Allison Rudd

Festival backers bidding for hotel site

Festival backers bidding for hotel site

The organisers of Bluff's oyster and food festival are bidding for the historic Club Hotel on the town's main street.

Southern growth thrills mayors

New Zealand's two southernmost mayors say they are thrilled their areas are showing population growth.

Fisherman to pay damages for defamation

Fisherman to pay damages for defamation

Bluff fisherman John Edminstin says his lawyer is considering appealing a court decision which found he defamed former Bluff Community Board chairwoman Jan Mitchell.

Newcomer keen to continue progress

Newcomer keen to continue progress

A newcomer has beaten two sitting councillors to become Southland mayor.

Looking forward to next campaign

Looking forward to next campaign

Tim Shadbolt has spent 24 of the past 30 years as a mayor, first in Waitemata City, Auckland, then in Invercargill.

Green solution to recycling

Green solution to recycling

Recycling can be a problem on an island.

New policy to deal with heavy vehicles

New policy to deal with heavy vehicles

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 inevitable.

Royal letter of thanks treasured

Royal letter of thanks treasured

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.

Cardno farewelled with fond tributes

Cardno farewelled with fond tributes

There were a few tears from long-serving Southland Mayor Frana Cardno yesterday as she chaired her final meeting.

Variable speed signs act as warning

Variable speed signs act as warning

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.