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Card from Queen a surprise for couple’s 65th wedding anniversary

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Christmas Eve had a special surprise in store for Balclutha couple Patrick and Jeannetta McArthur. Among the usual batch of Christmas cards from their three...

Friends take on NZ in Mini

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz It could almost be a bad script for a great movie. Two big men crammed into a small Mini, driving from one end of New...

Member of Order ‘humbling’ honour

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Earlier this year, Balclutha woman Jackie Greenall was surprised when she received an official letter from St John priory secretary Peter Bradley CBE, of...

Temporary i-Site premises ready to go

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz The Clutha i-Site was on the move last week, across and down the main street of Balclutha to its new temporary home in John...

Parade a ‘magnificent’ day

JOHN.COSGROVE @cluthaleader.co.nz Looming storm clouds could not deter Santa and his entourage from rolling into Balclutha at the Clutha Country Christmas Parade and market day last...

New hub’s design revealed

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Tree trunks and rusty farm buildings are among inspirations for the new Balclutha Community Hub. Architect Kieran Cooper said for him the two main influences...

Charity aims to help mums

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz The challenges the postpartum (after birth) period can present for new mums is well-documented. To help them face this time, a new community project and...

Load shared, load halved

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Could community organisations be a key to better transport? Reporter John Cosgrove continues with the third in his series of stories looking at possible solutions...

Swimmers should check water first

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz Care for a swim? Otago Regional Council (ORC) staff will be out around the region sampling and testing water quality for the summer recreation season...

Design plans may ease hall demolition concerns

RICHARD DAVISON and JACK CONROY Soon to be released design plans for the future Clutha Community Hub may ease concerns over the coming demolition of...
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