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What are essential services?

The Government has revealed the list of jobs and services deemed "essential" and therefore not required to be in lockdown for the next four...

‘Steaming’ mess left at Surat Bay

A Catlins couple were "disgusted" by an act of malicious defecation beside a public toilet they volunteer to clean. "It’s horrible," Surat Bay Lodge owner...

What you need to know

As of 11.59pm yesterday, New Zealand is now in an extreme and unprecedented nationwide lockdown. All non-essential businesses are now closed and everyone will...

Safety messages unveiled

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz The first of six road safety messages on billboards designed by Clutha school pupils has gone up in Balclutha. Clutha District Council road safety co-ordinator...

Headshavers not put off

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz It was sad but in response to Covid-19 guidance provided by the Ministry of Education, South Otago High School had to cancel its annual...

‘Gutted’ over cancellation

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz "Gutted" is how Rotary District 9980 governor Tania Lowery feels after the annual district conference, which was planned to be held in Balclutha next...

Mine disaster explored in tales of lost, private lives

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz A new Kaitangata history book seeks to uncover the private lives of the victims of the 1879 coal mine disaster, and what became of...

Veteran hopes win will spur law change

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz A New Zealand army veteran has finally had his service recognised, after a lengthy battle to be heard. ‘‘I am now legally accepted as a...

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...

Clutha rallies behind Millane charity

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz The Clutha community and sports clubs have donated 100 handbags to Women’s Refuge. Inspired by the national Love Grace campaign, supporters in the Clutha district...
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