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Isolation among elderly

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz No bus, no taxi, no way out of home. A rising tide of isolation among the elderly was a key talking point during recent local...

Kaitangata advocate gives time to many

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Clutha District Council’s Community Awards were given to six dedicated residents and two secondary school pupils who have been working tirelessly in their communities...

Sign of New Zealand’s beauty in south of France

Ex-Kaka Point resident Nicolas Cogan has received a cheerful reminder of a visit by some long- distance friends when he was sent a photo...

Blue Mountain College formal

Dresses, suits, cars and chariots of all types were all on show when the Blue Mountain College held their annual seniors formal ball at...

Wellbeing techniques promoted

In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week, the Clutha Leader takes a dive into what taking care of mental health involves in a rural...

Splashing good fun

Mud larks. When the South Otago small schools cross country was cancelled due to Alert Level 2 restrictions, staff at Waiwera South School felt they...

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...

Maths teacher problem tricky

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Tokomairiro High School principal Glenis Sim had not taught calculus for 20 years. But then Covid-19 happened. Staffing issues hit the school when its senior mathematics...

Midwinter party chance to get together

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz A feast including egg nog, whitebait fritters, lamb and pavlova went down well with pensioners in Lawrence late last month. A total of 53 gathered...

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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