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PGF support for trail welcomed

JACK CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz Clutha business owners have responded with elation to last week's announcement of a $7 million Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) investment in Otago that...

Motocross coaching from the top

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Up and coming motocross riders in the Clutha District have been getting a helping hand recently to lift their skills and confidence so that...

Temporary fix allows reopening of tunnel

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz One reopens while the other stays closed. The Lawrence cycle tunnel has reopened following an innovative remedy, while the McLean Falls remain closed. The Clutha Gold...

Anniversary plaque back home

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Isn't it funny how things work out? The Clutha District RSA had been looking high and low for a very special missing plaque, and just...

Winner hopes to be a role model

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz Nineteen-year-old Balclutha resident Jannah Katrin Adrejilo Ariola has been crowned Miss Teen Philippines for the South Island following a competition organised by the United...

Humble words from honoured St John officer

JACK CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz "I was starting to wonder if I was the bloke who was meant to be sitting here, when I heard all the nice...

‘Things have changed a lot over the years’

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz Malcolm Thompson works at Barclay Auto Electrical in Balclutha, in a job he has held for the past 59 years. As a teenager he...

Battle of the West to be decided next month

JACK CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz It will be decided next week who really is the greatest of all time, Tapanui or Heriot? The Battle of the West will pit...

Uncertainty over Falls closure

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz The McLean Falls track closure has stumped some Catlins residents. A business operator near Tuatuku is amazed at the hasty closure of the McLean Falls...

A line out to youngsters

JACK CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz Twenty-one perch, eight trout and one eel. That was the haul from the "Take a Kid Fishing Competition" in Balclutha last year, but Balclutha...
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