Southland

Clickity clack, front and back this Easter

Southern District Police are reminding motorists to continue to take care on the roads as the Easter Holiday period approaches. Police are expecting an increase in road users on Southland highways during the holiday period, which runs from 4pm on Thursday...... Read More

Toxic ’floating’ algae found in Waituna Lagoon

Monitoring carried out by Environment Southland last week has shown high levels of the toxic algae planktonic cyanobacteria at Waituna Lagoon. Planktonic cyanobacteria (floating or suspended algae) is different to that found in rivers during warmer...... Read More

Southland Police seek public’s help

Southland Police are appealing for information to help identify a man seen near a vehicle shortly before it was stolen. The Toyota Hilux, registration AZQ526, was stolen from Cairnard Road, Fairlight at about 11am on Sunday 25 March. It has a wooden...... Read More

Almost 13,000 Southland cattle to be culled

Almost 13,000 cows in Southland will be sent to the works as part of a nationwide cull to eradicate bovine disease Mycoplasma bovis. Ten infected farms in Southland will be part of the nationwide cattle cull which will remove approximately 22,000 cattle...... Read More

Heavy rain and gales to hit South Island

Heavy rain and northwest gales is set to affect parts of the South Island on Tuesday. MetService says an active front is forecast to move northwards across the island. “This will be accompanied by a period of heavy northwesterly rain into the...... Read More

Discovering the Glowworm Caves

Seventy years ago the caves that gave Te Anau its name were rediscovered by two entrepreneurs who turned them into one of the town's greatest tourist attractions. ALINA SUCHANSKI looks back at their legacy, carried now by Real Journeys – the...... Read More

Raising a stink - manure sacks dumped on doorstep

Five sacks of cattle dung dredged from the Mataura River were dumped at Environment Southland's front door on Wednesday in protest at the effects of cattle in the district's waterways. The unpleasant delivery was accompanied by a letter from...... Read More

Two arrested for Southland burglaries 

Police have arrested two men in relation to a number of burglaries in Southland over the past few weeks. The men, both aged in their 30s, were arrested in Owaka yesterday (Tuesday 20 March) and charged with burglary. They are due to appear in Dunedin...... Read More

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