Southland

Sewerage upgrades hefty cost for council

The Southland District Council will spend up to $23 million upgrading wastewater treatment systems around the district over the next 10 years. Higher environmental standards required for wastewater treatment and disposal — paired with the need...... Read More

Fatal crash in Southland

Police are on the scene of a fatal crash in Southland. The collision, between a car and a truck, occurred on State Highway 96, near Browns, shortly after 7pm. One person died at the scene, another sustained minor injuries. The road is closed and diversions...... Read More

Invercargill shooting victim in stable condition

The man who was shot in Invercargill is out of surgery and remains in a stable condition in hospital. Police are in the initial stages of their inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the incident on Kelvin Street yesterday morning. The offender...... Read More

Investigation continues on Invercargill shooting

The man who was shot in Invercargill is out of surgery and remains in a stable condition in hospital. Police are in the initial stages of their inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the incident on Kelvin Street yesterday morning. The offender...... Read More

Invercargill shooting: Police still looking for offender

The offender is still on the run after a shooting in Invercargill. Emergency services were called to Kelvin Street at 9.15am yesterday after a 52-year-old man was shot in his lower leg. St John Ambulance said two ambulance crews were called to the...... Read More

Firearm located in Invercargill shooting

Police have located a firearm following an incident in Invercargill this morning. About 9am, a man walking on Kelvin St received gunshot wounds to his lower leg. He was transported to Invercargill Hospital where he underwent surgery and is now in a...... Read More

Body found at Canterbury address

A body has been located at the Canterbury property which has been the subject of a police forensic scene examination since Thursday. In a statement released earlier this morning police said they were resuming efforts to locate a body. At...... Read More

One injured in Invercargill shooting

A man has been taken to Invercargill Hospital after being shot. A police media spokesperson says the incident happened this morning at a Kelvin Street property. "The injured person has been transported to Invercargill Hospital. "It...... Read More

Support for farmers

Southlanders have sent at least 35 care packages to support farmers whose cattle are being slaughtered in the nationwide effort to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis. After a public meeting with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) last week in Winton,...... Read More

Lake lowering proposal dropped for the interim

Meridian Energy is putting on hold a long-discussed proposal to speed up how much it can lower lakes Manapouri and Te Anau.  The proposal that's been in talks for years has been temporarily put on the backburner due to the upcoming demands...... Read More