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‘1 year to live’ – 25 years on

Alastair Gilchrist was once told he only had one year to live, having become the victim of an enlarged heart. He later had a...

South Otago High pupils score high places in spelling

South Otago High School pupil's proved their way with words last week. Annie Schofield and Meg Albarico represented their school at the New Zealand spelling...

Budgeting help for non-profit groups

A budgeting workshop in Balclutha offers members of not-for-profit organisations a chance to learn how to take charge of their financial affairs. The workshop has...

Walking the length of the country – and back

From starting out walking on her own, one local now has a whole group following her and they're covering quite the distance. Gwenda Nyhon started...

Award finalist enjoys trip to Wellington

Balclutha resident Karina Mulrine was a finalist in the recent annual IHC Art Awards, and had her knitted blanket auctioned off for $520. From about...

Couple recognised for service to Grey Power

Grey Power South Otago members, husband and wife Des and Meryl Hewson, were presented with life membership awards at a club ceremony recently, in...

Sewerage now handled with care

A state-of-the-art sewerage plant has recently been installed in Kaitangata. The plant, produced in the United States, is a first for New Zealand, and is...

Happy to host Father’s Day event

South Otago Customs owner Quintin Smith is gearing up to play his part in the Mates Father's Day Cruize on September 2, during which...

No cattle section at two southern shows

The cattle section will be missing from both South and West Otago A&P shows this year. Due to the nationwide attempt to eradicate the disease...

Balclutha War Memorial Hall project progressing

  Creating a multi-use venue purpose-built for the community is the aim behind the Balclutha Memorial Hall upgrade. The grassroots community-led project to create a "Community...
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