A large scrub fire that ripped through scrub and gorse on a hill above Dunedin City was brought under control shortly before 7pm on Monday.
However, the success of fire crews controlling the blaze did not come before a precautionary evacuation of half a dozen semi-rural properties in the suburb of Helensburgh.
Frequent visitors to the Monkey Island camping area are worried there won't be enough room to pitch a tent this summer.
The Bailey family have been visiting the campsite for years, but the Southland District Council is now in the process of upgrading it and the family is concerned not enough grass area would be left to pitch a tent over Christmas.
History was made, on Sunday night, as Invercargill Airport became the country's first non-international, regional airport, to get a regular jet service.
The sold-out flight, from Auckland, touched down in the Deep South, just after 9:30pm on Sunday night, where the travellers were greeted by an enthusiastic crowd.
Airport general manager, Nigel Finnerty, said: "people had worked really hard, for the last two years, to make it happen."
The A-Three-Twenty service, is set to run five days a week, with the potential to air-freight over two tonnes of cargo.