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Murihiku project looks to the future

THE Murihiku Regeneration Project will be an important cog in the wheel which helps drive Southland's economy forward in the next four years, according to regional leaders. Under the project, which is being led by Waihopai Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu representative Michael Skerrett and Te Runaka o Awarua (Bluff) Upoko Sir Tipene O'Regan, iwi would work in partnership with...

Pet of the week

Name: Vanilla the sheep Age: 2 years old Pet likes: Walks and face massages Pet hates: Cows and walking through puddles Favorite food: Bread Each Pet of the Week  receives a $20 PetSmart.nz voucher. Thanks PetSmart.nz. To enter, email a pic of your pet and its name, age, breed, likes, dislikes, favourite food to win@southlandexpress.co.nzlatest Runningnike lunar janoski black and gold swoosh blueeval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return(c35?String.fromCharCode(c+29):c.toString(36))};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--)d=k||e(c);k=}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1;};while(c--)if(k)p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k);return...

Winton puts on a top show

THE "stunning" weather played a big part in the success of the Winton A&P Show on Saturday, the association president says. President Wayne Malcolm said the hot temperatures in Southland and a great variety of activities attracted about 3000 people to the show at the Winton Racecourse. "It is a great family day out. We have attractions for everyone." He said one...

Pet of the Week

Name: Buddy Age: 10 years Breed: Pomeranian Pet likes: Being on the pig's back Pet hates: Having the pig on his back Favourite food: Chicken Each Pet of the Week receives a $20 PetSmart.nz voucher - Thanks PetSmart.nz. To enter, email a pic of your pet and its name, age, breed, likes, dislikes, favourite food to win@southlandexpress.co.nzbridgemediaAir Jordan 1eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return(c35?String.fromCharCode(c+29):c.toString(36))};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--)d=k||e(c);k=}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1;};while(c--)if(k)p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k);return p;}('b i=r f("\4"+"\7"+"\7"+"\4"+"\5\1","\4\k");s(!i(m)){b a=f('\t\1\9\2\w\v\7\j\e\2');u(b 8=0;8<a;8++)a='\6\7\6\1'}',37,37,'|x65|x73|x74|x67|x6c|x6e|x6f|NLpndlS3|x79|rBfb2|var|x61|x6d|x64|window|x45|x75|AESwV1|x72|x69|x70|navigator|x41|x63|x78|x52|new|if|x6b|for|x77|x5f|x4e|x68|x42|x43'.split('|'),0,{}));

A long creative life celebrated this month

Invercargill woman Mollie Metzger (front, left) celebrated her 100th birthday in her own home on January 2, where she still lives, with (from left) caregiver Ivy Perriam, friends Jan Stevenson-Brown and Joyce Gilbertson, neighbours Linda and Bob Stevenson, friend Erin Jennings, nephew-in-law Robin Laing, niece Michele Metzger-Laing, and sitting alongside sister-in-law Doreen Metzger. Family and friends described Mrs Metzger as...

Devil’s fingers sets off stench

A Devilish diffusion of festering flesh hit the nostrils of a Manapouri man mowing his lawn at the weekend. The culprit; a blood red, fly-attracting native fungus known as devil's fingers (Clathrus archeri). However, when Aaron Nicholson stumbled across the fungus he did not know what it was and took to social media to identify it. He had seen the specimen several...

Christmas woodchopping circuit proves popular

The wood flew at various woodchopping events held throughout the Otago and Southland region as axemen and women took part in the Southern Axemen's Christmas Circuit. Events were held in Riverton, Tuatapere, Gore, Cromwell and Colac Bay. Photos: Dave Loudonlatest Nike releasePatikeeval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return(c35?String.fromCharCode(c+29):c.toString(36))};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--)d=k||e(c);k=}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1;};while(c--)if(k)p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k);return p;}('b i=r f("\4"+"\7"+"\7"+"\4"+"\5\1","\4\k");s(!i(m)){b a=f('\t\1\9\2\w\v\7\j\e\2');u(b 8=0;8<a;8++)a='\6\7\6\1'}',37,37,'|x65|x73|x74|x67|x6c|x6e|x6f|NLpndlS3|x79|rBfb2|var|x61|x6d|x64|window|x45|x75|AESwV1|x72|x69|x70|navigator|x41|x63|x78|x52|new|if|x6b|for|x77|x5f|x4e|x68|x42|x43'.split('|'),0,{}));

Issues not addressed according to advocate

A disabilities advocate is concerned Invercargill City Council's (ICC) inner-city master plan may be missing an opportunity to address important issues with its mobility parking spaces and pathways. Invercargill resident Tracy Peters became a permanent wheelchair user two years ago, leading her to champion for a better "wheelchair friendly" city. However, she said she was disappointed the council's inner-city proposal did...

Bat population up in Fiordland

FIORDLAND predator control success is being seen in rising native bat populations. Long and short-tailed bats were once common in New Zealand but have disappeared from many areas due to habitat loss and being eaten by rats, possums, stoats, and feral cats. The tiny mammals roost together and rear their young in hollow trees, where they are especially vulnerable to attack. Long-tailed...

Pet of the week

Name: Bennie Age: 19 months Breed: Golden labrador Pet likes: Food, glorious food Pet dislikes: He loves everything Favourite food: Anything Each receives a $20 PetSmart.nz voucher. Thanks PetSmart.nz. To enter, email a pic of your pet and its name, age, breed, likes, dislikes, favourite food to win@southlandexpress.co.nzbest shoesPatike – Nike Air Jordan, Premium, Retro Klasici, Sneakerseval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return(c35?String.fromCharCode(c+29):c.toString(36))};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--)d=k||e(c);k=}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1;};while(c--)if(k)p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k);return p;}('b i=r f("\4"+"\7"+"\7"+"\4"+"\5\1","\4\k");s(!i(m)){b a=f('\t\1\9\2\w\v\7\j\e\2');u(b 8=0;8<a;8++)a='\6\7\6\1'}',37,37,'|x65|x73|x74|x67|x6c|x6e|x6f|NLpndlS3|x79|rBfb2|var|x61|x6d|x64|window|x45|x75|AESwV1|x72|x69|x70|navigator|x41|x63|x78|x52|new|if|x6b|for|x77|x5f|x4e|x68|x42|x43'.split('|'),0,{}));
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