In the South

Teacher's holiday is one for the birds

Wanaka teacher and conservationist Christina Greenwood will be spending her spring counting yellow-eyed penguins on a remote subantarctic island, after winning an Environmental Educator Award worth $6000 from the Sir Peter Blake Trust.

Old plasterboard has plenty of uses

Plasterboard, otherwise known as GibR or wallboard, is made from a naturally occurring substance called gypsum, with a paper casing and some binding agents, although the exact composition varies depending on its end purpose.

Shop in store for carer

Hospice Southland is on the hunt to find a suitable premises to open a charity shop in Queenstown.

Crewman takes a punt

ABOUT THE SOUTH: One of Southland's enduring coastal steamers was the little Kotare.

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