A Chinese miner who lived, worked and died in the Beaumont area has been formally recognised 88 years after his death.
A new sporting event will take place in the Catlins in mid-December.
A public transport service between Gore and Mataura will come a step closer next week when a working party is formed to advance the idea.
A consent application for a small wind farm in South Otago is expected to be heard in Milton late next month.
The Gore District Council has posted a modest surplus.
The local flavour that makes Telford Rural Polytechnic unique would be lost if a new education Bill is passed into law, Clutha's mayor says in a hard-hitting submission to the select committee considering changes.
The Clutha District Council, which contributed $30,000 towards an Otago-wide home insulation programme, is worried that money has been diverted to help another council tackle its air quality issues.
World-cup winning archer Anne Mitchell last night added another string to her bow by winning Clutha's premier sports award.
A popular Catlins camping ground, which was closed a year ago so infrastructure issues could be sorted out, will stay shut this summer, but officials are confident it will re-open next year.
Prisoners involved in maintaining the grounds at the Otago Corrections Facility will soon be offered the chance to study towards formal horticultural qualifications to increase their chances of a new career after their time behind bars.
Earthworks and the presence of large, noisy machines are being welcomed in the small Catlins settlement of Pounawea as work nears completion on the long-awaited Pounawea seawall.
Contact Energy is keeping quiet on how much money its investigation into a possible new hydro-electric dam on the Clutha River might cost and is unlikely to ever reveal the final bill.
The Catlins will take on a nautical theme next month when a book, art exhibition, model ship unveiling and concert are all launched and staged in the area.
Nearly 100 Clutha district homes, owned mainly by low-income earners, will be much warmer after getting insulation or heating upgrades in the last year, new figures show.
The words of the late poet Hone Tuwhare may be enshrined on beach rocks near his Kaka Point house as a permanent tribute and potential visitor attraction.
New Zealand's first virtual school, taking learning away from the classroom and into the online world, will be based in South Otago after the Government yesterday confirmed the area will get one of five new national trades academies.
A search for eight people thought to have gone missing in heavy South Otago seas on Sunday has been suspended, with speculation growing the group may have gone to ground fearing a hefty search and rescue bill.
Gold will be the central theme for a three-day celebration in 2011 to mark the 150th anniversary of the precious metal's discovery in Gabriels Gully, organisers of the event have confirmed.
If her 15 years in charge of Balclutha's sole book store was a book, Anne Dix has started on the final chapter.