Monday 17 January 2011
Here's hoping the bottom of the Mainland is putting on some good weather - today could be the first day the province is united in celebrating its anniversary on the same day! What's more, it marks the 150th anniversary of Southland's founding.
You can read more about Southland's history and the ongoing controversy about when to observe the holiday here
(Any Southland folk reading this - would love to hear from you!)