It’s a toss-up whether the food, the scenery or the adventures are Laura Smith’s favourite things about the Bay of Plenty.
With no magic wand to wave away tourism woes, Te Anau business owners are asking for the Government’s plan for a transtasman travel bubble.
Decaying cows and oysters dumped in an emergency at Southland’s landfill are some of the reasons why neighbouring properties are opposed to its attempt to take on more waste from outside the region.
Acknowledging Te Anau is hurting from lack of tourists, Tourism Minister Stuart Nash says he will relay the area’s struggles to the Cabinet.
Winton residents already concerned about the stench from the local dump say they have been kept in the dark about a plan which they fear will make it worse.
An increasingly likely abrupt smelter closure spells a probable overload of Southland’s local labour market, a recently released report explains.
A bid to make a Winton landfill the South’s premier dump, with unlimited rubbish potentially trucked in from as far north as Canterbury, is creating a stench with opponents.
A new report shows a brighter-than-expected post-Covid future for Southland.
Invercargill Imam Reza Abdul-Jabbar is still in disbelief over what happened in Christchurch two years ago.
A cyclist has been hit by a car in central Invercargill this afternoon.
Under autumn leaves and a clear blue sky, thousands of people completed this year’s ICC Surf to City in Queens Park yesterday.
They went on a moa hunt, and they were not scared.
Emergency services have been called to a crash involving a car and a truck on Dunns Rd, near Invercargill.
The Invercargill City Council is considering the creation of a Maori ward and one councillor says the time has come.
A study into a little-known and critically endangered small native seabird, akin to ‘‘flying penguins’’, may help the species’ survival.
Despite tsunami warnings being in place, a handful of people still ventured to a Southland beach yesterday morning.
Possible risks stemming from a regional council plan review period are concerning a group dedicated to safeguarding Fiordland’s marine areas.
Protectors of the Fiordland marine environment are worried inadequate resources risk their work in halting the invasion of a pest seaweed.
A tourism operator will be able to continue its boat business in Doubtful Sound after volunteering consent conditions to minimise its environmental impact.
The boats are at sea and the oyster-lovers are queued as southern shops are stocking up with the now in-season Bluff delicacy.