Southland

Moose tracker pushes pause on camera project

Fiordland biologist Ken Tustin has taken down his last remaining set of cameras near Dusky Sound that were put up with the hope of photographing one of Fiordland's remaining moose. However bringing down the cameras is not the end of Mr Tustin's...... Read More

McCaw takes on the Fiordland wilderness

All Blacks legend Richie McCaw has had his share of knocks on the rugby field but he's discovering the Fiordland wilderness can be an equally formidable opponent. McCaw spent much of last week in Te Anau with his PwC Adventure Racing Teammates as...... Read More

Painted palings for community garden

A group of central Southland students have put their art skills to good use by decorating palings for the Winton Community Garden. Students from Winton and St Thomas' Aquinas schools have been painting 100 fence palings that will surround the Winton...... Read More

Toxic smelter waste must go - campaigner

Tiwai aluminium smelter should take back thousands of tonnes of toxic waste left in dumps around Southland, a campaigner says. At least 24,000 tonnes of partially-processed smelter waste has been stockpiled in Mataura and Invercargill since the processing...... Read More

A week of broken weather promises

Despite surface high pressure dominating across the country for most of this week, not everyone experienced the fine weather that often accompanies these systems. The week started with a thunderclap as an upper level low moved across the North Island...... Read More

Delays on SH1 due to Kapiti Coast crash

Emergency services are responding to a crash involving two cars in the northbound lane, just south of Paekakariki. Road users should expect delays on SH1 at Paekakariki on the Kapiti Coast. Police say the vehicles are not blocking the highway...... Read More

Spark delivers its 25th 4.5G site in Invercargill

Spark announced today that Invercargill will become the 25th mobile site capable of achieving the fastest mobile data speeds in the country, as 4.5G is switched on in three sites across Invercargill. The three 4.5G capable towers will be located at...... Read More

Marine pest too widespread to eradicate

Authorities have decided an infestation of the marine pest Undaria pinnatifida in Fiordland's Breaksea Sound is too widespread and developed to completely eradicate. Environment Southland will be consulting affected stakeholders next week on the...... Read More

Bad weather closes seven schools

Snow and flooding overnight has closed seven schools and two early learning services in Otago and Southland, effecting 773 students and pre-schoolers. The Ministry of Education’s regional teams have been contacting schools and early childhood...... Read More

Police seeking info following McDonald’s assault 

Invercargill Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault that occurred last Friday afternoon outside McDonald's on Dee Street. The incident involved two women and happened in or near a grey 2001 Holden Commodore, about 3.10pm. "There...... Read More