"Don't just pack up and run, put on your big boy pants and clean up your mess you've left."
The business is currently Southland's biggest employer.
If you don't spend $20m to prop them up you'll only end up spending it on welfare, says Duncan Garner.
But NZ Aluminium believes there's a chance it can be salvaged.
Meridian says the aluminium smelter's demise is bad new news for the power industry.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says Rio Tinto knows its obligations.
About 1000 people are directly employed by the smelter and it creates a further 1600 indirect jobs in Southland.
Chlöe Swarbrick, Parliament's youngest MP, says there's a need for more up-skilling of MPs.
"It is something that will be felt deeply by the people of Southland."
"It's very sad for him because I think that he could have had a good opportunity."
National leader Todd Muller says the Clutha-Southland MP's actions were "completely unacceptable".
The Opposition leader says he's written to The National Party board outlining his concerns.
Ouvea premix makes ammonia gas when wet - and tonnes of it is stored beside a river in Gore.
Hamish Walker said up to 11,000 people arriving from overseas could be destined for quarantine in the south.
Kids are better behaved in class once their school starts providing free lunches, the Education Minister says.
After coming under pressure, they've now shortened his wait time to just two weeks.
"Time has not yet eased any of the pain caused by this senseless act."
The boy pleaded guilty in March.
She and her family flew back to Brazil after tragedy struck.