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MedRecruit grows into new office

After starting his doctor recruitment agency 11 years ago Sam Hazledine, based in Queenstown, now employs more than 70 ...

Australasian doctor recruitment company grows out of its old Queenstown office with 45 staff on board.

Consent for The Heights housing subdivision pending

Sold: many of The Heights sections have been sold ahead of subdivision resource consent.

Universal Developments has applied for a 135 lot subdivision in Wanaka.

Threat to Qtown lake grows

Lagarosiphon is capable of choking waterways, smothering native aquatic plants, and establishing quickly in waterways if ...

Fears an invasive weed will establish itself in Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu are escalating as crops continue to spread in a river that drains the lake.

Irrigation scheme 'a win, win'

Dairy Creek Ltd director Tim O'Sullivan, Pioneer Energy chief executive Fraser Jonker and Pioneer Energy project manager ...

A $10m irrigation scheme near Alexandra, Central Otago, is going to deliver water to about 1800 hectares of barren land.

SBS looks to the future

SBS Bank chief executive Shaun Drylie addresses members at the bank's annual meeting at the Kelvin Hotel in Invercargill.

Catering services to different generations was one of the key messages from the SBS annual meeting on Wednesday.

Tech talk: Wanaka post-Gigatown

Wanaka technology entrepreneurs Tony O'Regan of Wanaka App, Hamish McGregor of kin2kin, Stuart Bale of WillNotice and ...

Wanaka is on track to be everything it said it could be after its 2014 Gigatown competition loss.

Free Pasta Cafe is back

Wakatipu Community Church members put on Pasta Cafe with free pasta and fresh baking every Friday until August 25.

The combination of free food and entertainment works for backpackers, skiers, snowboarders and families.

Francesca Voza builds business in Wanaka

Francesca Voza and chef James Stapley in Wanaka.

Wanaka businesswoman Francesca Voza and her business partner, chef James Stapley, have fresh projects up their sleeve.

Dog adventures take off

17072017 Photo: Dasha Kuprienko. MIR News: Queenstown's Nikki Cameron and Adventure Dogs business owner takes dogs on ...

Taking dogs on adventures has become a successful business for a Queenstown woman.

Crafters show their wares

Rich Little Rag Dolls owner Kaye Keane has been a regular at the Southern Crafters Market over the past few years, ...

Vendors from far and wide converged on Southland this weekend to show their wares at the Southern Crafters Market.

Mayors react to announcement

Southland local government leaders Southland District Mayor Gary Tong, Gore District Mayor Tracy Hicks, Invercargill ...

Debates over levels of council control have been the main reason behind the slow progress of Southland's new regional development agency.

Fashion is the oil of life for Sue James-Moore

Wanaka designer Sue James Moore with her Central Oil oilskin jacket.

Wanaka's Sue James-Moore keeps the home fires burning for life-long passion for fashion.

What South Island CEOs worry about

Sheffield director Mike Stenhouse says .

A survey of South Island chief executives shows health and safety is a bigger concern than recruiting staff or finding new markets.

Homes needed on 'treasured' land

Developer Lane Hocking, Queenstown Lakes District Mayoral Taskforce on Housing Affordability chairman John MacDonald, ...

Homes will have to be built on Queenstown's "treasured landscapes" to address area's housing affordability crisis, Housing Minister says.

Shopaholics ask to be towed

Remarkable Towing owner Dave Tomkinson has been asked to tow people's cars to Queenstown's shops during icy conditions.

Keen shoppers ask contractors to tow their vehicles over icy roads so they can keep shopping in Queenstown.

Wanaka's byelection candidates

Will stay til he's grumpy: Quentin Smith makes a vow to Wanaka.
Eddie Spearing, left, Wayne Hudson and Jude Battson listen.

Candidates pressed with questions of national import but voters give meeting the cold shoulder.

May accommodation sales up

Stays in the McKenzie District helped contribute to an 8.4 per cent increase in guest nights across Canterbury.

Rising tourism numbers continued into May with an extra 171,000 guest nights recorded for the month.

Lyz Dozzi at home in Wanaka's art scene

Wanaka Gallery director Lyz Dozzi, with a Jane Kellahan painting (centre) and a Hoglund Glass vase (left).

Wanaka Fine Arts Gallery owner plans colourful hubbub for the local arts community.

What is this fish up to?

The jawless lamprey uses suction to carry itself over rocks in a Southland river.

 Legless and sleek it suctions its way across the riverbed, but no one knows what this mysterious fish is doing for 15 months.

Transforming into a 21st century economy

Consultant Andee Gainsford working on the Southland Regional Development Strategy's plans for business transformation.

The first steps towards transforming Southland's economy are being taken as part of the Southland Regional Development Strategy.

QT centre upgrade plan released

Queenstown Lakes District Council chief executive Mike Theelen and Mayor Jim Boult look at the town centre plan proposal.

Long-awaited projects are being brought together in a master plan to improve Queenstown's town centre.

Bluff oysters all clear after scare

MPI's latest testing showed no bonamia ostreae infection in the Bluff oyster wild fishery.

Fears iconic Bluff oysters could be decimated by a deadly parasite have been allayed.

PowerNet exploring new technology

PowerNet Graduate engineer Ben Williams and project manager Dyson Gentle at the electric car charging station in Esk St, ...

Emerging technologies, including electric vehicles, was one of the four key focuses identified by PowerNet in its 2017 Annual Report.

Development agency plans close to final form

Gore District Mayor Tracy Hicks.

Southland local government leaders have said they have made significant progress towards confirming the governance structure of an entity to further the aims of the Southland Regional Development Strategy.

Wanaka Marina Apartments site blessed with water

Project team leaders check the plans. From left, Matt Tuck, Pete Bullen, Kevin Lovell and Karsten Pedersen.

Wanaka welcomes start of construction for long awaited five star Marina Terrace Apartments.

ACC basics for employers

Katherine McDonald

A few words of help for the employer facing ACC process.

Mulvey to retire from ILT

Invercargill Licensing Trust general manager Greg Mulvey said being able to put profits back into the community makes ...

After spending 30 years as the general manager of the Invercargill Licensing Trust, Greg Mulvey has announced is intention to retire from the job at the end of 2017.

Ditching disposable coffee cups video

Eden Cafe switched to sustainable options over a year ago.

There were grumbles at first, but a Dunedin cafe's decision to use keep-cups has broken the throwaway habit.

Doing more with less

New Zealand Aluminium Smelter employees Joe Wynne, Scott Gorrie, Kim Hill, and Scott Westbury form part of the task ...

Some small changes have made a big impact on New Zealand Aluminium Smelter's energy efficiency for 2016.

Luxury lodge for Wanaka

A artist impression of the proposed Brownston St lodge, as viewed from the New World Supermarket car park.

Kiwi Experience founder behind proposed prefabricated luxury hotel in Wanaka.

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