Air NZ direct flight trail important for Southland

New Zealand First applauds the announcement today by Air New Zealand to trial a direct service between Invercargill and Auckland from the second half of 2019. “This is an important service being offered to Southland and these regular flights...... Read More

SH1 realignment in Southland on track for 2020 opening

One of Southland's largest roading projects is on track to open by mid-2020. The State Highway One realignment near Edendale has been under way for just over five months. The 2.6km upgrade will improve highway safety by creating more safe overtaking...... Read More

Southland Dog Section awards community star

Southland Dog Section has presented the very first Our People Award to 13-year-old Bailey Bennet, for her support and contribution to cancer research. Bailey was surprised by the Dog Section at school on Thursday December 13 when she was presented...... Read More

Queenstown backpackers pay respects to Grace Millane

The best friend of one of Grace Millane's older brothers was among the crowd at a candlelit vigil in Queenstown to remember the 22-year-old British backpacker. About 100 people - locals and visitors - turned out on the tourist town's lakefront...... Read More

Gondola proposed as a traffic solution for Queenstown

Queenstown locals are being pitched an unconventional solution to their traffic nightmares. It's a 10km-long gondola to the Remarkables ski field which will pick up and drop off commuters along the way. Residents at a packed community meeting...... Read More

Invercargill fatal crash victim named

Police can now release the name of the person who died following a crash in Invercargill on Friday night (7 December). She was Emma Joyce Bagley, 37, of Invercargill. "The two-car crash occurred at the intersection of Newscastle and Clifton Streets...... Read More

Six injured one dead in Invercargill crash

Police are appealing for information following yesterday’s fatal crash in Invercargill. Detective Senior Sergeant Stu Harvey says a 37-year-old woman died following the two car crash at the intersection of Newscastle and Clifton Streets at around...... Read More

One killed in Invercargill crash

  Police can now confirm one person has died following a crash in Invercargill. "The two vehicle crash happened at the intersection of Newcastle Street and Clifton Street about 9.10pm yesterday," says police. "Two people remain...... Read More

Thunderstorms to roll across South Island

Thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon about southern parts of the Southern Lakes, the Fiordland Lakes, Southland and western parts of both Central Otago and Clutha. Some of these storms may become severe producing localised downpours...... Read More