Wednesday 22nd March, 2017

Southland Girls' High School students are getting to know what Invercargill has to offer them - and what they have to offer Invercargill.

It's the Year Sevens' Community Break -Out Week where they are making the most of their outside the classroom learning.


Tuesday 21st March, 2017

The Southern District Health Board has reportedly apologised to the family of a patient who died after information on a mass on her lung went missing.

A report by the Health and Disability Commissioner said the woman went to a Southern DHB hospital emergency department with a cough and chest tightness, and was given a chest x-ray.

Five days later a radiologist's report noted a significant nodule on the lung but the information was lost when a staff member went on leave. The woman was admitted to hospital 20 months later but died a short time after.


Tuesday 21st March, 2017

Information released by police to the Otago Daily Times shows National Member of Parliament Todd Barclay refused to co-operate with detectives investigating allegations he secretly recorded his electorate office staff.

According to the Police Barclay did not return phone messages from a detective on the inquiry and had a lawyer contact police to say he would not be making a statement. Barclay has responded by saying Parliamentary Services were the legal employer of support staff, and it was his right not to make a statement.


Tuesday 21st March, 2017

The group representing Southland at the Trustpower National Community Awards has been announced.

Koha Kai helps disabled adults get experience in cooking and growing food, and the project leader says it is humbling to get this recognition.


Tuesday 21st March, 2017

Westport woman Leanne Ryall left her Domett St home Friday morning and hasn't been seen since.

50 year old Ryall is described as five foot, three inches tall, of solid build, with short, wavy, red/brown hair.

She was last seen around 9am on Friday morning walking near the intersection of Derby and Cobden Street, a few blocks from her Domett St home.

Police believe Ryall is still in the Westport area but are not ruling out the possibility that she has travelled further afield.


Friday 17th March, 2017

38 teams stepped up to the plate in Invercargill today, trying to win the National Marching Championships.

All of the competitors were putting their best feet forward.


Thursday 16th March, 2017

Hundreds of people have made their way to Invercargill to take part in competitive team marching.

The New Zealand National Marching Championships have kicked off today and the organisers say the spectators will be in for a treat.


Thursday 16th March, 2017

Large amounts of toxic algae has been found at two Southland swimming sites.

Environment Southland says people and animals should avoid two waterways in the Te Anau area - the Hamilton Burn around Affleck Road, and the Upukerora River near the Te Anau to Milford Road.


Wednesday 15th March, 2017

New Zealand's bee population is growing according to a recent nationwide Ministry for Primary Industries survey.

The Southland Bee Society is keen to see the trend continue.


Wednesday 15th March, 2017

With one in four New Zealanders being diabetic or having pre-diabetes.

The YMCA is rolling out a programme to help people prevent and manage the disease, and registration is now open for the Invercargill group.