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Light traffic can now cross new bridge

STAFF REPORTER The new $3.6 million Hina Hina Bridge had a soft opening to light traffic and emergency vehicles only on Monday. It is expected to...

Caretaker takes heart from response

JOHN.COSGROVE @cluthaleader.co.nz “Dismayed and disgusted” is how Makatu Cemetery caretaker Tam Scott described his feelings last Thursday, when he discovered vandals had desecrated graves at a...

Dog park hailed as huge asset

John Cosgrove The Clutha district’s first dog park is now open. The much-anticipated facility is now officially open for visitors and their canine companions after months...

Water needs decisiveness

JOHN.COSGROVE @cluthaleader.co.nz The country’s 70 local and regional councils’ storm water, freshwater and wastewater operations may soon be absorbed by one of four entities, as announced...

Telford students volunteer help for South Canterbury

JOHN.COSGROVE @cluthaleader.co.nz No, they did not have to hitchhike to Geraldine in South Canterbury last Sunday afternoon, but 10 students and two tutors from Southern Institute...

Water treatment plant in action after upgrade

JOHN.COSGROVE @cluthaleader.co.nz Farmers, consumers, contractors and Clutha District Council staff all had the opportunity to look around the newly completed Whitelea Road Treatment Plant last Friday. The...

‘Serving Sister’ humbled by honour

JOHN.COSGROVE @cluthaleader.co.nz Jackie Greenall’s 4-year-old granddaughter Evie thinks her nanny is ‘‘very cool’’. Mrs Greenall, of Balclutha, was admitted as a Serving Sister to the Order of...

Top performances in sport celebrated

JOHN.COSGROVE @cluthaleader.co.nz The Clutha Licensing Trust (CLT) Sports Awards ceremony — celebrating local sporting achievements from 2019 and 2020 — was held last Wednesday night at the...

Community working hard for helipad

  JOHN.COSGROVE @cluthaleader.co.nz Rakes, shovels and trowels were on hand as volunteers from the Lawrence community turned out last week to help as the concrete was poured...

Clutha Community Hub construction contract let

JOHN.COSGROVE @cluthaleader.co.nz The Clutha Community Hub Charitable Trust announced recently its construction contract for the base build of the $11.114 million Clutha Community Hub had been...
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