Southland

Police appeal for sightings prior to boy’s death

Police would like to hear from any members of the public who may have seen a 3-year-old boy on Salford Street, Gore, between 8.45pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday January 29.   The boy had mousy blonde hair and was wearing a high-visibility vest and shorts.    A...... Read More

Two arrested following fleeing driver incidents

Two Canterbury men have been arrested in Riverton following a series of car thefts and petrol drive offs between Christchurch and Invercargill. The two offenders are alleged to have stolen a vehicle in Wigram Christchurch on 14 February. They have...... Read More

Police investigating suspicious approach

Invercargill Police are investigating an incident where a 12-year-old walking to school was approached by an unknown person.   The incident occurred between 8 - 8.30am on Monday February 4, near a park on Iona Street.    A police...... Read More

Grabbing car, cash, photos and running from fire

Roger Harman wanted to stay a while, but his wife Linda had the final word. Shortly before 9pm, Roger and his neighbours were standing at the bottom of their street, Redwood Valley Road. Most of the residents had been evacuated, and the long...... Read More

Lake Hayes safe for swimming after E coli warning

A popular Queenstown lake is now safe for swimming, less than five days after high levels of E coli were discovered. Last week, water quality samples from Lake Hayes at Mill Creek Shallows showed levels at more than 2400 E coli per 100ml. The government's...... Read More

Firefighters battle 300m grass blaze spread by high wind

Firefighters have contained a grass fire between Queenstown and Arrowtown, stretching over 300m. High winds helped spread the flames across a large bank on Tuckers Beach Rd, next to the Shotover River about 6.30am. Light rain helped the firefighters...... Read More

A period of rain for South Island

A period of rain is expected for South Westland, Clutha and Southland. Heavy rain in Fiordland and South Westland eased early this morning, but a second front is forecast to bring another burst of heavy rain to southern New Zealand tonight and early...... Read More

Heavy rain for Fiordland

A pair of warm and cold fronts are expected to move east to affect the South Island from Saturday afternoon to Sunday, bringing a period of heavy rain to the west of the South Island, and strong northwesterly winds to the south and east of the South...... Read More

Direct Invercargill-Auckland flights set to launch

Direct flights between Invercargill and Auckland are planned to begin in August. The start dates for Air New Zealand's new service between the cities was confirmed by Invercargill Airport Limited as the first tickets were put up for sale today. The...... Read More