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Te Anau rebuilds with positivity

With a population of about 2500, tourism and visitor spend contributes hugely to the Te Anau economy; the compounded impact of the February flooding...

All-girl crew takes to the mai mai

DUCK-shooting is no longer just a boys' club. Although men still account for the majority of duck-shooters in Southland, the number of women involved has...

Abuse survivor fights for others

DESPITE suffering years of abuse as a child in state care, Southland-born Donna Matahaere-Atariki is using her experience to assist and support other Maori...

Police chief has distinguished career

BORN and bred and "will not be leaving", Southland Police Area Commander Inspector Mike Bowman has been backing his community on and off the...

Mother reflects on a special place

WHEN Southlander Kat Moses went into labour at 30 weeks into her pregnancy, it was one of the most frightening experiences of her life. Now,...

Fiordland group eyes sustainability

A team of pupils at Fiordland College are helping future pupils increase their knowledge of sustainable energy; head girl and Year 13 pupil Jess...

Forging a path to success

During his university years, Chris Ramsay was always behind bars or desks creating cocktails and drinks for his friends. But he never imagined he would...

Seizing every opportunity

"GRAB educational and adventurous opportunities when they arise," is one of Lloyd Esler's main motivators. The historian, author, teacher, ornithologist, botanist, taxidermist and local body...

Saving lives in the region

About six years ago, a team of like-minded and skilled individuals formed a group called Fiordland Marine Search and Rescue; their aim was to...

Do or die for Kennington Hall

THE end is not nigh for the Kennington Public Hall as the community gets behind the effort to give it a new lease of...
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