Friday, January 19, 2018

A former Southland pupil has proved he is in tune with success, after being accepted into two national youth music groups, for two different instruments.

19 year old Finn Bodkin left Invercargill today to spend the next couple of weeks travelling the country with some of New Zealand’s most talented musicians.


Thursday, January 18, 2018

A controlled area notice has been announced in part of Fiordland in an attempt to stop the spread of an invasive seaweed.

Environment Southland announced the controlled area within Breaksea Sound last month to reduce the spread of the Asian seaweed, Undaria.


Thursday, January 18, 2018

In the midst of a heatwave in the South, Southland town Mataura has been suffering through a water shortage after a significant drawdown of water from its main water source.

The level at the reservoir reached a low of 45 per cent on Sunday afternoon and a possible leak in the network could be to blame.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The new Curio Bay Tumu Toka Natural Heritage Visitor Centre opened to the public in December.
The project was 15 years in the making, and aims to educate tourists about the significance of the area and its wildlife.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Lumsden’s town centre is getting a makeover to address issues which come with high numbers of tourists and freedom campers.

Tourist numbers to the Southland town have exceeded expectations and the Southland District Council has taken steps to enforce its freedom camping rules.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Southland organisations are ensuring no children are left bored this school holidays – no matter how far away they are.
The Southland District Council School Holiday Programme has been delivering fun and games to rural Southland communities throughout the holiday period.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The southern timber sports circuit was held in Southland during the summer holidays, attracting wood-choppers from around the world.

The six-day circuit is the region’s biggest woodchopping event for the year and sees some of the biggest names in timber sports.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Southland organisations are ensuring no children are left bored this school holidays – no matter how far away they are.

The Southland District Council School Holiday Programme has been delivering fun and games to rural Southland communities throughout the holiday period.


Monday, January 15, 2018

Invercargill's hottest day on record was this Sunday, when temperatures soared to 32.3 degrees Celsius.

Southland is in the grips of one of its driest summers on record, and temperatures are expected to stay high for some time.


Monday, January 15, 2018

Hundreds of beach-goers flocked to Curio Bay over the summer holidays for the sand, surf, and to find some hidden treasure.

Curio Bay is on the Southern coast in the Catlins district and hosted its annual Big Dig in late December.


Monday, January 15, 2018

A Southland man is being hailed a life-saver after putting himself at risk to save three swimmers in early January.

Shane Malloch of Omaui, 20 km southwest of Invercargill, battled rough waters to save three swimmers who were being dragged out to sea.


Friday, January 12, 2018

Police have arrested a 17-year-old male in connection with a fire at a building associated with St. Mary’s Church in Invercargill.


Friday, January 12, 2018

A Southland family have been left injured and out of pocket after an attack by a dog – and its owner.

The Williams’ family dog was attacked by a pitbull mastiff on a Riverton beach, but when Bruce Williams attempted to stop the attack, he was assaulted by the dog’s owner.


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Police and fire crews are investigating a suspicious fire at a building associated with St. Mary’s Church in Invercargill.


Friday, December 22, 2017

A new website called Can I Swim Here is making water quality results accessible to everyone, and despite Southland’s intensive dairy industry, only two rivers have areas where there are risks for swimmers.