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Meet the wizard hoping to be mayor

NOEL Peterson is the green wizard of Bluff a passion for both the environment and local politics. But could he be the next mayor...

NZ living up to ‘land of lizards’ title

LIZARD experts are reportedly fizzing about the discovery of two new species the Mataura Range in Southland. Department of Conservation (Doc) science adviser and lizard...

Dedicated group rescues memorial to the fallen

A flagpole erected by Bluff father Alexander McKenzie in remembrance of his two sons, who died on the same day during World War 1, ...

Fighting the industry her town was built on

GEMMA Marnane is on a mission to end mining in her small Southland town, even if it puts her at odds with the community...

Crs no longer ‘out slaying each other’

A pair of independent observers say Invercargill City Council is on the right track, but one issue remains. The council is still working around...

Govt’s M. bovis response criticised

SIGNIFICANT and lasting trauma was inflicted on Mycoplasma bovis-affected farmers due to the Government's poorly managed response to the disease outbreak, a University of...

Memories of Vietnam, 50 years on

THE realisation it had been 50 years since Ian Beker returned from serving in Vietnam brought mixed feelings. In recent weeks the Awarua Returned and...

Ward statue tipped for heritage list

ONE of the three life-sized marble statues which formerly stood in the quadrangle of the former Invercargill Post Office on Dee St, opposite the...

Project ark brings Southland’s heritage into the digital era

CONTAINING treasures, oddities and eclecticness, the Cabinets of Curiosities will entice and enthral visitors at Riverton's Te Hikoi Museum. Some of the items of interest,...

Ten years on, pedals still powering for rescue helicopter

More than a decade ago, five men set off on a bike ride to raise money for the Lakes District Rescue Helicopter Trust. On...
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