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Kaitangata BMXer gains NZ ranking

JOHN.COSGROVE @cluthaleader.co.nz She did it. . . Aida Begg (10) brought home the Kaitangata Black Gold BMX Club’s first national ranking, and it has only taken...

Free lunch on the table

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz They say there is no such thing as a free lunch. But there might be soon for some fortunate schools in the Clutha district. Tokomairiro...

Dog learns new tricks to join search and rescue team

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Like everything that is good, it often takes time to develop the best in a relationship. Owaka LandSAR volunteer Adrian Shute knows only too well...

Daffodil attraction brings in more visitors than ever

RICHARD.DAVISON@alliedpress.co.nz Trustees hailed a record-breaking season for the Harts Black Horse Brewery daffodil attraction in Lawrence as it closed for the season last week. Daffodils Trust...

Dance bookends hall’s lifespan

RICHARD.DAVISON@alliedpress.co.nz Nostalgia lovers will be able to trip the light fantastic at the Balclutha War Memorial Hall next month. The 58-year-old hall will be demolished early...

$755,000 great news for halls

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz The Clutha District Council has secured a $755,000 funding boost for five community halls. Council staff were quick off the mark last month when the...

Rural experience and desire to help

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz From Auckland to the Catlins seems like a difficult choice to make for some but for Matthew Tarbotton it was a golden opportunity to...

Signs up, speed limit change in force

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz After several years of campaigning, the speed limit through Waihola has been officially lowered to 50kmh. Downer contractors took the opportunity of nearby road works...

Concern for Hoiho – Call for urgent action

RICHARD.DAVISON@alliedpress.co.nz A much-loved coastal Catlins character could face terminal decline unless urgent action is taken. That is the dire prediction South Otago Forest & Bird past-president...

Collie Club stalwarts honoured

JOHN COSGROVE and YVONNE O'HARA Three former presidents of the Waitahuna Collie Club were honoured when they received life memberships to the club recently. With about...
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