Security of power supply was a priority for PowerNet Ltd, although that focus saw its 2008-09 profit fall compared with the previous result.
Despite years of hurdles and heartache, the Catlins man pushing for the development of the hemp industry is refusing to give in, his annual report reveals.
South Otago school support staff and supporters, who held placards calling for pay rises outside Clutha-Southland MP Bill English's Balclutha electorate office yesterday, say they were shocked and disappointed at being shut out of the building.
An experienced construction company with Otago ties is believed to be the Department of Corrections' pick for the job of adding extra beds to the Otago Corrections Facility. (OCF).
A donation of $40,000 by the Otago Community Trust towards fitting out the new Kaitangata Primary School hall is "the icing on the cake" for the project, school principal Joyce Beck said.
Recent moves by Clutha St John to find more volunteer ambulance officers resulted in five responses, which it hopes will result in the assignment of much-needed staff.
Details of what a new Tapanui Hospital would look like and how much it would cost will be unveiled at a public meeting later this month.
Prisoners who share a cell when double-bunking is introduced at the Otago Corrections Facility (OCF) next year, will also have to share the shower and toilet. An extra 150 beds will be available at the Milburn facility by February, as the Department of Corrections introduces double-bunking to help cope with rising prisoner numbers around the country.
When New Zealand celebrities are approached about their potential involvement in a show like Intrepid Journeys, they must have their fingers crossed they get picked to be flown to some exotic country with luxuries at their disposal.
Balclutha driver Dean Bond and co-driver Craig Barclay combined to win Saturday's Catlins Coast Rally by a tiny margin to create a piece of local motorsport history.
Getting to grips with parenting and the skills for that role will be debated and shared at an event organised for this month's Clutha community wellness programme.
A simple idea is poised to become a household name after a group of young Milton entrepreneurs won the rights to have a free website set up to market their products globally for the rest of the year.
The Department of Corrections, which needs to find another 70 staff for the Otago Corrections Facility (OCF) within the next six months
The Clutha district's sole Olympian was yesterday presented with her Olympic pin, five years after she represented New Zealand in taekwondo at the Athens games.
An Australian team will feature in the Catlins Coast Rally in what organisers hope is a sign of more to come from across the Tasman.
Submitters who originally opposed plans for a small wind farm on one of Clutha's highest points will soon be approached by the project's new owners, who are keen to reactivate the development.
Kaitangata Primary School pupils are watching with interest as construction starts on their new multipurpose hall and gymnasium building.
An information panel commemorating the life of West Otago GP Dr Peter Snow will be unveiled next month.
Vintage car and tractor enthusiasts will converge on Lawrence tomorrow as the Tuapeka Vintage Club officially opens an extension to its museum.
The avenue of trees which greets visitors to Lawrence will get a makeover next month.