The Clinton community, unhappy at losing its sole service station earlier this year, has rallied together to pump more than $150,000 of their own money into reviving the business.
Gore's depth of sporting talent has shone through in the number of nominations received for the district's annual community celebration, organisers say.
A group of Otago environmentalists have a suggestion for the power company considering four possible hydro-electric options for the Clutha River - a fifth option of walking away and doing nothing.
Major 150th anniversary celebrations at the partially restored former Lawrence Chinese Camp in 2011 have been dramatically scaled back because most of the proposed multimillion-dollar reconstruction project will not be ready in time.
A Gore-based licensing trust, which has been battling to get money owed to it by the Beaumont Hotel, has made formal moves to have the establishment placed into liquidation.
Prisoner numbers reached their highest level nationwide yesterday, although there was still some spare room at the Otago Corrections Facility at Milburn.
An organisation that has taken on the hefty challenge of preserving a major wetland was last night named the premier Clutha volunteer group of 2009.
An elderly Milton whitebaiter died while fishing on the lower Clutha River on Saturday.
The occasion may have been the opening of two newly sealed tourist roads but the biggest cheer was saved for when a popular long-time Kaka Point resident was coaxed on to a motorcycle to become the first person to travel on the new tarseal.
They are being made to work hard and are loving every minute of it.
One bullet killed two animals in an incident that has potentially cost a West Otago farmer more than $8500, police say.
The final resting place of 91 souls will be restored in a project that will also involve a book on the site's history.
A Milton man has been charged with sexual violation after an incident last Friday night, Balclutha police said yesterday.
The former home of the Clutha County Council in Balclutha will soon be knocked to the ground.
Department of Corrections staff, recently in the firing line for taking an average of 50 domestic flights around New Zealand every day, could soon be saving the taxpayer more than $1 million annually by staying put and using video-conferencing technology instead.
Two Otago schools - Maniototo Area School in Ranfurly and The Catlins Area School in Owaka - are among the first in the country to get a share of a government-funded $34 million ultra-fast broadband launch.
The group behind plans to build a new integrated health centre in Tapanui will wait until lambing and calving have finished before going to the community for the $1.5 million it hopes it can raise from locals for the long-awaited development.
Sparks are flying at a workshop at the Otago Corrections Facility as a select group of prisoners make new bunks for the prison.
The Balclutha man injured in a trailbike accident in the forestry block above Kaitangata on Saturday faces more surgery today.
The Qantas film and television awards are over for another year so let the bragging begin.