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Rottweilers who mauled Southland man last week euthanised

Oliver Beaumont was seriously injured after he was attacked by the Rottweilers near his home in Winton on Sunday.

Owner of one dog which attacked Southland man says 'lovely' dogs were 'protecting their home'

"We got the dogs to guard our house and be our forever friends."

Southland man hospitalised after dogs attack head, leg

One of the dogs is still missing after the incident, which occurred on Great North Road in Winton today.

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Teenager taken to hospital after Invercargill house fire

Four fire engines attended the scene and the blaze has now been extinguished.

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The Crown Range, Lindis Pass and road from Te Anau to Milford Sound are closed due to snow.

Watch: Dunedin and parts of the South Island wake up to heavy blanket of snow, flight delays and road closures

A heavy snow watch is still in place for Canterbury, Fiordland, Southland and Otago.

Queenstown's Coronet Peak Ski field opens up for one day, to give guests and locals a taste of what's to come.

Watch: Nico Porteous among snowboarders and skiers thrilled with early opening of South Island ski-fields

Coronet Peak is open today for a pre-season taster and the Remarkables is due to open June 7.

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Southland man leads police on wild 20 minute foot chase around the streets of Alexandra

The disqualified driver first refused to pull over in his vehicle before taking off on foot.

Invercargill MP proposes regulations around shark cage diving

Sarah Dowie's Bill would create conditions to grant permits of where the shark cage diving could operate.

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One person dead, one seriously injured after Southland crash

Police say the one car crash happened at 9pm near Edendale,

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Unlike most New Zealand towns, Invercargill doesn't have a back-up option for water.

Invercargill on the hunt for a secondary water source

Unlike most New Zealand towns, Invercargill doesn't have a back-up option for water.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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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