Southland

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Emergency services were called to the collision on the Dipton-Winton Highway (SH6) about 10pm on Sunday.

Three dead in horror two-car smash in Southland

Emergency services were called to the collision on the Dipton-Winton Highway about 10pm yesterday.

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Dig This has just opened in Invercargill where it joins Transport World and Motorcycle Mecca.

First digger themed attraction in New Zealand a paradise for big boys' toys

Dig This has just opened in Invercargill where it joins Transport World and Motorcycle Mecca.

Cannabis discovered under the postage stamp of an Invercargill Prison inmates incoming mail.

Drug smuggling attempt at Invercargill Prison stamped out

Prison staff got a surprise when checking under the stamps of two suspicious looking letters.

Severe gales expected in upper North Island, heavy rain forecast in parts of South Island

MetService has issued the severe weather warning up until tomorrow afternoon.

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The Breakfast crew discuss a Hamilton couple's disappointment at paying nearly $1500 for a surprise Air NZ trip to Invercargill.

'I would be disappointed with Invercargill as a Mystery Break location'

The Breakfast crew discuss a Hamilton couple's disappointment at paying nearly $1500 for a surprise Air NZ trip to Invercargill.

Raw video: Police sirens wail as officer and dog allegedly hit by 'erratic driver' in Invercargill

The 68-year-old driver is due to appear in Invercargill District court today on a range of driving charges.

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Twenty-four people have died on Otago and Southland roads this year, making it the worst toll at this time of year in two decades.

'Twenty-four people that aren't going to go home to the families' - mounting horror at road toll in deep south

Queenstown cops are despairing at careless driving on their treacherous mountain roads.

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The inmate, who spent some of his childhood sleeping rough, is knitting sleeping mats using supermarket bags.

Invercargill prisoner works to help the homeless from inside

The inmate, who spent some of his childhood sleeping rough, is knitting sleeping mats using supermarket bags.

Three teens arrested over two Southland shooting incidents

In one incident police say shots were fired at a hut with occupants inside.

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Man seriously injured during Invercargill altercation

Police say the 42-year-old man sustained serious head injuries in the early hours of the morning.

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'Chemical incident' in Invercargill sees motel, nearby residences evacuated

The fire service has confirmed that the chemical smell was coming from an individual using cannabis oil.

Watch: 'What the hell, that's a baby seal!'- man surprised to find pup among cows and sheep on Southland farm

Dee Knapp thinks it's "out of character" for such a young seal to be so far from the ocean.

One person seriously injured after three car crash in Invercargill

The road is currently blocked in both directions.

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The snow didn't deter these hardy tourists from having a good time.

Tourists brave freezing temperatures on Queenstown's snow-lined Shotover River

The snow didn't deter these hardy tourists from having a good time.

Man arrested after being caught driving 179kmh on icy Queenstown road

The arrest comes on the back of 34 reported crashes across Southland and Otago today.

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TVNZ weather presenter Dan Corbett with the latest update.

Canterbury motorists warned of icy roads as snow, rain predicted for South Island

A front is expected to bring light snow and possibly freezing rain.

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The news comes as opposition parties seized on new allegations about the contents of the alleged recordings.

Todd Barclay case lawyers paid taxpayer cash

A scandal forced the National MP to announce he wouldn't stand for re-election in September.

Nala the cat returned home after missing for several days severely injured. X-rays found she had 10 shotgun pellets lodged in her body.

'She's lost her freedom' - missing cat limps home partially paralysed by shotgun pellets in latest Southland pet shooting

Several pets have been found shot or attacked in recent weeks leaving residents frightened and angry.

No sign of missing Southland fisherman on second day of search

His car and some fishing equipment has been found, and a total of 14 personnel have been involved in the search.

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National's safe seat of Clutha-Southland will have a new MP after another dramatic day in parliament.

Police commence re-investigation of Todd Barclay secret recording allegations

Barclay announced last week he would step down from parliament later this year.

Max was a playful dog, who always wanted attention.

'We don't have any tears left' - Invercargill couple searching for answers after beloved puppy shot dead

Coming home on Friday the husband expected Max to run and greet him, instead he found him lying at by their fence, dead.

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