The Invercargill City Council will review the request for vaccination passports in each of its facilities.
With 65% of its prisoners fully vaccinated, the Department of Corrections has no plans to separate vaccinated and unvaccinated inmates at Invercargill Prison.
Govt officials are confident Southland's Tiwai Point aluminium smelter won't close if aluminium prices remain high. But they warn there are risks this will add millions of tonnes to greenhouse gas emissions.
Police are appealing for information after a driver died when their car rolled in a Southland paddock last night.
Avoiding its use as a Covid-19 treatment in humans may be strongly recommended, but the de-worming drug, ivermectin, could help conservation efforts with the New Zealand sea lion. ODT reporter Laura Smith dived into the deep to speak to those involved.
Two new guardians have been appointed to the group charged with protecting the Fiordland marine area.
Three Southland councils are yet to release their annual reports for 2020/21 as the national auditor shortage continues to bite.
The discovery of an unknown substance in one of Invercargill’s main streets has meant the council’s streetscape work had to be paused.
A major milestone was reached for the Te Anau wastewater project this week when filtrate was discharged to the Kepler subsoil disposal field for the first time.
It is probably not much of a surprise that over the past two Covid-19-affected years, broadband use both nationally and in Southland has increased.
Most of Invercargill City Council’s public facilities will not require vaccination certificates when the city shifts into the traffic light system on Friday.
A "sanctuary" for the arts and performance community will be opened in Invercargill next year following a $150,000 funding grant from the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
Environment Southland’s latest monitoring has found elevated levels of toxic algae at the Waiau River near Excelsior Creek, downstream of the Mararoa Weir.
Three of Southland’s councils have joined forces in submitting on a government discussion paper centred on climate change action.
A 61-year-old man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for historic child sex abuse in Southland during the 1980s and '90s.