31 days ago

South Island tourist boom over long weekend, Kiwis encouraged to keep travelling

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Wānaka News

The South Island’s tourism sector burst back into life during the long weekend, but businesses still need Kiwis to get out and spend their dollars over the winter.

Tills were ringing from Marlborough to Southland as people enjoyed the warm weather and the chance to get away now the Covid-19 lockdown rules have been relaxed.

Did you go away over the long weekend or are you planning a trip somewhere in NZ soon? Tell us more in the comments.

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9 hours ago

Next issue of Get Growing ezine - coming next week!

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Hi neighbours, the next issue of Get Growing will now be released early next week, so keep your eyes peeled! In the meantime you can read all previous editions here, so dig in and enjoy!

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12 hours ago

Government allocates $126m for four new projects in national school rebuild programme

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Wānaka News

The Government is pumping $126m into four new projects as part of its national schools rebuild programme.

It includes $33.5 million to extend an existing redevelopment project at Wanaka’s Mt Aspiring College to replace poor condition relocatable classrooms and configure the site for future growth. Construction is expected to start in early 2021.