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Skate park work preparation ‘under way’

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Detailed planning for extensions to the Kaitangata Skate Park are moving along nicely, Kaitangata Skate Park committee chairman Dallas Storer says. “We are well under...

Sessions boost confidence

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz An event designed to “remove the stigma” around video games and change the lives of young people through building confidence and social skills, will...

Face-lift, insulation part of plans for South Otago Museum

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz It will be ‘‘full steam ahead’’ for the physical development of a Clutha museum now its staff and volunteers have had a chance to...

Ex-gang leader on quest

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz Tuhoe Isaac is on a mission from God. That was the reason the former Mongrel Mob leader was in Milton this month, spreading the word...

Butcher snap-happy over lockdown

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz One part-time Clutha photographer and full-time butcher used her time during lockdown productively. Blue Spur Butchery and Deli operator Jan Harper finally had the chance...

$280,000 museum extension work resumes

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz Work has resumed on a much-awaited expansion of a rural Clutha museum. Late last year the final funds were secured to build a $280,000, 16m...

New level of freedom begins

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Today the Clutha district has reopened under Level 2. Residents can move around New Zealand, go shopping on Clyde St, get a haircut and...

Band active under lockdown

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz As a way to boost morale and have “a bit of fun” a Clutha band recorded a song and produced a music video while...

Library’s online offering in demand

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz They are flying off the virtual shelves at the Balclutha Library. Ebooks and eAudio files are in hot demand and Balclutha Library team leader Lorna...

Mine disaster explored in tales of lost, private lives

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz A new Kaitangata history book seeks to uncover the private lives of the victims of the 1879 coal mine disaster, and what became of...
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