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.


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.