Blog - Local News
The Southland Times reports that the Venture Southland joint committee has this week voted to submit against the proposed Milford-Dart tunnel plan and write to politicians in opposition. The paper’s online edition says Venture outhland’s strategic projects manager, Steve Canny, and Distinction Hotels chain owner Geoffrey Thomson spoke out against the tunnel at the meeting.Read the full post
Stump the Hump is a 24-hour walking event aimed at endurance sportspeople and adventurous trampers. It challenges walkers to complete the entire 55km of Southland’s Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track in a single day. Starting from Rarakau at midnight on Friday 03FEB, entrants trek over sandy beaches and through ancient podocarp forest reaching
the subalpine Okaka Lodge in time for hot porridge and to watch dawn break over the Takitimu Mountains, Stewart Island and the Southern Ocean.
One of the most remotely situated lodges in New Zealand has been named as the best in its class at this year’s prestigious Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence. Fiordland Lodge on the Te Anau–Milford Highway has taken out the award in the category “Best Accommodation”.Read the full post
Southland’s famous vintage steam train, Kingston Flyer carried its first paying passengers in two years, when more than
1000 fans filled five sold-out trips last Saturday.
The summer 2011/12 season has started on the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track. The track is now open and the lodges have been readied for the new season of trampers.Read the full post
12:00 - 4:30pm Labour Day, 24 October 2011
Invercargill Hosts Romania 7 - 10 Sep and 15 - 18 Sep, Scotland 7 - 14 Sep, Argentina 15 - 17 Sep and Georgia 11 - 14 Sep. With Training at Southland Boys High School and Surrey Park.Read the full post