News & Events
First Word - 23 May 2013
This week’s episode features Southland District Youth Council member Hayden Taylor on the Youth Council’s upcoming event Clash of the Colleges and Southland District Council’s senior resource management planner Courtney Smithers on the District Plan Review.
First Word – 2 May 2013
On this week’s show, group manager Ian Marshall talks about the roading woolshed meetings, the winner of the Southland District Council Friendship Committee’s ANZAC Day essay competition James Eunson speaks about his winning entry and group manager Bede Carran discusses the draft annual plan.
First Word – 11 April 2013
On this week’s show, water and waste manger Ian Evans discusses Council’s involvement with the TV Takeback Programme and animal control officer Julie Gillan talks about her role in the district.
First Word 21 March 2013
Interviews with Venture Southland's Nicole Botting who is promoting the On Your Doorstep campaign and Southland District Council's Friendship Committee member Gwen Neave on the committee's ANZAC Day essay competition.
First Word - 13 December 2012
On the last show of the year, Chief Executive David Adamson talks about the year gone by and what is in store for Council in 2013, Customer Services Manager Janet Thomas speaks about Council opening hours over the Christmas break and Compliance Officer Angela Halliday talks about water safety in the district.
First Word 29 November 2012
Interviews on this week’s show are with events co-ordinator Laura Russell from Venture Southland on the Southland District Council Holiday Programme, manager of the Te Anau Airport Manapouri Evan Pearce on the arrival of the Jean Batten Clipper and waste and water project engineer Christine Byrne on the Riverton water tasting for its new source.
First Word 15 November 2012
On this week's show, Jade Gillies from Venture Southland promotes the upcoming Burt Munro Challenge, Southland District Libraries Manager Lynda Hodge speaks about the Food for Fines Amnesty and the Southland District Youth Council talk about their work during the year.
First Word 1 November 2012
Interviews on this week's show are with Manager of Building Control Kevin O'Connor on earthquake-prone buildings in the district and Settlement Support Co-ordinator Eirlys Beverley-Stone on moving to Southland.
First Word 18 October 2012
Interviews on this week’s show are with Dianne Miller on the Tokanui street parade for the Paralympians and WasteNet Southland's Donna Peterson on recycling.
First Word 4 October 2012
Interviews on this week’s show are with Roving Museums Officer Johanna Massey, Winton Skatepark Chairperson Dawn Brocks and Work Scheme Co-ordinator Moira Tinnock.
First Word 13 September 2012
On this week’s episode Susan Cuthbert talks about submissions to the Stewart Island Levy Policy and Bylaw and the Initial Proposal of the Representation Review and Simon Moran speaks about the District Plan Review.
First Word - 30 August 2012
This week’s episode features interviews with area engineer Kushla Morgan on new mini-orchards in the district, Southland District Youth Council Member Hollie Guyton and Environmental Health Manager Michael Sarfaiti on the new Food Bill.
First Word 9 August 2012
Interviews with Willie Solomon on Maori Language Week and Maureen Deuchrass from Road Safety Southland on the young drivers’ forum.
First Word 27 July 2012
Interviews on this week's episode are with Craig Sinclair from Emergency Management Southland on the New Zealand ShakeOut, Group Manager of Community and Environment Bruce Halligan on the recently opened combined dog facility and "Our Southlander" Pam Naylor of Garston.
First Word 12 July 2012
This week’s episode features interviews with Jane Ballantyne from Road Safety Southland on an older drivers’ course that is now available in Southland and Gerry Forde from Venture Southland on the fundraising initiative “The Flyer”.
First Word 21 June 2012
In this week's episode, interviews are with Environmental Health Manager Michael Sarfaiti, Group Manager of Customer and Financial Services Bede Carran and Southern Rural Fire Authority's Sally Chesterfield.
First Word 24 May 2012
This episode features interviews on freedom camping, submissions to the Draft Long Term Plan and the Representation Review.
First Word 3rd May 2012
The show focuses on the Draft Long Term Plan and features interviews with Policy and Planning Manager Susan Cuthbert, Council Libraries Manager Lynda Hodge and transactional accountant Jamie Cunningham.
First Word 5th April 2012
Interviews with Senior Policy Analyst Wayne Heerdeegen on the Stewart Island levy becoming law, Sally Chesterfield from the Southern Rural Fire Authority discussing fire safety in the community and Venture Southland's Nikki Dermody who talks about the "On Your Doorstep" campaign.
First Word 22nd March 2012
Interviews with Jane Ballantyne from Road Safety Southland on the new give way rules, Winton Business Association President Maria Scammell and Strategic Transport Manager Joe Bourque.
First Word 8th March 2012
Interviews with President of the Awarua Communications Museum Committee Paul McKay and Community Services Librarian Willie Soloman.
First Word 23rd February 2012
Interviews with Jane Ballantyne and Maureen Deuchrass from Road Safety Southland and Customer Services Manager Janet Thomas.
First Word 9th February 2012
In this week's episode, interviews are with Council staff members who are attending the Southern Field Days.
First Word 8th December 2011
The last show of 2011 - interviews with chief executive David Adamson on the year gone by and writer George Taylor on his new book Mokoreta.
First Word 24th November 2011
On this week's episode, interviews are with Mayor of Southland Frana Cardno on the tunnel proposal through Fiordland and Chief Executive of the Southern Rural Fire Authority Mike Grant on the organisation and fire safety.
First Word 10th November 2011
Interviews with Manager of the Milford Community Trust Chris Dolan and Venture Southland's Jade Gillies on the Burt Munro Challenge.
First Word 27th October 2011
Interviews with Emergency Management Southland Manager Neil Cruickshank and SDC Accountant Jamie Cunningham on rates rebates.
First Word 13th October 2011
Interviews with "Our Southlander" Ngarita Dixon of Tuatapere and Councillor John Douglas on the Around the Mountain Cycle Trail.
First Word 29th September 2011
Interviews with District Libraries Manager Lynda Hodge and Senior Policy Analyst Wayne Heerdegen on the Stewart Island visitor levy.
First Word 15th September 2011
Interviews with Mayor of Southland Frana Cardno and Rex Capil of Venture Southland who discusses the Around the Mountain Cycle Trail.
First Word 1st September 2011
Interviews with Jade Gillies from Venture Southland on "A Taste of Southland" and Henry Pipkin and Luke McSoriley on CareerFest 2011.
First Word 18th August 2011
Interviews with David Adamson on the role of the Council in the community and Angela Halliday on freedom camping and the Rugby World Cup
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|First added:||18 August 2011|
|Last updated:||23 May 2013|