Southland

Arrest following assault in Invercargill

Invercargill Police have today made an arrest following an assault in Nith Street on 29 June. The person arrested was a 21-year-old male. He will be appearing in Invercargill District Court on 25 July charged with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Police...... Read More

Government funding for wilding pine control

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy and Minister for Conservation Maggie Barry have announced that Mid Dome has been added as one of five priority areas to receive additional funding for the control of wilding conifers. Mid Dome Wilding Trees...... Read More

Gone gecko - geckos stolen from national park

A long-term resident at the Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre has been stolen. The Marlborough green gecko, Naultinus manukanus, was reported missing yesterday. The padlock to its terrarium was absent, and marks on the latch point toward this having...... Read More

Police seek to fill vacancies

Police are looking to fill several rural vacancies at stations around the Southland district. Southland District Area Commander Joel Lamb says there were usually 139.5 police staff based in Southland. The Southland District has two sub areas defined...... Read More

Restoration trust turns 20

The Waiau Fisheries and Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Trust is marking 20 years of environmental conservation success across the Waiau catchment. The Waiau Fisheries and Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Trust is marking 20 years of environmental conservation...... Read More

Marine rescuers raring to go

Fiordland Marine Search and Rescue is gaining momentum, having secured funding and been called into action in less than a year since its establishment. What began years ago as an open water swim group is now a fully-operational search and rescue...... Read More

Calling all southern cyclists

The Southland Cycling Governance Group is seeking Community Representatives to support the advancement of cycling in Southland. In response to growing interest in recreational, commuting and cycle tourism, there has been region-wide consultation over...... Read More

For the love of art

Four Fiordland artists have come together to host an art exhibition this week only in Te Anau. The artistic visions of Fiordland artists Catriona Cunningham, Catie Pai, Christina Woods, and Tina McGregor couldn't be more different, but the four...... Read More

Southern business confidence recovers

Results from the 2017 Southland Business Survey show confidence has increased within the Southland business community. Over 400 Southland businesses are reporting a more positive outlook about the Southland economy than they did a year ago, with tourism...... Read More

Southern brain supports cup success

A Fiordlander, who learned to sail on Lake Te Anau, was part of the design brains behind the Emirates Team New Zealand boat that won the America's Cup. Nick Hutchins, who served as a designer and a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) engineer, is...... Read More