Southland

A week of broken weather promises

Despite surface high pressure dominating across the country for most of this week, not everyone experienced the fine weather that often accompanies these systems. The week started with a thunderclap as an upper level low moved across the North Island...... Read More

Delays on SH1 due to Kapiti Coast crash

Emergency services are responding to a crash involving two cars in the northbound lane, just south of Paekakariki. Road users should expect delays on SH1 at Paekakariki on the Kapiti Coast. Police say the vehicles are not blocking the highway...... Read More

Spark delivers its 25th 4.5G site in Invercargill

Spark announced today that Invercargill will become the 25th mobile site capable of achieving the fastest mobile data speeds in the country, as 4.5G is switched on in three sites across Invercargill. The three 4.5G capable towers will be located at...... Read More

Marine pest too widespread to eradicate

Authorities have decided an infestation of the marine pest Undaria pinnatifida in Fiordland's Breaksea Sound is too widespread and developed to completely eradicate. Environment Southland will be consulting affected stakeholders next week on the...... Read More

Bad weather closes seven schools

Snow and flooding overnight has closed seven schools and two early learning services in Otago and Southland, effecting 773 students and pre-schoolers. The Ministry of Education’s regional teams have been contacting schools and early childhood...... Read More

Police seeking info following McDonald’s assault 

Invercargill Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault that occurred last Friday afternoon outside McDonald's on Dee Street. The incident involved two women and happened in or near a grey 2001 Holden Commodore, about 3.10pm. "There...... Read More

Man killed on Lake Te Anau named

Southern Police can now release the name of the man who died after falling off a boat yesterday afternoon. Emergency services were called at 1:30pm on Saturday 4 November, 2017, to the incident on Lake Te Anau. He was 68-year-old Howard Robert Phillips...... Read More

Man dies in Lake Te Anau boat race

A man is dead following a boating incident in Lake Te Anau. Police and ambulance responded to an incident on Lake Te Anau, where an occupant of a yacht had fallen into the water yesterday afternoon. The boat was part of an annual race on the lake....... Read More

New partnership pairs fine wine with conservation

The Department of Conservation and Peregrine Wines have announced a new partnership to help protect New Zealand’s rarest species in its remotest locations. The first project in the partnership, launched today, will see six new trap lines...... Read More

Bus and car collision in Queenstown

Emergency services are responding to reports of a collision between a bus and another vehicle on Frankton Rd, Frankton, Queenstown. The reports were received at 3.49pm, and the location of the crash is believed to be between Sugar Lane and Yewlett...... Read More