The Clutha District Council is reserving the right to formally review a proposal by Contact Energy to build up to two dams in its patch of the Clutha River.
The Clutha District Council says more of its ratepayers may be eligible for a rates rebate even though they may believe they fall outside the scheme's criteria.
A Clutha Valley intersection with a history of crashes, including at least one recent fatality, will have a series of safety improvements made over the next few months, pleasing locals who have demanded changes to the corner for many years.
One of Clutha's most notable tourist attractions, which has been out of commission for more than three months, should be back on the water by the end of October.
An innovative technology programme being developed by the Catlins Area School has been held up as an exemplar by Education Minister Anne Tolley, addressing an educational conference in Canada.
For television aficionados, they are the Oscars of the small screen.
It may be trying times for the timber industry but that has not stopped a Dunedin City Council-owned wood-processing plant from investing in facilities it believes will place it in a strong position when the economy turns the corner.
West Otago residents will be asked to raise about $1.5 million to contribute towards the construction of a new rural health centre and rest-home facility, a public meeting in Tapanui heard last night.
Matt Faddes has made almost every post a winner this season and the classy outside back from Balclutha still has a few items on his checklist before the 2009 season ends.
Commuters wanting a bus ride between Gore and Mataura may be able to dial up a ride, one option suggests, while volunteers may be needed to help make the proposed service financially viable.
Children's television in 2009 is so much better than I recall.
South Otago will host the New Zealand Ploughing Championships for the first time in 2011.
Clinton's senior citizens have not let the recent closure of shops and services put them off. And to prove their point, they raised about $20,000.
If Gore is to address its alcohol-related issues, the community must work together, according to a draft alcohol strategy released for public feedback.
Balclutha's two radio stations are being lobbied by the Lawrence-Tuapeka Community Board to provide coverage into Lawrence.
The late Dr Peter Snow would have been "absolutely chuffed" to see the information panel unveiled in his memory, one of his three sons said at a ceremony in Tapanui on Saturday morning.
More people are returning to study as public perception about rising unemployment grows, according to Telford Rural Polytechnic chief executive Jonathan Walmisley, who is overseeing the biggest mid-year intake there in two years.
Project Clutha has enjoyed another productive year and has plans for more community projects in the coming 12 months, its annual meeting heard last month.
Construction of a floodbank to protect low-lying areas of Milton will start this summer once final detailed design issues are completed.