Mike Vaughan, of Dunedin, packed a picnic lunch with his wife, Nola, and ventured south to Table Hill, in the North Catlins, for the opening of the Matai Rail Trail on Saturday.
A group of 40 people celebrated 125 years of the Blind Foundation in New Zealand at the South Otago Town and Country Club, in Balclutha, on Saturday.
Scorch marks remain on the walls of Carol Geissler's Papatowai home after a lightning strike ''blew'' her landline while she was talking on the phone during an intense thunderstorm last month.
The Clutha District Council moved to allay fears the future of the ducks and the pond at Naish Park in Balclutha could be decided without consulting the public.
The Cross Recreation Centre needs nearly double its current annual contribution from the Clutha District Council, or the management committee might have to ''wind it down''.
The greatest challenge facing rural firefighters in Clutha is fleet safety as no fully operational water tankers are in service between Dunedin and Clutha Valley.
Rates, roading and requests for funding were issues the Clutha District Council heard last week during a full day of verbal submissions on its long term plan.
The ''Big River Town'' has for too long ignored its greatest asset, the Clutha River, Clutha district councillors were told this week.
A 19-year-old woman driving a ute which skidded off the road and rolled into a paddock has told of the panicked minutes before she was rescued from the smoking vehicle by a passer-by.
The investigation into missing Invercargill boy Mike Zhao-Beckenridge and his stepfather John Beckenridge will not be closed, despite police referring the case to the coroner.
Clutha ratepayers will pay the same amount for water services right across the district after the district council approved the controversial ''same service, same charge'' policy in its long-term plan yesterday.
The Clutha District Council yesterday approved the Otago Rural Fire Authority's request for $259,250 over two years to help replace three of its water tankers in Clutha.
Clutha Mayor Bryan Cadogan is not to blame for a missed opportunity for a new museum in Milton, Clutha District Council chief executive Steve Hill says.
The Clutha District Council granted the Kaitangata pool a reprieve during its long-term plan deliberations yesterday .
The Balclutha main street upgrade and The Nuggets Rd sealing project both got the green light on the second and final day of deliberations on the Clutha District Council's 2015-25 long-term plan yesterday.
Young Clutha residents (from left) James Witt (14), of Balclutha, Joe Pepper (14), of Milton, youth councillor Ashton Tourell (16), of Balclutha, logo competition winner Blake Peoples (14), of Kaitangata, youth council chairwoman Terri Thomas (17), of Milton, and youth councillor Abby Clarke (17), of Owaka, show off the logo Blake designed for Clutha youth at the Clutha Youth Logo Launch and competition awards ceremony in Balclutha on Wednesday.
It is the memories their collection evokes in visitors that appeals to a pair of Balclutha toy collectors. Hamish MacLean catches up with a couple with a lot of dolls on their hands.