Stewart Island news. Top stories, business, entertainment, national, health, politics, science and technology, and sports news from Stewart Island on 30 May 2017.

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Radio New Zealand
Endangered sea lions breeding well on Stewart Island
Radio New Zealand
The breeding ground at Port Pegasus on Stewart Island needs to have at least 35 pups born each year for five years to mark it as an official colony, and 2018 is in line to be the fifth successful year. Department of Conservation Stewart Island ranger ...
Sea lions on the verge of establishing first breeding colony on mainland NZ in 200 yearsStuff.co.nz

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 25 May 2017 

Southland Times
Sea Lions establishing breeding colony at Stewart Island site earmarked for aquaculture
Southland Times
The critically endangered sea lions are on the verge of establishing a breeding colony on Stewart Island in an area that has been earmarked for aquaculture development. It's the first time in 200 years that a breeding colony will have been established ...

 23 May 2017 

The Southland Times
Man rescued after becoming stuck on Stewart Island
The Southland Times
In a separate incident, a search and rescue was launched on Stewart Island earlier in the day. A Christchurch tramper, who was unable to walk, was rescued from a remote part of the island after a personal locator beacon was activated. The 43-year-old ...

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 3 May 2017 

The Southland Times
Sea lions put snag in aquaculture plans | Stuff.co.nz
The Southland Times
A juvenile sea lion in Port Pegasus in January 2016. In New Zealand sea lions are ranked as "nationally critical" on the threatened species list, with a population ...

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 29 May 2017 

The Southland Times
Conservation dog 'Detector Gadget' to keep Fiordland transport rodent-free
The Southland Times
Gadget, with owner, trainer Sandra King of Stewart Island and Department of Conservation Biosecurity ranger Michele Crouchley at Pearl Harbour Manapouri. A "ridiculously cute" dog sniffing out rodents in the name of biosecurity is lapping up the ...

 21 May 2017 

The Southland Times
Southern star gazers capture strong display of Aurora Australis
The Southland Times
The Southern Lights are not very predictable, in most cases they tend to occur with only 30 minutes notice. The best places to view the aurora in Southland are away from the city, facing south and near water. Bluff, Tiwai Point and Stewart Island are ...

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 29 May 2017 

Radio New Zealand
Desert Road closed by icy weather
Radio New Zealand
A previous threat of heavy snow for Stewart Island and southern Fiordland has now passed. A severe weather warning for heavy snow in Otago and Southland had been in place on Saturday but MetService said most of the snow was expected to have ...
Chill lingers as snow to easeOtago Daily Times

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 20 May 2017 

Wausau Daily Herald
Tour to trace footprint of Wausau lumber beginnings
Wausau Daily Herald
One of the most prominent sawmills, the Barker-Stewart Mill, located on what is now called Barker-Stewart Island, was one of the 13 mills that helped create Wausau's fortunes and left a little piece of its legacy behind. The mill, was run by prominent ...

 19 May 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Gusts of up to 163kmh whip through deep south as first Antarctic blast of year grabs hold
Stuff.co.nz
Severe west to southwest gales were forecast for Stewart Island, coastal parts of Southland, Clutha and Dunedin. They were possible in North Otago, northwest Nelson, Banks Peninsula, Wairarapa and southern Hawke's Bay. Wind strength was thought to ...
Temperatures drop below zero as cold front hitsRadio New Zealand
Wild weather hits SouthOtago Daily Times
'Avoid the water' - MetService warns of huge six-metre swells for both islands accompanied by cold snapTVNZ

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 19 May 2017 
He Tangata: William Stewart of NATIVConnectioNZ Ltd - Real Maori Experiences
New Zealand Herald
I've been from the top of the North Island to Stewart Island, coast to coast. I've been to the South Island, to Dunedin, the west coast to Franz Joseph. You fly into a region, then the Regional Tourism Authority will just thrash you for three days ...

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 5 May 2017 

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