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Preparations for screening

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz Clutha Health First is preparing for screening in Balclutha following news of the first cases of Covid-19 in the South Island. Clutha Health First chief...

‘Bug man’ delights garden crowd

RICHARD.DAVISON@alliedpress.co.nz ‘‘Bug man’’ Ruud Kleinpaste returned to Lawrence at the weekend to help mark a television first, 20 years on. Lawrence Rural Health Centre held a...

Singer-songwriter to release album

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz A Clutha musician has called the upcoming release of her debut folk and country album “the end of a chapter” in her life. Kaka Point’s...

Loved the drive

Richard Abernethy, of  Kaitangata, and his partner enjoyed taking part in the Mt Benger A&P Show classic car show last Saturday, (Feb 22), driving...

Clutha in full bloom for flower show

Report and Photos: john.cosgrove@cluthaleader.co.nz The annual Clutha Valley Flower Show was held last Friday at the Clutha Valley Community Centre. Organising committee president Julie Roy...

Toy library resource for parents

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz With digital devices taking the attention of younger and younger children, is there still room for physical toys? The success of Clutha district toy libraries...

Swell of new faces for schools

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz It’s quite rare for a small rural school like Warepa to have five new entrants at the start of the school year. Junior class teacher...

Chinese camp festivities welcome in new year

JOHN.COSGROVE @cluthaleader.co.nz The Year of the Rat was welcomed at Lawrence over the weekend when the Lawrence Chinese Camp held its Chinese New Year celebrations. Several...

Family’s history detailed in book

The hardest part about writing a historical book is finding your subjects. Author Di Buchan found the task of identifying which were her relatives a...

Chinese heritage celebrated

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz The Chinese New Year is always a time to celebrate for Balclutha-born mother and daughter Lynda and Rachel Gemmill, whose grandparents came from both...
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