Work is under way to prevent old landfill material entering Southland waterways after recent flooding.
A building has been found - and donated - which will become the base for a Southland Charity Hospital.
Emergency services were called to a crash involving two vehicles near an Invercargill roundabout this morning.
Police are searching for a man who failed to stop for police then ditched his bike and fled on foot in Invercargill yesterday.
Concern around toxic mould switched to concern about structural issues at Rugby Park in Invercargill at an extraordinary meeting of council yesterday.
A new structure appeared in Invercargill at the weekend as the Leighs Construction crane was erected in the CBD.
Southland residents who had their properties damaged by recent flooding in the region, are now able to access help to find temporary accommodation.
One person is dead and eight others have been hospitalised - five with serious injuries - after a van rolled near Winton in Southland early yesterday.
Girls at a Southland high school who want to wear shorts or pants have been told they'll need to talk to a school guidance counsellor before they ditch their skirts.
Civil defence authorities in Southland have sandbags ready in parts of the Mataura River catchment, in case of major problems caused by ex-tropical cyclone Uesi.
Police are seeking witnesses after one person died and eight others were injured when their van rolled near Winton in Southland early today.
Gore mayor Tracy Hicks is putting pressure on mining company Rio Tinto to speed up the removal of its dangerous waste from the former Mataura paper mill site.
Mataura residents stood up last night and asked central Government to rid their community of ouvea premix.
Early concerns over heavy rainfall for the South this weekend may subside, as ex-tropical cyclone Uesi appears to be losing its strength.