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Armed man invades Southland home demanding access to gun safe

The man struggled with a woman at the Waikaia property yesterday.

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Invercargill has become a new resettlement area, welcoming three families from Colombia.

Southland accepts its first group of refugees as Invercargill becomes a resettlement area

After years of living in fear, three families from Colombia finally have a safe place to call home.

There is a proposal to restructure the rescue chopper service across the North Island.

Quick thinking man lost in bush near Gore saved after waving headlamp

The waving headlamp enabled a rescue helicopter to spot him in dense bush in darkness.

Two hunters located after missing in Southland forest with minimal food

The pair, in their early 20s, went into Longwood Forest yesterday and did not come out as expected last night.

Police name diver who died in Doubtful Sound

Ian Gregory Wells of Roxburgh got in to trouble around 2pm yesterday and died at the scene.

Diver dies in Doubtful Sound, rescuers flown to hospital

A doctor from a nearby boat performed CPR on the diver but he didn't survive.

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The DHB has proposed to downgrade the Lumsden Maternity Centre to no longer include births.

'This is about safety' - Angry Southland mums band together to save local birthing unit

The DHB has proposed to downgrade the Lumsden Maternity Centre to no longer include a birthing service.

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Man knocked unconscious then punched and stomped about the head on Invercargill street

Police are calling for witnesses to the early morning attack to come forward.

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Southland residents have been campaigning for the material to be shipped overseas.

Headaches over who'll pay for clean-up of toxic waste created by Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter

Southland residents have been campaigning for the material to be shipped overseas.

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One person dead after two car crash in Invercargill

Two others have been transported to hospital with serious injuries.

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Sandy Borland hasn't let family hardships stop her helping others.

Good Sorts: Invercargill nurse overcomes tragedy to give back to her community

Sandy Borland hasn't let family hardships stop her helping others.

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There's been plenty of big spending at the event.

Thousands turn out for Southern Field Days in Waimumu

It's been a testing season for local farmers but there was still plenty of spending at the biannual event.

Eleven people injured in three-car crash near Kaikoura

Fire and Emergency services remain at the scene in Oaro, 3 km South of Goose Bay.

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A farming lease on the 180,000 hectare reserve in Marlborough expires in two years.

Land of opportunity? Future of iconic high-country station put to NZ public

Discussion has started about how the 180,000 hectare reserve could be used for future generations, with its lease up in two years.

Protesters take Waitangi Day stand against rodeo in NZ

Over 40 animal rights activists gathered outside the Outram Rodeo grounds in Dunedin.

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The blaze started near some commercial properties south of the city.

Raw video: One hundred homes evacuated as fire engulfs three industrial buildings in Dunedin

Six helicopters, 12 fire engines, three tankers and one command unit are at the scene, working to contain the fire.

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Southland firefighters join to battle Gore plant blaze

Firefighters from Mataura, Gore, Edendale, Wyndham and Invercargill are currently attending the fire at Dongwha NZ.

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The council is banning freedom campers from Lake Hayes reserve and the Shotover delta.

Queenstown cracks down on freedom camping at two popular sites

The council is banning freedom campers from Lake Hayes Reserve and the Shotover Delta.

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The blaze took hold behind the Central Otago resort town at the start of this month.

'We need rain and we need it quick' - Top firefighter warns Southland and Otago residents over fire risk

The warning comes after a fire that ripped through Wanaka hill country was started by someone disposing of hot ashes.

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Residents are quickly adapting to the hottest spell since records began.

Southlanders warned to be sunsmart as heatwave scorches region

Residents are quickly adapting to the hottest spell since records began.

Southland town faces tight restrictions after reservoir 'haemorrhaging'

It's thought there is a 'major leak' in Mataura's water storage.

Two seriously injured after bus collides with car in Fiordland

The collision occurred about 9am this morning in Manapouri.

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Man drowns while snorkeling at Southland beach

The incident happened at Wakapatu Beach in Kawakaputa Bay this evening.

'Aren't you cute!' - Bluff man makes friends with adorable penguin on walkabout in local street

Video of the penguin has gone viral on Tourism New Zealand's Facebook page.

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'His hate... his perverted sense of wrong' - grief-stricken man nearly killed by Invercargill cop who murdered his new partner

Ben McLean was sentenced to life in prison today at Invercargill High Court for the murder of his wife.

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Ben McLean will serve at least 17 years in jail for killing Verity McLean and trying to kill her lover Garry Duggan.

Watch: The moment judge sentences former cop Ben McLean to life in prison for murder of his wife

In the High Court in Invercargill the 48-year-old was also sentenced to seven years jail for the attempted murder of Garry Duggan.

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