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Former staff runs for council

FORMER council staffer Kari Graber has put her hand up to run for the Invercargill City Council (ICC) at this year's local body elections. "I...

Buyers sought for Kew Bowl

THE Invercargill City Council (ICC) is seeking to offload the vacant Kew Bowl site. A council spokesperson said there had been increased interest in the...

Shearers aim for record

SHEARERS were hoping to better a record of shearing more than 2210 sheep during a Riverton Lions Club fundraiser this week. Starting early on Tuesday,...

Family learn about uncle

A SIMPLE email and social media post from the other side of the world has allowed a Southland man to receive closure about his...

Honour ‘symbolic’ for city

ARISE Sir Tim of Invercargill. A jolt of panic rushed through Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt when an official envelope slipped through his letterbox informing him...

Rakiura skies a rare treasure

STEWART Island/Rakiura has been officially recognised for the exceptional quality of its night sky. International Dark Sky Association (IDA) confirmed last week Stewart Island/Rakiura had...

Axemen in fine form at Tuatapere

SOUTHLAND axemen finished strong at the final woodchopping competition in the Southland and Otago Axemen's Society Christmas circuit last week. The final, part of the...

Petition reaches 8500

SOUTHLAND disAbility Enterprises (SDE) general manager Hamish McMurdo says he is humbled by the large wave of public support following news WasteNet would put...

Hotel gets green light

INVERCARGILL Licensing Trust's plans to build a new multi-million dollar hotel in the CBD have been given the green light. "It's a forward move for...

Worker accommodation shortage

The rapid rise of Airbnb is contributing to a serious shortage in worker accommodation in Southland, impacting employers' ability to attract and retain staff,...
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