Southland farmers and local authorities are hanging out for
rain as river levels across the region continue to drop and
smaller tributaries dry up.
Invercargill project manager Nathan Klein has found an
innovative way to keep an eye on the job.
Groups already working to improve water quality in the
Waituna Lagoon near Invercargill have welcomed funding from
dairy giant Fonterra.
Most families hand down cherished heirlooms of jewellery or
precious ornaments through the generations.
Englishman Eddie King was not disappointed with his first
taste of Bluff oysters.
The export market for specialist meat cuts from Australasia
is ''as tough as I have ever seen it'', Clover Exports
managing director Mike Eathorne says.
Most of the elk on Tom May's Winton farm will end up as meat
cuts on restaurant tables in Europe.
The trial of a Bluff woman who has denied charges laid after
the sinking of her fishing boat Easy Rider last year will
probably take one week.
The seventh person to swim Foveaux Strait, and the first to
swim it from Stewart Island to Bluff, says he has great
respect for John van Leeuwen, the first person to conquer the
fickle strait 50 years ago.
After 25 years in the job, Invercargill City Council chief
executive officer Richard King has been reappointed for
another five-year term.
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