Business

Developers mark inner-city growth

A BLESSING at the Invercargill Central development marked a milestone for the city. Construction on the site started in September and a "sod ceremony" was...

Te Anau abuzz with Kepler visitors

MORE people were hanging around Te Anau for longer following this year's Kepler Challenge, tourism-reliant business owners say. With the absence of international tourists and...

Concerns raised over timing of plant upgrades

A CHICKEN and egg situation. That is how one commissioner described proposed upgrades to a Southland meat processor discussed at a consent hearing in Invercargill...

Craigpine Timber’s legacy to continue with Niagara

IT is some "pretty sad stuff" a nearly century-old Southland sawmill has been forced to sell-up, a community board chairman says. However, there was relief...

Otautau blueberry farm seeks pickers for busy summer season

WITH closed borders and no backpackers or casual labour coming in, a Southland blueberry farm is focusing its recruitment on locals - especially young...

Jetty user charges discussed

AN idea has been floated to introduce an electronically-monitored landing fee for non-recreational jetty users on Rakiura/Stewart Island. After three years of back and forth...

Plant’s consent renewal request draws opposition

ALLIANCE Group's application to renew a series of consents, including its permit to release treated wastewater from its Mataura processing plant into the Mataura...

Creation of business group gains support

MORE than 60 people concerned about the future of business in Fiordland attended a meeting to focus on formal action. Organised by Southland District Deputy...

Seismic ties linked to quake safety

INSTALLING seismic ties will not ensure the Invercargill City Council (ICC) building will be undamaged during an earthquake but it would mean staff were...

Proposed Stewart Island visitor levy increase to be reviewed

THE contentious matter of increasing the Rakiura/Stewart Island visitor levy from $5 to $15 has been brought back to the table. Southland District Council's community...
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