Tapanui's Hollywood fling is over.
'Massive'' rates rises proposed by the Clutha District Council for Balclutha ratepayers are going unnoticed in the town, former councillor Margaret Collins 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.
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.
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.
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.
The ''Big River Town'' has for too long ignored its greatest asset, the Clutha River, Clutha district councillors were told this week.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
A stake that police believe John Beckenridge used to mark the best spot to drive over a cliff on a grey and windswept Catlins coast may be the last sign of the man and his 11-year-old stepson. Hamish MacLean takes a look at the mystery so far.
Police say it is too early to tell what the car linked to missing Invercargill boy Mike Zhao-Beckenridge can tell them.