Monday, March 11, 2019

A man has been rescued following frantic efforts to demolish a chimney which collapsed on his arm in Invercargill this morning.

The incident has left him with serious injuries.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Oyster fans can celebrate because the Bluff oyster season is officially under way.

Wild weather in Foveaux Strait delayed the opening of the season last week, but good weather over the weekend allowed for oyster dredging.


Monday, March 4, 2019

Education Minister Chris Hipkins's proposed shake up of the polytechnic sector appears to be frightening southern institutions.

The Minister was heckled as he addressed a meeting at Invercargill's Southern Institute of Technology on Friday.


Thursday, February 14, 2019

On Tuesday University of Otago student Hannah Morgan became the eighth person to swim across Foveaux Strait.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Fighting off sea-sickness, University of Otago student Hannah Morgan slogged it out yesterday, swimming across Foveaux Strait to raise awareness about mental health.


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

When Russell Crowe decided to auction off a variety of his personal belongings to help fund his divorce, few would guess it would lead to Invercargill hosting some of the most iconic items in the history of New Zealand cricket.


Monday, January 28, 2019

An Invercargill artist has finally completed a giant mural on the side of a hotel in the town's CBD.

The unveiling was the first time he's seen the work in its entirety after labouring on it under the confines of covered scaffolding.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

A group of Southland shearers are hoping to better a 2011 record of shearing over 2200 lambs.


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in Southland today for the first time since taking office.

She has officially reopened a fourth potline at New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter at Tiwai Point this morning.


Monday, December 3, 2018

Hikers in Fiordland are set to get the chance to tramp across a piece of history again, with the Percy Burn Viaduct now officially reopened.

More than fifty guests were flown to the remote landmark in the Southern Fiordland World Heritage Area on Friday to celebrate the occasion.


Thursday, November 29, 2018

A group of street artists from as far away as Auckland are in Riverton this week to create a series of large murals.

Eight New Zealand artists are painting areas of the town for the South Sea Spray Riverton permanent exhibition.

Southland artist Danny Owen says murals are slowly becoming more popular in major cities throughout the country, and creating eight massive murals in the space of a few days is spreading vibrancy in one hit.

He says while each artist has their own narrative as to what they create, the murals will compliment the town's seaside vibe.

Owen chose to start in Riverton because of his own connections to the area, and says South Sea Spray is set to reach all corners of the region.

The artists are looking at painting Invercargill and Bluff in the next couple of years, and say the work in Riverton is the start of something big.

An open day is set to be held on Saturday for the public to watch the artists collaborate on a single mural.


Monday, November 26, 2018

The two pods are stranded at the southern end of Mason Bay, approximately two kilometres apart.

Doc say half of the whales have had to be euthanised due to their condition, and the remote area they were found.

The other half had already died.

They say the likelihood of being able to successfully re-float the remaining whales was extremely low, so the most humane thing to do was to euthanise.

Doc has notified local Ngai Tahu iwi and they're working together on next steps.

A number of strandings occurred on New Zealand shores over the weekend, but the events are unlikely to be related.


Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Children were schooled in a violence-free lifestyle today as the South Island White Ribbon Ride made its way to Invercargill.

The annual motorbike ride both raises awareness and tackles the issue of domestic violence.


Friday, November 16, 2018

Every pair of shoes in Kevin Downie's extensive collection is laced with memories from his past.

Now, the Invercargill footwear fanatic is sharing those memories, by showing just a fraction of his huge collection in an exhibition opening today.


Monday, November 12, 2018

Two Invercargill thespians are taking a new approach to solving a decline in theatre audience numbers — start ’em young.

Performing artists Sarah McCarthy and Jade Gillies arranged for about two thousand Southland school pupils to attend a show in Invercargill recently hoping to get kids hooked on theatre.