A wind farm company has been granted consent to install a monitoring mast on one of the highest points in the Clutha district as it investigates establishing a wind farm.
Gore is spreading out, creating a building boom worth millions to the district.
Growing demand for ambulance services in and around Milton has prompted the Order of St John to appoint its first paid staff member in the area.
They stole the show six years ago, and in the spirit of the new Clutha District Week for Women's recycling theme, they are back again this year.
Plastic containers for agricultural products can now be disposed of at Clutha's main landfill, under a rural recycling programme launched this month.
A new environmentally friendly boiler, regarded as a first for the meat industry, will be commissioned at the PPCS Finegand freezing works near Balclutha late next month.
Clinton looked back to the future when its revamped community centre was reopened on Saturday.
A bid will be made in coming weeks to start a community patrol in Balclutha.
The Clutha District Council expects to break even on its Rosebank housing subdivision in south Balclutha once the last section in the first stage sells.
A Timaru couple who claim to have been intimidated by young people while passing through Balclutha last weekend, are calling for night patrols to be introduced in the town.
Victims of crime and offenders embraced each other yesterday, as a select group of both graduated from a Bible-based restorative justice programme at the Otago Corrections Facility (OCF).
The Kaitangata community seems to have embraced the idea of having the town's former open-cast coal mine vested back into the area.
Freedom campers might one day have different coloured stickers on their vehicles so authorities can easily identify which campervans might be responsible for polluting the countryside.
Jane Blair wants to give one of her kidneys to someone who badly needs it, and says more people should be doing the same, with encouragement from the Government.
The Balclutha Volunteer Fire Brigade's crash rescue team is headed for Australia after recording its best finish at a national competition.
The wider Kaitangata community will this week study a draft contract paving the way to have the former Wangaloa open-cast coal mine vested back in the Kaitangata community.
A new education programme aimed at raising pupil achievements will be launched officially for a cluster of South Otago schools this afternoon.
Some of the country's top quilters are showing off their work at a small Owaka studio before finding out who is the best of the best.
A woman and mother who is the backbone of the Teen Tots group was last night recognised for her contribution to the Balclutha Parents Centre.
A Toko mouth crib owner - with almost half a century of family ties to the coastal settlement - is fighting the Clutha District Council over rent rises.