Monday, February 20, 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, February 17, 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.


Friday, February 17, 2017

A Southland man is leading a programme to teach children how to deal with pests humanely.

His course includes information on trapping equipment and techniques for survival in our native forests, and he's looking for support from the community to extend his reach.


Friday, February 17, 2017

A pair of kayakers had to be winched away by rescue helicopter after they became trapped on some rocks at Nugget Point yesterday.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Traffic disruptions at a busy Invercargill intersection will continue for another six weeks.

The Invercargill City Council is installing traffic lights at the notorious intersection of Kelvin and Herbert Street. The intersection's rife for its near accidents and delays at peak hours.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Invercargill is experiencing a rise in student activity

It's Orientation Week at The Southern Institute of Technology, and thus far students have taken part in bumperball, markets, sausage sizzles and have enjoyed live DJs. Tomorrow's scheduled activity is a lunchtime hot-yoga.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Over two hundred cowboys and girls came to Invercargill over the weekend to ride horses and rope cattle.

The occasion was the 60th year of Southland Rodeo, and it comes at a time when calls for the sport to be banned appear to be growing.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A historic house in Invercargill is getting a face-lift.

The Anderson Park House Maintenance Project has begun, commencing with external repair work on spoutings and shutters with work taking place over the next few months.


Monday, February 13, 2017

New Zealand took home the most wins of any country at the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships over the weekend.

The event wrapped up on Saturday night with the finals and prizegiving. and the kiwi winners are thrilled with the results.


Monday, February 13, 2017

New Zealand took home the most wins of any country at the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships over the weekend.

The event wrapped up on Saturday night with the finals and prizegiving. and the kiwi winners are thrilled with the results.


Friday, February 10, 2017

Audiences at the World Shearing Champs are in for a treat tomorrow. Prime Minister Bill English will take on the world's most decorated shearer, Sir David Fagan in a head to head competition.

The PM's initial offer to shear one sheep against Fagan's 10 has been rejected by the World Championships, so it's yet to be decided how many each competitor will take on.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Emotionally struggling Southland families are flocking to an Invercargill not-for-profit organisation.

The Loss and Grief Centre's only been open for seven months but has had around 700 people through their doors, and the manager's looking to expand their services.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

National records were broken and cyclists were flying around the track in the weekend.

The Elite and Under 19 Track Cycling Championship took place in Invercargill.

And organisers say the event highlights the nations young talent.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

People from 31 different countries are in Invercargill to compete today

Day one of the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships has kicked off and people of all ages joined in the fun.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

National records were broken and cyclists were flying around the track in the weekend.

The Elite and Under 19 Track Cycling Championship took place in Invercargill, and organisers say the event highlights the nations young talent.