Southland

NAIT changes amidst M bovis outbreak

Southland continues to have the country's largest count of properties, 16 in total, infected by the bovine disease Mycoplasma bovis. Now central government says work is under way to improve the tracking system that 'let it down' in its efforts...... Read More

ES working in Winton oil spill

Staff from Environment Southland are working alongside the Southland District Council, Southland Fish & Game and the Department of Conservation to stop an oil spill in Winton. Environment Southland became aware of the oil spill in Winton where oil from...... Read More

Couple struggle with bills after M bovis infection

A Southland farming couple living on one of 39 properties infected with mycoplasma bovis is struggling to pay their bills. Ben Walling and Sarah Flintoft run a dry stock farm just out of Lumsden. They have had to cull 1700 calves well before they...... Read More

Wild weather on the way for South Island

A wet, windy and snowy week is forecast for much of the South Island this week. Between eight to 12 centimetres of snow is expected to fall around the Southland region tonight and tomorrow, and heavy rain and winds up, to 120 kilometres per hour around...... Read More

Two critically injured in Southland crash

UPDATED 11.28AM: Two people have been critically injured in a crash in Southland. At 10am, two cars collided at the intersection of Rimu Road and Longbush South Road in Southland. "One person is still trapped in one of the cars and is in...... Read More

Southlander to help cyclone-hit Fiji

A Southland woman, who will holiday in Fiji next month, is gathering up extra supplies to take there for people in need. Fiji was hit by Cyclone Keni last month causing torrential rains and major flooding on the island, and Te Anau woman Prue Fraser...... Read More

Fiordland runner selected for NZ team

Fiordland runner Dwight Grieve has achieved a life goal with his selection for the New Zealand team heading to the World Mountain Running Championships. The Fiordland Athletics Club captain is the only athlete south of Christchurch to be selected to...... Read More

ES ’between a rock and a hard place’ on Waiau

Meridian Energy's consent to take water for the Manapouri Power Scheme was the focal point at a Southland Water and Land Plan information session held in Te Anau this week. Environment Southland has been holding public meetings about changes made...... Read More

The daily email to Jacinda

Lumsden Maternity has begun to email PM Jacinda Ardern every day with a personal story of the impact the centre has had on local families, and is asking for more submissions from the community. It's now been more than two months since the Southland...... Read More

Patience and alertness needed at train crossings

Southern District Police are concerned about the number of reported incidents of vehicles failing to obey rail crossing lights and in some cases barrier arms. "We believe it is only a matter of time before our staff will have to attend a serious...... Read More