Thursday, July 27, 2017

Invercargill Police and fire services responded to an incident on Tyne Street, where cordons were in place for a couple of hours this afternoon.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Invercargill high school students should have a better idea of their future prospects after spending time at Career-Fest Southland today.

Local and national businesses have been demonstrating what they have to offer new employees at the ILT Stadium.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Six hundred wrestling fans gathered at the Invercargill Workingmen’s Club on Saturday night for the Southern Pro Wrestling heavy weight title event.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Ministry for Primary Industries is working with a South Canterbury dairy farmer to contain a cattle disease which has been detected for the first time in New Zealand.

Mycoplasma bovis, which has been commonly found in cattle globally, including Australia, doesn't infect humans and presents no food safety risk.

Ministry response director Geoff Gwyn says there is no concern about consuming milk and milk products.

However, the bacterial disease can have serious effects on cattle, including udder infection, abortion, pneumonia and arthritis.

Mr Gwyn says MPI is working with the farmer to contain the disease and treat animals showing symptoms.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Two Invercargill organisations have agreed to make it easier for Southland's visitors to find their way around.

The Department of Conservation and the Invercargill i-Site will work together from now on, so as to make information for tourists, more accessible.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Southland has a goal of attracting 10,000 more people by 2025 and efforts to make sure they get a friendly welcome have begun.

The province has been selected as one of 5 regions to pilot the new ‘Welcoming Communities' initiative.

Friday, July 21, 2017

It's back to school on Monday for thousands of children - their parents now allowed a small sigh of relief.

But, in Invercargill these last two weeks, holiday boredom has not been a factor.

A number of the city's businesses provided plenty of ways to keep children entertained.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Invercargill Police have today made an arrest following an assault in Nith Street on June 29.

The person arrested was a 21-year-old male.

He will be appearing in Invercargill District Court on the twenty fifth of July charged with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Inquiries into the incident are ongoing.

Police would like to thank those members of the public who came forward with information in relation to the assault

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Department of Conservation Te Anau staff are "devastated" after a much-loved gecko at the local visitor centre was taken.

Graham, a Marlborough green gecko, had been in his terrarium at the Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre for 30 years.

Staff noticed he was gone on Wednesday. The padlock to his terrarium was missing and marks on the latch pointed toward it having been forced or cut.

DOC representatives say the gecko has lived in one place all its life, and it might now be subjected to uncomfortable experiences.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Around 70 people attended the MoreFM Southland Midwinter Swim held recently at Oreti Beach.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A major low pressure system is heading towards the South Island and forecasters believe it may well create headlines later this week as severe weather bites some areas.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

It will be late next week before the National Party releases the list of those vying for the job of controversial Clutha-Southland Member of Parliament Todd Barclay.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Two Southern scholars have received Kupe scholarships in Wellington today.

Invercargill born-and-bred Kane Johnson, and Dunedin based Laula-latoa-Sammy Seau received the prestigious scholarships from education minister Tim McIndoe at Parliament.

Johnson is in his second year of a Bachelor of Primary Teaching at Otago University.

While Seau is studying a Masters of Teaching and Learning also at Otago University.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

It may be a small Southland business, but The Seriously Good Chocolate Company's owner Jane Stanton has big plans for taking her products to the world.

They're working on very New Zealand flavours, and are looking at taking on more staff within the year.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Authorities fighting the spread of wilding conifers will have a complete picture of infestations throughout the country, thanks to new technology.

Land Information, Minister Mark Mitchell says the web-based mapping and monitoring tool will efficiently control invasive plant species.