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Butcher snap-happy over lockdown

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz One part-time Clutha photographer and full-time butcher used her time during lockdown productively. Blue Spur Butchery and Deli operator Jan Harper finally had the chance...

$280,000 museum extension work resumes

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz Work has resumed on a much-awaited expansion of a rural Clutha museum. Late last year the final funds were secured to build a $280,000, 16m...

New level of freedom begins

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Today the Clutha district has reopened under Level 2. Residents can move around New Zealand, go shopping on Clyde St, get a haircut and...

Band active under lockdown

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz As a way to boost morale and have “a bit of fun” a Clutha band recorded a song and produced a music video while...

Library’s online offering in demand

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz They are flying off the virtual shelves at the Balclutha Library. Ebooks and eAudio files are in hot demand and Balclutha Library team leader Lorna...

Mine disaster explored in tales of lost, private lives

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz A new Kaitangata history book seeks to uncover the private lives of the victims of the 1879 coal mine disaster, and what became of...

Clubs capture The Catlins’ beauty

The Clutha District came under the eye of 34 people from the combined clubs of the Clutha Camera Club, the Dunedin Photographic Society and...

Response thrills music organiser

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz “Absolutely awesome” was how Owaka Stacker organiser Terry Bartlett described his walk-up blackboard country music event held late last month, at the Owaka sports...

Funding for Clutha literary publication

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz ‘‘Heteroglossia’’ is defined as the presence of two or more expressed viewpoints in a text or other artistic work. It is also the title of...

Town replete with Lilliput Libraries

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz The Lilliput Library phenomenon has reached as far south as the Catlins. While Dunedin and cities further north have plenty of the little libraries, until...
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