Southland

Southlander to commemorate Passchendaele

A Southland man is heading to Belgium early next month to be part of the centenary commemorations of the Battle of Passchendaele. In Belgium, a number of commemorative events will be held between Wednesday, October 4 and Thursday 12. These will include...... Read More

Fleeting visit from America’s Cup

Southland fans of the America's Cup will have a less than two-hour window to check out the trophy in person next month in Bluff. The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Emirates Team New Zealand will be displaying the America's Cup at the Bluff...... Read More

Honouring 25 years of service

More than 100 attendees came out in Te Anau to honour two long-standing firemen last Saturday night. Te Anau Fire Brigade firefighter Ray McPeake and senior firefighter Daryl Whipps were honoured with double gold stars at a packed award ceremony...... Read More

Te Anau’s final flush

A public appeal for alternative suggestions for the future disposal site of Te Anau's wastewater has so far come up empty. Last month the Southland District Council (SDC) released criteria for landowners in the Te Anau basin who may want to offer...... Read More

5.8 magnitude quake hits near Invercargill

Residents in the Southland area can be forgiven for thinking the ground was moving under them following a 5.8 magnitude earthquake. The quake hit at a depth of 33km and 585km south-west of Invercargill. GeoNet initially had the quake as...... Read More

Manhunt underway after woman assaulted

Police have launched an appeal for sightings of a man after a woman was assaulted in Invercargill earlier today. A statement has revealed the woman was walking along Ness Street, near Balmoral Drive, when she was assaulted by an unknown...... Read More

Pop Up Job Shop a hit

The inaugural Pop Up Job Shop hosted in Invercargill last week has been labelled a success, with hundreds of enthusiastic Southlanders checking out job prospects. The temporary job shop opened and closed in Invercargill's Tay Street last week and...... Read More

Start date set for Te Anau classroom construction

Construction for Te Anau School's two new classrooms is set to start over the next holiday period in October. Te Anau School principal Grant Excell said they had a start date set at the beginning of October to coincide with the holiday period. Mr...... Read More

Video of 606 shoes goes viral

A facebook video of 606 pairs of shoes for each New Zealander lost to suicide in the last year has gone viral. In four days, almost a quarter of a million people have watched the video of Brent Nicolls walking through the shoes contemplating New Zealand's...... Read More

More space for takahe at breeding unit

Takahe breeding efforts at Fiordland's Burwood Centre have been so successful that DOC has recently opened a new enclosure to help support its growing takahe population. Takahe at the Burwood Takahe Centre now have a new secure 135ha enclosure in...... Read More