Southland

25 years of Tuatapere Hay Day

The Tuatapere Lions Club will host its 25th annual hay drive next month. The first hay, baleage and pit silage competition and auction was held at Ray Horrell's property in 1993 with the proceeds — a total of $4000 — donated to the town's...... Read More

Winter driving warning from Southland Police

Winter may not officially start until June 1st, however, we’ve already had some cold days to remind us it is on its way. And according to police officials, this is a timely reminder for drivers to take care in winter conditions. "We...... Read More

Southland track popularity rising

Hikes in hut fees have not deterred those keen to experience Fiordland's Milford Track, with 6000 of the 7500 available spaces for next year snapped up on the first day of bookings. Growing demand for the Department of Conservation's three Great...... Read More

Planning for the wastewater discharge scheme

The Southland District Council will develop a detailed business plan for the consented treated wastewater discharge scheme at the Kepler Block, which is located next to the Te Anau Manapouri Airport. Southland District Council (SDC) Mayor Gary Tong...... Read More

SDC withdraws appeal, moves on trail plans

The Southland District Council (SDC) decided last week to withdraw its appeal to the High Court on the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail, instead looking into developing the trail as a "heartland ride". The council agreed to investigate the...... Read More

Breastfeeding support for mums

A peer-to-peer breastfeeding support programme, which trains mums to help support other new mums in search of advice and support, has been launched in Te Anau. Last week nine women finished training in a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter programme, an initiative...... Read More

Final touches for Fiordland cycle trail

Contractors have been readying the new sections of the Te Anau-Manapouri Cycle Trail ahead of their grand debut this Sunday (May 28th).  Construction crews from Te Anau Earthworks were found putting the final touches on the new trail on Tuesday...... Read More

Te Anau mum organises march for Lumsden

A Te Anau mum has organised a march this Saturday, May 27 for people to show support for the Lumsden Maternity Unit. Following the recent community meeting in Lumsden about the future of its maternity centre, Jennifer Haslam says she wants to create...... Read More

Police investigating suspicious fires in Gore

At approximately 4am on Sunday May 21st 2017 Police were alerted to a fire at a house on the corner of Hamilton and Lawrence Streets, Gore. Nobody was injured in the fire but extensive damage was caused to the building. Police and a fire investigator...... Read More

Woman killed in Southland crash

Southland Police have completed a scene examination following a crash which claimed the life of one person and hospitalised two others yesterday. The collision, between a car and a campervan, took place on the Old Coach Road - otherwise known as the...... Read More