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New cell site upgrades Kaka Point to 4G

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz The wider Kaka Point township, is now live and 4G-compliant courtesy of a new tower installed recently by the Rural Connectivity Group (RCG) in...

Maths teacher problem tricky

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Tokomairiro High School principal Glenis Sim had not taught calculus for 20 years. But then Covid-19 happened. Staffing issues hit the school when its senior mathematics...

Chance to change fields

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz People who suffered job losses following the Covid-19 outbreak are being offered a second chance at a tertiary institution in Clutha. A six-week programme at...

New timing gear proves worth in tight contest

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz The South Otago Car Club’s new $27,000 timing gear worked perfectly to precisely record the tiny time gap that separated the annual Bob Scott...

Midwinter party chance to get together

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz A feast including egg nog, whitebait fritters, lamb and pavlova went down well with pensioners in Lawrence late last month. A total of 53 gathered...

Driving course held at raceway

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Seeing what his mum did under the same driving conditions was a memorable highlight for South Otago High School pupil Blake Mosley (17) at...

Cowboy challenge course to be built in Lawrence

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz Cowboy culture is “exploding” in the Clutha district, and a new “cowboy challenge” obstacle course could help enable that. Lawrence Cowboy Challenge committee chairwoman Natassja...

$2m park work under way

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Three years of hard work have paid off as the first sods of earth were turned to mark the start of stage one of...

Star impersonations to help fund helicopter pad

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz A ’90s television show is set to receive a Clutha reimagining at a fundraising event for a new helipad. A Stars in Their Eyes-style talent...

25-year party for Balclutha Pact

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz Clients and staff of a Clutha mental health facility came together to celebrate a milestone earlier this month. This year marks 25 years of operation...
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