Council to consider Haast Hollyford road support

The proposed Haast-Hollyford toll road.

The Southland District Council will discuss whether to support the toll road at a meeting next week.

Schools of Otago and Southland to receive $37 million funding

Shotover Primary School principal Ben Witheford, Associate education Minister Nikki Kaye and Clutha Southland MP Todd ...

Due to an enrollment growth, Queenstown's high school will receive $25 million and Arrowtown Primary School $11 million for the capacity extension.

Slammer inventer TJ Irvin secures US manufacturer

Lake Hawea businessman TJ Irwin with The Slammer.

Digging tool creator joins forces with US knife makers and earth movers.

Boult to tackle Queenstown's housing, transport and district planning

Jim Boult plans to tackle Queenstown Lakes housing, transport and district planning issues.

Wanaka candidate Lyal Cocks welcomes the contest. "I know what needs to be done.''

Regions up, cities down

In the months leading up to Fieldays earlier in June, confidence appeared to be returning to regions affected by the ...

Areas affected by dairy slump are returning to confidence, but Auckland and Wellington are more pessimistic.

National Geographic to serve Wanaka chef to 90 countries

The Game Chef, Angelo Georgalli.

The Game Chef puts Wanaka wild food on world stage.

Southland space developments in Korea

Venture Southland business project manager Robin McNeill traveled to Korea last month to attend the Space Ops ...

Awarua space developments have taken to the international stage in Korea.

New homes proposed near Arrowtown

Waterfall Park, near Arrowtown, is the site of the latest Expression of Interest to create a Special Housing Area in the ...

A new proposal to develop 140 residential sections at Waterfall Park near Arrowtown is being considered by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Beware open home hazards video

New health and safety guidelines issued to real estate agents are a nightmare, says Wellington REINZ spokesman Euan Murrell.

Watch the step, look both ways on the driveway, use the handrail. Health and safety laws have changed the open home.

Non-stop development

Aerial view of Remarkables Park development in Queenstown with future plans marked.

New hotels, retail, activities and offices feature in a spate of Queenstown development.

Venture Southland hires Mandarin speaker

Venture Southland promotions and development coordinator Elly Chang has been helping to understand Southland from a ...

Seeing a possum may not seem out of the ordinary for Southlanders, but to Chinese visitors it is a whole new experience.

'Time is right' for NZ space centre

Dr Greg Bodeker, of Bodeker Scientific in Alexandra, Central Otago.

Access to space is becoming ever easier. It's time for New Zealand to get into the game.

Farmers talk resilience at conference

Southern Institute of Technology Nursing lecturer Andrea Knowler, left, and students Jodie Musson, Beatrix Borrie and ...

SIDE event to encourage dairy farmers to be resilient and profitable.

Sky-diving businesses join forces

SkyDive The Beach says it could transfer jumpers to Wanaka if the weather in Queenstown is bad.

Skydiving business raises A$15m to buy Wanaka competitor.

Kiwifruit message for dairy farmers

Kiwifruit orchardist Ken Edkins speaks at the SIDE conference in Invercargill.

The dairy industry could learn resilience from kiwifruit industry.

Both sides of Wanaka's watersports argument reject altered design

Supporters prefer the original location of the Wanaka Watersports Facility Trust while opposers give a slightly amended ...

Last minute cosmetic tinkering would harm rather than save trees, opposers say.

Wanaka community house traffic plan will be triggered by occupancy rates

Wanaka community House Charitable Trust chairwoman Sukhi Turner has her fingers crossed the social services development ...

Commissioners had no mandate to consider merits of alternative town centre location

More jobs for sellers and spindoctors

Wellington had a 63 per cent rise in new job advertisements for marketing and communications jobs last month.

Marketing and communications led the way in the nine per cent increase in jobs advertised on SEEK last month.

Conference goers spend big

On average international conference delegates spend nearly double as much as tourists They also tend to come in the ...

Attendees spent $472m here in 2015, and big things are predicted as new convention centres open.

Safety-focused schist extractors import cutting edge Italian technology

Cluden Stone Quarry worker Ernst Jonker of Cromwell operates an imported stone cutter.

Business operators pass two year milestone in remote Tarras quarry.

Putting the brakes on

Invercargill Regent Car Court owner for 40 years Tom Kilkelly has called time on his long career.

After almost 50 years in the motor trade Tom Kilkelly is retiring.

Tourism spending boosts services

Growth in tourist spending helped narrow the current account deficit in the March quarter.

A rise in tourist numbers and spending narrows current account deficit.

North Balclutha subdivision under way

Clutha District Council's North Balclutha subdivision will get under way in late June.

The Clutha District Council's answer to raising the level of the town's housing stock, to alleviate a perceived accommodation shortage and to attract people to the district, is being realised, with the North Balclutha Subdivision development now under way.

Former Tiwai CEO's comments blasted

Former Tiwai Point smelter chief executive Kerry McDonald is arguing regions such as Southland contribute the most to ...

Southland leaders have a lukewarm response to calls by a former Tiwai Point chief executive to limit immigration and increase costs on Auckland.

Invercargill City Forests buys stake in IFS Growth

Invercargill-based IFS Growth undertakes activities adding value to forests in New Zealand.

Invercargill City Forests has bought a 24.9 per cent stake in forestry management company IFS Growth.

Jane Sutherland to distribute from Invercargill

Designer Jane Sutherland and business partner Cherie Rhind in the new fashion label distribution store, in Cambridge ...

Invercargill window shoppers to be treated to high-end fashion.

Fraudster a 'valuable asset'

Michael Swann, pictured at his sentencing in 2009, is working for wealthy business people in Christchurch and Auckland.

He carried out a notorious fraud, now Michael Swann is trusted to manage projects for wealthy businessman Alasdair Cassels.

Six year goal to redevelop Wanaka's lakefront

An artists impression of the new concept for Wanaka's Bullock Creek and Town Centre area.

Annual plan funding sought to start stage one now.

Dunedin bar faces liquor suspension

Suburbia, a popular Dunedin bar, is having its on licence reconsidered by the Dunedin District Licensing Committee.

Firefighter had to use force to get through people in a crowded bar following a 111 call.

Course teaches how to be nice to tourists

A Queenstown tourism ambassador programme teaches local facts such as the temperature of Lake Wakatipu.

A course teaching people how to interact with tourists and help them have a good time is set to roll out nationally.

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