An advisory group has been created to help Southland farmers implement new freshwater regulations.
Environment Southland has been inundated by people and groups asking for money for projects to protect and enhance biodiversity.
Southland's regional development agency has created a role to assist with redeploying unemployed people in Fiordland.
Moves to help sectors facing skilled or seasonal worker shortfall have mostly received a positive reception in the South, but concern remains as to whether they are enough.
An information session was held yesterday in Invercargill to help rural professionals get clued up about new freshwater policies.
The annual Spring Eco Fest was held in Invercargill on Saturday, this year with a theme of climate change.
Industries reliant on migrant skilled workers say training New Zealanders to do the work instead is good, but it will not help them this season.
More than 230 days since demolition began, the last building in the Invercargill inner-city development area was pulled down yesterday.
Potential solutions for the removal of the hazardous substance stored at the old paper mill in Mataura are on the table following two days of mediation.
A coroner has slammed an assessment form for foreign drivers as "wholly inadequate" in a report into a crash that killed three people on a Southland highway.
"Robust discussions" in mediation has resulted in solutions being tabled on the storage of the hazardous ouvea premix in Mataura, an environment judge says.
A tourist was driving on the wrong side of the road at the time of a crash which left her and two Southland parents dead, leading a coroner to question the standard of assessment for foreign drivers.
Emergency services were called to Edendale in Southland this evening, where eight people were involved in a crash.
A number of cars were broken into at a popular walking spot in Invercargill at the weekend, with wallets, mobile phones and other valuables taken.