Sunday 24th September, 2017

National’s Hamish Walker was a clear winner in the Clutha-Southland electorate on Saturday night.
Walker held the seat with an election-night majority of 13,005 votes.


Friday 22nd September, 2017

The Queenstown Lakes District council is investigating whether the developer of the Marina Terrace Apartments in Wanaka has breached any resource consents.

The investigation follows a landslip on the Lakeside Road construction site on September 7th which resulted in a slow-moving mudslide covering the road.

Traffic was blocked in both directions and diversions were in place for more than a week.

QLDC principal monitoring and enforcement officer Anthony Hall says they're currently working with the developers to establish what happened.


Thursday 21st September, 2017

The South Today presents a series of discussions with candidates standing in the Clutha-Southland electorate.

Our instalments continue with the Ban 1080 Candidate for Clutha Southland, Brian Adams.


Thursday 21st September, 2017

The South Today presents a series of discussions with candidates standing in the Clutha-Southland electorate.

Our latest instalment is the region's New Zealand First Party candidate, Mark Patterson.


Wednesday 20th September, 2017

Clutha-Southland's Labour Party candidate Cherie Chapman was in Queenstown today, spelling out her party's plans for electorate.


Wednesday 20th September, 2017

Clutha-Southland's Green Party candidate unveiled their plans for electorate.


Tuesday 19th September, 2017

A Clutha-Southland candidate arguably further right of the National Party is Lachie Ashton from the Conservative Party.

Which survives on despite the very public fall from grace by former leader Colin Craig.


Tuesday 19th September, 2017

The South Today presents a series of discussions with candidates standing in the Clutha-Southland electorate.

Our first installment is the region's National Party candidate.


Monday 18th September, 2017

There are just five days left until election day, and the polls are swinging left, right and centre.

University of Otago professor in politics Janine Hayward gave her assessment of what the polls are saying, at a Catalyst Trust talk in Queenstown last week.


Friday 15th September, 2017

Lake snow, or lake snot, has now been found in three Central Otago lakes.

Lakes Wakatipu, Wanaka and Hawea have been contaminated by the algae which originated from overseas.

How to stop it spreading further is now on the agenda of various organisations and fresh water experts.