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Clutha in full bloom for flower show

Report and Photos: john.cosgrove@cluthaleader.co.nz The annual Clutha Valley Flower Show was held last Friday at the Clutha Valley Community Centre. Organising committee president Julie Roy...

Toy library resource for parents

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz With digital devices taking the attention of younger and younger children, is there still room for physical toys? The success of Clutha district toy libraries...

Swell of new faces for schools

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz It’s quite rare for a small rural school like Warepa to have five new entrants at the start of the school year. Junior class teacher...

Chinese camp festivities welcome in new year

JOHN.COSGROVE @cluthaleader.co.nz The Year of the Rat was welcomed at Lawrence over the weekend when the Lawrence Chinese Camp held its Chinese New Year celebrations. Several...

Family’s history detailed in book

The hardest part about writing a historical book is finding your subjects. Author Di Buchan found the task of identifying which were her relatives a...

Chinese heritage celebrated

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz The Chinese New Year is always a time to celebrate for Balclutha-born mother and daughter Lynda and Rachel Gemmill, whose grandparents came from both...

Year of Rat to be marked

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz The Lawrence Chinese Camp will be the place to be on Saturday, as we start the Year of the Rat, organisers say. Activities will include...

Multi-talented shed’ back and ready to build

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz The Milton "men's shed" reconvened last Thursday after a holiday break, ready to build. While not officially part of the national MENZSHED movement, which draws...

Group gets rare chance to explore Otanomomo Bush

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz A group of budding naturalists has been treated to a rare opportunity to explore Otanomomo Bush. The bush covers 36ha near the Telford campus south...

Milton dentist to retire

Today marks 49 years since Rob Wilton graduated from dental school, and now he has decided to retire from the profession. "I'll definitely miss it,...
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