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Tourism giant aims to add backcountry trips

MAINTAINING Fiordland's wilderness was the theme of a kiwi tourism giant's water consent hearing on Tuesday. Real Journeys Ltd applied to the regional council to...

Tiwai smelter reprieve after four-year contract settled

THE Tiwai Point aluminium smelter, which was set to close in August, has been granted a reprieve after a new contract was settled between...

Dementia village gets the go-ahead

THE Invercargill City Council has given the green light for a revolutionary dementia unit to be built on the old Hawthorndale School site on...

Massive increase in visitors to island

A Tourism operator believes Stewart Island is having its best summer in 30 years. Rakiura Adventure owner Manfred Herzhoff has been overwhelmed with the number...

Independent review rejects air traffic control tower closure

The decision to close the air traffic control tower at Invercargill Airport has been rejected in an independent review. Following an announcement last year by...

Rock lobster industry thriving

WITH a focus on sustainability and profitability, a southern rock lobster industry leader says the work done this year has been vindicated. Chief executive Malcolm...

Safer road for the future

The NZ Transport Agency has awarded a $5 million contract to build a four-leg roundabout at the Elles Rd-State Highway 1 intersection. It had been...

Govt committed to Tiwai deal

HOPES were renewed for a potential extension of the life of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter. Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson and Energy Minister Megan...

Timing of planned plant upgrades raised at hearing

THE timing of upgrades to a Southland meat processing plant proved a significant point of discussion during a three-day consent hearing. Alliance Group last year...

Amigos brings the fun

THE owner of a new restaurant hopes to bring the flavours and fun of Mexican culture to the southernmost city in New Zealand. Amigos Invercargill...
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