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Rakiura walk gets a boost

STEWART Island is one step closer to getting its Great Southern Ocean Walk. Government funding to progress with a business case for the walk was...

Squid fishing rules concern sea lion trust

NEW squid fishing rules at the Auckland Islands, the main breeding site for vulnerable native sea lions, have been set but the New Zealand...

Machinery checks encouraged

MACHINERY users are being urged to inspect warm, sheltered areas where birds may nest to avoid fire risks this summer. Fire and Emergency New Zealand...

Region growth plan unveiled

A PLAN has been devised for economic and social growth in Southland – with a particular focus on improving Bluff. Southland's regional development agency, Great...

Guide names southern jewels in ‘wonders’ list

Its new book, which showcased 101 spectacular sights and how to experience them at "any budget", included both Stewart Island and Milford Sound. Destination Fiordland...

Locals have say on proposed Omaui mataitai

MIXED views were expressed at Tuesday night's public consultation on the proposed Omaui mataitai reserve. A mataitai reserve is an identified traditional fishing ground. An...

Cr calls for demolition of old Club Hotel

AN "old but new" Invercargill city councillor is supporting the Bluff Oyster and Food Festival Trust in its bid to demolish the Club Hotel. The...

Beekeepers urged to be vigilant

BEEKEEPERS in Southland still need to be on the lookout for the destructive bee-killing disease American Foulbrood as numbers of infected hives remain constant. The...

Directors in spotlight

INVERCARGILL City Council will not have elected members as directors of council-controlled companies any longer. The motion proposed by Cr Ian Pottinger was approved at...

Gun laws raise doubt

BANNED firearms may present new obstacles for pest control management in Southland. Custom Guns owner Greg Hudson, who has run his gun retail store out...
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