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The South Today Bulletin: Friday, December 1

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Friday, December 1, 2023
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Southern Newsweek Friday, December 1

Public Interest Journalism funded through NZ on Air
Friday, December 1, 2023

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With New Zealand nearing the end of a 10-day lockdown due to Covid 19 in Auckland and Wellington, many businesses are doing it tough.

The whole of New Zealand is on Covid 19 alert level 4 lockdown until midnight this Friday, with longer for Auckland.

As New Zealand gets to grips with the country being on Covid 19 level four lockdown, some of us aren't coping well.

Sometimes major changes to a normal way of life can inspire greatness.. and the Covid 19 pandemic, and lockdown has prompted the hills to be alive with the sound of music at Careys Bay.

A Dunedin clinical psychologist admits the global Covid-19 pandemic is causing panic around the world.

A nationwide company has begun cleaning playgrounds across the country for free.

It's their attempt to tackle the rapid spread of the covid 19 corona virus.



  • Hundreds of visitors flocked to the Donovan Park grounds over the weekend, for a day full of all things country, at the 152nd Southland A&P Show.

    From performing donkeys, to cowboy challenges, wood chopping, and more sheep than you can shake a crook at, there was pretty much something for everyone.

  • While tractors on Invercargill roads are not the most unusual sight, Thursday’s convoy through the city stood out.

    Led by mental health advocate Mike King, about 20 farm vehicles began this year's nationwide 'Gumboot Friday Tractor Trek'.

  • The first essential services convoy to Milford Sound was cause for celebration, as it passed through the flood damaged highway on Saturday.

    Bringing relief to many people working in the Sound, as well as tourism operators.

  • The devastating effects of last week’s storm were made clear after a visit to Fiordland by the Civil Defence Minister yesterday.

    The minister was in a group of people who flew in to survey the damage..

  • The hum of motor bikes is a sound residents of Invercargill have become used to over the 14 years of the Burt Munro Challenge.

    Each year the motorsport event sees hundreds of spectators and participants ride to the south for the five day event.

  • Thousands of motor­cyclists have descended on Invercargill for the Burt Munro Challenge which kicked off yesterday.

    The annual event had a slower start this year, due to widespread flooding and road closures throughout Southland.