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2011-07-20 00:00:32

Southland Log Homes, designers and manufacturers of America's Favorite Log HomeTM, will be hosting Logs Across America, a series of log home raisings across the country, on Saturday July 23rd. Columbia, SC (PRWEB) July 19, 2011 Southland Log Homes, designers and manufacturers of America's Favorite Log HomeTM, will be hosting Logs Across America, a series of log home raisings across the country, on Saturday July 23rd. The event will showcase custom designed log homes in various stages of...

2011-01-09 00:43:27

Southland Log Homes, provider of America's Favorite Log Cabin Homesâ“ž¢, is pleased to announce that the Featured Log Home Plan of the month is the Florence, a design produced in collaboration with Donald A. Gardner Architects. Irmo, SC (PRWEB) January 7, 2011 Southland Log Homes, provider of America's Favorite Log Homeâ“ž¢, is pleased to announce that the Featured Log Home Plan of the Month is the Florence, a design produced in...

2010-11-19 00:00:44

Southland Log Homes, provider of America's Favorite Log Homeâ“ž¢, is pleased to announce a new agreement with The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, the former home of early twentieth century designer Gustav Stickley. Irmo, SC (PRWEB) November 18, 2010 Southland Log Homes, provider of America's Favorite Log Homeâ“ž¢, is pleased to announce a new agreement with The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, the former home of early...

2008-10-02 15:00:30

By McKNIGHT Sam THE inaugural meeting of the Southland Regional Transport Committee was held at Environment Southland yesterday. All of Southland's councils are represented on the committee, as well as advocates for economic development, public health, access and mobility, environmental sustainability and cultural interests. One role of the committee is to prepare an annual report on the progress of the Regional Land Transport Strategy, due in September annually. Environment...

2008-09-03 15:00:22

By POKONEY, Cassandra SHORT-SIGHTEDNESS by the Southland District Council was partly to blame for the region's water woes, Environment Southland chief executive Ciaran Keogh said yesterday. Southland's water came under the spotlight last week after the district council claimed rapid dairy expansion had put pressure on the council's ability to source domestic water supply and allocating water on a first-in, first-served basis was not appropriate. At the time, council chief executive Dave...

2008-09-01 15:00:11

By MORGAN, Jared DOMESTIC water in Southland could run dry as rapid dairy expansion puts pressure on fresh-water resources, according to the Southland District Council. Demand in parts of the region, particularly northern Southland, exceeds supply and keeping water up to houses is high on the council's agenda as it makes a submission to a board of inquiry on a proposed national policy to manage fresh water today. The ministry has called for input into a proposed policy, known as the...

2008-08-29 15:00:48

By THORNE, Dylan ELECTRICITY INVERCARGILL LTD has announced a $6.7 million profit - - $1.15 million more than last year. Company chairman Neil Boniface said a corporate tax rate drop of 3 percent boosted the surplus, announced in the line company's 2008 annual report. The company anticipated an increased dividend of $3.9 million, with most of the money going back to the Invercargill City Council, Mr Boniface said. Other reasons for the profit were an increase in revenue coming from...

2008-08-29 15:00:36

By GERKEN, Sonia in Gore SOUTHERN musicians join forces early next month for the Gore Host Lions Club's fundraising old-time dance. Renowned country music muso John MacKenzie and fellow musicians donate their time each year as the Musicians' Hop draws old-time dancers from Southland and Otago. Lions club spokesman Jim Geddes said the dance was a lot of fun and a successful fundraiser. The club matched the funds raised dollar for dollar, he said. Proceeds this year go to the St...

2008-08-28 15:00:41

ILANA BATCHELOR, of Environment Southland, is one of the inaugural trustees appointed to the Sustainable Living Education Trust. The trust will develop a national sustainable programme and guide 3000 or more Kiwis to a sustainable lifestyle in the next 12 months. The programme focuses on practical tips and techniques to reduce environmental footprints, such as home insulation, shopping choices to reduce waste, lower-carbon transport, and alternatives to toxic cleaning chemicals, plus...

2008-08-27 15:00:43

By GILLESPIE, Sean CURIO BAY'S holiday house market could get a boost if the Southland District Council approves a resource consent application for a farm to be subdivided. At a resource management committee hearing, councillors were told the application by Rata and Sheila Smith sought approval for five homes to be built on their 108ha property. The council received six submissions about the proposed development: three from residents in support, one from Environment Southland and one...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.