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Gala winter season at homestead

Gala winter season at homestead

A Victorian gala season will be on at a stately homestead near Tapanui from next month.

Residents face an estimated 3.25% rates rise

Residents face an estimated 3.25% rates rise

Clutha district residents face a 3.25% rates rise, according to the council's draft annual plan released late last week.

Proposal to extend liquor ban

Proposal to extend liquor ban

A proposal to extend Balclutha's liquor ban has been released by the Clutha District Council, but police are seeking a ban across the entire town.

Lifeblood ebbs and flows

Lifeblood ebbs and flows

At the sound of a siren or pager alert, thousands of rural people drop everything to answer emergency calls, be it for a fire, car crash, medical emergency or lost tramper. Volunteers are the glue that keeps remote rural areas and larger regional urban centres together. Otago Daily Times reporters investigate the health of Otago's volunteer services.

Land wards recognised

Long-standing family farm ownership will be honoured in Lawrence next month.

Landscaping ideas shared

Landscaping ideas shared

Residents of Owaka are having a say on landscaping plans for their township. The plans have been on display for the past two months, and a public meeting held last week gave residents the opportunity to express their views to Owaka Going Forward.

Bags to do

Bags to do

Contractors are carrying out maintenance work on the Karoro Creek bridge near Kaka Point this week.

Report finds church is stronger than expected

Report finds church is stronger than expected

Milton's historic Tokomairiro Presbyterian Church is in better shape than previously thought, a restoration report has found.

School will bridge rooms for modern learning space

School will bridge rooms for modern learning space

Plans have been unveiled for a new learning area at Waihola District School.

St John needs more volunteers in towns

St John needs more volunteers in towns

St John needs more volunteers to run its 24-hour service in towns across Otago and Southland.