Friday 24th February, 2017

A man has died early this morning after being involved in a workplace accident at South Port, Bluff.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 1:45am after receiving reports a worker had been seriously injured after being run over by a loader.

The 54 year old man died at the scene a short time later. Police are now in the process of notifying next of kin.


Friday 24th February, 2017

A community hub in Riverton has met its fundraising target to buy the building they operate from.

The South Coast Environment Centre has been working from the same estuary front location for 15 years.


Thursday 23rd February, 2017

There was a final farewell in Invercargill today to a man who loved trains.

About one hundred people gathered at the city's railway station for the funeral of Kingston Flyer engineer and stalwart Russell McLennan Glendinning


Thursday 23rd February, 2017

Invercargill photographers are getting the chance to showcase their work with the Invercargill City Council.

The photo competition is open to young, amateur and professional photographers.


Thursday 23rd February, 2017

A Riverton museum is benefiting from poker machine proceeds.

Te Hikoi Southern Journey has received around $70K over the last four years.


Wednesday 22nd February, 2017

Invercargill rest-home residents were treated to musical entertainment recently by local primary school kids.

Singing, talking, and just a little dancing were on the cards for the residents of Cargill Care Home and year three and four students from Windsor North and Otatara Schools.


Tuesday 21st February, 2017

The living wage is set to increase from July this year.

Many employers pay their staff at the current living wage of $19.80. However, their employees will soon be paid more than twenty dollars an hour.


Tuesday 21st February, 2017

One person was seriously injured and another received moderate injuries, in a two-car crash near Lorneville, north of Invercargill, shortly before 11am today.

Emergency services say two ambulances went to the scene, on the Lorne-Dacre Rd, apparently about a kilometre from the Lorneville roundabout. The two patients were taken to Southland Hospital.


Monday 20th February, 2017

A new crop of Southland businesses are preparing to go through a course that boasts productivity improvements of at least 25 percent.

The Venture Southland led Lean Management and Manufacturing programme is about to kick off for 2017, and participants are keen to get started.


Friday 17th February, 2017

New Zealand's longest serving mayor is turning 70 over the weekend

Invercargill Mayor and icon Tim Shadbolt was surprised with a birthday celebration at an SIT orientation week event today, and he says he's still got a few more good years in him.