Stewart Island news. Top stories, business, entertainment, national, health, politics, science and technology, and sports news from Stewart Island on 24 July 2017.

Stewart Island News
Stewart Island heritage centre to receive $1m from the Government
"It's time Stewart Island had an appropriate facility for islanders and visitors to enjoy." The new building would allow up to half of the collection to be displayed, and for the rest to be stored safely and securely, she said. "It's also an ...
Funding for Stewart Island heritage

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 21 Jul 2017 

Southland Times
Government giving Stewart Island oyster removal contracts to affected oyster farmers
Southland Times
The Government is awarding oyster removal contracts to oyster farmers to support them as they lose their livelihoods. Last month, the Ministry for Primary Industries ordered the removal of all farmed oysters from certain bays around Stewart Island ...

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 19 Jul 2017
Passengers evacuated after Milford Wanderer cruise ship hits rocks near Stewart Island
About 30 passengers were evacuated from a cruise ship in Port Pegasus, Stewart Island, after it became stuck on rocks. Tourism operator Real Journeys' ship, Milford Wanderer, hit the rocks at low tide, about 9am on Thursday. A spokeswoman for the ...

 13 Jul 2017 

The Southland Times
Environmental groups voice concerns over Stewart Island aquaculture project
The Southland Times
Environmental groups have raised concerns about the proposed aquaculture project on Stewart Island, saying it will significantly affect its "pristine marine habitat". Both Forest & Bird and the Environment and Conservation Organisations of New Zealand ...

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 16 Jul 2017 

The Southland Times
Steamy Stewart Island-set romances proving a hit with US audiences
The Southland Times
Most people wouldn't imagine the secluded fishing village of Stewart Island's Oban to be the ideal setting of a love story, yet for many American romance readers it is an exotic location full of ridiculously good-looking, sexy and single people. While ...

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 26 Jun 2017 

Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 strikes south of Stewart Island
New Zealand Herald
They lie around 100km south-west of Stewart Island. The Auckland Islands lie 465km south of Bluff, and are the country's largest subantarctic islands. They are made up of the remains of two ancient volcanoes. The islands are now predominantly ...
Strong earthquake rattles South IslandNewshub
Quake shakes lower South IslandOtago Daily Times
Quake of magnitude 6.4 strikes Invercargill, South IslandNewburgh Gazette

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 12 Jul 2017
Stewart Island mood 'confused' and 'flat' amid oyster crisis
The public mood on Stewart Island is "confused" and "flat" in the light of recent issues surrounding its oyster farming industry, locals are saying. South Sea Hotel owner Helen Cave said there was confusion and disappointment over MPI's decision to ...

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 27 Jun 2017
Stewart Island/Rakiura Visitor Levy Fund to disburse record sum
The record funds raised reflected a growing interest in Stewart Island from visiting tourists, Ford said. "Tourism in Southland is generally in a good state of health, with many visitors planning their itinerary before arriving in New Zealand. Thanks ...

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 26 Jun 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Grant gets centre going
Otago Daily Times
She made the announcement on Stewart Island yesterday. Trust chairwoman Margaret Hopkins said the grant was "quite amazing" and brought the $3.6 million project to the point where construction could begin. It meant the "long-held community vision" was ...

 22 Jul 2017 
Stewart Island oyster cull enters phase two
Stewart Island oyster cull enters phase two. Thu, Jun 29. share. Source: NZN. Around 40 tonnes of material has been culled from Stewart Island's Big Glory Bay to halt the spread of a parasite in flat oysters, the Ministry for Primary Industries says ...

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 30 Jun 2017 

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