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Locals keep Bluff ticking

IT is unusually quiet at Stirling Point, one of Bluff's most popular tourist attractions. Normally, tourists would be excitedly chatting as they stand beside the...

Optometrist gets a Gunn jingle

AN Invercargill optometrist was completely surprised while watching television last week. Trent Holden and Carmen Bungard, of Southern Optical, could not believe their optometry practice...

City lawyer helps boost Southland’s economy

IN an initiative to kick-start the local economy, an Invercargill lawyer created a personal project to help businesses "get back on their feet" from...

Tourism sector gets cash injection

UP to $20.2 million has been made available for 31 Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs) as part of the Government's Tourism Sector Recovery Plan. Tourism Minister...

Well-being of Southlanders and businesses main focus

DESPITE the hit to Southland's goal of $1 billion in tourism revenue by 2025, industry supporters remain optimistic, a Great South representative says. Last year,...

Travellers ‘shake off cobwebs’ in Fiordland

ADVENTURE seekers flocked to Te Anau during Queen's Birthday Weekend for a chance to "shake off the cobwebs". For the first three-day weekend since lockdown,...

H&J Smith proposes store closures

ABOUT 175 staff will lose their jobs if H&J Smith goes ahead with proposed closures of some of it stores in the southern region. The...

ILT impacted by Covid-19 lockdown

THE flow-on effects of the financial impact of Covid-19 on licensing trusts has been varied in Southland. Both ILT and Mataura Licensing Trust have felt...

M. bovis removal efforts paying off

TWO years into the Government's 10-year plan to eradicate cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis, only one active Southland property is in quarantine. Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister...

Helicopter business owners add to fleet

TE ANAU Helicopter Services owners Gaven and Jennie Burgess have added to their business by recently buying Milford Helicopters. The couple said they felt privileged...
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