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H&J Smith proposes store closures

ABOUT 175 staff will lose their jobs if H&J Smith goes ahead with proposed closures of some of it stores in the southern region. The...

ILT impacted by Covid-19 lockdown

THE flow-on effects of the financial impact of Covid-19 on licensing trusts has been varied in Southland. Both ILT and Mataura Licensing Trust have felt...

M. bovis removal efforts paying off

TWO years into the Government's 10-year plan to eradicate cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis, only one active Southland property is in quarantine. Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister...

Most consent hearings able to continue at ES

MOST Environment Southland (ES) consent hearings, on pause because of the Covid-19 situation, can now continue at Alert Level 2. At the ES council meeting...

Most hunters comply

SOUTHLAND duck-shooters hit a milestone this season with the lowest non-compliance rate in years, a Southland Fish & Game ranger says. Hunters from across the...

‘Adopt-a-trap’ launched on Stewart Island

RAT Damon, Trappy McTrapface and Ratthew are some of the names of rat traps 'adopted' on Stewart Island. The Stewart Island/Rakiura Community & Environment Trust...

Progress made on creative space

SOUTHLAND'S transitional art and museum space, He Waka Tuia Art + Museum, is months away from opening, two years after the museum shut to...

Triple treat for centenarians

CELEBRATIONS are in full swing at Invercargill's Enliven Peacehaven Village as three residents celebrate a "major milestone". Colin McMillan celebrated his 100th birthday a few...

Shovel-ready projects make Govt shortlist

SOUTHLAND councils have been advised which of their shovel-ready projects have been shortlisted by the Government. The Infrastructure Industry Reference Group whittled down the 1924...

Otatara residents object

OTATARA community members are asking the Invercargill City Council (ICC) to revisit its plans in relation to a $90,000 bequest of a former resident. Former...
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