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Exhibition to showcase the weird and wonderful

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Responding to comments she received about one of her colourful felt hats, Lawrence based felt artist Angela Meecham felt she needed to expand on...

South Otago High School ball

Ball gowns, makeup, suits, ties and cars were all on show as more than 300 parents, family and friends gathered to watch the seniors...

Ball for Blue Mountain College seniors

The Blue Mountain College seniors ball was held last Friday night in Tapanui. Clutha Leader’s John Cosgrove went along to capture the glamour as...

Murder mystery novel has Balclutha setting

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz Award-winning novelist and ex-Clutha resident Rob (RWR) McDonald paid tribute to the area he grew up in in his book The Nancys. The story follows...

Laughs in two topical plays

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Two plays on the same bill will greet theatre-goers when they attend the South Otago Theatrical Society’s latest production in Balclutha. Both plays were penned...

OE trip to Balclutha fondly remembered 69 years later

JOHN.COSGROVE @cluthaleader.co.nz A letter home from New Zealand; 69 years ago. Early in September 2020 when readers of a northern Californian community newspaper needed something else to...

Vintage club keeps window on the past

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz Preserving history in physical and written form is one of the goals of the West Otago Vintage Club in Tapanui. Club chairman Peter Byars said...

Memories captured in book

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Last year, Kaitangata author Joyce Beck self-published her third book, 21 years after her first. Now, less than a year later she will unveil a...

Plate commemorating cancelled royal visit found

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz Is a commemorative plate more interesting for marking an event that never took place? That is the question facing Owaka Museum manager Mike McPhee, following...

Driving course held at raceway

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Seeing what his mum did under the same driving conditions was a memorable highlight for South Otago High School pupil Blake Mosley (17) at...
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