Southland

Creating more tourist opportunities

More of rural Southland is being shown off to tourists, thanks to the establishment of a new booking and information centre in Kingston. The booking and information centre has been set up by Laura Douglas, owner of Real Country, a business that takes...... Read More

Jump in flu jabs

Barely midway into the winter season, the Fiordland Medical Centre has already matched last year's flu vaccination rates. The centre has already vaccinated 850 people for the flu less than three months into the winter season, almost the same number...... Read More

Invercargill’s $160 million upgrade plans revealed

Plans for Invercargill's $160 million inner city redevelopment have been unveiled. The plans include a sprawling retail precinct, additional car parking spaces, a boutique eatery and a central medical centre. The development was expected to generate...... Read More

BOP teams bringing the accolades home

  Tauranga is bringing home the accolades after winning the Open Fours at the 69th Summerset National Indoor Bowls Championships in Ashburton.   Grant L'Ami, Paul Smith, Mike Phipps and Lorraine Phipps, from South City Club Tauranga...... Read More

Dogs destroyed after Winton attack

Two Rottweiler dogs have been destroyed less than a week after they brutally attacked a man in Winton. The owners of the dogs voluntarily surrendered them and a vet euthanised them today. Southland District Council group manager environmental services...... Read More

Winton dog attack

A frantic neighbour who used a sharpening steel to distract two dogs brutally attacking a man in Winton at the weekend felt like it was a "life or death" situation. The 22-year-old victim, Oliver Beaumont, was already covered in blood when...... Read More

Man suffers shotgun wound while duck shooting

A 46-year-old man has escaped what could have been serious injuries, after being wounded by a shotgun while duck hunting. A police media spokesperson says police and ambulance were called to the incident at a rural property in the western districts...... Read More

The Remarkables Ski Field opens today

Opening a couple of days earlier than scheduled, The Remarkables in Queenstown today welcomed the first guests to the ski field, marking the start of the 2018 ski season in the South Island in style. Due to open on Saturday, the team at The Remarkables...... Read More

Panel heaters being recalled

A number of panel heaters are being recalled due to fears the products may overheat and cause a fire. A warning listed on Consumer.org.nz says some panel heaters sold at The Warehouse, Mitre 10, Mitre 10 MEGA and through Goldair stockists could be...... Read More

Decision on Lumsden Maternity’s future delayed

A final decision on the future of Lumsden Maternity Centre will be postponed for a couple more weeks. The Southern DHB is postponing a final decision on its model of Southern maternity care until mid- to late June, saying it needs more time to review...... Read More