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Flooding extras

EXTREME WATER LEVELS Otago Regional Council monitoring showed the Clutha River's flow peaked at 3200cumecs, which many residents said was close to the 1999 flood...

Recovery effort under way

JOHN.COSGROVE @cluthaleader.co.nz Recovery from last week's floods, which brought chaos to roads, farms and households across South Otago and beyond, could take a considerable amount...

Silver lining: floods help rabbit control programme

  JOHN.COSGROVE @cluthaleader.co.nz Last week's flooding did not break everyone's hearts. In fact it helped one group of workers. Mainland Vector Contracting pest controller Tony McNutt...

New boiler will bloster school

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz A new $1.3million boiler at The Catlins Area School could save hundreds of thousands of dollars to be put towards educational material for the...

Heavy rain and flooding close roads

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz Flooding caused several roads to be closed in the Clutha district following heavy rain on Tuesday. Some Balclutha residents sandbagged their driveways in attempts to...

District fits build bill for new arrivals, locals

Lifestyle and price were the deciding factors when Waihola couple Peter and Lyn Smithies were looking for a new home. "Mosgiel was so overpriced so...

Bruce ward leads charge in housing rush

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz The Clutha district is in the middle of a housing boom, as many wards are experiencing a resurgence in new dwellings being built. Clutha District...

Stock drive to help fund senior’s units

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz A stock drive is the next stage of the fundraising Tuapeka Health Incorporated is undertaking to establish its new independent living units in Lawrence. Tuapeka...

Cars rev as Oil Free activists make point

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz Balclutha's Elizabeth St plaza was overshadowed by a large model oil rig late last month. It marked Oil Free Otago's opposition to the OMV-operated oil...

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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