Southland

Snow down to 200m for lower South Island

MetService is forecasting snow down to 200 metres, wintry rain and thunderstorms for the lower South Island tonight. A heavy snow watch will be in force from 6pm. Meterologist Tui McInnes said a large trough sitting around the south of New Zealand...... Read More

Snow in the south, cold NZwide tomorrow

The first of two significant cold fronts is crossing the country and will this afternoon clear the North Island as the next cold front arrives in the Deep South. This secondary burst of cold air coming tonight and across Tuesday will be the coldest...... Read More

Silver for kayaker Dawson

Mike Dawson added a silver sheen to an otherwise disappointing weekend for New Zealand kayakers, picking up just the third-ever World Cup medal in Slovakia overnight. The Kiwi paddler finished second in the extreme slalom final behind Russia's...... Read More

First step towards NZ’s largest pest free island

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has announced funding for the first step in New Zealand’s most ambitious island pest eradication. Speaking at Forest and Bird’s 2018 Conference, the Minister committed $2 million over the next three years...... Read More

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