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Howl of a Protest

Last Friday’s Howl of a Protest event, organised by Groundswell New Zealand, rolled through Balclutha as it did through many towns and cities throughout...

Prison kapa haka contest ‘so raw and yet so beautiful’

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz The Otago Corrections Facility at Milburn echoed to a different beat last week when contestants in the national Whakataetae, the Department of Corrections’ annual...

Light traffic can now cross new bridge

STAFF REPORTER The new $3.6 million Hina Hina Bridge had a soft opening to light traffic and emergency vehicles only on Monday. It is expected to...

Caretaker takes heart from response

JOHN.COSGROVE @cluthaleader.co.nz “Dismayed and disgusted” is how Makatu Cemetery caretaker Tam Scott described his feelings last Thursday, when he discovered vandals had desecrated graves at a...

Dog park hailed as huge asset

John Cosgrove The Clutha district’s first dog park is now open. The much-anticipated facility is now officially open for visitors and their canine companions after months...

Water needs decisiveness

JOHN.COSGROVE @cluthaleader.co.nz The country’s 70 local and regional councils’ storm water, freshwater and wastewater operations may soon be absorbed by one of four entities, as announced...

Telford students volunteer help for South Canterbury

JOHN.COSGROVE @cluthaleader.co.nz No, they did not have to hitchhike to Geraldine in South Canterbury last Sunday afternoon, but 10 students and two tutors from Southern Institute...

Water treatment plant in action after upgrade

JOHN.COSGROVE @cluthaleader.co.nz Farmers, consumers, contractors and Clutha District Council staff all had the opportunity to look around the newly completed Whitelea Road Treatment Plant last Friday. The...

‘Serving Sister’ humbled by honour

JOHN.COSGROVE @cluthaleader.co.nz Jackie Greenall’s 4-year-old granddaughter Evie thinks her nanny is ‘‘very cool’’. Mrs Greenall, of Balclutha, was admitted as a Serving Sister to the Order of...

Top performances in sport celebrated

JOHN.COSGROVE @cluthaleader.co.nz The Clutha Licensing Trust (CLT) Sports Awards ceremony — celebrating local sporting achievements from 2019 and 2020 — was held last Wednesday night at the...
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