Wednesday 16th October, 2019

Hundreds of mourners paid tribute to Southland man Blair Vining in Invercargill on Wednesday.

The thirty-nine year old father of two died on Friday, almost a year after being diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer.


Tuesday 08th October, 2019

Protests were held across the country on Monday as the environmental activists Extinction Rebellion step up their call for action.

In Invercargill environmentalists took to the streets to raise awareness at the inaction from the Government and big business on climate change.


Monday 07th October, 2019

Hundreds of Southlanders rallied together for a 12-hour Netball-a-thon, at ILT Stadium Southland at the weekend.

The marathon series of games is a fundraiser for a promising young netballer, who's recovering from surgery for idiopathic scoliosis.


Monday 16th September, 2019

A vehicle flipped onto its roof in a crash, in central Invercargill, this afternoon. The crash, at the intersection of Kelvin and Yarrow Streets, was thought to have involved 3 vehicles.


Monday 16th September, 2019

About 120 scooter riders dressed up as animals, aliens and magical creatures on Saturday for the Southern Scooter Challenge.

Starting at Bluff the goal was to get to Queenstown by mid-afternoon, raising funds for cancer and a local hospice in the process.


Monday 09th September, 2019

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.


Thursday 29th August, 2019

A wearable arts event held in Invercargill on Tuesday consisting of a showcase themed around "forest and bird".

The event was hosted by Able Southern Family Support as a fun occasion for people with mental illness and their supporters.


Monday 26th August, 2019

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.


Monday 29th July, 2019

Some '40 brave souls' took part in this year's Polar Plunge, at Oreti Beach, near Invercargill, on Saturday.

And it seemed as though the sun came out especially to reward those taking part in the annual fundraiser.


Monday 22nd July, 2019

A traveling Dutchman has finally completed the last leg of a '100,000km journey across the world, in an electric car.'

He arrived in Bluff on Friday, having left Amsterdam three years ago, to showcase the advantages of sustainable mobility.