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The community of Bluecliffs lost about three metres of land in a day this week - king tides and more rain are forecast for the weekend.
Southland residents are worried their homes and baches at a small beach community will be swept into the Waiau River as swift waters claw into the banks.
A short-term fix is on the cards, but "we need to be realistic about what the future holds", mayor says. Audio
Heavy rain and sea swell has caused increased erosion of the banks at Bluecliffs township and landfill, with two properties "significantly impacted". Audio
MetService has issued an orange rain warning for Fiordland.
An Invercargill city councillor publicly derided the use of te reo Māori in names after a misunderstanding.
A recent possible sighting has renewed hopes the bird is still alive - and it's been reported near previous suspected sightings. Audio
A person has been left in critical condition after a crash between a vehicle and pedestrian on State Highway 6 in Southland.
The Fiordland Navigator ran aground near Crooked Arm in Doubtful Sound last Wednesday.
Wallacetown volunteer firefighters called to a medical event were devastated to find it was one of their own - 20-year-old Bryant McKenzie - who had died in his sleep.
The 10-year-old girl was on holiday with her Australian family when she fell into the fast-flowing Marian Creek on Thursday morning.
The Southland site is next in line to have one of its coal boilers switched out for a renewable energy alternative.
Rob Scott said it was too soon to say whether there needed to be an investigation into the state of the Marian Lake track. Audio
The Fiordland Navigator became stranded on rocks in Doubtful Sound shortly after 6pm on Wednesday.
The girl was with family on holiday from Australia and despite being found shortly after falling into the creek, could not be revived, police say.
Almost 70 people were onboard when the Fiordland Navigator ran aground in Doubtful Sound.
The region is grappling with ageing infrastructure and more frequent extreme weather.
The Invercargill City Council will hold its first meeting of the year today led by Acting Mayor Tom Campbell. Audio
The woman who had worked at the bar for 20 years was so trusted she was not audited, a court has heard.
Workers at Bluff's South Port plan to walk off the job later this month to demand better pay.