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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...

Media release: SDC building forms go online

Southland District Council has launched the first stage of its electronic building consents. The Simpli online portal is the customer interface that allows people to complete and...

Public notice: Riverton Lodge Hotel - renewal of an on licence and an off licence

*Section 101, Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012* Towack and Thyme Limited, of 57 Princess Street, Riverton 9822 has made application to the District Licensing Committee...

First Edition December 2019

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

Media release: Nominations close for Southland District Council By-elections.

Nominations closed at noon today for the Southland District Council by-elections, following insufficient nominations at the recent triennial elections held on 12 October 2019. Those nominated are: *Ardlussa...

Media release: Nominations slow for Southland District Council by-elections

With less than one week to go nominations are slow to come in for the Southland District Council by-elections. Nominations close on Monday for the Ardlussa Community...

Media release: SDC to vacate earthquake-prone building

One of the three buildings that comprise Southland District Council’s headquarters in Forth Street, Invercargill, has been rated as earthquake prone and staff who work in...

Active Southland youngsters aim of holiday programme

Southland District Council has joined forces with the team at Sport Southland to create active summer fun for youngsters throughout the district. Council’s annual holiday programme will...

$3.16 million for wind turbines on Stewart Island/Rakiura

Minister for the Environment David Parker today announced $3.16 million in government funding to help build two wind turbines on Stewart Island/Rakiura. Southland District Council will...