Southland

Heavy rain issued for Fiordland

An active front should approach the lower South Island on Saturday morning, preceded by a strong and very moist northwest flow, and followed by very strong and showery westerlies. This Watch is for the possibility that rainfall accumulations will meet...... Read More

Mayors happy with freedom campers despite fines

The vast majority of freedom campers are playing by the rules this summer, according to councils in South Island tourist hotspots. That's despite hundreds of fines being dished out across a number of the big tourist hotspots. Since December 21,...... Read More

Queenstown E coli: Lake cleared for swimming

E coli levels in Lake Wakatipu have subsided. The Queenstown Lakes District Council reported yesterday that tests had revealed elevated levels of the bacteria in the lake near Queenstown's town centre, and people were advised to avoid the water...... Read More

E coli risk forces closure of Queenstown swimming spot

High levels of E coli bacteria have been found at a popular swimming spot in Queenstown. The council discovered the bacteria at Queenstown Bay while carrying out water testing for Lake Wakatipu. Its chief engineer Ulrich Glasner said people should...... Read More

Delays expected for travel between Queenstown and Cromwell

The NZ Transport Agency is warning motorists to allow extra time on their journeys with two months of roadworks about to start. Travellers between Queenstown and Cromwell this month and next are being warned to allow for roadworks and delays. Two...... Read More

Police seeking information on violent incidents

Invercargill Police, investigating two violent incidents in the city, are appealing to any members of the public who may be able to help to come forward. Just before 3pm, a man was speaking to the occupants of a vehicle near the Invercargill skate...... Read More

Public help sought following Wanaka attack

  Police are seeking help from the public following a rape and assault on a 22-year-old woman in Wanaka on Friday 28 December. The victim had left the Lake Hawea Hotel at 9.40pm that night and the incident took place a short distance away down...... Read More

Pedestrian killed near Gore

A pedestrian has died this morning after being hit by a vehicle at Waimea Highway in Gore District at about 12.30am. The Serious Crash Unit has examined the scene and the coroner has been notified. The Road is open. ... Read More

Your photo could win!

With $10,000 up for grabs, entries are flooding in for the Trustpower Photographic Competition, now in its third year, and this year the entries are open nationwide. The exhibition calls for entries to the theme of ‘Finding Beauty’ and...... Read More

Southland police officer honoured

Invercargill police officer has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit today, following the release of the New Year's Honours list. Sergeant John Harris, one of the longest-serving members of the New Zealand Police Armed Offenders...... Read More