Tuesday 25th February, 2020

About 100 angry locals gathered in Mataura on Monday to launch a petition urging the Government to take any means necessary to remove the ouvea premix dumped in their town.

The petition was started by New Zealand First list MP Mark Patterson, who wants to keep the issue in the public eye.


Monday 10th February, 2020

As residents in Southland return to their sodden homes, the Government has announced it will provide financial assistance towards the flood clean-up.

The Minister for Civil Defence choppered in to Mataura on Friday to announce a $100,000 contribution to the Southland regional Mayoral Relief Fund.


Friday 07th February, 2020

Officials are starting to count the cost of the impact of Wednesday's floods in the Gore and Mataura area.

Expected to run into millions of dollars, the exact figure on repairs can't be given while a state of emergency remains across the region.


Wednesday 05th February, 2020

Southland and South Otago are still in a state of emergency following heavy rains causing widespread flooding across the region.

Despite rain mostly coming to a halt, rivers continued to rise throughout the day, threatening homes in towns such as Gore and Mataura.


Thursday 24th October, 2019

One of the original Kingston Flyers from 1877 is back in action and giving the public a taste of good old fashioned steam power at Madeville, near Gore.

The 142-year-old locomotive is now part of a heritage railway site, with open days offering short rides on the restored train.


Thursday 24th October, 2019

Thousands of people are expected to turn up for a tulip farm open day this Labour Weekend.

100 hectares covered with more than 30 varieties of vibrant and colourful tulips are set to be available for viewing at the Triflor tulip farm in Edendale on Monday.


Thursday 15th August, 2019

Police in Eastern Southland and Invercargill are armed as they hunt for 24-year-old Hori Gemmell, who they allege stole a police car and two guns in Gore last night.

Southern District Commander Superintendent Paul Basham, spoke to media in Gore this morning about the dramatic incident.


Monday 17th June, 2019

Some of the best ploughing exponents in the south pitted their skills against each other at the Upper Clutha Ploughing Championships at Hawea Flat over the weekend.

And with the continued success of the event, organisers now have their eyes set on a much bigger prize.


Monday 15th April, 2019

Southland welcomes a new downhill cycle-track.

The 'Pump track,' at Mataura, aims to give riders the challenge of cycling, without pedalling.

It's all part of a new redevelopment in the Southland township, aiming to attract more visitors.


Thursday 17th January, 2019

A farming couple in Clinton are encouraging farmers to consider adding goats to their stock to generate extra income.