ICC Lifting Water Restrictions – Effective Immediately
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Environment
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ICC Lifting Water Restrictions – Effective Immediately

News Desk - Feb 02, 2018

The Invercargill City Council is lifting water restrictions – effective immediately, Water Manager Alister Murray confirmed today. The Invercargill City Council earlier this week banned domestic outside…

Fire At Southwood Export On Bluff Road (video + photos)
Bluff
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Bluff
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Fire At Southwood Export On Bluff Road (video + photos)

News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

There's a wood chip fire on Bluff Road, three helicopters are on the scene battling windy conditions to contain the fires. Diversions are in place off State Highway…

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

News Desk - 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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Environment
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Minister Declares Drought in parts of Otago and Southland (updated)

News Desk - 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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Environment
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Firefighters Ready – Very High Fire Danger for Southland

News Desk - 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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Environment
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Gore DC to Shout Free Swim this Friday Arvo

News Desk - 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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Environment
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Southlanders Encouraged to Conserve Water

News Desk - 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
Business
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Business
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Fonterra Partners Up with Alibaba’s Hema Fresh

News Desk - 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
Community
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Community
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Extreme Fire Danger – Total Fire Ban Now In Place

News Desk - 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
Community
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Community
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Hottest Day Ever Recorded – Expect Another Today

News Desk - 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.…