Recreating the Davey Gunn run

A former Southlander is gearing up to recreate and honour a remarkable and heroic journey completed in Fiordland in 1936. On December 30, 1936 a Fox Moth cabin plane crashed into the sea at Fiordland's Big Bay, injuring the pilot and five passengers,...... Read More

1000th birth at Winton Maternity Centre

Winton Maternity Centre has celebrated a landmark moment since its reopening nearly  30 years ago. On Friday, March 9 the 1000th baby was born at the Winton Maternity Centre since its reopening on February 1, 1991. The first baby born since the...... Read More

Invercargill Police seeking witnesses to assault

Invercargill Police would like to speak with witnesses to a serious assault that took place on the corner of Esk & Kelvin Streets, Invercargill, at approximately 2:05am this morning. A 21-year-old male was knocked unconscious after an altercation with...... Read More

The $6m point of difference

New alternative costings of the wastewater pipeline from Te Anau to Manapouri claim it would cost $6 million less than what the Southland District Council estimated last year. The independent expert that has worked with advocacy group Fiordland Sewerage...... Read More

Revved up for fundraising

Trail rides and hill climbs will provide a fun day of fundraising for Balfour School next weekend. Held biennially, the Balfour School Trail Ride and Hill Climb is a family-orientated event where kids and adults alike can tear up the tracks or just...... Read More

Southern District welcome new safe speed cameras

New safe speed cameras to help improve safety and prevent road trauma: Five new safe speed cameras will start operating next week in the Southern Police district in an effort to lower speeds and reduce deaths and injuries on our roads. “Road...... Read More

Machine guarding no new phenomenon

  New Zealand workplaces have been required to adequately guard machinery since the Machinery Act 1950 came into force. Almost 70 years later, WorkSafe says workplaces still aren’t getting it right, with fatalities, amputations and injuries...... Read More

Thunderstorm watch continues for Southern areas

A combination of afternoon heating and wind convergences are expected to develop thunderstorms over the southeast of Fiordland, Southland, Clutha and inland parts of eastern Otago. "There is a moderate risk of these thunderstorms becoming severe...... Read More

Steam focus at annual Mandeville Fly-in

Vintage aircraft, cars and an old steam engine delighted the crowds at the annual Mandeville Steam Festival and Fly-in at the weekend. The event, held at Mandeville Airfield, showcases vintage aircraft flights, museum and aircraft workshops, and traction...... Read More

Defamation trial against Shadbolt underway

A defamation trial against Invercargill mayor Tim Shadbolt has been told he used newspaper columns to smear a political opponent. Invercargill councillor Karen Arnold is suing Mr Shadbolt and Fairfax New Zealand, now known as Stuff, in the first defamation...... Read More