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Milton makeover grows

RICHARD.DAVISON@alliedpress.co.nz OFFICIALS say Milton has a ‘‘once in a generation’’ opportunity to transform itself — albeit at a cost. The Clutha District Council released its long-term plan...

Wrestling with boredom leads to new sports club

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz At a loose end during last year’s Covid-19 lockdown, Dean Willis, of Milton, spent his time on YouTube learning about the fast-growing sport of...

McCall wins by-election

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Tapanui has a new district councillor, a country bloke who is concerned about the environment and the people in the area he has called...

Mementos sought for celebration of club

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz What is hiding in your closet or garage? Clutha Valley Rugby Football Club centennial organising committee secretary Nicola Law is seeking any club memorabilia that...

Excitement as work starts on skate park

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Work is well under way at Lawrence’s new skate park. West Coast based builder-designer Dave North has already been hard at work creating the two-bowl...

Work begins on halls

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Funding from a Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) allocation targeted at community hall renovations has been a welcome boost to rural communities in the Clutha...

From first dance came lifelong love

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz The stars were definitely glittering like diamonds 60 years ago when Colin and Alexia Craig walked down the aisle at St Andrew’s Church in...

Thieves plunder museum

JOHN COSGROVE The South Otago Museum in Balclutha has had exhibits stolen from bolted-down display cases. Museum president and curator Roz McKechnie said the thieves had...

Playground removal ‘very sad’

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz For the past four years, Cromer St resident Colin Ward has enjoyed seeing young families come to Balclutha’s Water Tower Park to use the...

Camp cohort suggests future is bright

Last year, Clutha Leader reporter Jack Conroy went to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp in Queenstown. He loved it so much that he...
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