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Public notice: Winton library closed for contamination testing

Southland District Council will close the Winton library at 5pm today after testing confirmed the presence of airborne mould spores and fungal contamination. Following recent testing, a...

‘Lost but not forgotten’ panel to be updated

Southland District Council staff have been updating the "Lost But Not Forgotten" panel at Lynwood Cemetery, Te Anau. The sign is the result of years of painstaking...

National Research Bureau (NRB) survey

Interviewers from the National Research Bureau (NRB) will be conducting Southland District Council's annual Residents' Survey this month. They will be doing some interviews face to face...

First Edition March 2019

Read the latest First Edition, Council's quarterly newsletter, which is delivered to all residents in the Southland district. Click here to download the PDF.

Media release - First residents soon for retirement housing in Te Anau

An ambitious community project to create affordable retirement housing in Te Anau is getting set to welcome its first residents. The first four Murchison Villas on Pop...

Up For The Adventure - Gloria Eno's Outward Bound Experience

Gloria Eno (front left) helps Sheppard 647 row the cutter back to Anakiwa. Gloria Eno believes her life has been changed by her experiences on the...

First Edition December 2018

[/assets/First-Edition/December-FE-web.pdf] Read the latest First Edition, Council's quarterly newsletter, which is delivered to all residents in the Southland district. Click here to download the PDF.

Media release: Agreement signed for SRDA establishmen

Southland District Mayor Gary Tong has been elected chair of the new Southland Regional Development Agency (SRDA) joint shareholders’ committee. On Tuesday the shareholders formally signed off...

Media release: Benmore bridge closed

The Benmore bridge has been closed because it is structurally unsound. Southland District Council group manager services and assets Matt Russell said the bridge was closed on...

First Edition October 2018

[/assets/First-Edition/First-Edition-October-2018.pdf] Read the latest First Edition, Council's quarterly newsletter, which is delivered to all residents in the Southland district. Click here to download the PDF.

Southlanders urged to think about water usage

Southlanders are being encouraged to pro-actively manage their water usage to reduce the chance of restrictions this summer. Southland District Council strategic water and waste manager Ian...

Public notice: temporary road closure - Branxholme Makarewa Road

Branxholme Makarewa Road, from King Road to Winton Lorneville Highway, will be closed to traffic between 8am on Saturday 8 September and 5pm Sunday 9 September. The...

Media release: Predator Free Rakiura Project Manager appointed

A bold initiative to rid Rakiura/Stewart Island of predators has been boosted with the appointment of Bridget Carter as Project Manager-Community. Mrs Carter will liaise with the...

Councils approve changes to Venture Southland’s joint committee

Southland Mayoral Forum chair Gary Tong will chair the Venture Southland joint committee until the board for the new Southland Regional Development Agency is appointed later...

Media release: Council to prosecute dog owners

Southland District Council will prosecute the owners of two dogs involved in an attack on a Winton man last month. Council’s environmental health manager Michael Sarfaiti says...

First Edition August 2018

Read the latest First Edition, Council's quarterly newsletter, which is delivered to all residents in the Southland district. Click here to download the PDF.[/assets/First-Edition/First-Edition-Aug-web2.pdf]

Public notice: Southland District Council Final Proposal for representation arrangements for the 2019 local elections

On 11 July 2018 the Southland District Council considered a report that set out a series of recommendations from the Hearings Panel that considered the submissions...

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Von Road road closure

Von Road has been closed due to a culvert washout. SouthRoads contractors have put up ‘Road Closed Ahead’ signage at the start of Mount Nicholas Road...

Media release: Two dogs euthanised, investigation continues

The two Rottweiler dogs involved in the attack in Winton on Sunday 10 June have been euthanised by a vet today. The owners of the dogs voluntarily...

Media release: Southland District Council welcomes investment in warmer homes

Southland District Council has welcomed a multi-million dollar commitment by the Government to help make Kiwi homes healthier. A $142 million-dollar, four-year programme, known as Warmer Kiwi...