In the South

Kitchen earns big award

Creative, contemporary style singled out Wanaka based designer Melanie Craig from the competition when she won the most prestigious award in New Zealand for kitchen design.

Recognition for children's charity baker

Rachel Jenkinson The recognition just keeps coming for Balclutha baker Rachel Jenkinson who has been named as finalist in the Women of Influence Awards.

Successful solar heating stories told

Southland Times photo Crippling power bills may result in a proposal to find a backer for a loan scheme to make the installation of solar technology more affordable for Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes people.

Turning waste into big business

Wastebusters Many Kiwis have a back yard compost bin for food scraps, leaves, grass clippings and prunings to be recycled back onto the garden. But composting has become big business for companies such as organic waste recycler BioRich.

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