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The Winton Library and SDC office will operate from the Winton Memorial Hall from Monday, 20 May 2019

The Winton Library and SDC office will operate from the Winton Memorial Hall from Monday, 20 May 2019. A temporary location was needed following the closure of...

Winton library and office closed

Winton library and office have been closed after testing confirmed the presence of airborne mould spores and fungal contamination. It is not yet known how long the...

‘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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Media release: District Council engineer wins local government Emerging Leader Award

Southland District Council’s senior project engineer water and waste services, Matt Keil, has been named as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Brookfields Emerging Leader of...

Media release: Curio Bay development garners national planning award win

A multifaceted infrastructure development aiming to protect one of Southland’s tourism jewels was recognised at this year’s New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) Awards. The Tumu Toka Curioscape...

Media release: New group manager services and assets appointed at Council

Southland District Council’s new group manager services and assets has started in his role. Matt Russell joined Council in late February this year. Chief executive Steve Ruru says...

Media release: District residents warned to avoid rates scam

Southland residents are being urged to be cautious about a rates scam reported in some parts of the District. Chief executive Steve Ruru said Council had been...

New project management team for Milford Opportunities

Opus and Xyst are the new project management team for the Milford Opportunities project. Milford Opportunities governance group chair Dr Keith Turner said the group is delighted...

Media release: $220,000 in funding for Lumsden town centre

A revamp of Lumsden’s town centre has been given a $220,000 boost in government funding. A Southland District Council application for money to help upgrade the town’s...

MPI media release: Hastings and Southland properties positive for Mycoplasma bovis

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has identified four new properties as positive for the bacterial cattle disease Mycoplasma bovisand strongly suspects one furtherproperty. One of the...

Are you interested in what the island will look like in 30 years?

Get involved to capture your community’s hopes and dreams for the future. We’d love to hear what you have to say about the future opportunities for...

Inaugural meeting of Milford Opportunities Group held

The Milford Opportunities Governance Group began its journey today when it met for the first time in Invercargill. Created as part of the Southland Regional Development Strategy...