Southland News & Alerts


Severe Weather Outlook

A cold front is expected to move northeast over the South Island on Wednesday and across the North Island on Thursday, bringing a period of rain or showers.

There is low confidence of rainfall accumulations reaching warning amounts in Fiordland and the ranges of southern Westland during Wednesday.

A ridge of high pressure is forecast to build over New Zealand on Friday and persist through Saturday, bringing mostly settled weather to much of the country.

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Nevis Bluff, SH6, spring 2021 programme – keeping people safe from bouncing rocks

From next Monday, 1 November 2021, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Nevis Bluff spring safety programme gets underway.

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Otira Gorge closure first week November, Rock Shelter remediation completion

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will be closing the Otira Gorge next week in order to undertake maintenance at the Rock Shelter, clearing the build-up of shingle and rocks on the shelter roof.

Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa Fund

Sport Otago manages the Sport New Zealand Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa fund for the Otago region.  The fund exists to activate our tamariki/children and rangatahi/teens through sport, active recreation and play.  It has a strong emphasis on understanding the needs of our youth and delivering what they want to do to be active.  Sport New Zealand are specifically targeting Maori, Pacifica, and children with disabilities, but projects to active all inactive and under-active youth can be considered.

Extended Road Closure – Nevis Road

Due to a land slip and damage, Nevis Road will remain closed until 15 October.

The Nevis Road will stay closed longer than usual because of a slip and damage that occurred over winter.

The road was due to open on Thursday (30 September) but will remain closed until 15 October due to the land slip and intense scouring of the track.

Central Otago District Council’s contractor will be on site to repair the damage and it is hoped road will be reopened as soon as possible.
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Covid 19 Symptoms

If you develop symptoms of Covid – 19 you need to get a test 

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Temporary road closure – Old Snow Pole Track.

Due to climatic conditions, Council will temporary close and prohibit traffic using Old Snow Pole Track.

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New Te Kīwai Fund: A partnership with Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu 

Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa is pleased to announce its partnership with Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu to provide a new $850,000 Government fund called Te Kīwai. The fund will provide direct financial support for tamariki and rangatahi Māori throughout the South Island who are experiencing financial hardship and missing out on physical activity opportunities.  
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Calling all 15-30 year olds! Have you been vaccinated for MMR?

If you are aged 15 to 30 years and haven’t had at least one MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine, or you are not sure, get your FREE immunisation now.

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Want to talk to someone about Southland District Council’s draft long term plan?

Want to talk to someone about Southland District Council’s draft long term plan? If you’ve got questions or want to find out how to make a submission, Southland District councillors and staff will be at the following events on Saturday 20 March:

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