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Media release: Arrangements for waste transfer stations during lockdown

Transfer stations across Southland and Invercargill will close indefinitely to the general public at the end of business this afternoon, Wednesday 25 March 2020, as New...

Media release: SDC Council-owned facilities to temporarily close

In response to the Government’s move to alert level four regarding the coronavirus outbreak, Southland District Council offices and the majority of community facilities will temporarily...

Media release: SDC closes area offices, libraries and halls

Southland District Council is closing all its area offices, libraries and halls today. This decision follows today’s announcement by the Prime Minister and the increase in the...

Media release: SDC initiates pandemic plan

Southland District Council has initiated its pandemic plan as the region prepares to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Following a meeting of SDC’s executive leadership team (ELT) yesterday,...

Media release: Winton Library update

Progress continues on the reinstatement of Winton Library for the community. Southland District Council senior project manager Wayne Ramsay has been appointed to oversee the next phase...

Media advisory: Milford update, rural help

Milford airport remains operational This is an official message from the Emergency Management Southland. The Milford airport is open for fixed wing and helicopter flights. “Having the airport open...

Media advisory: Farming update

Southland farmers urged to seek help This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland. Southland farmers affected by the recent flooding are being reminded that support is...

Media advisory: Flooding and assessment update

Wyndham residents can return home This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland. Residents of Wyndham can return home but are being advised to be very careful...

Media advisory: Flooding update and advice

Mataura and Wyndham update This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland. The towns of Mataura and Wyndham are being assessed from 8am Thursday morning for flooding...

Media advisory: Flooding in Southland/Fiordland

Route open from Invercargill to Dunedin Southland is no longer isolated with an access route between Invercargill and Dunedin open for light traffic. While several roads around Mataura...

Media advisory: Flooding update and advice

Southland roading update This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland. Southland District Council is working on options to open traffic routes across southern Southland. The preferred option...

Media advisory: Flooding in Southland/Fiordland Piopiotahi

Concern over ouvea premix With peak water flows yet to arrive at Mataura, there is concern about the ouvea premix stored at the Mataura paper mill. Emergency services...

Media advisory: Flooding in Southland/Fiordland Piopiotahi

Wyndham residents should evacuate now Residents of Wyndham and surrounding low-lying areas should evacuate immediately. The Mataura River is expected to peak with 2,740 cumecs at Wyndham at...

Media advisory: Flooding in Southland/Fiordland Piopiotahi

Gore and Mataura residents to prepare for evacuation This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland Modelling data suggests flood levels in the Mataura catchment are likely...

Media advisory: Flooding in Southland/Fiordland Piopiotahi

CD controller addresses ammonia fears Angus McKay, Southland civil defence contoller, has moved to quell speculation and misinformation about the ouvea premix at the Mataura paper mill. “We...

Media advisory: Flooding in Southland/Fiordland Piopiotahi

Emergency declared for Southland This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland At 2.20pm today, Southland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group chair Neville Cook declared a state...

Media advisory: Flooding in Fiordland

*Milford evacuations on hold until tomorrow* This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland The evacuation of 195 tourists from Milford Sound has been put...

Media advisory: Flooding in Fiordland

Evacuation of walking tracks underway This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland. The evacuation of approximately 100 people on walking tracks around the Fiordland area is...

Media Advisory: Flooding in Fiordland

Landslide hits hut on track This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland Thirty-one people are safe and awaiting evacuation after a landslide hit the Howden Hut...

Media Advisory: Flooding in Milford Sound Piopiotahi

State of emergency declared This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland A state of emergency for the Fiordland Community Board area has been declared in Southland...