Friday, September 22, 2017

The Southland Year 7 and 8 Table Tennis School Championships were held in Invercargill yesterday.

16 teams from four Southland schools entered the championships.


Friday, September 22, 2017

Southland school pupils have been running their own mock elections this month as part of the Electoral Commission Kids Voting programme.

Schools around the country were sent voting resources matching Levels 3 to 5 of the New Zealand Curriculum, to have a better understanding of the voting process.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Women from around the country celebrated 124 years of women having the right to vote on Tuesday - by doing just that.

A small group of people gathered in Invercargill's Wachner Place to celebrate the right by having their say.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

A new three-week festival is coming to Invercargill, which is set to keep children entertained during the upcoming school holidays.

Venture Southland's Ice World New Zealand is bringing one last snap of winter chill to the city, while celebrating the arrival of Spring.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Invercargill City Council’s new 12 million dollar Branxholme Water Treatment Plant was officially opened yesterday.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A new project to diversify Southland businesses is rolling out in Invercargill.

The Awareness Project seeks to form new policies in workplaces to ensure an inclusive and diverse Southland workplace.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Members of Forest and Bird Southland have donned costumes to give a voice to penguins in need.

Volunteers gathered at Invercargill’s Wachner Place to spread the warning that the yellow-eyed penguin could become extinct.


Friday, September 15, 2017

Next Tuesday marks the 124th anniversary of the Electoral Act becoming law, giving all New Zealand women the right to vote.

That momentous occasion was marked in Invercargill this morning, with a Suffrage Day breakfast for women of all ages.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Staff and residents at Invercargill’s Peacehaven Village are displaying their artistic flair in a new exhibition.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Southlanders are now a little clearer about why Colombian refugees are heading their way.

A meeting in Invercargill last night was addressed by former Colombian citizens, as well as Southlanders preparing to welcome the first refugees next year.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Southland Men’s Netball is hosting the New Zealand Championships at Invercargill’s ILT Stadium this week.

18 teams, including three from Australia are competing for the title over four days.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hundreds of Southland school students exhibited research projects at the Southland Science and Technology Fair today.

Over 100 schools from around the region were invited to participate in the event.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Environment Southland’s proposed Water and Land Plan to address activities which have a significant effect on water quality is in the final stages of hearings.

Members from the Southland District, Gore District and Invercargill City councils made their submissions today.


Monday, September 11, 2017

How to grow Southland's population by ten thousand people in the next eight years is the goal of a proposed new agency in the province.

Public feedback is being sought for a new Southland regional development agency, a joint effort by a variety of organisations to achieve the goal.


Monday, September 11, 2017

Invercargill's week-long pop-up Job Shop is to become more permanent, but in a different form.

The 340 vacancies advertised at the Job Shop last week have now been put online.