Wednesday, November 6, 2019

As spring brings warmer weather to the South, swarms of bees are being reported around the region.

Southland Bee Society member Geoff Scott says he's been called out several times already, to pick up swarms of honey bees and their queens searching for a new place to form a colony.


Friday, November 1, 2019
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The leaders of the Southland region are planning to launch a campaign to avoid the closure of Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter.

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt, Deputy Mayor Toni Biddle, and Southland Chamber Commerce President Neil McAra, met up recently to prepare a strategy for what they say will save the country.


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Both adults and children got to enjoy the Southland Society of Model Engineers's annual train event in Invercargill over Labour Weekend.

The 'Great Little Train Show' gathered rail enthusiasts, families and children at Surrey Park, to experience model trains on all scales.


Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thousands of people are expected to turn up for a tulip farm open day this Labour Weekend.

100 hectares covered with more than 30 varieties of vibrant and colourful tulips are set to be available for viewing at the Triflor tulip farm in Edendale on Monday.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Thornbury School pupils and the wider community turned out for a pet day in Southland on Monday.

With an emphasis on rural pets the event helped teach the children how to look after animals.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Thousands of people attended the 2019 Diwali Festival of Lights in Invercargill on Saturday.

Hosted by the Indian community, the event was held at the ILT Stadium Southland for its second year.


Monday, October 21, 2019

An Invercargill city councillor is supporting the Oyster and Food Festival Trust's bid to demolish the Club Hotel in Bluff.

The trust has been denied permission to demolish the decaying and abandoned hotel due to its listed heritage value.


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Hundreds of mourners paid tribute to Southland man Blair Vining in Invercargill on Wednesday.

The thirty-nine year old father of two died on Friday, almost a year after being diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Protests were held across the country on Monday as the environmental activists Extinction Rebellion step up their call for action.

In Invercargill environmentalists took to the streets to raise awareness at the inaction from the Government and big business on climate change.


Monday, October 7, 2019

Hundreds of Southlanders rallied together for a 12-hour Netball-a-thon, at ILT Stadium Southland at the weekend.

The marathon series of games is a fundraiser for a promising young netballer, who's recovering from surgery for idiopathic scoliosis.


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.