The roar of hundreds of motorcycles, converging in South Otago for a rally, will provide a backdrop to the official opening of a newly sealed tourist road this coming weekend.
The international day of rural women will be celebrated with a day-long event at Telford Rural Polytechnic next month.
Incidents of Gore's young women becoming violent after drinking may have raised the ire of a district court judge, but the town's community leaders are not convinced the town has a chronic problem.
Hillend farmer Don Wilson is relatively relaxed for someone who unwittingly became a pawn in an international political controversy.
Southland's vast lignite resources could be tapped, with Solid Energy yesterday confirming it was investigating building a lignite-briquetting plant as part of an industrial estate in Mataura.
Fonterra Stirling may have to invest in a new trophy cabinet as the plant continues to scoop trophies and awards in the highly competitive industry.
Police have pinpointed this morning's hoax bomb threat in Balclutha to a phone booth outside a popular restaurant in the town.
Police were yesterday looking for the person who made a hoax bomb threat that forced the evacuation of the Balclutha District Court yesterday.
Long-serving South Otago netball volunteer Cheryl Blair has been named the country's top volunteer coach for her contribution to the sport over nearly three decades.
A cocktail of rising depreciation, falling sales and bad debts all contributed to a $140,542 post-tax operating loss for the Clutha Licensing Trust in the past year.
Kaitangata residents are being asked to try to raise up to $15,000 in the next week so a bid can be made on a painting featuring the township more than 130 years ago.
The number nine takes on special significance today - the ninth day of the ninth month in the year 2009 - but two Romahapa School pupils have added another twist by both turning 9 today as well.
Free wireless internet is now available in central Balclutha, thanks to the efforts of a group of young local people.
Hundreds of struggling Otago beneficiaries were advanced and paid more than $460,000 in the past year - a jump of more than $130,000 - to help to pay their power and gas bills.
The Department of Corrections, which spent $5.6 million on air travel in the past financial year, had cut its travel spending in the last two years by nearly $2 million, Corrections Minister Judith Collins said yesterday.
Library users are borrowing fewer books from Clutha district libraries.
South Otago and West Otago dairy farmers are being equipped with another tool to help them make decisions on when to apply effluent during traditionally wet times.
It was not exactly Apollo 11 but there were rockets and a man called Neil Armstrong around Milton on Friday.
Cuts to the national roading programme will be keenly felt in the Clutha district, with officials fuming over nearly $8 million worth of projects being lost and rural Otago roads suffering neglect.
Department of Corrections staff jetted off on more than 13,090 flights around the country in the past financial year - an average of 50 trips every working day - with taxpayers footing the $5.3 million bill.