The Clutha District Council has not shown enough leadership on the issue of recycling and should show the district it is serious about the concept, Crs Jeff Seymour and Bruce Vollweiler told yesterday's district council meeting.
Clutha's rich heritage locations feature in a brochure aimed at making it simple for visitors and locals to track them down.
Duck shooters and others using firearms near residential areas are being urged to think twice after one shooter got too close for comfort on Monday.
Improved viewing areas, larger car parks and more toilets at and around Nugget Point are planned by the Department of Conservation (Doc), last week's annual meeting of Tourism Catlins heard.
A century and a-half after their forebears arrived in South Otago, the Clark family gathered in Milton for a weekend of memories.
Illegal dumping will not be tolerated, according to the Clutha District Council, which says it feels vindicated after the recent prosecution of a man who dumped rubbish near Clinton in September.
Dunedin performer Melissa Partridge officially arrived on the national country music scene last night.
It may be New Zealand's home of country music, but a busking competition in Gore yesterday - in one small corner at least - looked and sounded more like a heavy metal concert.
A third-quarter $3.03 million surplus has been reported by the Clutha District Council, about $1.1 million ahead of budget for the 2007/08 financial year.
A fund-raising effort spanning the past seven years will come to fruition in Lawrence on Saturday night.
A long-awaited new health and aged-care centre for West Otago, including a rest-home, residential care and general practice services, will be built on the grounds of the former Tapanui hospital and could be open by the end of next year under a deal just struck.
A young Catlins film-maker is the only Otago finalist in the Ministry of Youth Development's ID360 short film competition.
A mobile art roadshow on wheels seemed to excite Tokomairiro High School pupils when it visited recently.
Telford Rural Polytechnic had a bumper 2007 financially, but yesterday's annual meeting heard the political uncertainty over its long-term future had left a sour taste.
An off-duty Balclutha police officer bared more than his soul when he was forced into action recently.
Irene Carson may have 1.2 million reasons to smile but the Kaitangata woman was back behind the checkouts yesterday, giddy at the thought of unsuspecting customers being served by a millionaire.
Improvements to the district's infrastructure dominate the projects proposed in the Clutha District Council's 2008-09 draft annual plan.
New footpaths will be laid around the Clutha district soon - but the cost to ratepayers will depend on where they live.
A company involved in developing wind farms in Australia and Europe yesterday confirmed it is investigating the potential for a $390 million wind farm near the Southland township of Wyndham, capable of supplying electricity to about 74,000 homes.
Clutha's drink-drivers are trying to work out ways of avoiding being caught rather than not getting behind the wheel, frustrated police claimed yesterday.