21 Feb 2024

Around the motu : Che Baker in Invercargill

From Nine To Noon, 10:45 am on 21 February 2024
The smelter has had its closure date extended to 2024.

Photo: Otago Daily Times / Stephen Jaquiery

Negotiations between Contact Energy and mining giant Rio Tinto aimed at keeping the region's large employer, the Tiwai Smelter open. As media companies are feeling the heat and cost pressures, Southland is getting a new newspaper. And Waimumu, near Gore has just hosted Southern Field Days, and the Prime Minister dropped by and Mayor Ben Bell had a go at shearing.