been Bill English's electorate since it was created in 1996
but for the first time in its history it will have a fresh
face representing its constituents.
A Mataura man remains at large after a Taser deployed by
police during a scuffle proved ineffective last night.
The Department of Conservation (Doc) fired the first shot in
its "Battle for our Birds" pest control programme with an
aerial drop of non-toxic bait pellets in the Iris Burn valley
in Fiordland National Park yesterday.
Environment Southland has temporarily relaxed the rules so
dairy farmers can partially empty effluent ponds that are
already overflowing, or in danger of overflowing, because of
High wind in Southland yesterday kept emergency services busy
as it uprooted trees, lifted roofing iron, cut power and
overturned a large trailer.
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