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Appeal answered with 500 pairs of glasses

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz More than 500 pairs of glasses have been gathered up by a Clutha community group to be sent to people in need. The Balclutha Lions...

Distinctive settler’s tomb to be restored

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz A distinctive figure among early settlers to the Clutha district could soon have his legacy restored, following a boost in funding from the Otago...

Many hands on deck for tree-planting job

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz A large native tree-planting exercise by volunteers took place in Waiwera South on Sunday. In a combined effort between Balclutha Rotary and a Waiwera-Kuriwao-Kaihiku catchment...

Return to trading just at the right time

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz The national return to trading could not have come at a better time for Balclutha’s Johnstone Electrical, owner Mary Johnstone says. ‘‘For us this time...

Cycle business brisk in service and retail

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz PowerZone Suzuki Balclutha powered through the recent Covid-19 lockdown periods and have come out of it stronger and more focused on offering their customers...

Not long until demolition

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Two old buildings in Kaitangata are awaiting final documentation to be completed before they will be demolished. The 71-year-old Kaitangata Borough Council Chambers and the...

Nursery offers apprenticeships

RICHARD DAVISON and JACK CONROY Operators of a West Otago nursery are pleased with the response to two recently advertised apprenticeships. Tapanui business Blue Mountain Nurseries...

Owaka shop owners and businesses not giving up

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz The township of Owaka will likely bear the brunt of Clutha’s post Covid-19 economic challenges, as many of the community’s businesses depend on tourism. But...

H&J Smith closure ‘blunt reminder’

GRANT MILLER@alliedpress.co.nz Proposed closures of retailer H&J Smith’s stores in Balclutha, Dunedin, Mosgiel and Te Anau and the reduction in size of its Gore store...

Lawrence businesses optimistic

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz The township of Lawrence is in an unusual scenario compared with its Clutha neighbours facing the post-lockdown economic recovery. Much of the economic activity...
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