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Many hands on deck for tree-planting job

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz A large native tree-planting exercise by volunteers took place in Waiwera South on Sunday. In a combined effort between Balclutha Rotary and a Waiwera-Kuriwao-Kaihiku catchment...

Cyclists, runners keen for Catlins tracks

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz Support for building new bike trails in the Catlins is growing after a Clutha District Council public consultation on the idea. The consultation came as...

Sessions boost confidence

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz An event designed to “remove the stigma” around video games and change the lives of young people through building confidence and social skills, will...

Picking up after lockdown

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Two years of planning and hard work on a new business venture for a Kaitangata couple hit lockdown only weeks after opening. Blair Thompson and...

Toko makes Clutha go hard for win

RUGBY REPORTER FRANCIS PARKER Reigning champions Clutha were made to work for their 36-28 home win against Toko in the opening round of the Southern Region...

Return to trading just at the right time

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz The national return to trading could not have come at a better time for Balclutha’s Johnstone Electrical, owner Mary Johnstone says. ‘‘For us this time...

Help at hand for hygiene

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Hygiene products by the bucket-load have been distributed in the Clutha district. The South Otago Health Support Trust (SOHST) has been able to assemble and...

‘Happy’ to learn about AgriKids win

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz Charlie Ottrey was “pretty surprised and happy” when he found out his “West Otago Rams” team had won this year’s AgriKids competition. The Blue Mountain...

Face-lift, insulation part of plans for South Otago Museum

JACK.CONROY@cluthaleader.co.nz It will be ‘‘full steam ahead’’ for the physical development of a Clutha museum now its staff and volunteers have had a chance to...

Garden makeover shock for woman

JOHN.COSGROVE@cluthaleader.co.nz Just like on any gardening reality show, while home owner Melanie Kreft was spending the weekend shopping in Dunedin with her sister, back in...
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