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‘I’ve seen my first body bag and . . . many more’

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz While she doesn't think she’s a hero, all of Megan Robson’s friends in London think she is one. Every day the Clinton-born former European tour...

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...

Families allowed to visit loved ones in rest-homes

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz Family members who missed being able to visit rest-home residents during the lockdown can do so under Alert Level 2. But there were some caveats,...

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...

Youth worker’s job started in lockdown

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz While many of us recently had the unusual experience of doing their job from home, it was doubly strange for those starting out in...

Clutha Vets administrator retires

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz A lifetime of family involvement spanning 112 years with Clutha Vets has come to an end. Surgery administrator Mary Munro joined Clutha Vets as a...

Funding boost for Project Bruce

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz A Clutha community support organiser was in high spirits following a large funding boost from the Clutha District Council. “Its fantastic and we now can...

School to get $2m upgrade

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Two construction and renovation projects costing almost $2 million have been announced at Rosebank School in Balclutha. Rosebank School principal Pauline Simpson said she was...

Evacuations after Balclutha fire

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 By John Lewis and John Cosgrove Authorities evacuated local businesses as Fire and Emergency NZ continued to fight a blaze at a Balclutha motorcycle repair workshop...

Accommodation expectations mixed

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz While it appears restrictions have eased on accommodation businesses around the country under Alert Level 2, the long-term impact of Covid-19 and the border...
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