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Supermarkets to be open on Easter Sunday

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says supermarkets will be closed as usual on Good Friday, but open on Easter Sunday. Ardern made the announcement during her...

Call to stop burning during Covid-19

Fire Emergency New Zealand is urging people not to burn outdoor fires. The Government has called for people to help emergency services by only doing...

Fashion awards postponed

The Hokonui Fashion Design Awards have been postponed. In a statement last week, organisers said they made the "very hard decision" to postpone the 32nd...

Emergency Management Southland activates support centre

Emergency Management Southland is ensuring Southlanders have the support they need during the Covid-19 lockdown. EMS has activated an 0800 number, email address and website...

Website to report possible price-gouging launched

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is setting up a website for Kiwi to raise concerns about supermarket price rises during the coronavirus lockdown. Officials were in...

Fire leaves family of three with nothing

A fire at a flat in Waikaka has left three people with only the clothes they were wearing and with limited ways of replacing...

85 new Covid-19 cases, 8 in Southern area

Director-general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has revealed there are 85 new cases of Covid-19, including 76 confirmed cases and nine probable. There are now...

Cancellation tough blow for youth council

A night to celebrate the youth of Gore has been cancelled due to Covid-19. The Gore District Youth Council's Youth Awards were scheduled to be...

Weavers learn new art

A group of women who love to weave a good yarn gathered on Thursday to practise their craft. The textile art association Creative Fibre Southland,...

Virtual assembly fills gap

Some quick, out-of-the-box thinking benefited an entire school last week. St Peter's College head pupils decided to hold a virtual assembly after Prime Minister Jacinda...
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