Stewart Island news. Top stories, business, entertainment, national, health, politics, science and technology, and sports news from Stewart Island on 22 September 2017.

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Newstalk ZB
Testing on Stewart Island oyster beds to start next week
Newstalk ZB
Oyster farmers near Stewart Island are hoping for the all clear, when tests on wild oyster beds start next week. The Ministry for Primary Industries will spend three weeks sampling the beds to find out if the the culling of farmed oysters has stopped ...

 20 Sep 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
A Stewart Island home decorated mostly sight unseen
Stuff.co.nz
Kate was a Canterbury veterinary nurse, in Stewart Island on a kakapo-spotting adventure with some colleagues from Orana Wildlife Park. Brett was a fourth-generation Stewart Island fisherman turned real estate agent, who'd recently moved to the ...

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 4 Sep 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Taking art to the nth degree on Stewart Island
Stuff.co.nz
Five artists have returned from Stewart Island - between latitudes 46 and 47 degrees south - where they captured its beauty and melancholy. One of them talks to David James about their combined exhibition at the Millennium Public Art Gallery. Perhaps ...

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 10 Sep 2017 

Otago Daily Times
A wet election day predicted for South | Otago Daily Times Online ...
Otago Daily Times
If you are heading out to the ballot box on Saturday you might want to take your brolly, with rain predicted across most of the South. MetService says Dunedin ...

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 21 Sep 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
French photographer's stunning look at New Zealand
Stuff.co.nz
One of the toughest places they visited was Stewart Island. "It was raining a lot when we get there. We walked from one coast to the other crossing mud fields and swamp. At some point I even fell waist deep in the mud compromising the camera. That was ...

 21 Sep 2017 

The Southland Times
The cheek of it: our coarsely christened geography | Stuff.co.nz
The Southland Times
Southland's most vulgar geographic features are possibly Bum Hill at Tokanui (pictured) and The Buttocks on the Tin Range on Stewart Island, both named for ...

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 21 Sep 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Five fought fire bigger than Stewart Is
Otago Daily Times
The Elephant Hill fire covers 1930sq km, and is being fought by more than 450 firefighters and 15 helicopters, stationed in two camps. Stewart Island, New Zealand's third-largest island, has a land area 1680sq km. Mr McBeth said at no point was their ...

 12 Sep 2017 
Colourful weather on Election Day
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
The morning will be showery across Southland, Otago, and Stewart Island, although these areas will see improving conditions in the afternoon. Scattered showers will also move along the West Coast, while Tasman, Nelson, and Marlborough will remain ...

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 20 Sep 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Tirikatene strong, but Turei campaigning hard
Otago Daily Times
Te Tai Tonga is a huge electorate by any standards, stretching from just north of Wellington down to Bluff, across Foveaux Strait to Stewart Island and over to the Chatham Islands. Three candidates are trying to unseat the incumbent, Labour MP Rino ...

 19 Sep 2017 
More surveillance for oyster parasite
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
MPI is also conducting monthly surveillance of remaining flat oyster farms on Stewart Island. “Our aim is to detect infections as early as possible, so we can move quickly to introduce further measures as required to prevent spread of the parasite ...

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 19 Sep 2017 

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