Environment Southland – Water Situation in Southland Now “Serious”
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Environment Southland – Water Situation in Southland Now “Serious”

Editor - Jan 30, 2018

Environment Southland has assessed the low water situation in Southland as ‘serious’. At a meeting yesterday (29/01/2018) director of science and information Graham Sevicke-Jones said the council…

Minister Declares Drought in parts of Otago and Southland (updated)
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Minister Declares Drought in parts of Otago and Southland (updated)

Editor - Jan 30, 2018

Updated: Tuesday 30 Jan 3:50pm Minister for Agriculture and Rural Communities Damien O’Connor today announced that the medium-scale adverse event classification for the drought in parts of…

Firefighters Ready – Very High Fire Danger for Southland
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Firefighters Ready – Very High Fire Danger for Southland

Editor - Jan 26, 2018

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is predicting very high to extreme fire dangers across Southland this week. Southland has had a total of 30 fires since the…

Gore DC to Shout Free Swim this Friday Arvo
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Gore DC to Shout Free Swim this Friday Arvo

Editor - Jan 23, 2018

With water restrictions putting the kibosh on water fun in the sun for Gore and Mataura children, the Gore District Council is offering free admission to the…

Southlanders Encouraged to Conserve Water
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Southlanders Encouraged to Conserve Water

Editor - Jan 18, 2018

Environment Southland is encouraging people across all of Southland to conserve water as the dry conditions are likely to continue. Director of science and information Graham Sevicke-Jones…

Fonterra Partners Up with Alibaba’s Hema Fresh
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Business
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Fonterra Partners Up with Alibaba’s Hema Fresh

Editor - Jan 17, 2018

Fonterra has launched a new fresh milk product in China in partnership with Hema Fresh, Alibaba’s innovative new retail concept which combines traditional bricks-and-mortar shopping with a digital…

Extreme Fire Danger – Total Fire Ban Now In Place
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Extreme Fire Danger – Total Fire Ban Now In Place

Editor - Jan 15, 2018

A total fire ban has been imposed across Southland from midnight Sunday 14th January. The ban comes in the wake of today’s 32 degree highs. ‘There is…

Hottest Day Ever Recorded – Expect Another Today
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Hottest Day Ever Recorded – Expect Another Today

Editor - Jan 15, 2018

The heat was on when Sunday's temperatures hit the highest on record since 1921, Metservice recorded 32.3C at 5.30pm while H&J Smiths clock at 3pm was 34 degrees.…

Southland Wide Fire Ban Now in Place
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Southland Wide Fire Ban Now in Place

Editor - Jan 13, 2018

A total fire ban has been imposed across Southland from midnight tonight, January 14. The ban comes in the wake of today’s 32 degree highs. ‘There is…

2017 Southland’s Driest Year on Record
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2017 Southland’s Driest Year on Record

Editor - Jan 09, 2018

Environment Southland’s data confirms that Southland has had its driest year since 1971. Southland received only 79% of the usual normal rainfall, with some areas experiencing particularly…