The slaughter of thousands of cattle with the disease is taking its toll on farmers.

Effects of Mycoplasma bovis expected to linger in farming sector, even if disease is eradicated

Researchers will study the psychological impact the cattle cull has on farmers' livelihoods.

00:37
The piece stands at 33 metres high.

Massive new Invercargill mural believed to be largest in New Zealand

The mural is of Danny Owen's best friend's daughter, Mia.

01:43
Teams have come from all over the globe, vying for a spot in the world championships.

Naseby currently hosting largest curling event ever held on our shores

The tournament starts today, with the finals played next Wednesday.

01:51
With the estuary’s state rapidly declining, thoughts are turning to who’s responsible.

Fish and Game calling for action as algae degrades Invercargill Estuary

They organisation puts the decline down to intensive dairy farming.

Waikaia's new Switzer's Museum

Million-dollar museum opens doors in remote Southland town with population of 100

Waikaia opened up its new Switzer's Museum this afternoon.

00:26
It’s thought a passer-by pulled the man from the sea and administered CPR.

Man falls from horse at beach near Dunedin, suffers non-fatal drowning

It's thought CPR was given onsite before paramedics arrived.

American pop star Pink begins her seven-show New Zealand tour in Dunedin on Saturday, September 1.

Review: Pink rocked Dunedin, leaving South Island fans envious of Auckland's six gigs

Close to 40,000 fans attended the Dunedin show. Reporter John McKenzie was among them.

01:42
Four out of five whitebait species are under threat of extinction and environmentalists question commercial sales.

Whitebaiting season opening brings calls for delicacy to be protected

Four out of five whitebait species are under threat of extinction.

01:41
It’s a sight that will take you back to the eighties.

Southland couple brings back milkman tradition and it's what's in the bottle proving a hit

Farm Fresh South owners Logan and Melissa Johnson started the company in September last year.

01:33
The Dunedin pipe organ is set for global recognition as one the stars of a new documentary.

Meet Norma, the beloved Dunedin pipe organ still making a big sound after almost a century

Norma is set for global recognition as one the stars of a new documentary.

01:50
Overseas plants are currently refusing to take sileage wrap, with Southland farmers being forced to hold onto it until a solution is found.

Silage plastic wrap piles up on NZ farms as Thailand shuns product for recycling

Several New Zealand processing plants are now full to capacity.

01:32
Jane Avery says rabbits are a pest that are killed regardless - she’s making use of what they can provide.

'An eco-conscious choice' says Dunedin fashion designer producing real rabbit fur coats

Jane Avery hires an Otago rabbiter to catch and kill rabbits for her business.

01:41
The system allows doctors in neighbouring regions to log in and out at busy surgeries, as demand grows over winter.

Invercargill practice calls in doctors from other regions to see patients

Well South Invercargill hopes the four month trial will see the method used in other remote regions.

01:50
Dunedin man Malcolm Diack has New Zealand's only locust farm registered for human consumption.

'Crunch, crunch!' Protein-rich locusts might be coming to a dinner plate near you

Dunedin's Malcom Diack has filled two shipping containers with more than 20,000 locusts as demand surges.

01:55
After twice missing out on world titles in dramatic fashion, Courtney Duncan's overcome a few mental barriers, and a string of injuries, to ride again.

Kiwi motocross ace Courtney Duncan hoping third time's a charm after twice missing maiden world series crown

After twice missing out on world titles in dramatic fashion, Courtney Duncan's overcome a few mental barriers, and a string of injuries, to ride again.

01:54
Former solider Blair Benefield will skateboard from Stewart Island to Cape Reinga to tell his story and help those in need.

Skateboarding the length of NZ for mental health gives former soldier new purpose

Blair Benefield had his own battle with depression and addiction after a fellow soldier died.

Man facing murder charges following Dunedin house fire appears in court

Continued name suppression was granted to the man.

01:44
Anton Cooper and Sam Gaze will compete against one another in Dunedin this afternoon.

'There's nothing similar to this' – Mountain biking rivals square off ahead of Commonwealth Games

Anton Cooper and Sam Gaze will compete against one another in Dunedin this afternoon.

01:46
The 116-year-old building has been the scene of some of New Zealand's most dramatic cases.

Dunedin Courthouse reopened seven years after closing for repairs

A parade and ceremonial sitting took place this afternoon.

00:09
Harry was raising money for Ronald McDonald House after he and his family received their charity during his younger sister’s cancer treatment.

Watch: Eleven-year-old Kiwi boy rides a pogo stick up the world's steepest street, all for a good cause

Harry and his family spent a total of 160 nights in Christchurch's Ronald McDonald house last year.

01:56
Upper Hutt speedway has finally been completed in time for a revamped racing series.

Feilding drift driver tests out new and improved Upper Hutt speedway

Upper Hutt speedway has finally been completed in time for a revamped racing series.

02:30
The Hurricanes loose forward isn't looking at his choice as closing a door but rather a new experience.

Exclusive: 'It was bloody tough' - Brad Shields reveals reason for turning down All Blacks, motivation behind England move

The Hurricanes loose forward isn't looking at his choice as closing a door but rather a new experience.

01:55
With over 140 entrants already confirmed, the series is looking to expand throughout several regions across NZ.

Speedway fans to be treated with new revamped racing series in Upper Hutt

With over 140 entrants already confirmed, the series is looking to expand throughout several regions across NZ.

01:53
James Gribble is travelling around NZ, giving the gift of golf to people who never thought it would be possible to play.

Aussie quadriplegic driving to inspire Kiwis with disabilities to swing a golf club

James Gribble is helping people who never thought it would be possible to play.

01:48
Tom Blundell will debut for New Zealand in the first Test against the West Indies on Friday.

'I go out there and look to be positive' – ex-landscaper prepares to become Black Caps' new wicketkeeper

Tom Blundell will debut for New Zealand in the first Test against the West Indies on Friday.

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