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15
Apr

A skateboarder-turned-environmental educator, a musician, social activists and world record-holding mountaineering twin sisters from India will be among the speakers at TEDxQueenstown this Sunday.

Now in its fourth year, the half-day "Connexions'' themed event champions ideas worth spreading, inviting "thinkers'' and innovators to deliver talks of 18 minutes or less on an area of their expertise.

14
Apr

"We're taking this bloody car to Invercargill," and to Invercargill it will come indeed.

Filming for the Goodbye Pork Pie remake, titled Pork Pie, has already kicked off in the capital but for four lucky Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) students, having a portion of the shoot in Southland could be the opportunity of a lifetime.

13
Apr

On a clear night, find a dark spot with open skies, set up some basic photographic equipment, plan your shot well and you too can be an astrophotographer.

Tauranga's Cynthia Qiu, who is studying photography through the Southern Institute of Technology, has captured a range of images of the night sky in Te Puke and says it is a relatively simple way to get stunning photographs.

06
Apr

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has offered for a central government official to sit on the newly formed Southland Development group.

Joyce was in Invercargill on Tuesday and met with the Southland Regional Development Strategy Governance Group and offered it the opportunity to have a "top official" be part of the group to help with central government assistance for projects.

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