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Floatplane’s long journey to new home

THE only commercial floatplane in the South Island will finally have a "mate". Wings & Water's new floatplane arrived in Te Anau this week, after...

SDC makes changes to freedom camping sites

ISSUES with flooding, overcrowding and a lack of toilets at Catlins freedom camping sites have forced Southland District Council (SDC) to implement changes. At a...

One-rule-for-all animal-keeping permit system for Southland

CHANGES have been made to a 10-year-old bylaw relating to the keeping of animals, poultry and bees in Southland. At Tuesday's Southland District Council meeting,...

Ouvea sites identified

ALTERNATIVE storage sites for the toxic substance stored in Mataura have been identified following a third day of mediation. A settlement conference regarding the removal...

Report reveals ICC surplus

INVERCARGILL city councillors were updated on the council's financial position yesterday in light of annual plan preparation. Preliminary figures showed Invercargill City Council (ICC) was...

Postal vote deadline extended

THE deadline to register for a postal vote in next month's election and referendums has been extended to give people more time to apply. Postal...

Playground to bring playtime to South Invercargill

A PORTABLE playground will be installed in the community park next to The Pantry in South Invercargill during the first week of the school...

ICC issues fewer parking tickets

THE Invercargill City Council (ICC) has issued almost 12,000 parking tickets since the beginning of the year of about 25% on the same period...

ES inundated with requests for funding

ENVIRONMENT Southland (ES) has been inundated with people and groups asking for money for projects to protect and enhance biodiversity. ES operations acting general manager...

Mediation produces ‘practical solutions’

"PRACTICAL solutions" have been tabled following mediation about the hazardous substance stored in Mataura, an environment judge says. Possibilities for the removal of the hazardous...
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