Tuesday 12th December, 2017

Disturbing video footage has come to light of a North Island greyhound trainer using live rabbits as bait during training session with his dogs.


Tuesday 12th December, 2017

DNA analysis of droppings found on Whenua Hou have determined they are not from a rat.
The Department of Conservation has welcomed the news the island home of the rare kakapo remains predator-free.


Monday 11th December, 2017

Invercargill locals didn’t quite make the cut for a new Guinness World Record yesterday.

Community group South Alive attempted to form the longest human chain of people patting each other on the back, but missed the record by about 70 people.


Monday 11th December, 2017

The Invercargill City Library hosted its annual Chatter Christmas Party today.

The weekly chatter group is made up of locals and immigrants who come together to improve communication skills and meet new people, and today they put on a show for library-goers.


Friday 08th December, 2017

The discovery of a potential rat dropping on the island Whenua Hou has sparked a full-scale incursion response by the Department of Conservation.

The island, 3km off the coast of Stewart Island, is home to the Kakapo Recovery Programme, and specialists say a rat could “wreak havoc” on the island.


Friday 08th December, 2017

Another children’s hospital has benefited from funds raised by the Countdown Kids’ Hospital Appeal.

Southland Hospital’s children’s ward received more than $80,000 on Thursday after 12 weeks of fundraising.


Thursday 07th December, 2017

Southland is in the grips of its driest weather for twenty-seven years.

Paddocks are cracking in the sun, water is being trucked to dairy farms and farmers are concerned at forecasts of even more dry weather to come.

Sharon Reece reports.


Wednesday 06th December, 2017

Southland primary school pupils proved just how tough they are today at the Mitre 10 Mega Tough Kid event.
40 primary schools from around the region came to Invercargill’s Rugby Park to take part in the gruelling challenge.


Wednesday 06th December, 2017

The alert over toxic algae in the Mataura River has been lifted after testing this week showed reduced levels of the algae.

However, people are being warned to remain vigilant.


Tuesday 05th December, 2017

A Southland organisation is helping with the launch of New Zealand’s first orbital space vehicle.
Venture Southland will be downloading important data from Rocket Lab’s Still Testing rocket when it launches later this month.