Council to query air pollution report

Environment Southland chairman Nicol Horrell says the result of the report are concerning, and will be looking into the ...

Environment Southland chairman Nicol Horrell is asking for more information relating to a report that says Invercargill has the most premature deaths as a result of air pollution per capita in the country.

Video footage reveals rodent invasion of 'pest free' sanctuary video

A rat caught on a motion-activated camera in February.

In November a rat was detected on a 'pest free' island. Within a few months they would be mating before the cameras.

New museum build gets green light

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Southland Museum and Tuatara Statue

The Invercargill City Council has given the green light for a new museum build for the city.

Woman guilty of murdering partner video

Otautau man Dale Watene was killed and his body hidden in the Longwood Forrest in Southland.

Sandy Graham shot dead her partner, Dale Watene, and then enlisted her best friend to bury his body.

Man uses hospital wi-fi to access child sex exploitation material

“New Zealand’s so-called Supreme Court (Snowflake Court more like it) ruled that Family First does not qualify for ...

A man who downloaded child sex exploitation material while in hospital has been sent to jail.

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Unwanted Silver Fern Sam Winders joins Steel after nine seasons at Magic video

Veteran midcourter Sam Winders has joined the Steel after nine seasons with the Magic.

Not selected for Commonwealth Games, veteran midcourter leaves the Magic for Steel, wanting to test herself in a new environment and step outside her comfort zone.

High country farmer joins Southland District mayoralty race

Geoffrey Young has joined the race to become mayor of the Southland District, with the local body elections to be held ...

A high country farmer and former Federated Farmers president has announced he will stand for the Southland District mayoralty.

All Black to make NZ return through Southland club game

Damian McKenzie is back in New Zealand and is expected to line up in a Southland club rugby fixture in Invercargill on ...

Damian McKenzie is back in New Zealand and is expected to play in a club game in Southland on Friday night.

Southland will benefit from EU free trade deal

Rino Tirikatene: a precedent for future trade deals.

OPINION: Horticulture and fisheries are two of the big winners from this deal, which will see Southland having a significant export boost.

Youth demanding more from employers

Student Job Search chief executive Suzanne Boyd says employers that are still offering minimum or living wages are being ...

Southland youth are taking advantage of the tight labour market to leave behind work where they are underpaid and undervalued.

Worker 'having a coffee' when building partially collapsed

A building on Bluff’s main street, 196 Gore St, partially collapsed in high winds on Tuesday night. A person was in the ...

The owner of a large building that partially collapsed in Bluff says he is just glad the man inside wasn't hurt.

World's biggest island predator eradication project to start on Stewart Island

Rakiura/Stewart Island, looking north-east across Mason Bay.

A research partnership agreement worth $2.8 million has been signed to make Stewart Island predator free.

Council building to get new name

The Invercargill City Council Esk St civic administration building has been gifted a new name.

The Invercargill City Council has been gifted a name from the Waihōpai Rūnaka to use for its civic administration building.

Eel deaths unexplained after autopsies fail to find the cause

In March, 263 dead eels were found along a stretch of water in Bateman’s Creek, at West Plains in Invercargill.

The cause of death of more than 260 eels in a Southland stream remains unknown.

Tale of two halves for the South Island's rock wren video

There are roughly three times as many rock wren at predator controlled sites than unmanaged ones.

A South Island-wide survey shows the future of the tiny, endangered mountain bird is hanging in the balance, hinging on effective predator control.

News

Darren Ludlow joins Invercargill mayoralty race

Darren Ludlow has confirmed he will stand for Invercargill mayoralty in October. He is the seventh person to do so.

Long-time Invercargill city councillor Darren Ludlow has joined the queue of contenders for the Invercargill mayoralty.

Sam Winders coming south for 2023

International midcourter Sam Winders has been signed to Southern Steel for the 2023 season.

Southland GDP higher than pre-Covid levels video

Unwanted Silver Fern Sam Winders joins Steel after nine seasons at Magic video

Video

Video footage reveals rodent invasion of 'pest free' sanctuary

In November a rat was detected on a 'pest free' island. Within a few months they would be mating before the cameras.

Business

Southland GDP higher than pre-Covid levels video

Most businesses have not experienced this kind of inflation before.

Southland’s gross domestic product exceeded pre-Covid levels in the year to March after two years of stagnation.

Youth demanding more from employers

Student Job Search chief executive Suzanne Boyd says employers that are still offering minimum or living wages are being ...

Southland youth are taking advantage of the tight labour market to leave behind work where they are underpaid and undervalued.

Loan farewells SBS after 19 years as CFO

SBS bank chief financial officer Tim Loan says his greatest achievement in his 19 years was getting the ...

When looking back on his 19 years as chief financial officer for SBS Bank, Tim Loan says it is the people he will remember most fondly.

Winter illness brings hospo 'to its knees'

Hospitality New Zealand Southland branch president Graham Hawkes says “after two horrible years in hospitality, it’s ...

Diners are asked to be patient, as "the people serving you are doing their best in difficult times".

Fiordland Dark Sky plans on track

Photographer Douglas Thorne captured this image of the Milky Way over Milford Sound. The area would need to adhere to ...

Great South is on track to submit in application to the International Dark Sky Association at the end fo the year. If it’s successful, Fiordland will become the second-largest Dark Sky Park in the world.

Opinion

Southland will benefit from EU free trade deal

Rino Tirikatene: a precedent for future trade deals.

OPINION: Horticulture and fisheries are two of the big winners from this deal, which will see Southland having a significant export boost.

What it takes to protect democracy from US-style political capture

Dame Helen Clark and Ingrid Leary at the 2020 Dame Dorothy Fraser lecture - an annual event discussing issues which ...

OPINION: OPINION: Diverse and representative decision-making needs participation, starting from the ground level.

I fear new health regime won't address south's critical needs

Invercargill National MP Penny Simmonds: pressures on Southland Hospital and other services are unsustainable.

OPINION: OPINION: Signs are that the new authority has a limited understanding of the unsustainable demands and unaddressed failings.

A new approach to longstanding health issues

While the issues our health services are facing are complex and addressing them will take time, if we continue to ...

OPINION: How the Government's squaring up to the needs of a tough winter, and beyond.

After nine years as Southland District Mayor, I've learned this much

Southland District Mayor Gary Tong. Whatever decision a council makes, there are always – always – those with opposing ...

OPINION: Every person elected to public office is a human, and no human I know is immune to making mistakes. I prefer to gauge the quality of an individual on their determination to make the places they live in better.

Culture

New museum build gets green light

25012018News.John Hawkins.Southland Times/Stuff.
Southland Museum and Tuatara Statue

The Invercargill City Council has given the green light for a new museum build for the city.

Crafting connects Cook Island mamas

Special connections are formed when Cook Island women come together to create. From left are Tere Papatuna, Turi Tonga, ...

Four thousand kilometres from their homes, art is keeping a collective of Cook Island women connected – to each other, to their language and to their ancestors.

Kiwi birds expected on Bluff Hill by 2028

01022022. News. Kavinda Herath /The Southland Times /Stuff-Bluff Hill Motupōhue Environment Trust  chairman Estelle ...

The Bluff Hill Motupōhue Environment Trust have a bold new goal of re-introducing kiwi birds to Bluff Hill by 2028.

Queens Park lights up for Matariki

The Tiramarama Whetu display at the duck pond in Queens Park.

The award-winning Murihiku Matariki Festival in Queens Park is back for its fourth year.

Teetotaller ID from the 1800s recovered video

Marlyen Davis recently donated this Temperance Mission for total abstinence from 1891 to the Invercargill City Library ...

There was a time back in the day when people had IDs to prove they didn’t drink to show they were a respectable member of society.

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