Southland

Man arrested following Invercargill assaults

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in relation to several assaults in Invercargill early today. The man, who has been remanded in custody, is due to appear in Invercargill District Court on Tuesday 2 October. "The man has been charged with wounding...... Read More

Women’s League – Intent signalled on opening day

Two of the sides from last year’s playoffs, Auckland and Southern United, have signalled their intentions to be among the front-runners again by notching big wins on the opening day of a historic National Women’s League season this afternoon....... Read More

Southland farmer to sue over purchase M. bovis

A Southland farmer has served notice that he intends to sue another farmer for knowingly selling him calves infected with mycoplasma bovis. Ben Walling's farm was declared an infected property after he purchased 61 calves from Alfons Zeestraten...... Read More

One arrest following Queenstown search warrant

Queenstown Police have made an arrest in relation to a number of burglaries and thefts around Frankton. Local officers, assisted by the Invercargill Armed Offenders Squad, executed a search warrant at a Lower Shotover property this morning. A 35-year-old...... Read More

Police dive squad winds down search for missing man

The Police National Dive Squad is winding down its search for a man missing after a dinghy overturned in a Southland estuary at the weekend. Searchers were back at the Riverton Estuary this morning with the dive squad supported by the Riverton Coastguard...... Read More

Fatal microlight crash victim named

Police can now release the name of the man who died following the microlight crash in Southland on Saturday.  He was 71-year-old Trevor Barrett from Pauanui. "Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time."   ... Read More

Search continues for missing man in Southland

A search is continuing for a man who went missing after a dinghy overturned in Southland. Around 2.30pm yesterday, a member of the public alerted an off duty police officer that a dingy containing three men had overturned in the Riverton Estuary. One...... Read More

Search called off for man missing from a boat which sank

The search has been called off for the night, for a man missing from a boat which sank in a Southland river. The three metre dinghy with three people on board sank in the Aparima River estuary in Riverton. Two people made it to shore, but another...... Read More

Man arrested in Invercargill after police officer assaulted

A police officer in Invercargill was assaulted and knocked unconscious early this morning. Two officers on patrol about 2.30am were assaulted by a man at the intersection of Dee and Don Streets. The officer who was knocked unconscious was taken to hospital...... Read More