Smelter extension “great news” – Southland Mayoral Forum

Southland Mayoral Forum Chair and Gore District Council Mayor Tracy Hicks says Tiwai Pt Aluminium Smelter remaining open until 2024 is “great news” for the region. “This morning’s announcement is great news for Southland, and most importantly for the people whose livelihoods depend on the smelter,” Mr Hicks said. “I would however stress that this […]

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Independent review recommends no change in the current level of air traffic control for Invercargill

A three month review of the controlled airspace around Invercargill’s airport has concluded that there should be no change to the current levels of Air Traffic Control. General Manager of Invercargill Airport Ltd, Nigel Finnerty, said the comprehensive study was undertaken by Astral Aviation Consultants in association with Melbourne based R2A Due Diligence Engineers & […]

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ICC staff to wear body cameras

Frontline Invercargill City Council staff have a new look, sporting the latest in body camera technology. Since 21 December the ICC compliance officers have been equipped with body cameras when out on jobs. The cameras underwent a trial period earlier in the year with council staff receiving training, and guidelines for their use. Staff will […]

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Crematorium to use eco-friendly urns

The Southland Crematorium has changed from plastic urns to sustainably sourced wooden urns. The new wooden urns are made in New Zealand from untreated pine sourced from sawmills that have Forest Stewardship Council ‘Chain of Custody Certification’. This means that their timber products must be from a responsibly managed forest. We believe the move away […]

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Positive uptake of recycling drop-off centre

It’s new, it’s better and it’s easier to operate.  That’s the view of customers using the new recycling centre on Mersey Street. Hamish McMurdo, General Manager Southland Disability Enterprises said the drop off centre is safer and more efficient. ‘We opened on 30 November and already people can see the difference with a new roading […]

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Proposed pathway to open Museum agreed

Invercargill City Council is pleased to have unanimously agreed on a proposed pathway forward for the city’s much-loved museum, following months of doubt, discussion, and anguish. His Worship the Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt acknowledged the community’s strong desire to see the pyramid reopened – a desire that all councillors share. Councillors have agreed to ask […]

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