Community garden coming to South Invercargill
Source: stuff.co.nz A community garden is set to start up in south Invercargill. Elim Community Church Invercargill senior pastor Colin Morrison said he had been thinking about how he could use the block of land behind his church on Elles Rd to benefit the community for about 18 months. The block of land, located on Ettrick Street, was about 0.05 hectares and was donated to the church by a community member for building...
Mon 14th Mar 2016Full post
Clean Air Loans Invercargill Scheme launches
Source: stuff.co.nz Invercargill's most vulnerable residents and the elderly will be among those able to install cleaner home heating through low interest loans, the proponents of a news scheme say. Clean Air Loans Invercargill Scheme launched at a ceremony at the Invercargill Fire Station on Friday. Low interest loans will be available to homeowners within the Invercargill airshed who want to upgrade to approved burners or heat pumps and/or improve their insulation. Ratepayers...
Fri 11th Mar 2016Full post
'Chocka' day on Stewart Island as Pacific Pearl cruise ship leads to busiest day
Source: stuff.co.nz A southern leader says he wouldn't mind seeing more big ships arriving after the most passengers ever to visit Stewart Island at one time visited on Sunday. Stewart Island/Rakiura Community Board chair Jon Spraggon said about 1500 passengers from the cruise ship MV Pacific Pearl spent a day on Stewart Island on Sunday, making it the most passengers to visit the island at one time. Then number is almost four times more than Stewart...
Mon 7th Mar 2016Full post
Vision for Invercargill business park still alive
Source: stuff.co.nz Russell Cunningham Properties directors expect 2016 to be their busiest year for development at Invercargill Business Park with four projects under way. Quantity surveyor/project manager Alex Cunningham said the vision Russell Cunningham had for the Invercargill Business Park at the old showgrounds site in 2007 was still alive. The business park, which spans 28ha, has a mixture of leased and business-owned and operated sites...
Wed 2nd Mar 2016Full post
William Todd and Co auction house closes
Source: newshub.co.nz An iconic Invercargill auction house closed its doors today after 151 years. William Todd and Co held its last auction at its Don St site since the company was established in 1865. With the final bang of his hammer, long-time auctioneer Lynzy Francis sold a piece of history - the last item to be bid on at the Don St auction house. "A little bit sad – had all my friends around me that have been here for years," says Mr Francis. "They supported us right to the...
Sat 27th Feb 2016Full post
Chinese Garden proposed for Invercargill at cost of $590,000
Source: stuff.co.nz A Chinese garden is being proposed for Invercargill's Queens Park to provide a link to Chinese sister city Suqian - but it comes with a price tag of $590,000. Invercargill City Council parks and reserves manager Robin Pagan said delegates from China want the park underway in the next 12 months. The city council's 2016 annual plan consultation document says the garden will cost $570,000. Speaking on Thursday, Pagan said that figure had...
Thu 25th Feb 2016Full post
Aliens sightings in Fiordland - Hollywood blockbuster set to be filmed here?
Source: stuff.co.nz Hollywood heavyweight Michael Fassbender could be heading to Southland as rumours swirl the latest film in the Alien franchise is set to start shooting there. At this year's Golden Globes, director Ridley Scott said he'd been choppering across the lower half of New Zealand in the lead-up to filming the blockbuster Alien: Covenant. The film, starring Fassbender, is the sequel to Scott's sci-fi hit Prometheus, Alien: Covenant and it takes place in the...
Sun 21st Feb 2016Full post