Reaching a rare island getaway

There’s no cell reception on the Chatham Islands, which for some will be all it takes to paint a picture of an island escape. But the home of New Zealand’s most remote communities is swimming in history, nature and a classic distillation of Kiwi culture, and recently, more mainlanders have been taking the opportunity to… Read more

Police staffing review

An internal police ‘realignment’ could see some Western Southland police roles shifted in an effort to improve coverage. A review of future structure and deployment options began in November, and subsequent staff submissions were considered from early December until last Monday. The consultation document obtained by the Advocate states that along with candid conversations, two… Read more