A new law which is about to ban almost all sales of synthetic
drugs is hailed by its sponsor as world-leading legislation,
but Associate Minister of Health Todd McClay had trouble
conveying that to those at a public meeting in Invercargill
on Monday evening.
The owner of the Queenstown firm which built the Southern
Region Registered Master Builders 2013 House of the Year says
even though he thought the house was ''fantastic'', he was
not sure how it would be viewed by the judges.
A Te Anau farmer whose land has been flooded twice by water
backing up in the Upukerora River says he is pleased
Environment Southland is spending $40,000 on urgent work to
remove accumulated gravel from the river's lower reaches.