Two positive Covid-19 Cases confirmed aboard Mattina Container Ship in Bluff, Southland

Two positive Covid-19 Cases confirmed aboard Mattina Container Ship in Bluff, Southland

The Ministry of Health reported two symptomatic crew members as confirmed Covid-19 cases aboard the Mattina container ship docked in Bluff, Monday afternoon. They have been placed in quarantine after returning positive test results for the virus. It was reported that the Marshall Island-flagged vessel arrived at the port on...

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Substance of concern located at Waikawa Museum in Southland, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit responds

Substance of concern located at Waikawa Museum in Southland, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit responds

Police responded to an incident at Waikawa Museum midday Wednesday after a substance of concern was located. The museum was closed to the public as a precautionary measure. Christchurch based New Zealand Defence Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit was notified, and a team was dispatched to the scene. The team...

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Stewart Island ‘indeterminate’ Covid-19 test result under investigation

Stewart Island ‘indeterminate’ Covid-19 test result under investigation

The Ministry of Health notified the press about a person with an ‘indeterminate’ test result for Covid-19 in Stewart Island, which is now under investigation to determine if they are a positive case. Subsequent repeat testing returned negative, including from family members. Results of serology testing will be due later...

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Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake strikes lower South Island

Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake strikes lower South Island

GeoNet reports a magnitude 5.5 earthquake that struck the lower South Island and surrounding areas on Monday afternoon at 4.09pm. The quake occurred at a depth of 13 km and struck about 70 km west of Te Anau. Many had reported feeling it mostly in the Napier area, being a...

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Ministry of Health says Covid-19 weak positive Mariner on Ship docked in Bluff is Historical

Ministry of Health says Covid-19 weak positive Mariner on Ship docked in Bluff is Historical

The Ministry of Health reported to thisquality that there was a possible case of Covid-19 reported as a mariner on a ship that is currently docked in Bluff, Southland. After receiving a weak positive test for Covid-19, clinical experts assessed the link to be a historical infection before confirmation was...

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Helicopter, Emergency Services respond to Ute and Truck crash, Northern Southland

Helicopter, Emergency Services respond to Ute and Truck crash, Northern Southland

Emergency services responded to a serious crash on State Highway 94 in Northern Southland this morning. The crash occurred at around 9.10am between a ute and a truck carrying a trailer between the intersection of Walker Road and Lumsden-Riversdale Highway. According to reports, a Helicopter was dispatched from Dunedin to...

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Freight train collides with Car in Gore, injuring three

Freight train collides with Car in Gore, injuring three

Emergency services responded to an incident in Gore this afternoon involving a freight train and car. The crash between the train and car occurred on Bury St just after 1 pm. Reports indicate that three people were injured as a result of the incident. One received moderate injuries and was...

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Millions in assets seized from Southland drug bust, four arrested

Millions in assets seized from Southland drug bust, four arrested

Police say four people were arrested following a seizure of millions of dollars in assets that were restrained during an operation that targeted large scale commercial cannabis dealers in Southland. The operation was planned for six months to get an insight into the crime that occurred. Four search warrants were...

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Body found believed to be missing 68-year-old Raymond Horn, Invercargill

Body found believed to be missing 68-year-old Raymond Horn, Invercargill

68-year-old Raymond Horn went missing from his home in Central Invercargill on Monday, February 15. Police found the body of an elderly man this afternoon in a wooded area near Bill Richardson Drive. Detective Alun Griffiths says formal identification is yet to take place. “Police believe the deceased to be...

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Endangered ‘flying Penguins’ need greater protection – Department of Conservation

Endangered ‘flying Penguins’ need greater protection – Department of Conservation

Critically endangered diving petrels are much needed to be protected, according to the Department of Conservation. Bright lights from vessels out at sea and surrounding breeding grounds, from conservation management on land, could pose a risk to the endangered Penguins. They were mostly found widely in coastal dunes in the...

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