Southland

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Man dies on West Coast river

Police responded to the incident at Landsborough River at 6pm on Friday where a raft overturned.

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Water restrictions are in the pipeline if conditions don't change.

Unusually dry weather may see water restrictions in place for Southland

The arid weather is also adding stress to farmers sowing new grass and crops.

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Political Showdown puts politicians from different sides of the House together, getting them to ask each other the big questions of the week.

Political Showdown: Labour's Tamati Coffey v National's Sarah Dowie

The MPs battle it out, despite some very loud protesters near by!

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Man suffers burns in Invercargill burn-off

An Invercargill man has suffered moderate burns after falling into a burn-off he was trying to control.

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Police search on for trio who disappeared from South Korean ship in Bluff

The fishing vessel was already under investigation after a Chinese crewman was injured and died before docking.

Boat docks in Bluff with dead crewman

The man, a Chinese national, had been injured while the boat was in the Southern Ocean.

Council is urging dog owners to be vigilant and consider keeping their dogs on-lead after strange objects containing meat and onions were found at Sandy Point.

Locals warned of curious meat bundles in Invercargill carpark

Invercargill City Council is urging dog owners to keep their pet on a leash.

Woman airlifted to hospital after overnight rescue from South Island lake

Two women took an inflatable onto Lake Pukaki wearing no life jackets and had nothing to call for assistance.

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One injured as smoke reported in Invercargill substation

Fire crews turned out to the Waikiwi Substation just after midday.

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Bonamia ostreae was discovered in Stewart Island's Big Glory Bay in May, promoting a massive cull.

MPI says wild southern oyster stocks not hit by deadly parasite

Bonamia ostreae can devastate oyster stocks quickly, and it has been in New Zealand since at least 2015.

Emergency services fight garage fire in Invercargill

One person is being treated for smoke inhalation.

'It's just a big fireball' - grass-fire raging in Southland quickly consumes 1000 hectares

A burn off in the town of Te Anau, Southland, has rapidly turned out of control tonight.

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Emergency services were called to the collision on the Dipton-Winton Highway (SH6) about 10pm on Sunday.

Three dead in horror two-car smash in Southland

Emergency services were called to the collision on the Dipton-Winton Highway about 10pm yesterday.

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Dig This has just opened in Invercargill where it joins Transport World and Motorcycle Mecca.

First digger themed attraction in New Zealand a paradise for big boys' toys

Dig This has just opened in Invercargill where it joins Transport World and Motorcycle Mecca.

Cannabis discovered under the postage stamp of an Invercargill Prison inmates incoming mail.

Drug smuggling attempt at Invercargill Prison stamped out

Prison staff got a surprise when checking under the stamps of two suspicious looking letters.

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The Breakfast crew discuss a Hamilton couple's disappointment at paying nearly $1500 for a surprise Air NZ trip to Invercargill.

'I would be disappointed with Invercargill as a Mystery Break location'

The Breakfast crew discuss a Hamilton couple's disappointment at paying nearly $1500 for a surprise Air NZ trip to Invercargill.

Raw video: Police sirens wail as officer and dog allegedly hit by 'erratic driver' in Invercargill

The 68-year-old driver is due to appear in Invercargill District court today on a range of driving charges.

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Twenty-four people have died on Otago and Southland roads this year, making it the worst toll at this time of year in two decades.

'Twenty-four people that aren't going to go home to the families' - mounting horror at road toll in deep south

Queenstown cops are despairing at careless driving on their treacherous mountain roads.

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The inmate, who spent some of his childhood sleeping rough, is knitting sleeping mats using supermarket bags.

Invercargill prisoner works to help the homeless from inside

The inmate, who spent some of his childhood sleeping rough, is knitting sleeping mats using supermarket bags.

Three teens arrested over two Southland shooting incidents

In one incident police say shots were fired at a hut with occupants inside.

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Man seriously injured during Invercargill altercation

Police say the 42-year-old man sustained serious head injuries in the early hours of the morning.

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'Chemical incident' in Invercargill sees motel, nearby residences evacuated

The fire service has confirmed that the chemical smell was coming from an individual using cannabis oil.

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