Boat operators say Fiordland's sounds are under pressure
Commercial boat operators from Dusky and Breaksea sounds have written to Environment Southland, saying the area is coming under pressure from too many boats.
A smashing good time in Invercargill
Learn to handle bulldozers, diggers or skid steers in just half an hour. Or at least have great fun trying.
Rare railway carriage restored as Lumsden information kiosk
Sitting in a rural Southland town New Zealand’s rich railway history is passionately coming back to life and into the public domain once more.
Travel offers: Book an entire Queenstown hotel
Explore three caves in Waitomo, or see Milford Sound from the sky and water.
Stewart Island/Rakiura: Wonders of the Third Island
When Covid put paid to a family trip to Fiji, columnist Gerard Hindmarsh headed south.
Wellington City councillor returns to Invercargill to say thanks
Wellington City councillor Simon Woolf has returned to Southland to show gratitude to those that saved his life 18 months ago from a near fatal fall.
Rafting on river can go ahead in Southland
Commercial rafting can now go ahead on a river in Southland after the Court of Appeal dismissed the ruled against the NZ Southern Rivers Society that had sought a judicial review.
Interest rising in Southland as tourism destination
Interest in the Southland region's tourism industry, including from Australian buyers, is expected to be on the rise after a successful Meetings trade show in Auckland.
Hector signs off on aviation career
Playing a part in the Department of Conservation’s ongoing Kākāpō Recovery will always be fondly remembered by retired pilot Raymond Hector.
Gone in 15 minutes: 'Unprecedented demand' for Great Walks
As the Milford Track sells out in record time, the coming Great Walks season will be make-or-break for many Fiordland-based tourism operators.
Routeburn: A 'princess' swaps high heels for hiking boots
Amy Prebble falls for the wonders of one of New Zealand’s great walks, the Routeburn Track.
A touch of Kiwiana in Invercargill
The humble tea towel reveals New Zealand's history from the 1970s onwards.
That's a wrap at Gore's country music festival
The biggest week in New Zealand country music has finished.
Trans-Tasman bubble yet to impact Te Anau
Seven weeks in, the trans-Tasman bubble is yet to have an impact on tourism reliant Te Anau.
Routeburn for a day: A good walk improved
A guided day walk on the Routeburn Track can give you a richer taste of alpine wonders.