Business

Airport renovations ramp up

A $2 MILLION airport makeover and direct flights to Auckland could signal Invercargill truly taking off as an air destination. Work ramped up in the...

Staff needed to ‘man our farms’

THE absence of young people with the experience or desire to get into primary industries has left Southland farmers feeling the pressure. Industry professionals met...

Owners look to grow Back Country Foods

THE future for Invercargill-based Back Country Foods and its freeze-dried trampers' and hunters' food is bright, with a change of ownership signalling expansion plans...

Pop up job shop a success

AROUND 680 job seekers in Invercargill and Gore headed to the 2019 Southland Pop Up Job Shop last week. The event, held over five days,...

Bagel obsession becomes a career opportunity

HER passion for bagels has turned into a dream career opportunity for home-baker Mikyla Okuyama. Mrs Okuyama has been hired as the baker for Toasted,...

Industry players loyal to south

A NEW player has entered the project and construction management industry in the south with the establishment of MAXIS Projects. Nick Hamlin, with 19 years'...

Southland’s top apprentice named

APPRENTICE Corey Mennell has claimed victory against six other skilled apprentices, winning the title of Southland's top building apprentice at the NZCB Apprentice Challenge,...

Fond farewell for pharmacist

RETURNING to the pharmacy where he worked for several decades is an emotional experience for Graham Lewis. He retired at the end of last month...

Coffee with a twist

BLACK Shag Espresso Bar is bringing the rare taste of old-time Italy to Invercargill. Black Shag owner/operators Dion Milanesi and Sylvie Chasteau are the proud...

Midwives open doors

EXPECTANT mothers in Invercargill will have another option when it comes to midwives with the opening of a new midwifery practice last weekend. Bloom Maternity...
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