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Ski camp for Southland youngsters

Southland youth are being given the opportunity to take part in ski camps organised to let them gain confidence on the slopes, have fun and make new friends. The Southland Ski Club is offering the chance for school children across the district to take...... Read More

Winton’s tennis Volunteer of the Year

Winton's Steve Wadsworth has been acknowledged by Tennis Southland for his outstanding volunteer work. The Winton Tennis Club player, volunteer and coach has become the first recipient of the Joyce Telford Volunteer of the Year award by Tennis Southland. Tennis...... Read More

Southlanders tackle Sky Tower

A strong Southland contingent took on the annual Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge in Auckland over the weekend. The event is a fundraiser for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) where each year firefighters from around New Zealand, and the...... Read More

Charity cyclists near $60k goal

This year's Westpac Chopper Appeal bike ride from Queenstown to Invercargill is expected to have met its $60,000 fundraising goal for the Lakes District Air Rescue Trust. The 56 cyclists who took part in this year's bike ride on Friday, May 18...... Read More

NAIT changes amidst M bovis outbreak

Southland continues to have the country's largest count of properties, 16 in total, infected by the bovine disease Mycoplasma bovis. Now central government says work is under way to improve the tracking system that 'let it down' in its efforts...... Read More

Milford’s busiest season in the books

This year's Milford Sound tourism season exceeded the expectations of its own local authorities with a total of 821,000 visitors. Milford Sound Tourism general manager Tim Holland said he could tell as early as November that this year's high...... Read More

Exclusion in draft enrolment scheme

Year 8 students from Otautau and Dipton School may have to look at other high school options as the Ministry of Education looks to enforce an enrolment zone at Central Southland College (CSC) that would exclude them. The Ministry of Education has requested...... Read More

ES working in Winton oil spill

Staff from Environment Southland are working alongside the Southland District Council, Southland Fish & Game and the Department of Conservation to stop an oil spill in Winton. Environment Southland became aware of the oil spill in Winton where oil from...... Read More

Support services starting in central Southland

A loss and grief support service is being established in Winton to provide a safe, trusted space for anybody who needs to talk. The Loss and Grief Centre, with a main office in Invercargill, will start its services in Winton on Friday, June 8, with free...... Read More

Alpine hut a hit for volunteers

The promise of a helicopter ride and a week in a beautiful alpine hut means DOC has had no problems recruiting volunteers to look after its popular Luxmore Hut over the winter. The Great Walks season closed this month in Fiordland. While the Department...... Read More