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Two vying for seat in by-election

A by election for a vacant Clutha District Council seat is set to take place, after two nominations were received.     Tapanui residents Lloyd McCall and...

Keen knitter gives back to community

JOHN.COSGROVE @cluthaleader.co.nz Jenny Milford has always been a giver. The softly spoken Lawrence woman received a huge ‘‘thank you’’ from the Tuapeka Lawrence Community Company recently, in...

Recycling changes coming

From Monday, February 1, the Clutha District Council’s recycling service will only collect plastic types 1, 2 and 5 and will no longer accept...

Demolition work on Hinahina bridge continues

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Work is continuing on the Hinahina Bridge project in the Catlins. Clutha District Council contractors have begun demolishing the 140m bridge structure, which spans the...

Card from Queen a surprise for couple’s 65th wedding anniversary

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Christmas Eve had a special surprise in store for Balclutha couple Patrick and Jeannetta McArthur. Among the usual batch of Christmas cards from their three...

Friends take on NZ in Mini

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz It could almost be a bad script for a great movie. Two big men crammed into a small Mini, driving from one end of New...

Member of Order ‘humbling’ honour

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Earlier this year, Balclutha woman Jackie Greenall was surprised when she received an official letter from St John priory secretary Peter Bradley CBE, of...

Temporary i-Site premises ready to go

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz The Clutha i-Site was on the move last week, across and down the main street of Balclutha to its new temporary home in John...

Parade a ‘magnificent’ day

JOHN.COSGROVE @cluthaleader.co.nz Looming storm clouds could not deter Santa and his entourage from rolling into Balclutha at the Clutha Country Christmas Parade and market day last...

New hub’s design revealed

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Tree trunks and rusty farm buildings are among inspirations for the new Balclutha Community Hub. Architect Kieran Cooper said for him the two main influences...
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