Another four New Zealanders tested positive to Covid-19 at the weekend, as both main political parties threw their support behind charging returnees in managed isolation.
An emergency in Mataura which involved potentially poisonous ouvea premix has ended, with Fire and Emergency New Zealand crews finding no sign of a toxic gas leak.
The political merry go round continued to speed out of control this week, flinging another southern MP to the side in the process.
Dunedin list MP Michael Woodhouse says he's disappointed at being stripped of his health spokesman’s role but enthusiastic about new roles given to him by new National leader Judith Collins.
Dunedin MP Michael Woodhouse will not be following in Todd Muller’s footsteps and stepping down.
Jailhouse lawyer Arthur Taylor will return to Dunedin next week, after the Parole Board today agreed he be allowed to reside in the home of his advocate Hazel Heal.
Another week, another southern MP steps down.
Despite the Covid-19 shutdown and winter weather, mental health facility Ashburn Clinic is confident its new inpatient wing will be open by December.
National’s crisis over the leak of Covid-19 patient details deepened yesterday when senior frontbench MP Michael Woodhouse admitted he was involved.
Southlanders say they will fight to the last breath to save more than 1000 jobs in danger of being lost after the owner of Tiwai Point aluminium smelter yesterday announced the plant would close.
The Government says it will support the Southland economy following today's news that Rio Tinto plans to close the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter next year.
For Hamish Walker, being a southern MP was a life’s ambition.
People living in the current Clutha-Southland electorate will have their fourth MP in seven years after MP Hamish Walker’s political career came to a sudden and ignominious end yesterday.
Farmers whose properties are alongside the Waitaki River are irate they are being charged rates on land which has been washed away.
Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker’s political future looks bleak, after he yesterday admitted sending the private details of Covid-19 patients to media outlets.
Melissa Vining yesterday confronted the Southern District Health Board, which she feels failed her husband and people like him, and urged it to do better for cancer patients.
Dunedin is the Southern District Health Board’s first choice should managed Covid-19 isolation facilities be set up in the South.
Clutha Southland MP Hamish Walker has outed himself as the person who sent the details of Covid-19 patients to news media outlets and has apologised.
An emotional Melissa Vining this morning confronted the Southern District Health Board and challenged it to improve its cancer care services.
The great laughing gas mystery is no laughing matter for the Southern District Health Board, which has still not uncovered why it uses so much nitrous oxide.