Monday, September 16, 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, September 16, 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, September 9, 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, August 29, 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, August 26, 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.

This could mean perishable, and high-value freight, such as seafood, leaving Invercargill, at 6:00am, can be on plates, in the Viaduct Basin, by lunchtime.


Monday, July 29, 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, July 22, 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.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage announced recently Southland's Hump Ridge Track is set to get an injection of $5 million.

The announcement comes with the three day hike joining ten others across the country with the status of being a "Great Walk".


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Burning beehives would have to be one of the most difficult things for a beekeeper to do - it's also an experience, increasing number of Southland apiarists will have to face.

The hives are being burned to stop the spreading of destructive bee-killing disease American Foulbrood.

And one Southland beekeeper says ignorance is a major contributor to the disease being spread.


Monday, July 8, 2019

A cacaphony of bird calls and chirps could be heard at this weekend's Southland Bird Club's 57th annual show.

More than 400 birds were on display, with members of the public invited to view different kinds of canaries, finches, budgies and cockatiels.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A new fire station in Southland has been built to withstand a magnitude eight earthquake and is believed to be a New Zealand first.

Thornbury volunteer fire brigade was selected for the new prototype which Fire and Emergency New Zealand say will eventually replace other stations around the country.


Monday, April 29, 2019

Toddlers, octogenarians, and all ages in between, converged on Invercargill at the weekend, to see the creative Lego displays, of the fifth-annual Southland Brick-Show.

There were queues outside Stadium Southland, as the show opened, with many eager to see displays by members of the Lego Users Group South.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Investigators have made their way to Invercargill to interview the three men who survived a helicopter crash in the Southern Ocean.

The interviews will start an investigation which may include an attempt to raise the helicopter from the ocean.

Meanwhile, pilot Andrew Hefford has been discharged from Southland Hospital and is on his way home.


Monday, April 8, 2019

The chips were flying as the South Otago Town and Country Club hosted a timbersports demonstration over the weekend.

Current and future wood cutting champions showcased their talents as spectators dined and relaxed in the sun.


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Southern breeders are sending Limousin cattle to the annual bull trials, in Dunsandel.

The Limousin breed of cattle are known for having a high feed-conversion efficiency rate.