New Zealand's two southernmost mayors say they are thrilled
their areas are showing population growth.
Bluff fisherman John Edminstin says his lawyer is considering
appealing a court decision which found he defamed former
Bluff Community Board chairwoman Jan Mitchell.
A newcomer has beaten two sitting councillors to become
Tim Shadbolt has spent 24 of the past 30 years as a mayor,
first in Waitemata City, Auckland, then in Invercargill.
Recycling can be a problem on an island.
The Southland District Council will write a new policy about
how best to control the movement of very heavy trucks on its
roads, as a senior staff member says more heavy vehicles are
For an ardent royalist like Ann-Marie Searle, there is
nothing more exciting than receiving a card from the Duke and
Duchess of Cambridge's household.
There were a few tears from long-serving Southland Mayor
Frana Cardno yesterday as she chaired her final meeting.
High-tech variable speed signs have been erected at a
Southland intersection as part of a nationwide trial to try
to reduce crashes at known rural road black spots.
Environment Southland's new chairman or chairwoman after next
month's local body elections will be the council's
representative on the group hoping to make Stewart Island
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