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
For an ardent royalist like Ann-Marie Searle, there is little
more exciting than receiving a card from the Duke and Duchess
of Cambridge's household.
It's taken 35 years of determined lobbying and a law change,
but Stewart Island/Rakiura finally has a visitor levy.
Southland councils may have to update regional inundation
maps after a new report showed tsunami in the South could be
50% higher than previously thought.
A simple, low-cost solution to a difficult task has earned
Environment Southland technical staff an award for
Could dung beetles be the environmental warriors New Zealand
dairy farmers have been waiting for?
The organiser of a charity horse trek in November has
received so many inquiries about the event he may have to
split riders into two groups.
An Ohai resident has asked the Southland District Council to
fund 3-D underground mapping of the town to find out where
old coal mine tunnels are located and whether they might
The Southland District Council is proposing a major change to
the way it levies local rates.
Passengers aboard cruise ships mooring at Stewart Island will
be charged a new island visitor levy whether they leave the
ship or not, under a deal struck by the Southland District
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