One person dead after jet boat crash in Fiordland

A second person was seriously injured in the acciden yesterday.

Police seek witnesses to Southland crash that injured six people

Two vehicles crashed on SH94 near Mossburn yesterday.,

Emergency services personnel work at the scene of a serious crash near Tekapo.

Three people dead, five others injured after horror crash near Tekapo

Emergency services were called to the scene at about 10:55am

Invercargill woman wins $500k on Lotto bonus ticket

The woman says she checked her bonus ticket as an afterthought - and soon found herself stuffing it under her mattress.

Melissa Aitken was inspired to give back to those less fortunate by a YouTube video

Good Sorts: Invercargill's vulnerable get kisses and cuddles with free haircuts

Melissa Aitken was inspired by a YouTube video to give back to her community.

Costly lake snow algae found in Southland cooling water unit

The council is urging people to clean all equipment used on the water to stop lake snow spreading.

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.

Invercargill police seek teen wanted over spate of smashed windscreens

A male described aged about 16-18 was seen nearby and ran off when approached by a member of the public.

Nine people injured in jet boat crash on Shotover River, Queenstown

Nine people were taken to hospital with minor to moderate injuries.

A tractor on a farm.

Gore company fined $239k after failing to fix tractor that later ran over farm worker

The victim was left with fractured vertebra, fractures to her arm and injuries to both legs.

Gales, rain and cooler weather on the way

King tides are also expected to hit Auckland today and tomorrow.

Invercargill man $1 million richer after purchasing Instant Kiwi on a 'whim'

"I couldn’t believe it. I stared at the ticket for ages," the lucky winner said.

Attempts to revive the child were unsuccessful.

Police appeal for sightings of young boy in Gore prior to three-year-old's death

The boy is as having "mousy blonde hair and was wearing a high-visibility vest and shorts".

Two teenagers arrested in Southland after allegedly leading police on multiple chases in stolen vehicles

The two alleged offenders are also accused of driving off from petrol stations without paying during the incidents.

Hunt continues for hooded stranger accused of assaulting 12-year-old girl in Invercargill

Police say the man who assaulted the girl last week had reportedly been in the same area previously.

One dead, another seriously injured in head-on-collision near Gore

Emergency services were called to a head-on-collision on Old Coach Road, Otaraia, at 11am.

These shots were taken from the mainland, in Southland.

Smoke plumes billow from fire on Ruapuke Island, off Bluff

A 1 NEWS crew witnessed the smoke from the mainland, in Southland.

He’s aiming to be on air for 107 hours and 28 minutes.

Gore DJ sets New Zealand record for longest radio broadcast

Bob "The Caveman" McKenzie wrapped up his show after 107 hours and 28 minutes on the air.

Attempts to revive the child were unsuccessful.

Three-year-old Gore drowning victim named

Lachlan Jones was found unresponsive in a Gore oxidation pond on Tuesday night.

Attempts to revive the child were unsuccessful.

Young boy's drowning prompts Gore council to review fencing and security around ponds

The 3-year-old's body was discovered last night in one of Gore's two oxidation ponds.

Coastguard NZ in action, patrolling a beach

Two fishermen missing off rocks at bottom of South Island

Land and water-based search crews are looking for the men with helicopters stood down for the night.

Reported 'fire' in Te Anau was in fact a smoke haze from bushfires in Australia

A "fire" was reported to emergency services but crews could not locate the blaze.

Precious Princess wallet to be returned to its rightful owner after featuring on Breakfast

The wallet was found with some coins in it on Leven Street, Invercargill.

A person holds an umbrella during rainy weather.

Weather Outlook: Day at beach for North Island while it's a day indoors for the South

MetService New Zealand predicts thunderstorms for the lower South Island today.

Fire out at wharf shed containing 'extremely hazardous' cow feed

The fire, which broke out late last night, is not being treated as suspicious at this stage.

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.

The pair knew Koropuku Falls existed, so they decided others needed to see its beauty.

Retired friends create special bush track to almost forgotten Catlins waterfall

Wayne Allen and Peter Hill knew it existed so they decided others needed to see its beauty.

Penguin populations in Curio Bay in the Catlins have been hard hit, with just one nest left.

Fears grow for yellow-eyed penguins as Catlins nesting sites dwindle

There's just one nest of the birds in Curio Bay this season.

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