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Cycle business brisk in service and retail

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz PowerZone Suzuki Balclutha powered through the recent Covid-19 lockdown periods and have come out of it stronger and more focused on offering their customers...

Not long until demolition

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Two old buildings in Kaitangata are awaiting final documentation to be completed before they will be demolished. The 71-year-old Kaitangata Borough Council Chambers and the...

Nursery offers apprenticeships

RICHARD DAVISON and JACK CONROY Operators of a West Otago nursery are pleased with the response to two recently advertised apprenticeships. Tapanui business Blue Mountain Nurseries...

Owaka shop owners and businesses not giving up

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz The township of Owaka will likely bear the brunt of Clutha’s post Covid-19 economic challenges, as many of the community’s businesses depend on tourism. But...

H&J Smith closure ‘blunt reminder’

GRANT MILLER@alliedpress.co.nz Proposed closures of retailer H&J Smith’s stores in Balclutha, Dunedin, Mosgiel and Te Anau and the reduction in size of its Gore store...

Lawrence businesses optimistic

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz The township of Lawrence is in an unusual scenario compared with its Clutha neighbours facing the post-lockdown economic recovery. Much of the economic activity...

School to get $2m upgrade

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Two construction and renovation projects costing almost $2 million have been announced at Rosebank School in Balclutha. Rosebank School principal Pauline Simpson said she was...

Tech-savvy local responds to PPE call

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Balclutha electrical technician Craig Greenall is proud he can help out as New Zealand health workers seek replacement PPE gear. Mr Greenall has added his...

Local businesses welcomed back

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz A Clutha restaurateur is grateful to be back at work after more than a month away from his “loyal customers”. Balclutha’s Raj Indian Restaurant owner›operator...

Kiwi helps shield UK health workers

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz It takes just two and a half hours to make but it saves lives. United Kingdom-based former Balclutha man Josh Button is burning the candle...
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