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Covered deck project under way

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Work is well under way on the construction of a new covered deck for the Tokomairiro Early Learning Centre, at Johnson St, Milton. Centre manager...

Newcomers network active again

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz The scenic beauty of Nugget Point Lighthouse in the Catlins greeted five members of the Clutha Newcomers Network who walked to the lighthouse as...

WI bastion ‘shocked’ to receive of merit

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz Avis Rishworth was brought to shocked tears when she realised she had been named in this year's Queen's Birthday New Zealand Order of Merit...

NZ citizenship for Catlins principal

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz Perhaps unnoticed by the majority, another casualty of the Covid-19 lockdown was the Clutha District Council’s citizenship ceremony. The Catlins Area School principal Kate Staniford...

Families allowed to visit loved ones in rest-homes

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz Family members who missed being able to visit rest-home residents during the lockdown can do so under Alert Level 2. But there were some caveats,...

Youth worker’s job started in lockdown

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz While many of us recently had the unusual experience of doing their job from home, it was doubly strange for those starting out in...

Funding boost for Project Bruce

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz A Clutha community support organiser was in high spirits following a large funding boost from the Clutha District Council. “Its fantastic and we now can...

Accommodation expectations mixed

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz While it appears restrictions have eased on accommodation businesses around the country under Alert Level 2, the long-term impact of Covid-19 and the border...

Food banks expect more demand

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Support groups operating food banks in the Clutha district are worried that they will soon see a spike in the demand for their services. The...

Bridesmaids milk the attention

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz All Anna and Peter Benny, of Clydevale, wanted was a small intimate wedding. Anna originally came from England and decided she did not want to...
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